Monthly Archives: January 2012

Declutter Your East Bay Home

When was the last time you went visiting to a friend’s home and declared to them “I love what you’ve done with the place?” Aren’t you really saying “Gee, I wish my house looked this clean?” Perhaps in this instance a little envy could be the perfect motivator to help you finally tackle that big decluttering job you’ve been meaning to get around to in your own home. Even if you have good intentions of planning a housecleaning project on a Monday by the time Saturday rolls around you’re probably too exhausted to even think about sorting through all that junk in your closets, garages or attic. That’s why you need to have an additional motivator: schedule an appointment with Junk King Alameda.
Junk King Alameda is an East Bay company specializing in the removal of all kinds of bulky junk items from your home or office. It’s a simple concept; they have a team of professional movers equipped with a large truck capable of hauling off all your junk. You don’t have to worry about whether or not your junk is going to be recycled or dumped in a landfill. The Junk King is completely eco-friendly. They make it a priority to recycle as much of what they collect as possible. Let them worry about that. What you need to focus on is sorting through your junk. The moment you set the appointment the clock is ticking.
If there is a room in your home like the garage or attic that has become the primary clutter zone then you should begin the sorting process methodically. Start in one corner and make your way around the room clockwise. Any item, no matter what size, that you want to have Junk King take away: slap a Post-it note on it. Once you identified all those items then you’re ready to move onto the next room. It’s conceivable that with the Post-it note method you don’t really have to lift a finger.
This decluttering effort should also pertain to those areas which might be deemed “out of sight and out of mind.” That would be places like a closet, under bed or in cabinets. Here again you only have to worry about picking which items you want hauled away.
After the Junk King team has removed all your clutter you need to really readjust your attitude when it comes to bringing things into the home. Just imagine your front door is a kind of metal detector that will sound alarms every time you bring something into your house that should be thrown away. Of course, if you like collecting junk there is nothing wrong with scheduling an annual appointment with Junk King Alameda!

Oakland Hoarding: How to Get Rid of Your Junk

Have you heard of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization or NSGCD? These are the folks who are the frontline of helping those individuals whose hoarding problem has become a major area of concern in their lives. The NSGCD provide special training to those individuals who want to become a hoarding specialist and earn a certificate signifying they have gone through a rigorous set of exams and education courses to help people with the hoarding disease. Most of the hoarding specialists that go through this program are clinical therapists or psychologists. That’s because when a person takes hoarding to a dangerous level they are doing so because of a deep-seated psychological problem. Even if a house is cleared out there will still be the underlying emotional and mental issues that need to be dealt with otherwise the hoarder will just start hoarding all over again.
Hoarders come in many forms. There are those who simply don’t throw anything away including garbage and food. There are other hoarders who like to collect live animals like cats, rats, rabbits or dogs. These are extremely sad cases because the animals themselves are often the victims of neglect just because there’s so many crowding into one space. There are other hoarders who fancy themselves as collectors and make it their life’s mission to gather up as many items as possible of their obsession. This could be dolls, purses, shoes or just compulsive shopping for anything. The one thing all of these hoarders have in common is a sense of denial. They can be surrounded by mountains of garbage and not even think it’s a problem for them. It usually takes an outside friend or family member to recognize the problem and bring in professional help.
Along with the psychological help, these hoarders need help clearing out their junk. This is where a company like Junk King Alameda can prove to be an invaluable partner. The Junk King crews are experienced at removing all levels of junk and garbage from a home or construction site. Even the worst hoarders of Oakland will be no match for the professional crews from Junk King.
Hopefully your own hoarding tendencies haven’t reached extreme levels. Let’s be honest; in some ways were all a bit of a hoarder. It’s very hard for many of us to get rid of all the things we bring into our lives. When it comes to big or bulky items it’s so much easier to stuff them in a closet or in a garage instead of finding a way to dispose of that. Once you cross that line it’s easy to add to those piles of junk until you completely run out of storage space. That doesn’t necessarily make you a hoarder but you are still holding onto things that ultimately should be thrown out. Hiring Junk King can help you accomplish clearing out the clutter of your home. Of course, watching the reality show featuring hoarders should be inspiration enough!