Monthly Archives: January 2012

Atlanta Furniture Disposal

Haverty Furniture was recently named “furniture retailer of the year” by the leading trade publication furniture today. You could say that this award was 127 years in the making because that’s when Haverty furniture first went into business in the Atlanta area. From those humble beginnings Haverty Furniture is now operating in 17 states across the South and has 119 showrooms filled with a large variety of quality furniture and home accessories. Haverty’s President and CEO, Clarence Smith said at the award ceremonies, “I would like to thank all of our employees who everyday help our customer translate her dreams into beautiful rooms. Their dedication keeps Havertys as vibrant now as it was when it was founded 127 years ago.”
If you would be fortunate enough to have some furniture pieces from that very first Haverty’s furniture store then you could be in possession of some exquisite antique pieces. However, there is a fine line between what makes a piece of furniture a true antique as opposed to just some junk. One of the things that separate an antique for junk is the amount of available pieces that are in circulation. For instance, Art Deco type furniture that was made in the 20s is a prize possession among many collectors because of its rarity. Back then it was just common furniture but today those pieces are much sought after by antique dealers. Of course, the furniture has to be in pretty good condition in order to fetch a decent price.
Now consider your own sofa that you probably got within the last 10 years or so. It’s a piece that has most likely was mass manufactured. In other words there are probably 1 million sofas just like it floating around. While you’re sofa might have provided you with years of comfort it certainly couldn’t be classified as an antique. When you add up all the wear and tear that sofa has gone through plus all the possible stains then it’s clear it has moved into the junk category. Many homeowners find themselves in the exact same position as owning “junk” as opposed to antiques.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get rid of that junk and replace it with some brand-new furniture.
Shopping at a furniture showroom helps you consider all the possibilities for your own home or apartment. Keep in mind that you’re under no obligation to buy the exact same living room set up that is put on display in a showroom. In fact, you might find yourself mixing and matching a sofa from one display and a coffee table from another.
Once you’ve made all your new furniture purchases you need to make arrangements to get rid of that old furniture. This can be accomplished by hiring a team of professionals at Junk King for your Atlanta Furniture Disposal needs, who also specialize in carting away junk. The process is simple: you hire the haulers, they show up for the appointment, you point to your old furniture that needs to be taken away and it’s gone in a matter of minutes! All you have to do is wait for your new furniture to arrive and begin enjoying it.

Atlanta Junk Recycling – Get a Head Start for Spring

While most Atlanta residents are settling in for the winter by making sure they’ve got enough wood for the fireplace and all the winter clothes are out of storage, organizers of the Atlanta Dogwood Festival are already hard at work planning the first big event of spring. This April festival has become a favorite for locals and visitors for over 75 years. Hopefully, the Dogwood trees that line many Atlanta streets will cooperate this year with a full, vibrant bloom. Either way, you’ll still be able to enjoy fine art, live music, international performances, casual and gourmet food, kids’ activities, young artists, and the return of the Seattle Ferris Wheel.
Looking ahead to the Dogwood Festival could have thoughts of spring in your mind. Of course, the word spring is synonymous with cleaning as in “spring cleaning.” Here’s a radical concept: Do your spring cleaning now and then when spring comes and you want to go to the Dogwood Festival you won’t have any chores keeping you stuck inside your home. Were you to adopt the “spring cleaning in the winter” concept, you won’t have to have to face this task alone. The first call you should make is to an eco-friendly junk hauling company and put them on stand-by alert – that company is Junk King Atlanta! The next step is to go through your home and target all the junk you want to get rid of. After all, you can’t really do a good spring cleaning in the winter when you’ve got to sweep, dust and mop around all that junk!
By picking an eco-friendly junk hauling company, you’ll be doing your part to make sure a large percentage of your junk is going to be diverted away from the local landfills. This is a major win for the local Atlanta environment. While it is true that most modern landfills are operating under strict guidelines with regard to protection the soil and ground water, it’s still better to decrease the volume. No matter how protected a landfill is you can’t escape the simple fact that its purpose is to provide a place for garbage to decompose. Not pretty. On the other hand, junk that can be directed to Atlanta recycling centers will have the opportunity to be repurposed and reused.
Now, you might be wondering where to find these recycling centers around the Atlanta area. When you partner up with an eco-friendly company like Junk King Atlanta you won’t have to wonder because those locations are already part of their normal drop-off routes. The next concern you might have could be with exactly what can be recycled from among your junk. Once again, you don’t have to worry. The professional junk hauling team will know exactly what can be turned over to a recycling center. Even items such as an old sofa or stove could be broken down and recycled. The moment your home is clear, then you can get all that serious cleaning. As soon as your house is sparkling again, maybe you’ll want to throw your own Dogwood Festival party. It’s going to be the best way to say good-bye to winter!
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