From the spooky atmosphere of Halloween to the hearts and love of Valentine’s day, everyone has a favorite holiday. Chances are, you’ve likely thought about decorating your home in holiday décor this year as each of the big ones come along. After all, what could be better than watching fireworks with the family in your backyard, and building snowmen with them a few months later? Get your home ready for all of the upcoming holidays with Junk King in North Atlanta.
Check Your Equipment Before You Decorate – Junk King’s Solution for A Better Holiday
No matter what holiday fills you with joy, if you’re a homeowner, you’ve likely got some decorations floating around. The great thing about holiday decorations is that they can be wrapped up and saved for the next year, right? Well, most of the time that’s correct, but sometimes things don’t work out that way; we could have wrapped up our Christmas tree wrong and destroyed the branches, we could have put the fireworks in a damp place and rotted out the ignition powder, we could even have gone through a storm and received a visit from the local raccoon family—more than happy to make a nest out of our Halloween webs and apple-picking basket.
When big events happen like storms, or if you know that your decorations aren’t well stored, now is a great time to pull them all out and look at them. It will save you a lot of heartache and money if you find something that could be a dangerous issue. Checking your equipment and decorations before you decorate, is a huge part of responsible homeownership and a necessity before every holiday.
Additionally, as you pull out your holiday boxes, make sure to note which decorations are older than the others. These old ones are going to be first on the list to break down and become potential hazards, assuming they haven’t already. Fortunly.com, a financial analysis website that provides statistics, articles, and infographics on consumer spending habits, found that nearly half of all Americans don’t want to buy Christmas decorations. They made this connection one of their top shopping stats for Christmas spending saying,
“A survey based on responses from 1,025 U.S. citizens revealed that 49% of them don’t want to spend any money on Christmas decorations. In these Christmas decoration statistics, 14% said that they’d be happy to just receive decorations as holiday gifts. While some might lament this lack of exaggerated festivity, we might be looking at the start of a new, thrifty, environmentally conscious trend. “
Based on these statistics, it’s safe to assume that if people aren’t wanting to buy decorations for Christmas—arguably the most celebrated holiday in the U.S.—then they probably don’t want to buy new decorations every year for the other holidays too. While we, and the environment, thank everyone for this reduce and reuse approach to decorations, it’s also very important to look at the decorations being used and get rid of the ones that could be dangerous to you, your family, your neighborhood, and to your holiday. Fortunately, you know just the guys to help you out with any and all removals, from junk to broken decorations, in North Atlanta.
Decorating Your Yard this Holiday? Know the Stats and Call Junk King North Atlanta
In 2015 the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFi) published an article about holiday data and statistics related to electrical issues and fires. Overall, they concluded that there needs to be a significant increase in electrical/fire safety awareness, saying “[the] National Fire Protection Association statistics indicate that 30% of all home fires and 38% of home fire deaths occur during the months of December, January, and February.” The article continued, speaking at length about U.S. home structure fires, cooking fires, home fire victims, heating fires, and of course, electrical fires.
The statistics spoken about in the article are concerned with the entire year of holiday fire and injury statistics. For example, they raise the statistic that “about 3,300 residential fires originate in extension cords each year, killing 50 people and injuring about 270 others.” How many extension cords do you pull out into your yard every holiday for the moving decorations, the lighting, even the fog machine on Halloween?
The statistics don’t stop there either. As we move our decorations outside, we also increase the amount of danger that comes with decorating in the open environment. Situations like falls from ladders account for a hefty amount of holiday injuries. It’s estimated that 40% of the injuries that happen during outside decorating, are from a ladder, roof, or step stool falls.
How can we help reduce all of the fires, injuries, and issues that come with decorating outside for our favorite holidays? There are basic safety tips that everyone should know, of course, but there is actually more than can be done for you and your family. Some of the biggest reasons why these accidents happen in the first place is because our yards and homes aren’t ready for the increased heat produced by electrics, the extra room taken up by big decorations, or the ground is not clear or stable for things like ladders and equipment.
If, when reading that, you immediately thought of a particular decoration or area of your yard, fear not! Junk King, North Atlanta is your local one-stop junk removal professionals. Our knowledge about removals of all types will help us, help you—to get the best version of your yard, for the best and safest holidays your family can have.
Call Junk King North Atlanta for Every One of Your Removal Needs and Options
Junk King is your best option for local junk removal services. We are so dedicated to giving you all of the options that you could want for your needs, that we have two distinct options for removal, from emptying your home to reducing and cleaning out your yard for the holidays.
First, consider the size of the junk removal you want to have done. Many times, homeowners prefer to go in alone and do junk removals themselves, so we’ve provided one of the best self-service options in North America. Our self-service dumpster rentals are able to be rented for multiple days, allowing you the most time to get everything you need together to be removed. Not only that, but we also offer the only version of a mini dumpster possible for rental. Our MINIs are perfect for any driveway and any small area. They offer a 12 cubic yard interior, which ensures that even your biggest removals can be taken away with this option. To top it all off? If you need it longer than three days, just give us a call and speak with the highest-quality customer service reps in the world—we’d be happy to lend you the extra time.
On the other hand, perhaps you have too much stuff that needs to be removed. Maybe that fallen tree is too much for you to handle, or maybe there is too much broken deck wood for you to want to deal with. Either way, you have the option of choosing our full-service removals instead of the self-service. Where yard cleanups are concerned, this is the highest-rated choice among our clients. In our full-service option, we bring the dumpster to you, and we also bring the muscle too. Our approach to junk removal means that you have the easiest experience possible, which is why we offer the full-service option. Our cleanup crews are specially trained to deal with anything you can throw at them for removal (except for hazardous wastes!). That’s why we are ranked as #1 in junk removal across the United States and Canada.
To get started, take a look at our pricing estimator. It was custom-made just for us and our customers. In it, you can select the closest possible options for your removal needs. Whether that is half a truck worth of furniture or an entire truck worth of appliances. The best part about the estimator? You can overestimate the amount of room you need, and then end up paying less—why is that? Well, as part of our commitment to delivering the best customer service possible, when your junk is in our dumpsters, you only pay for the space that you use. This means that if you estimate your needed space to be over a truckload, and end up only using a portion of your available space, you don’t pay for that unused space, saving you more money and giving you peace of mind that you’re working with the right guys for the job. There are four ways to contact us—choose your favorite and set up an appointment to work with us today! Our process is the best in the world, reach out to us to see why.
- Call us at 1-888-888-JUNK or text us at 1-737-888-5865
- Find us online, and make an appointment for an on-site quote, or use the estimator