Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas hard but Georgia was spared for the most part. That is not to say that we’re totally out of the woods yet. After all, hurricane season doesn’t officially end until November 30th. Part of any serious storm preparation should also include what you’ll do in the aftermath of that storm. Will you be ready for a blackout? Will you be prepared if the water is shut off? Will you know how to handle storm debris removal? Flashlights and generator help in a blackout. Bottled water can be used in a shut off. And for the storm debris removal, one call to Junk King Atlanta gets it done.
Junk King’s business practice provides a rapid response for any type of junk removal request. Most of these assignments are completed with a 24-hour turnaround. When it comes to a storm debris cleanup, Junk King strives to step up their reliable efforts even more so. They know that anything that has become damaged by water and is still inside the house needs to be removed ASAP. In only takes one soak carpet to start mold growing especialy in the humid Georgia weather.
If you wait for the city to pick up your storm debris, you could be waiting for days. Plus, you would have to drag all that stuff out to the curb. That simply might not be possible for you or your family. The two movers from Junk King can carry anything up from the basement to load onto their truck. You won’t be getting your hands dirty at all.
Outside of storm debris cleanup, you can always count on Junk King to help with all kinds of rubbish removal from your property. There isn’t anything too big or too small for the Junk King crews to safely load onto their truck. If you had to hire your own crew and rent your own truck, then you would find yourself paying almost twice a much as what Junk King charges for the same service. Plus, you wouldn’t be sacrificing an entire day off. For storm debris removal and rubbish clearing, you can always count on Junk King Atlanta to do the job right.
Going back-to-school is a very exciting and challenging time for kids and parents alike. The parents have to get everyone back on the school schedule program. Regardless of the grade, this is an exciting time for kids and parents as new challenges are met. One way to stay engaged is to ask questions about each day. Instead the basic, “How was school?” consider asking your kids variations on these questions:
What did you learn today that was surprising or exciting?
Were you confused by anything during a class? Did you ask for help?
Is there something you learned today that you’d like to find out more about?
Did you feel disrespected by anyone today?
What happened that made you proud of yourself?
What was the most challenging part of today?
What did you learn about overcoming that challenge?
Is there something you’re worried about?
What are you looking forward to tomorrow?
These are the kinds of questions that can spark some very good conversations between you kids. You might find that one variation of these questions is all you need to ask on any given day for the talks to flow. If you can engage your kids with these conversations early on, then hopefully they’ll continue talking all through their school years.
It also helps to provide them with a positive living environment that is free of clutter. That might seem like a huge obstacle when it comes to cleaning a kid’s room. The approach to take is to find out what is needed, what is broken and what will never be used again. This is the approach to take for every item in the closet, dresser and on the shelves. Some things might get boxed up as keepsakes. There’s nothing wrong with that. As for the rest of the stuff, it can all be handed over to Junk King Atlanta. These are the junk hauling pros who can be a big help when it comes to decluttering a kid’s room and the entire house. Things will go a lot smoother every morning when there isn’t a struggle to find something to wear in the closet. Let a decluttering session with Junk King Atlanta be part of your back-to-school plans.
Nothing is more exciting and anxiety inducing than buying your first home. Home ownership is one of those things that every single person dreams of. And those dream homes can take many forms from a rural location to a condo in the city. If this is your first time buying a home, then you’ll want to put these tips into action:
Set a Budget and Stick To It
There are plenty of online real estate sites that can help you with your home shopping. Before you dive in, you need to be realistic about your price range and this can only happen if you set a budget and stick with it. The obvious goal would be to find a loan that would have you paying equal to what you’re paying to rent right now. But you also have to factor in costs for homeowner’s insurance and property taxes. That is just what you’ll be spending on a regular basis. There are also all kinds of deposits and closing costs that need to be factored into this budget as well. Once you’ve locked down the numbers, then you can know what kind of home you can afford.
Make a “Must Have” List
Will there be compromises when buying a home? Of course but there are also some features that shouldn’t be up for negotiation. Those can include the number of bathrooms, bedrooms and yard space. Remember, anything cosmetic can be fixed but you don’t want to move into a home and continue sharing a bathroom if that is on your “must have” list.
That list should also include the location. Do you want to be closer to work or to schools?
Use an Experienced Realtor
As mentioned, there are plenty of listing sites online that can help with your search but those sites probably don’t have as much updated information as an experienced realtor would have. It is crucial that you work with a realtor who knows the territory. They’ll know what homes are coming onto the market before anyone else. They’ll also know about realistic pricing. Most importantly, they’ll be in the best position to negotiate a favorable deal.
Once you’ve locked down your home and are waiting for closing to wrap up, you’ll want to start to get ready for the big move and that should begin with a session with Junk King Atlanta. You’ve probably accumulated a lot of unwanted junk over the years and none of that should be dragged to your new home. Instead, turn it all over to Junk King. One junk removal session with Junk King Atlanta will help make sure you’re not bring old junk to a new home.
Smart realtors know they can’t just sell a home on it’s features but also the features of the surrounding neighborhood. Yes, some folks might want to “get away from it all” and live out in the country where your nearest neighbor is several miles away. But most folks prefer to be around amenities like restaurants, shops, schools and churches. It also helps to sell a home in a neighborhood where reliable service professionals are available. That is certainly true for most of Atlanta. When it comes to finding quality junk haulers, the only call you need to make is to Junk King Atlanta.
To make a successful junk hauler you need two elements: Lifting strength and truck space. Junk King provides both of those in abundance. The lifting strength will come from the two movers who will be assigned to your session. Whether you’re just getting rid of a few boxers or an entire garage worth of clutter, you’ll be assigned two junk haulers. These are workers who have been licenses and insured. That sets them apart from other types of day laborers who might not be as responsible with your property.
As for the truck, it’s big and red. You’ll know it belongs to Junk King for sure! That truck plays an important part in how you’ll be charged for the session. It doesn’t come with a built-in scale. Instead, it is the amount of space that your stuff uses up that will determine what you’ll be paying. That fee can be based off of one-third, one-half or the full truck. You’ll know what that fee is before the work begins. If for some reason this isn’t a price you’re happy with, then the Junk King team will more onto their next assignment. No problem.
What kinds of things can you get rid of with the Junk King junk haulers? Along with all the furniture, appliances and other household goods that you would expect, you can also get rid of old electronics, clothing and construction materials. If you want to transform your home into a junk free property, then bring in the junk haulers from Junk King Atlanta today. They’ll get the job done right.
Do you have a good relationship with your neighbors? We all should. One of the ways to foster those good relationships is to throw a good old-fashioned block party. This is where literally everyone on your block participates in a day of fun, food and friendship. Here’s how to throw your block party:
Every block party needs someone to take charge but that does mean someone does all the work. You’ll have to form a planning committee to work out the basics. The committee would have just a few neighbors who will be going out throughout the block to get everyone else on board. The first order of business is to pick a day that works best for the majority. You might want to consider the upcoming Labor Day Weekend as the pick for your block party as it’s a good chance everyone will be around and off from work.
A sign up sheet can be taken around to the homeowners and get them to commit to the party. It will also help to know how many kids will attend and what are their ages. This signup sheet will also be the start of the menu of the day as folks can volunteer for their potluck dishes. Yes, potluck is the best approach for feeding everyone at a block party.
If you’re going to shut down the block for the party, then you might need a permit from the city. You’ll be surprised at how easy these are to obtain. If everyone on the block is cooperating, then you can literally set up your tables and chairs in the middle of the street for the duration of the party. But if there are some hold outs, then you need to make accommodations for them to access to their property. In other words, don’t block their driveway.
If kids are coming to your block party, then you’ll want to set up some activities for them to have fun with. You could have bike decorating contests, scavenger hunts and other races. It will also help to arrange for music to be part of your block party. There will probably be someone who can bring out some speakers and get a playlist going.
Everyone who pitches in for the block party will be pitching in for the cleanup. Before the party kicks off, you might want to get your yards clean as well. That’s where Junk King Atlanta can be of assistance. One session with these junk hauling pros will have all the rubbish from the front and back yard gone for good. Let Junk King Atlanta help get your home ready for a block party by getting rid of yard rubbish fast.
Are you the kind of person who likes writing lists? They can come in very handy when grocery shopping. Lists also can help you plan out your day. Around the house, a to-do list keeps track of all the repairs and chores that need to be accomplished. You might like writing out a list like that to keep things organizing but the person who is responsible for checking off items on that list probably doesn’t like seeing it! The thought is always, “There goes my Saturday.” Thankfully, there is help for that to-do list item of “get rid of junk.” That help is from Junk King Atlanta and thanks to their pricing estimator, setting up an appointment has never been easier.
Anytime you hire a service professional to come into your home, you want to know what it is going to cost. The pricing estimator allows you to build a list of items you want to get rid of while also building that estimated cost. The key word is estimate. You won’t have the final fee locked down until the crew from Junk King has had a chance to look over all the things for themselves. But that’s a good thing. Junk King’s price is based on how your stuff will fit onto the truck. The Junk King teams like to pack up their trucks tight and that means using less space. The result is a price that might actually be lower than your estimate.
When your list is complete, you’ll be able to set up your appointment on the same page. You’ll be asked to pick a date and a two-hour window for your session. Those two hours aren’t how long the crew will be at your place. That only happens when they have to take something apart or are dealing with a hoarder cleanup. Most removal sessions can happen in less than 30 minutes. If you book your session for the first one on a Saturday, then Junk King can get in and out with your junk and leave you plenty of time to enjoy your day off. Put Junk King Atlanta’s pricing estimator to work to get rid of all your unwanted rubbish in a single session.
Nothing is better than sitting out on your porch with a pitcher of sweet ice tea and watching the sun go down. When it gets dark and the kids start chasing lightening bugs, you’ll be reminded of why Atlanta is such a great place to live. The only “hitch” in this porch scenario is if you have to share that space with rubbish like old furniture or appliances. Don’t let this summer be ruined by rubbish. Get it cleared off your porch today with help from Junk King Atlanta.
Junk King has been hauling away all kinds of junk since 2005. This is all the stuff that is too big to stuff into a trashcan. When you’ve got junk on your porch, it is usually the stuff that has been replaced but you can’t put it on the curb and you don’t have a truck to haul it away. Would you even know where to take it? One call to Junk King will have a pair of experienced movers sent to your home to load up that porch rubbish once and for all.
Of course, you don’t have to stop with the porch rubbish. The team from Junk King can go through the rest of your property and pick up anything else you want to get rid of. The specialize in helping to remove those bulky and heavy objects but you can also get rid of a lot of little things like unwanted clothes, jackets and shoes from your closet.
What will happen with all the things you’re tossing out? Junk King makes it a priority to keep as much of what they collect out of landfills at possible. That means making extra drop offs to charities and recycling centers. It might mean longer days for the Junk King crews but that is work they’re happy to take on.
Are you ready to book your appointment? Just call or click online and watch how fast Junk King can show up to take away your rubbish. It might even happen before the next sundown! You can always count on Junk King Atlanta for fast removal of any rubbish on your porch or the rest of your house.
Did you do any volunteer cleaning last month? Residents from all across the state pitched in to cleanup parks, schools, trails and neighborhoods as part of Georgia Cities Week. Here’s how the official website described the event: “Georgia Cities Week gives cities an opportunity to share information about the valuable services cities provide to residents and how cities positively impact their quality of life. The week is also an opportunity to celebrate community achievements and recognize volunteers and city employees.” This was a great way to kick off spring and get Georgia ready for a wonderful summer. Here in Gainesville, the target was downtown and volunteers did an amazing job cleaning up those streets.
Whenever you see groups of people out picking up trash and clearing debris, it might inspire you to consider the unwanted items you have around your home. It might be that you also need a little help getting rid of those things. That’s where Junk King Atlanta can make a big difference. These professional junk haulers have never come across a pile of rubbish they couldn’t make disappear.
Picking up trash can be a strain on the back. The same can be said for moving furniture or appliances around. Junk King won’t ever put your back at risk. They’ll be sending over a team of reliable movers who are going to do all the lifting and loading for you. When Junk King says they do all the work, you can take that to the bank!
You might have a few big items in mind that you know you want to get rid of but with Junk King on the job, everything you don’t want can go. That includes any debris you have in your yards. Sometimes we hold onto things in the belief that they’ll get used again. Unfortunately, the longer those things sit outside, the more they get ruined. Junk King can take it all away.
When you call to set up your appointment with Junk King, you might be able to have a same day pick up. That is how fast Junk King works. When you need to get your Gainesville home clear of rubbish Junk King is the company to call on.
As the parent of a child who is graduating, you have a lot to celebrate. That holds true if your kid is graduating from middle school, high school or college. They might have done the “heavy lifting” but you were certainly there for every step of the way providing them with a supportive environment where the can thrive. That’s a great reason to throw a party. Here are some good tips to help make your graduation party a success:
The more you can do the days leading up to the party the better off you’ll be. That includes setting up any tables, chairs or decorations the night before. If you’re borrowing chairs and tables or renting them, then try to get them delivered the day before so you can do the set up. You’ll also want to have a clear place for your food and drinks.
Tell Your Neighbors
If this is going to be a big party, then you want to let your neighbors know. It might also be a nice gesture to invite them over for a plate of food.
Consider A Caterer
Instead of being chained to the kitchen, you might want to consider hiring a caterer for your graduation party. This doesn’t have to be a formal sit down dinner but you might find that your kid’s favorite pizza or Mexican restaurant does catering. Let them drop off the food and you take care of the drinks and dessert. Much less stress that way.
Turn the Music Over To Your Kids
Don’t even try to think of a playlist for your party. That is a job that your graduate can handle from start to finish. The idea of hiring a DJ might come up but that tends to get very loud. You can control the situation by using simple speakers and playback from your kid’s devices.
Get Rid of Rubbish
Of course, you’ll want to clean up the house. Whether you’re having the party indoors or outdoors, you’ll want to get rid of the rubbish first. That’s where Junk King Atlanta can come into play. One session with these junk hauling pros and you’ll be able to remove all the junk in the backyard or any unwanted items from inside the house. This will certainly free up a lot of space. To get your home ready for a graduation party bring in Junk King Atlanta today.
Do you remember back to the first day your business opened? There was probably a lot of excitement as you welcomed your first customers. After awhile, your staff will have settled into their routines. They still get the job done but are they motivated to do even better? It is your job to get your crew fired up for the task as hand. Here’s how you can motivate your staff:
Give Clear Instructions
The only way someone can achieve success with a task is to know what you expect that task to look like. You need to give clear instructions for any assignment. This doesn’t mean micromanaging. That only happens after the work begins. Before the start, spell out how you want things done and when you want them done by. This puts everyone on the same page. If it makes sense for the task, then put those instructions in writing, too.
Work While They Work
Nothing deflates a staff member more than to have the boss drop a huge pile of work in their task and then take off for a golf outing. Being a good leader for your team means to lead by example. You shouldn’t ask anyone to stay longer at the office than you would. The same goes for showing up on time. You need to be the model of behavior you expect from your staff and in turn, they’ll be motivated to follow that example.
Boost Their Confidence
Your workers need to know you trust them. At the beginning of a task, let them know you picked that person for this assignment because you know they’re the perfect ones to get it done. When they follow through and do a good job, let them and the rest of the company know. This keeps everyone motived to do their best.
Provide a Clean Workspace
It is very hard to cook a great meal in a dirty kitchen. That same principle applies to work. You can’t ask your staff to perform their best when their workspace is overrun with rubbish and clutter. That all needs to disappear and Junk King Atlanta is the perfect company to handle that task. One call with these professional junk haulers is all it will take to get your workspace clear of junk. Let Junk King Atlanta help you motivate your staff by providing them with a junk free zone to work in. Everybody wins.