Monthly Archives: August 2014

September Gardening & Yard Waste

September is an important month for gardeners. The month of transition from summer to fall is the time for changes. Here are some things to remember for September gardening:

  •  September is the ideal month to feed lawns
  • Cut back rose bushes, butterfly bushes, and salvias by 1/3. Don’t forget to fertilize!
  • Perennial fall plants include: Iris, salvia, scabiosa, blackfoot daisy, lantana, marigolds, and coral honeysuckle
  • Vegetables to plant in September: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, greens, radishes, spinach, beets, carrots, peas, and chard

Lawn and garden care is time consuming and physically exhausting, but very rewarding work. However, figuring out what to do with yard waste (trimmings, leaves, etc) can be a pain. Junk-King Austin has you covered. We pick up yard waste, as well as anything unwanted in your tool shed, home, or garage. Give your back a break after all your hard work and let Junk-King Austin do your heavy lifting.

Lunch Foods

Eating the right foods is an important part of being healthy. Unfortunately, this can become a struggle with packing lunches. All too often, it seems easier to throw in a bag of chips than to think about a balanced diet. Here are some fresh ideas to spruce up lunch foods for you and your kids:

  • Make wraps using whole wheat tortillas. Add avocados to a BLT wrap, or orange sliced to a grilled chicken wrap.
  • Get creative with whole wheat pita pockets. Instead of mayonnaise, spread creamy cheese (like Boursin). Add lunch meats and throw in some greens, like spinach, cucumber slices, or arugula.
  • Pack flax seed chips with home made salsa and avocados.

Digging through the kitchen can be a pain. Outdated cookware, old dishes, and expired foods haunt pantries and cabinets. Junk-King Austin can help streamline your lunch-making process by decluttering your kitchen. While we’re there, we can tackle your garage, attic, guest room, garden shed, and closets. Keep in mind that Junk-King Austin donates or recycles up to 60% of what we pick up – making your cleaned house good for the environment and your community.

Junk Removal

With the start of school, time spent together as a family can be rare. Kids are in and out of the house – at school, with friends, and participating in extracurricular activities. Parents play taxi service for their young children, juggling work, running a household, and their own hobbies and friends.

With everyone managing their own busy lives, it’s alarmingly easy to amass items no one needs or uses. Clothes that don’t fit, shoes rarely worn, pool toys outgrown, yard work tools collecting dust. This clutter of things takes up space in your home that could be used more wisely.

At Junk-King Austin, we believe that family is of the utmost importance. Our junk removal services will help fee space in your home, garage, attic, business, and shed. Since time spent together as a family is precious, don’t waste it cleaning out the garage. Let Junk-King Austin help leave your home and family in a happier state.

Back To School

Making the transition back to school is a tough time of year for both parents and kids. The sudden changes in daily routine and responsibilities can leave everyone stressed out. Here are some tips to help make the transition easier.

- Reintroduce the Schedule: Two weeks before school starts back, reinstate the school year bed time. Similarly, begin waking your children up earlier and earlier until they wake up at their normal school year wake up time.

- Create a Morning Checklist: Giving kids a concrete list of things they need to take care of can help them get used to their responsibilities, and serves as a reminder so nothing is forgotten.

- Set the House Clocks Ahead: Changing your house clocks so they read 10 minutes fast gives everyone a head start.

With school starting back, you may notice a lot of out-grown clothes, unneeded paperwork, torn backpacks, and other items leftover from school years past. Junk-King Austin will clean out closets, rooms, sheds, garages, and attics, giving you extra time and space to enjoy your family. Junk-King Austin is committed to minimizing waste and serving our community. You can feel even better watching our red trucks drive away with your unwanted clutter knowing that we recycle up to 60% of what we haul away.

Exercise Equipment & Tips

At Junk-King Austin, we know firsthand the need to stay fit and healthy. We also know how hard it can be to pick up healthy habits when life is demanding of our time.

An easy way to get back into the swing of working out is to make your own 30-Day-Challenge. Print it out, hang it on your refrigerator, and cross off each day as you complete your workout. It’s an easy way to hold yourself accountable. Starting a 30-Day-Challenge can also make working out seem less intimidating, since you’re thinking in a 30 day block of time rather than a permanent lifestyle change.

When you draft a 30-Day-Challenge of your own, don’t forget to take stock of your garage or fitness room. It’s easy to accumulate exercise equipment that is no longer your preferred method of pursuing fitness. Junk-King Austin will pick up your old weight sets, exercise equipment, and anything else you no longer want.