Monthly Archives: November 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!

It is a pleasure doing business with you, Austin, Texas! We love our city and we are thankful for the opportunity to live and thrive here.

Tips For Turkey Cooking

Cooking a turkey is a Thanksgiving Day tradition most Americans share. While the task can seem daunting, Junk-King Austin has some tips for turkey cooking.

  • Turkeys take a long time to thaw. Move the turkey from the freezer to the refrigerator at least 4 days in advance for a 20-pound turkey. 
  • To estimate cooking times (cooked at 350 degrees F in the oven), allow 20 minutes/pound for a thawed turkey and 10-15 minutes/pound for a fresh turkey.
  • About 45 minutes before pronouncing it cooked, remove the foil cover from the bird and place it back in the oven. This allows the turkey to brown.
  • When you remove the turkey from the oven for the final time, check its temperature. Use an instant-read thermometer for best results. The turkey should measure 165 degrees F in the thigh. If the bird is stuffed, check the inside of the bird which should read at least the same temperature.

Junk-King Austin wishes you and your loved ones a happy holiday!
Give us a call if you need your home, business or property cleaned out or any large appliances (refrigerators, hot tubs, washing machines, etc) hauled off. We donate or recycle up to 60% of what we collect.

Planning For Guests

Many of us play host to friends and family who come to visit us over the holidays from out of town. Thanksgiving and Christmas are the most popular holidays for loved ones to visit. While catching up is something to look forward to, finding yourself unprepared for the occasion is very stressful.

Junk-King Austin is here to help you clean out your guest rooms. From the closet to under the bed, from making space in the garage to hauling off an outdated appliance, we are here to lend a hand. You have enough on your plate without worrying about cleaning out cluttered spaces. Calling Junk-King will save you time and effort, allowing you to focus on the best parts of the holiday celebrations.

Junk-King Austin celebrates the season of thankfulness all year round by donating or recycling up to 60% of what we collect. While we are at your home, we can clean out your attic, storage shed or any other area of your home or business. Let us help you prepare and the holidays near and you are planning for guests.

Holiday Preparation

The holidays are when families and friends come together to celebrate, eat together, and catch up on life. While this time of year can create cherished memories, the holiday season also has the potential to create stress. Holiday preparation is key to enjoying the season. Junk-King Austin has some tips to share:

  • Think about last year – what were you most stressed about? Make a plan to ease tensions this year and have a more relaxed holiday season.
  • If you haven’t created a gift budget, now is the time! Budgeting can be less than fun, but overspending is worse. Decide how to allot your funds and be sure to stick to it.
  • Make a master to do list, then break it down into categories by deadline. Some things should be done before Thanksgiving, but others might not need finishing until closer to the New Year.
  • Remember that saying ‘no’ to invitation is an option. Don’t feel forced into overbooking!
  • Clean out guest rooms and storage spaces early to make ready for guests and for hiding gifts.

Junk-King Austin would love to help lighten your load this holiday season. We will help you get your house ready by cleaning out your guest room, closet, garage, attic, garden shed – you name it. More space is always a relief and Junk-King Austin can check that off your to do list for you.