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Seasonal Decorations

Many of us enjoy decorating our homes and yards with appropriate seasonal items. As the years go by, however, sometimes our tastes change and we no longer like those same decorative pieces we used to. Some of us even cease decorating all together.

Whatever the reason or season, Junk-King Austin wants to give you back space in your attic, garage or home. We will pick up those old seasonal decorations you no longer want, along with any other items you no longer need.

Whether you need more space to stockpile Christmas gifts, to free up a room to host guests, or if you just want to simplify your home, Junk-King Austin has you covered. We don’t limit ourselves to just storage spaces like basements, closets, garages, attics, and storage sheds. We also clean out homes, pick up yard waste, and remove items from businesses.

Purge Your Wardrobe

Fall is in the air. Temperatures are dropping with the leaves – albeit slowly here in central Texas. As we leave summer (hopefully) behind, it has become time to switch out our clothing options. While sifting through your entire wardrobe, it only makes sense to get rid of excess clothing. Junk-King Austin has some tips to help you purge your wardrobe!

  • Have you worn it in the last year?
  • Does it still fit?
  • Does it flatter your body type and skin tone?
  • Are you prioritizing a staple piece or an every-changing ‘trendy’ piece?

Parting with possessions in the home is something most people desire, but a task in which they often find themselves overwhelmed. Let Junk-King Austin help you regain control of your living space. We will take care of more than just your discarded clothes. We clean out attics, garages, basements, sheds, storage spaces, and businesses – all while donating or recycling up to 60% of what we collect.

Appliance & Hot Tub Removal

Unused and broken appliances take up a lot of room. No one wants old refrigerators, air conditioning units, or hot tubs just sitting around, but figuring out what to do with them is a headache of its own. They’re heavy to lift, large to maneuver, and there’s always a question of safety.

In these situations, Junk-King Austin is an answered prayer. Prepared for heavy lifting, equipped with a large truck, and knowledgeable on disposal laws, Junk-King Austin is also recycling savvy. We don’t just save your back and simplify your living space, we recycle up to 60% of what we pick up. Hot tub removal can go from an impossible task to an open space, and you won’t even feel sore afterward.

Don’t keep looking at the broken hot tub our your window. Don’t settle for a cluttered garage. Don’t keep tripping over the old heater. Call Junk-King Austin and get your home back. While we’re there, we can clean out your attic, garage, shed, closet, or business.

Guest Rooms

With September 23rd moving closer and closer, we are all looking forward to ushering in a new season: Autumn. With autumn comes the end-of-the-year holiday rush.

Thanksgiving and Christmas means families come together. If you’ve played host, you probably know well how stressful it can be to cram people into spare bedrooms. Get a jump start this year on holidays by preparing your guest rooms now. Since these rooms aren’t regularly occupied, they can become a catch-all for random objects and outdated furniture. September and October, before the holiday craziness truly hits, is the ideal time to clean out those rooms.

Whether you’re sifting through closets and under beds, or if you want to redecorate your spare rooms, Junk-King Austin is here to help. Did you know we haul away furniture? We will help with all of your junk removal needs, be they in the air conditioning or outside. Let us help make your holiday season less stressful.

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.

Yard Waste and Gardening In Texas

Texas is notorious for having hot summers. For those who want a fall vegetable garden, this means putting in some extra sweat in July and August. These are the perfect months to put in raised beds, till the earth, and prepare the soil.

If you are new to gardening, here are some tips:

  •  Hot, dry weather can be difficult to start seeds. Try soaking larger seeds (beans, peas, okra, etc) overnight between two wet paper towels.
  • Frequent watering (several times a day) immediately after planting can help seeds germinate. After it sprouts, don’t forget to cut back on water – young plants can drown.
  • Although some authorities recommend full sun for plants like peppers and tomatoes, we understand that Texas summers can be scorching. Try to plant your garden in an area that provides shelter from the afternoon sun.

If you’re considering getting some yard work done, keep Junk-King Austin in mind. We haul yard waste (among other things, including appliances and other unwanted items), meaning you can take a well earned break from the Texas heat while we tidy up your property!

Austin Home Organization Tips

Home organization is a constant process. Whether in the kitchen, bedrooms, study, or garage, there always seems to be unneeded clutter. At Junk-King Austin, we want to help our community in the greater Austin area become more organized.

When unpacking clothes in preparation for the next season, do you ever get the feeling you don’t wear all of them? Here’s a tip to help you determine which clothes to cut from your wardrobe:

In The Closet:
When you first hang up all the clothes for the coming season, hang them up backwards so the hanger points toward you instead of the wall. When you wear the item, hang it back up normally. At the end of the season, get rid of the clothes still hanging the wrong way.

In The Dresser:
When you put away your clothes at the start of a new season, fold and stack them so the necks point toward you. When they are worn and washed, stack them with the necks pointing away. When it’s time to pack up for the next season, get rid of the clothes with the necks still pointing at you.

If you find your attic or garage is full of unwanted clothes, give Junk-King a call and we will pick them up for you, along with anything else you want removed from your home. Not only will we save you time and effort, we recycle up to 60% of what we pick up – making your cleaned space good for your community as well as your home.