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Love Your House

February has become synonymous with the season of love. This year, don’t forget to love your house! We spend every day in our homes, and often forget how much difference can be made in small changes. A little improvement here and there can make us feel refreshed in our most comfortable space. This February, Junk King Austin offers some tips for showing love to your house.

  • Quick Fixes – How often do we put off simple tasks simply because we can’t be bothered in the moment? Take an hour out of your weekend and take care of some of those quick fixes you’ve been avoiding – your house will thank you!
  • Wipe Down the Walls – Especially if you have pets or children, a quick wipe down of the walls can make your home feel brighter and cleaner. From spills to cooking splatter, our walls can collect more than we realize. Use a wet rag and gently wipe away forgotten messes.
  • Fresh Paint – A fresh coat of paint can make a big difference! Love your house by freshening up the paint on your door frames, mailbox, or baseboards. Even a small area will yield feelings of improvement.
  • Dust Hard to Reach Places – From light fixtures to high shelves, every home has hard to reach places. Unfortunately, the dust (and spiders!) seem to have far less trouble reaching those spaces. Clean away the cobwebs and remove the dust; you might be surprised how much a 10 minute cleaning job will change the feel of the room.
  • Upgrade the Linens – No one likes to use old towels or sheets worn thin from years of washing, yet we often don’t notice the passing of time on our own linens. Assess your towels and bedclothes. Is it time for an upgrade?
  • Replace the Bulbs – Do you have any burned out bulbs? Unless it’s the last bulb in the fixture or the prominent light in a room, it can be easy to ignore a burned out bulb. Light bulbs are an important part of the home. This quick fix will literally leave your home brighter!
  • Reassign Clutter-Catchers – We all have spots in our homes that seem to collect clutter. Sometimes it’s a desk or a portion of the kitchen counter. Love your house by stopping the clutter-catching cycle! Repurpose the clutter-catching space. If it’s a counter, turn it into a drink station. If it’s a desk, add a lamp or a set of in-boxes. Whatever the space, assess what else it could be used as. Redefining the area will help you resist the temptation to set things down there.
  • Ditch the Clutter – Did you know you don’t even have to remove your own clutter? Junk King can come to your house, storage shed, garden, or office space and will go through it with you – room by room – to remove the clutter. You don’t have to move a single box! Junk King Austin wants to help you love your house this year. Give us a call or book online to get rid of that unwanted clutter.

Clutter isn’t the only thing Junk King removes. We can remove anything – big or small – but hazardous waste. We can take apart decks, and haul away furniture or large appliances. We can take away construction waste, clean out garages or storage spaces, remove hot tubs, and even handle yard waste such as branches, fountains, or stone. Junk King Austin also recycles up to 80% of what we collect. Give us a call or book online today to get your free estimate.

Backyard Clean-Outs

Backyard clean-outs are a hallmark of autumn. As the leaves turn and the plant life quiets down in preparation of winter, it’s much easier to judge the state of your yard and make improvements. Junk King Austin has some tips to help you with your backyard clean-outs:

  • Prepare
    It is only frustrating to clear a Saturday for yard work only to discover that you don’t have gloves or a shovel. Take stock of your tools and make sure everyone has a pair of gloves and that there are plenty of trash bags, shears, rakes, and shovels.
  • Assess and Organize
    While you’re assessing your tools, take a cursory glance at the space you’ll be working in. What needs to happen for your backyard clean-out to be a success? Jot down a list to help you from feeling overwhelmed when it’s time to work.
  • Feed the Plants
    Plants need extra nutrients in the colder months. Help them along with some fertilizer.
  • Get Rid of the Excess
    If you have old outdoor furniture, an unwanted deck, or a broken hot tub, take the steps to have it removed. Call Junk King for a free estimate and we will do all the work for you – and even clean up after ourselves when we are done. We are experienced with hot tub removals, deck removals, fence removals, and shed removals. We can also haul away furniture, landscaping paraphernalia, and yard waste (tree clippings, rocks, etc) to help spruce up your backyard and save your back at the same time.

Junk King Austin is well equipped for both inside work and outside jobs. No job is too big or too small! We can do a variety of things from attic and garage clean outs to large appliance removals and building clean-outs. Call or book online today for your free estimate and let Junk King do all the work!

How To Improve Curb Appeal

Even before entering, the first impression of a home has been made. Learning how to improve curb appeal is not difficult and can often be done in small bites. Here are 5 things you can do to boost the curb appeal of your home:

1. Freshen Your Door
The door of any home draws the eye, so make sure your door is ready to be noticed. A fresh paint job, polishing the metal fixtures, and cleaning off any dirt goes a long way.

2. Be Symmetrical
Symmetry is visually appealing and easy to accomplish. Focusing on the doorway, arrange plants and light fixtures in pairs.

3. Spruce Up The Mailbox
Coordinate the paint of your mailbox to match the trim or colors of the exterior of your home. Also consider surrounding your mailbox with pretty plants.

4. Add Window Boxes
Charming and sweet, window boxes add instant curb appeal. Be sure the window box matches the exterior decor of your home, and fill it with bright flowers.

5. Update Your Landscaping
Have you been neglecting your trees, planter beds, or shrubbery? Pruning and pulling weeds is a great start to the renewal of your landscaping. Go the extra mile and update your border or plant new flowering plants.

Whatever your plans for improving the curb appeal of your home, Junk King Austin is here to help. We can take care of all your yard waste, be it trimmings, fallen trees, or a broken fence. And we don’t have to stop at your yard – we will clean out abandoned buildings, cluttered garages, overstuffed closets, and more. Call Junk King Austin today or book online and improve your space.

Fresh Start

Welcome, 2015! A new year brings with it a fresh start. Why not start with a home refresh?

Whether you’re looking to redecorate or reorganize, Junk-King Austin can help. Want to start a DIY home improvement project? We can haul away the mess. Want to freshen the landscaping of your yard? We can haul away the yard waste. Looking to declutter your home? We clean out closets, attics, garages, crawl spaces – you name it! Want to empty a building or storage unit? Junk-King Austin can do it for you.

If you have a project in mind, Junk-King Austin is here to encourage you and make your tasks easier. We can save you time, energy and your back. Don’t be afraid to be ambitious this new year – Junk-King Austin can work with you to accomplish your goals.

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.