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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.

Home Organization

Cleaning out your home can be a daunting, time-consuming task. Where do you even start? How do you decide what to get rid of? Junk-King Austin wants to help. Here are some home organization tips:

  • Work on one room at a time, completing each space before you start on the next. 
  • When you walk into each room, start at the immediate left of the door frame. Move to the right, cleaning out as you go. This way, you won’t miss any areas.
  • When conflicted on whether or not to part with an item, as yourself: “If I were forced to move tomorrow without warning, would I bring this with me?”

If you find yourself overwhelmed, give Junk-King Austin a call. We will clean out your garage, attic, shed, closets, rooms, and businesses. We haul away everything*, big or small. Junk-King Austin also values recycling, passing on up to 60% of what we collect.

*Junk-King Austin does not haul away hazardous waste

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 Since these rooms aren’t regularly occupied, they can become a catch-all for random objects and outdated furniture.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.

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.

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.