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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 Since these rooms aren’t regularly occupied, they can become a catch-all for random objects and outdated furniture.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 Outdated cookware, old dishes, and expired foods haunt pantries and cabinets.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.

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!