Get The Rubbish Out Of The Guestroom Today

Having out of town guests stay over for the holidays is always fun but it requires a bit of extra work on your part. You want to make them feel at home even though they don’t want you to make a fuss. The first thing you need to do is to make sure they’ve got a cozy room to call their own. Somewhere buried under boxes of stuff is that guestroom bed. It is time to get serious about all the stuff you’ve been storing in your guestroom since the last time a guest stayed over. Do you really need that stuff? If the answer is, “No,” then it is time to bring in the team from Junk King Birmingham. They can help get your guestroom ready in no time at all.

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Any room in a home can become a kind of storage locker but the room that isn’t being used all the time is the most likely destination for all of the family’s unwanted clutter. When the team from Junk King arrives for the scheduled appointment, you can literally just stand at the door and point to all the things you want them to cart away. What you’re getting rid of doesn’t just have to be big pieces of furniture. Clearing out a dozen boxes of old clothes, books, toys and other household items can make a huge difference. And the Junk King crews don’t have to be confined to just the guestroom. They can work all through the house clearing out the stuff you’re done with.

When you surrender an item to Junk King, you’re not relegating it to a trash heap. Most of what Junk King collects gets diverted away from landfills and instead ends up at a charity thrift store or recycling center. This is the preferred disposal method for Junk King and it has been since 2005 when they started collecting junk.

Are you ready to get your guestroom cleared out of all the unwanted rubbish? Then you’re ready to bring in Junk King Birmingham to take care of that task.

A Junk King Session Makes A Great Gift

Although we all like getting gifts, there is a great satisfaction with giving a great gift, too. It shows that you know the person you’re giving too sometimes better than they know themselves. This holiday season, perhaps you can consider a rather unique gift of a junk removal session from Junk King Birmingham. That is something a loved one would never expect but would be greatly appreciated.

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Usually someone who is holding onto a lot of junk is someone who doesn’t have the means to get rid of it. Even if you could help with the moving of some of those items, you might not have a truck big enough to haul away everything that you want to get rid of. And you might not even know what to do with the stuff once it is loaded up. Junk King makes it easy. They’ll provide the moving crew and the truck. That allows you to get rid of just about anything in the home regardless of the size or weight. Junk King crews have loaded up pianos, sofas, refrigerators and even treadmills. They’ll certainly be able to handle whatever you need to get removed from a property.

If you’re giving the gift of a junk removal session from Junk King, then you probably don’t want to make it a total surprise. You shouldn’t have the crew roll up unannounced to your loved one’s home. Instead, let them know they’ll have a moving team at their disposal on a day and time that works best for their schedule. That will give them the time they need to sort through all the things in their home that they would want to get rid of. Remember, the Junk King crew is going to do all the work and that includes climbing as many stairs as they need to in order to get to the rubbish.

As for the disposal, Junk King knows where to make the drop offs that will be the most beneficial for Birmingham’s environment. Not every truckload is going to be dumped in a landfill. More often, it will be recycled or donated. A junk removal session from Junk King Birmingham makes for a wonderful gift. Set that up for someone special today.

Scary Junk Isn’t A Problem For Junk King

One of the scariest piles of junk you could ever imagine is a burning pile of tires. Not only does something like that release toxic fumes but it can burn for days and weeks without an end in sight. As a rule, junk yards can also be rather scary especially at night. You might also have some scary junk items around your home. They might not be a perilous as a pile of burning tires but an old water heater or washer down in the basement or a recliner that is stuck in recline can be downright scary. Those are the kinds of items that won’t be a problem for Junk King Birmingham to deal with.

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With Junk King on the job, you can be assured that whatever scary junk you want to get rid of will be removed very efficiently and quickly. If you call Junk King today to set up your appointment, then there is a high likelihood that your junk will be cleared out by the following day. If you would prefer to get the items hauled away on a weekend, then you can lock down that time and date, too. You’re going to find that Junk King can be extremely accommodating.

Since the Junk King crew is going to be doing all the work for you, the scary junk you want to get rid of can literally be anywhere on your property. They crews won’t have any issues going up into the attic or down into the basement. They also have been known to crawl under porches to get at stuff. Weight, size or the “grime factor” won’t be an issue for the Junk King squad!

As for the cost, you can get an estimate of the price range by using the online pricing estimator. But that final fee can’t be locked down until the crew has had a chance to look over everything for themselves. They’ll be judging the items on how it can get packed onto the truck and not by the weight.

Clearing out the scary junk from your home and yards is never a problem for the team from Junk King Birmingham. Put them on the task today!

Attic Or Basement Clearing Is No Problem For Junk King

When thinking about all the things that you have in storage in your home, would you say you’ve got more things up above in your attic or down below in your basement? Some of those things might have been put in those two spots by the original movers and that is where they remained. Are you ready to get rid of those items? Then you need to bring in Junk King Birmingham. They can take care of clearing out your attic or basement from start to finish.

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The most challenging aspect with clearing out furniture or appliances from the attic or basement are the stairs. Quite often, these are narrow stairs that don’t provide a lot of space on either side. But if that item got there, then it can be removed. If simple lifting won’t do the trick, then the Junk King crews are prepared to take that item apart piece by piece. This is how they solve problems and take the hassle out of getting those bulk items out of your home.

The amount of times they have to make the trip up or down the stairs won’t be an issue to the Junk King crews either. They know that once you’ve made the decision to get rid of something that you want it gone as quickly as possible. Junk King is proud of the fact that most of their sessions are completed within 24-hours of your first contact. Call this morning and your attic or basement could be cleared by lunch time tomorrow.

The cost for this service will be based on just how much you’re getting rid of. That isn’t about how much that stuff weighs but how it will fit onto the truck. The Junk King crews have a lot of experience with packing up their trucks. They can look over any assortment of items and know exactly how it will fit onto the truck. Their goal is to pack it up tight so you only pay the lesser amount. You’ll know the price before the work begins and there won’t be any surprise charges. Are you ready to get your attic or basement (or both!) cleared out today? One call to Junk King Birmingham gets it done.

Debris Removal Is Easy With Junk King On The Job

Contractors all across Birmingham are working through one of the busiest times of the year for them. Folks who want to remodel a kitchen or a bathroom would like to get that work completed by Thanksgiving. If the project begins in the next few weeks, then that is certainly doable with the right contractor. Are you setting up a remodel project in the coming weeks? You can help the process by arranging for debris removal with a little help from Junk King Birmingham.

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No matter what kind of project you’re taking on, there is going to be some level of demolition. If it is just a matter of taking down cabinets or pulling up tiling, then that is a job you might be able to do on your own. What would be a challenge is what to do with all the debris you’re going to be creating. That is where Junk King comes into play. They’ll be able to dispatch a truck and a crew to facilitate the clean up at your property. You make a pile and Junk King removes the pile.

For this type of removal, scheduling is key. It probably will only take a few hours to clear out the space you’re remodeling. That would mean setting up a debris removal appointment with Junk King in the afternoon is ideal. You don’t want the work crew showing up the next morning and having to deal with that. The sooner you call into Junk King, the easier it will be to lock down the specific time that you want.

Of course, you don’t have to wait for a remodeling demolition cleanup to hire Junk King. They can also quickly take care of the debris removal that consists of clutter from your garage or old furniture from down in your basement. How much more space could you reclaim with those kinds of things taken from your home. You might actually discover you have a spare room that can be put to better use! The best approach to debris removal starts and ends with Junk King Birmingham. Put them on the task today.

Take Care Of Appliance Removal Today

There are only two reasons why you should ever see a big kitchen appliance on a back porch. Either the kitchen flooring is being replaced or the appliance is being replaced. You might be able to slide that stove or fridge out onto the porch while the floor is renovated. But when it comes to replacing that appliance, the porch is as far as it can go if you don’t have movers and a big truck. Fortunately, that can be provided with one call to Junk King Birmingham. They can handle your appliance removal with ease.

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The first thing you have to do with appliance removal is to unhook the device. That’s simple enough until you’re dealing with a gas stove. You want to make sure that the hookups are turned off properly. Junk King can handle that. As for turning it back on, you should set up an appointment with the gas company to make sure there are no leaks. A fridge that has an ice maker has to be unhooked from the plumbing in back. Again, this is something that the crews from Junk King have a lot of experience with.

Once the appliance has been unhooked, it needs to be safely removed from the kitchen and out of the house without causing any scrapes or scratches. The Junk King teams have all kinds of techniques for this type of work from using dollies, straps or plain muscle. Again, they have the experience with this type of removal that can prevent any damage to floors or walls. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be able to be a successful junk hauling company for over 12 years.

Many appliances can be recycled. Where they should be dropped off is something Junk King has already worked out. They could either be melted down at a recycling center or refurbished at a charity that specializes in that kind of work. Either way, that drop off helps protect the environment and is all part of the Junk King service.

Do you have anything else you want to get rid of besides the kitchen appliance? It can be loaded onto the same truck load. To take care of the problem with appliance removal and junk hauling, put Junk King Birmingham on the job and the problem will be solved.

Smart Tips For First-Time Homebuyers

The decision to buy a home should never be a fast one. Even if you make that commitment today, it might take several months before you’re actually ready to start applying for a loan. Of course, you could also have been planning to buy a home since your wedding day or first day on a new job. Any chance you get to save money, will help you get ready. Here are some other smart tips for first-time homebuyers:

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Skip Auctions, Foreclosures and Bank Sales

For house flippers who have a lot of cash on hand, buying a foreclosed home at a bank sale or auction might make sense. What about first-time homebuyers? Yes, you might be able to find a property that is 20% under market value. However, the money you save on the purchase could be put right back in to make repairs. Too often these homes have been the subject of neglect. If the previous occupant didn’t have the money for a mortgage payment, they certainly didn’t have the money for repairs. You can still look at foreclosed property but unless you get a thorough inspection and the option to back out, don’t be tempted but something that is probably too good to be true.

Visit 20 Properties in Person

Thanks to online real estate sites, you could literally look through dozens if not hundreds of properties in an afternoon but that’s not the same as seeing them in person. Those online sites might help you put together a “favorites” list but you should expect to visit at least 20 homes before making a decision. Will you fall in love with the first one? Maybe and if it looks good, make an offer but then don’t drive yourself crazy continuing the search.

Look Everywhere

When you test drive a car, you check all the features, adjust the seat to your liking and even peek in the trunk. You should take this same approach with house hunting. Go into every room and spend a few minutes in each. Try out doors and drawers. Go down into the basement and up in the attic. Turn lights on and off. And walk the yard boundaries, too. Just be sure to separate cosmetic fixes from structural. You can repaint and wall but a musty smell in the basement means trouble.

After you’ve closed on your house, it’s time to start packing. This is when you want to schedule a session with Junk King Birmingham. They’re not going to help you pack as much as help you “not pack.” That means not packing old junk. All of that needs to stay out of your moving truck and your new home. First-time homebuyers should always put Junk King Birmingham to work for the junk move out before the big move in.

Get Kids Ready For A New School

All across the country kids are getting ready to go back to school and parents are cheering. For many kids, that return to school will mean seeing old friends in familiar settings. For some, it might mean starting in a completely new environment. Here is some good advice on how to get your kids ready for a new school:

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New School Words

Along with everything else that will be new, your kids might be exposed to some new vocabulary on that first day of a new school. This is especially true when a preschooler is making the transition to kindergarten. It might help to come up with a list of words like register, assembly, bell or even principal that you can explain to your child before school begins.

Role Play

It might help to practice some role-playing with your kids when it comes to meeting new classmates. They should be comfortable asking other kids what their name is and what kinds of things they like to play with.

Asking For Help

Whenever the opportunity arises, you should encourage your child to ask for help. This can start with engaging clerks at a store or tour guides at the zoo. This will help build up their confidence and get them used to asking teachers for help in their new school.

Get to Know Your Child’s Teacher

It is vital that you establish a positive relationship with your child’s teacher. There should be periodic meetings to track progress throughout the year. There is also drop off and pick up times that you can check in with how your little one is doing. Also, ask the teacher if there is anything you can contribute to the class like snacks or craft supplies. This is going to be a very important relationship.

Stay Organized at Home

It will probably take a few days to get the morning routine sorted out. It will help if  you’re organized there as well with regard to packing lunches, having school outfits picked out the night before and being prepared for any weather situations like rain. All of that means getting rid of clutter in order to make it easier to find things. That is where Junk King Birmingham comes into play. You show the Junk King crew all the things that are cluttering up your home and they quickly cart it out of your house. It is just that simple. Kick off your back to school prep with a decluttering session from Junk King Birmingham and everyone wins!

Is Renting a Trash Dumpster in Birmingham Overkill?

You’ve got a mess on your hands — or maybe it’s all over your house. If you’ve recently started to notice junk taking over your dwelling, it might be time to do something about it. However, many people throughout the United States believe that renting a trash dumpster is too drastic a solution for mere home cleaning. They look at other methods as being less dramatic–usually without realizing that these methods are also incapable of providing them with the support they need.

Renting a Trash Dumpster It’s true that trash dumpsters take up space on your property for days at a time (unless you’ve gone to the trouble of applying for a permit to keep your Birmingham rental dumpster on a public right of way). However, some companies rent out small dumpsters that can easily be placed on driveways without attracting undue attention or preventing vehicle access.

The truth is that while renting a trash dumpster can seem like a major undertaking; it’s much simpler to do than many people believe. Furthermore, the decision to rent a trash dumpster provides you with powerful resources capable of handling a wide variety of different items and materials. Other methods might seem attractive at first, but their limitations quickly become apparent when compared to the flexibility and storage capacity that self-serve dumpster rentals provide. Don’t believe us? Take a look.

Renting a Trash Dumpster versus Using Your Local Garbage Collectors

The first thing most people think when they hear about dumpster rental is “why do I need to use a private company? The city already picks up my trash.” That’s true — if you live in a municipality with local garbage pickup. However, people in rural areas may not receive the same kind of collection service enjoyed by those in densely populated urban areas.

Furthermore, not everything you’re likely to put in your container is going to be garbage. When you give items to your local garbage collectors, those items usually go right into the landfill. When you hire out a container from a conscientious dumpster company in Birmingham, they’ll often take on the responsibility of sorting the items you put into the unit once they’ve come to collect it from you. After they sort the contents, they’ll make sure that each type of item in your container is properly disposed of so that you can rest assured you’ve made the minimum possible impact on the environment.

Renting a Trash Dumpster versus Taking Items to the Landfill in Your Car

Okay, bear with us on this one — taking items to the dump in your own vehicle might sound crazy, but you’d be shocked by how many people think it’s going to be easier than just renting a dumpster. For that reason, we include this option in our list of methods to compare with dumpster rental (even though a little common sense will tell you it’s not a very smart idea).
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Let’s pretend that you don’t even care about preserving the upholstery in your vehicle and don’t mind the risk of puncturing your seat coverings with the more-than-likely sharp edges of whatever you’re trying to throw away — there’s still the matter of loading everything into the vehicle, making the trip, and unloading everything by yourself (along with landfill dumping fees, which are on the rise). How is that supposed to be more convenient than renting a dumpster and letting other people move it for you once your items are inside? We’ll never know.

Renting a Dumpster versus Hiring a Full-Service Cleanup Crew

Okay, let’s make one thing clear: if you think that renting a trash dumpster is going to be overkill, then hiring an entire cleanup crew is definitely not the scaled-down solution you’re looking for — that said, it could be an effective way to deal with the mess on your property. The only thing you’ll need to do is pay for it. Well, that and make sure you’re around to let the crew in when they arrive. Oh, and supervise them so that you can be sure they won’t accidentally cart away anything they’re not supposed to touch. Maybe hiring a full-service cleanup crew isn’t as convenient as it first sounded.
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Don’t misunderstand us — cleanup crews can be wonderful solutions for people with large properties, plenty of spare time, and more substantial budgets. They’re often extremely thorough and professional (depending on the company you choose), and you won’t actually have to touch any of the material you want gone; you’ll only have to point it out. That said, they don’t offer the scheduling flexibility that dumpster rental does, and they’re not likely to be as economical a solution.

Why Renting a Trash Dumpster is Probably Easier than You Think

We’ve discussed the pitfalls of using other methods in detail throughout this post, but we haven’t touched on the advantages that dumpster rental offers. Below are a few of the reasons why renting a dumpster is pretty easy:

  • Make your own cleaning schedule: when you rent a dumpster, you have the power to choose when you fill it with materials. You might be super productive on the first day of your rental, then spend the next taking a well-deserved break — or you could spread out your work evenly during the rental period. In any case, you’ll be able to maneuver around work, social engagements and other commitment, which makes dumpster rental the most convenient option for anyone with a lot of other things on the go.

  • Only worry about filling the container: leave the logistics to the professionals! When your rental company drops off the container at your property, filling it up with material will be your job. However, once you’ve done that, the dumpster rental company will take it upon themselves to remove the filled unit and process the contents appropriately. You won’t have to make any trips to landfills, recycling plants, or even to the dumpster company’s headquarters. Out of sight; out of mind!

  • Help protect the environment by reducing your impact on it: remember earlier, where we said that not everything you need to throw away is likely to be garbage? If you’re the kind of homeowner who takes spring cleaning as an excuse to remove old furniture, leftover home improvement materials, and other clutter that could potentially be used elsewhere then renting a dumpster from a company with an environmentally conscious mandate is practically a must.

  • Save money: renting a dumpster for a few days is most likely going to be the most cost-effective option in the long run. It’s obviously going to be cheaper than hiring a team of professionals to clean up your home and cart away your junk, but it’s probably also going to be cheaper than paying a fine if your local garbage collectors catch you trying to dispose of items they can’t legally take. These items include concrete and other building materials. You also won’t have to replace the rear seats in your car after accidentally staining them with a leaky trash bag.

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At the end of the day, other waste removal solutions offer very few capabilities that renting a trash dumpster can’t solve more suitably. Just make sure that you’re contacting a company with pro-environment values, conveniently-sized containers that you’ll be able to fit on your property, and a fair pricing model that allows you to use their services without having to worry about going over your budget. If you do, you’ll find that the decision to rent a trash dumpster is nowhere near as momentous as you may have been led to believe previously. In fact, you’ll probably find it the easiest way to manage your clutter and go back to enjoying a pristine household.

 

Block Party Prep Help From Junk King

Around the Christmas holidays, open house parties are very popular. These are when homeowners literally throw open their house for friends and family to drop by for some fun and food. Unlike a dinner party, open houses are very causal gatherings. There is a window of time for the party and guests and come and go at their leisure. That same kind of principle applies to a block party but instead of opening up your house, you’re actually opening up your street. Everyone on both sides of the block can participate in a the block party by bringing potluck dishes, tables, chairs and everything else you need to have an outdoor picnic in the middle of the street. If you’re block is having a party this summer, then you’ll want to get the outside of your home ready and Junk King Birmingham can be a big help with that goal.

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Junk King Birmingham doesn’t provide lawn care as much as they provide lawn clearing. If you’ve got anything in your back or front yard that needs to be removed, then it can be turned over to Junk King. That would be anything regardless of size, weight or condition. The Junk King crews have hauled away rusty patio furniture, greasy grills and broken lawnmowers. But that’s also taken down swing sets, fountains and hot tubs. There is just no end to what these crews can remove from your yards.

Although the block party is meant to stay outdoors, you might have occasion to open up your garage doors for easy entry into the house or backyard. Would you be embarrassed if your garage doors were open for all the neighborhood to see? You won’t be after Junk King has worked their clearing magic in there. You can literally stand in the middle of your garage and just point to all the things you want Junk King to take away and those items will be swiftly loaded onto the truck. It is just that simple.

While you’re making up the potato salad for the big block party, let Junk King Birmingham clear away all the yard rubbish. That’s a perfect party prep plan.