Monthly Archives: March 2013

Spring Cleaning Tips in Albany New York

Winter isn’t giving up without a fight. It would appear there is one more arctic blast before spring will arrive. As soon as the weather does turn warm, you’ll want to throw open the windows and dive into your spring-cleaning. Here are some helpful guidelines to keep in mind as you take on the big clean up.

Start with your doormats. These are the front line of defense when it comes to keeping dirt of your home. However, if the doormat itself is dirty, it kind of defeats the purpose. Give your mats a good shake, wash them down and beat them with a broom. After dusting everything in your home, you’ll want to take a run at your carpets and upholstery. Just make sure to do that AFTER the dusting. You can rent a carpet cleaner for professional deep cleaning. If you will be moving furniture around to shampoo the rugs underneath, place a little piece of wax paper under the legs when you put the furniture back in place. This will insure that the legs won’t stain the wet carpet while it dries.

When cleaning tiles or wood floors get a good sealer that will repeal dirt. Then you’ll only have to do the occasional mop up to keep them shining. As long as you’re dedicating yourself to a thorough cleaning why not include your walls and baseboards. These are the forgotten areas where dirt and grime can set up a home. A little warm soapy water sponge action will get those areas shining like new. A helpful hint is to use two buckets: One for the soap and one for wringing out your sponge. Follow up with a dry cloth.

As you make the circuit through your home you might stumble across some junk you’re ready to get rid of. That stumbling could be literally and figuratively. Clearly, if you are constantly tripping over something that you need to throw out, now is the time. That also holds true for a garage or basement that is overflowing with so much stuff that you can’t even use those spaces anymore. All of that can be remedied by hiring Junk King Capital District. In fact, you should bring Junk King on board your spring-cleaning right from the start.

The Junk King Capital District crew who shows up at your place will do all the heavy lifting of any bulky piece you want taken out of your home. They’ll also have a truck capable of carting off whatever you’re throwing out. Once that junk is gone, you can really get at all those corners for proper cleaning. The sooner you hire Junk King the sooner you can finish the cleanup and start enjoying spring.

Junk Removal For Albany NY Realtors

A big office building in downtown Albany is going up on the auction block. The 47,000-square-foot building once housed the UHY accounting firm but they moved out in December 2010 when their lease was up. Instead of finding a new tenant, the owners decided to sell to the highest bidder. What is ideal about this building is that it is next for a former bank branch which is being converted into a banquet hall and apartments. That could mean a major revitalization for this area of State Street. A savvy developer could swoop in, buy up the building for a song and convert it to upscale lofts. This is a perfect example of why realtors need to pay attention to the opportunities  all around them.

The economy is slowly righting itself and all indications are that the housing market will once again be leading the charge. Translation: more folks will be looking for homes. This is why successful realtors jump on every viable option for a listing. So, what makes a viable option? Foreclosed properties would certainly fall into this category. Although the word foreclosure might conjure up a distressed property, the truth is that many foreclosed homes are perfectly suitable for a new family to move into. They just might need some cleaning up. That’s where a company like Junk King Capital District can be a big help.

The majority of Junk King work comes from current homeowners who are looking to clear out the clutter in their own homes or businesses. That doesn’t mean Junk King can’t tackle any type of clean up job. If there is junk to be removed, Junk King is the company to do it!

At a foreclosed home, the previous tenants could have left behind all manner of furniture, appliances, carpets, drapes and other items which need to be tossed out. As a busy realtor, you don’t have the time to take on a project like that. First off all, you couldn’t do it by yourself. Secondly, you’ll need a truck big enough to cart away all that junk. That’s a rental which is going to take up more of your time. Forget all that hassle. When you hire Junk King Capital District they’ll provide the truck and the crew to get the job done. Not only can the Junk King crew clear out the junk from inside the house but they’ll also make quick work of removing any refuse from the front and backyard. You know how important it is to make a good appearance when a potential buyer pulls up to see the house. Let Junk King help you get that foreclosed property ready for viewing.