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Get Everyone Ready For School

It is time for the yearly shift in schedules for the whole family. It is back-to-school time and that means the “lazy” days of summer are over. Of course, it was just the kids who were being lazy. You still had to work and manage the family. Now, everyone gets to refocus attention on academics. Here’s how to get everyone ready for school:


Shift Bed Times

The week before the official first day of school is when you should be shifting the bed times back to “school nights.” Not only should the kids got to bed earlier but they should also start waking up earlier as “practice” for the real thing. And snooze alarms should be banned. That’s just asking for trouble. For the record, elementary and middle school students should be clocking around 10 hours of sleep while high schoolers should be getting at least eight.

Plan Out Breakfast

How often do you skip breakfast? You might be able to grab something at work but kids don’t have that luxury at school. This is why they need a hearty breakfast that includes whole grains, fruit and low-fat milk. You want to try and avoid the sugary cereals or syrups.

Remind Them to Wash

Kids that are going back to school are going back onto the frontline of “germ warfare.” You know the colds are coming. Time to remind the kids to constantly wash their hands. You should get into the habit of giving everyone hand sanitizer when they get into the car at pickup time.

Keep Up Family Time

Just because school is back in session doesn’t mean you should give up on family time. Family dinners, game nights and weekend outings should all still be kept on the schedule. Everyone can use the break!

Create a Clean Homework Zone

There should also be a designated homework zone in the house that is clean, well lit and quiet. It will help to have a designated time for the homework that is consistent every day. The big thing to avoid is the Sunday night scramble to read 100 pages and write a book report!

Getting ready for school also means clearing out the clutter from closets, bedrooms and that homework zone. This is where Junk King Albany can be a help. One session with these professional junk haulers can have all the unwanted items, big and small, removed from your home for good. Going back to school, the whole family will appreciate living in a junk-free house. Let Junk King Albany help make that happen today.

Albany Summer Decluttering Tips

Summer is the season of interns. In between college courses, student takes intern jobs in their chosen field. This is a perfect opportunity to see if they’ve picked the right major. These internships also offer the potential to set up the students in a post college career. Over at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, there is a bumper crop of 58 interns reporting for duty. They’ll be spending this summer checking out some really small bits of technology. How will you spend your summer? Is there a vacation on the calendar? Or will this be the summer of a “staycation?” There is certainly plenty to do around Albany that can keep you occupied. First order of business, would be to get your house in order as in decluttering. You’ll feel a whole lot better taking time off after you know you’ve cleaned up the home. For that job, you should bring in the pros: Junk King.


Since they set up operation here in the Capitol District, Junk King has quickly risen to the ranks to become the area number one  professional junk removal company. Junk King has accomplished this by providing exceptional customer service in the form of work crews who are extremely friendly and helpful when it comes to junk hauling.

To begin your home decluttering project, you’ll want to first identify what you want tossed out. Keep in mind that with Junk King, you won’t have to move anything. Unlike other services, there is no need to bring anything down to the curb. The Junk King crew will carry everything out. You could tag each item with a Post-it note. That will let the Junk King crew know exactly what has to go. It will also give you a better sense of just how much you truly want to get rid of. Take a tour of your home with those Post-it notes and see how many things can be earmarked for removal.

Once you’ve decided what is going to be hauled away, you can set up your junk removal appointment with Junk King. They know how valuable your time is which is why they’re going to schedule around your day. Junk King asks to keep open a two-hour window for the crew. You’ll get updates as they get closer. After the crew arrives, they’ll present you with an estimate fee that will cover all the costs of truck rental, labor and dumping fees. Don’t worry! This is going to be a very low rate. Before you know it all your junk will be gone and you can enjoy the rest of the summer.