It’s really creepy how an illegal dumpsite can grow. One dumped mattress is followed by a couple of tires. Before you know it people think this is the place to throw any of their garbage. These are the most dangerous types of dump sites because there is no control or anyone checking to make sure hazardous materials stay out of the area.
A prime example is the illegal dump site in Northwest Mecklenburg County. Years ago a Meineke Car Care center opened up off Mount Holly Road. Beyond the center is a dead end cul-de-sac. That’s where the dumping started. At first you couldn’t notice it because of the big rigs parked in front but now the garbage has overflowed so much that it’s become visible by anyone passing by. Luckily, some local residents alerted a TV news station. They brought out the cameras and did a report which got the attention of the city. City officials in turn scheduled municipal crews to come out to the site for a cleanup. The really sad thing is now these crews are facing potentially hazardous material and are being taken away from their other duties just to clean up this mess left behind by such inconsiderate folks.
The need to get rid of garbage is understandable; especially bulky items that can’t be tossed out in the weekly garbage. However, that is no excuse to load up your car and go to an illegal dump site. The safer and smarter approach would be to hire Junk King Charlotte. These are the junk removal specialists who have been helping responsible homeowners and business owners with all their junk removal needs. A perfect example would be when you’re ready to toss out your old grill. You can’t throw that out. Call Junk King.
Grills are like cars: we hold onto them for years and use them until they start falling apart. And just like buying a new car it’s hard to resist a showroom full of shiny new grills. If you haven’t bought a grill in awhile you’re in for a real treat. You’ll discover even the most basic of models have improvements in their design which allows for quicker starts to the fire and even cooking all around. That brings us back to the issue of your old grill and Junk King. They’ll be able to load that grill up on their truck and make sure it is properly disposed of. This will either mean dropping it off at a recycling center or a certified landfill. They can do the same for any other garbage you want gotten rid of at this time. The Junk King Charlotte crew will always show up with an empty truck. Why not fill it up with all your junk?
One of the newest trends in gym is the so-called “anytime” gym. Much like 7-11, these gyms are open around the clock. It might seem odd to get in a workout at 3:00 a.m. but surprisingly enough there are plenty of folks who are working odd shifts and their three in the morning is like high noon for the rest of us. The 24 hour gym concept developed out of a need to provide flexibility for members.
On many levels, that’s why you made the investment in your own treadmill or other gym equipment. You wanted the option of working out whenever you wanted to. If you could squeeze in some time before work or late at night so be it. All you had to do is head to the garage or basement or spare room and off you go. But then something happened along the road of you losing that extra weight, didn’t it? Admit it; you got bored. Now that treadmill has become the perfect spot to hang your shirts but the idea of climbing up for another monotonous run is too much to consider. Maybe it’s time to head back to the gym.
Becoming a gym member is all about variety. You won’t be stuck running on that treadmill when you can take a spin on a stationary bike or power walk on an elliptical glider. Then there are all the classes to pick from. A decent gym should have a full schedule of aerobic work outs. These come in many forms from spin classes to dancing and free weight workouts. That’s what you should be looking for as you consider a new gym membership: variety.
The other benefit with joining the gym is that you’ll be surrounded by professional trainers. This doesn’t mean you have to sign up for a training package but most gyms offer a free initial training orientation. This will allow you to get professional guidance for a work-out routine. Making sure you do the exercises correctly is half the battle. The rest is all up to you!
Finally, becoming a gym member is also the perfect excuse to get out of the house. Even with the best intentions of a home gym can’t guarantee you’ll be left alone to focus on your workout. How many distractions do you have in your home? Kids? Pets? Significant others? Let the gym be your true workout oasis.
Once you make that commitment to join the gym, you’ll certainly want to get rid of that old gym equipment. You can accomplish this task by hiring Junk King Charlotte. Don’t fret over the idea that it will take a team to move that treadmill because that’s just what you’ll be getting when you hire Junk King: a team of professional junk haulers. As soon as that old equipment is removed you can reclaim that space and dive full force into your new workout.
According to the folks who watch the weather, this past summer was one of the hottest on record. When was the previous record set? That would be last summer! Fall has arrived and the air conditioners are being switched off all around Charlotte but you might want to think about keeping those ACs off permanently. While it is true that you get a kind of instant rush from the heat outdoors by stepping into an AC cooled room, long time exposure to the kind of closed environments created by an AC controlled room could be bad for your health.
There have been studies conducted which found that people living in buildings with central AC are more susceptible to airborne diseases than those living with natural ventilation. That’s because once a germ particle gets into a room with an AC it has nowhere to go but to swirl around that room beginning breathed in and out. Why do you think so many people get sick on a five hour airplane flight? They’re stuck with the germs.
“But what about the heat?” you might ask. To prepare yourselves for next summer, you could install a couple of ceiling fans. These are terrific alternatives to air conditioners and offer quiet, cool air that is circulated throughout the room. Best of all you can keep your windows open for a fresh breeze. A ceiling fan will greatly reduce your electric bill. You’re sure to appreciate those savings a lot more than a temporary cool down from an AC.
Staying cool really isn’t all that complicated. The best thing you can do is to keep drinking water. Add a slice of orange or lemon to for a splash of flavor. Having a cool towel wrapped around your neck is also a terrific way to beat the heat indoors. All of these options can present a better alternative to AC use. If you’re ready to kick the habit then you’ll need to get rid of that old AC. To do that you only need to make a single call to Junk King Charlotte.
Even if you want to swap out the AC for a more energy efficient model that has stronger air filters you’ll still want to call Junk King Charlotte for the disposal duties. An air conditioner is not something you can simply toss out with the kitchen garbage. Thankfully the Junk King crew will be able to pull your old unit out of the wall and carry it off to their truck without much of a hassle. As an added bonus, that same Junk King crew can cart off any other junk item you want to get rid of and yes, they’ll carry those out as well!
How great is it to be talking about “pre-recession” numbers? That’s what appears to be going on in the Charlotte real estate market according to the Charlotte Regional Realtors Association. Based on their number crunching, they are happy to report that closings across the 10-county area shot up whooping 22.2 percent during the month of July from the same time a year ago. That follows 2,657 closings in the Charlotte area in June which was a nice bump from the 2,330 of closings that happened in June 2011.
There’s also good news about price points as well. The average sale price increased by 3.4% in July. That makes the sixth consecutive month of increases. “Pending contracts have always been seen as a gauge of demand,” says Jennifer Frontera, association president. “Contract activity has been elevated for nearly a year now. The fact that contracts are falling at this time of year shows that the market is now performing in a similar fashion to the way it did before the recession, with contracts and closings peaking in midsummer and falling as the selling season winds down.”
You can sum all of this up to mean that the Charlotte real estate market is bounding back. That puts realtors in the hot seat as they scramble to lock down listings. As a realtor are you playing it safe or thinking outside of the box? Thinking out of the box might have you considering foreclosed listings. A savvy realtor would connect with a bank or lending company to take over the old listings and any new ones that might crop up in the coming months. The banks might consider these “toxic assets” but there’s gold in every one of those houses if you know how to “mine” it properly.
We all know the value of staging a home but a foreclosed property might need a bit more work to get it ready for that phase. That’s where a company like Junk King Charlotte can come into play. Junk King specializes in professional junk removal. Home owners and apartment renters have turned to Junk King to help them clear out the clutter of their lives. As a realtor, you can tap into the same resources and have Junk King clean up a foreclosed property. Don’t worry about the condition of an abandoned home. Junk King has seen it all and they’re not afraid of a little hard work.
While the Junk King Charlotte crew is clearing out a property you can focus on preparing the listing and getting the word out about this terrific opportunity. In fact, Junk King will probably get that house cleaned quicker than you think. Hire them on a Monday. Clean up on a Tuesday and by the weekend that house will be ready for viewing by potential buyers. Make Junk King a part of your sales team today!
A big shout out should be given to the Environmental Protection Agency for their Energy Star program that has been around for several years. The goal of Energy Star is to encourage manufacturers to make products which run on less energy. Less energy means lower bills for your and natural resource savings for everyone. Buying a refrigerator or stove or any other electrical appliance with the Energy Star rating means you’re doing your part. But what happens when you unplug that device and get ready to toss it out? Should the concern about the environment stop? Absolutely not. Which is why GE has teamed up with the EPA’s second major program WasteWise.
Once again this means manufacturers need to take the lead. In this case, GE is redesigning its line of refrigerators to reduce the amount of landfill waste generated by a single ice box. By adapting a new type of insulation and form of plastic, GE hopes to reduced the weight of a fridge waste by around 85% from an average of 55 pounds to just under 8 pounds. They have also put out the call that they’ll be on the receiving end of all those product materials like circuit boards, glass, foam and plastic that go into the composition of every refrigerator. Hopefully, the other major players will follow GE’s lead and get on board this program.
All of this points out the importance of proper refrigerator disposal. If you’re planning on swapping out your old model for a new and improved version then you want to make sure you take care of junking that ice box the right way. The “wrong way” is leaving it around your home or property. If you don’t lock up that fridge or remove the door you could be facing some very serve fines. The law on the books makes it a crime not to secure any refrigerator you’re not using. To avoid that hassle, what you should do is hire a team of professional junk haulers who can not only get rid of your fridge but do it the right way.
Most people don’t think about where there junk ends up and that’s a major problem. When you hire those junk haulers, ask them where your trash will be headed. You might be happy to hear they’ll be dropping it off at the closest Charlotte recycle center. Your refrigerator might not end up at the same place as your plastic bottles but that’s not something you have to worry about when you hire the right team of junk haulers – Junk King Charlotte.
As long as you are going to have a full crew show up to take away your fridge you can also get them to remove any other bulk piece of junk you want gone. If they can carry out a refrigerator they can certainly carry out an old sofa, television, stove or even row boat! Be smart about how you get rid of junk, go with Junk King Charlotte.
Now that the holiday shopping rush is officially over it’s time to look forward to the New Year and figure out what you really need around the house. Sure, you might have received plenty of thoughtful gifts but were they what you really needed such as a new refrigerator or dishwasher? While it is true that those big ticket items aren’t usually associated with holiday gift giving that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t appreciate trading in your old faulty appliances for brand-new versions. You might be pleasantly surprised to discover that major kitchen appliances are being sold at sharp discounts. That’s because stores want to move out their inventory from last year and make way for the newer models.
As you make your way to the Charlotte area shopping malls to check out the potential appliance bargains you should be thinking about exactly what your needs are. If you’re shopping for yourself that’s easy: you just pick what works for you. However, if you that a house full of folks who will be putting these appliances through their paces you need to consider size and features. Size does matter especially with larger families. This is why you should be shopping for a bigger capacity refrigerator or dishwasher. With a larger capacity dishwasher you’ll be able to fill it up with more dishes and run it less often than you would with a smaller dishwasher. As for the bigger refrigerator, you just need that for all the food! But that doesn’t mean you can’t be shopping for appliances with better energy efficiency than the ones you’re using now. In fact, you might find that the extra money you spend on a modern energy-efficient refrigerator could end up saving you money on your electricity bill down the road.
As with every other major purchase it pays to shop around when you are looking for appliances. Today, comparison shopping is easier than ever. You can go to one store, find a model you’re looking for and then scan the barcode into a special phone app. That app then tells you exactly where to find the same model at a better price. Armed with that kind of information you could turn to your sales clerk and simply say “match this price or I’m out of here!”
You’ll also want to find out about the extras in terms of delivery and installation. Any major kitchen appliance will require some form of hook up and installation. If you find yourself in a DIY kind of mood that won’t be a problem but you might be better served to let the professional handle the installation.
Speaking of professionals, you could also call upon these types of folks with regard to getting rid of your old appliances. Professional junk haulers from Junk King Charlotte can arrive in the same day that you expect delivery of your new item and take away the old fridge, stove or dishwasher. While these junk haulers are carting off your appliances they can also take away all kinds of other junk you might be hanging onto for no good reason! Use the excuse of buying new appliances for also getting rid of all your junk.
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