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Charlotte Mattress Removal and Tips for Buying a New One

Here at Junk King we always like to tell our Charlotte mattress removal clients that we recycle. That means you don’t need to feel bad about phoning for our removal services because you think that old mattress will wind up in a landfill.

We have a variety of services that are dedicated to our valuable clients in Charlotte. Along with other furniture removal options, we pride ourselves on construction waste removal, appliance removal along variety of other categories.

There are several excellent reasons why our Charlotte mattress removal services stand head and shoulders above the competition. These include:

• The fact that we are well known for having fast and friendly service. What’s more, when you rent from us for some of your other needs, you only pay for the space you use. It’s that kind of efficient, cost-effective philosophy that’s made us an industry leader.

• We also pride ourselves on estimates that are free and transparent. In fact, if you take a minute to look at our written price guarantee, you’ll see that we are committed to beating the competition.

If you’re thinking about buying a new mattress, there are some things that you should know about replacing the old one. For example, talking to your doctor before you make any decisions is a great idea, especially if you’re a little older.It’s a good idea to remember that your doctor or therapist isn’t really an expert on mattresses. They can give you some excellent advice based on the fact they know your medical conditions however.

Our Charlotte Mattress Removal History
One of the other things that separates our company from the competition is the fact that we have an interesting history. Junk King was formed in 2005 by 2 friends who wanted to put together an echo friendly junk removal business. The rest as they say is history and we’re proud of the fact that we are considered America’s number one junk service today.
The mattress services that we offer are thorough and complete. Right from the time you first make contact with us until the time you wave goodbye to that old piece of furniture. Starting the process off is quick and easy.

All you need to do is call or text. A simple click of the mouse will get you started on the process that is user-friendly, quick and efficient. Charlotte mattress removal is here for you.

Charlotte Carpet Disposal and Recycling

Like most other businesses, the carpet industry is extremely competitive and carpet salespersons are eager (desperate?) to get your business. This is why you need to take charge when you go out shopping for carpet. Just like with buying a car, the greatest power you have as a customer is the ability to walk away. It amazing how much of a better deal you’ll get when the carpet salesperson knows that. Your best approach for buying new carpet would be to visit at least five different retail showrooms. This will give you a strong sense of what is “out there.” Before going, you’ll want to measure the space you’ll be carpeting because that’s the first question you’ll be asked: “What’s the square footage of the room?” When you’ve narrowed down the two or three choices of carpet ask to take a small sample home and live with it for a day. If the carpet store won’t part with a sample they are not someone you should be doing business with.

After you’ve zeroed in on the sample you like, make sure to write down all the info that will be on the back of the sample. You want the exact color, style, manufacturer, density and price to match when you go back to the store. Be wary of trying to be sold something you don’t want. You’ll also want to hold onto that sample for delivery day. It should be a match to whatever arrives in the truck. Check it out before they take the roll off their truck. This is especially important when comparing density of your yarn. Don’t fall for the old switcheroo!

Sometimes a carpet salesperson will come out to your home with samples and to take measurements. It might be hard to get rid of them! That’s why it’s better to do your own measuring and go to the store. If you do have a salesperson come out, let them do the measuring but compare the numbers they come up with against your own. If that match you know you’re dealing with an honest company.

As with any type of major purchase you’ll want to get everything in writing on your order form. This would be all that information you took down from the back of the sample plus the padding and installation costs. One way you’ll save money is to have your old carpet removed in advance. It’s really not that difficult to pull up a carpet. To get rid of it all you need to do is call Junk King Charlotte. They’ll send over a crew of expert movers and truck big enough to hold all your old carpet. While they’re at it, that same Junk King crew can cart off any other bulky item you want to get rid of. The best approach for bringing in new carpet is to make sure you’ve got a clutter free home. Junk King Charlotte can get you there!

Charlotte Bulk Trash Pickup

If you’ve noticed something missing around the area it might be the garbage. That’s because all around North Carolina and here in Charlotte residents and businesses are creating less garbage than they have in over 20 years. According to recent surveys each person has generated 0.98 tons of trash last year. That is down from the peak of 1.36 tons that hit in 2006. What’s the cause of this major reduction? Those in the know at the Division of Solid Waste point to more people recycling as the leading cause. Across the state there are 40 landfills that have been given the seal of approval to accept trash. Of that trash, around 60% is household garbage while 24% is industrial waste and the rest is construction demolition. What about your junk? Do you know where it ends up? You would if you hired Junk King Charlotte to get rid of it all.

Junk King is the professional junk removal service based here in Charlotte that makes a point of recycling or repurposing the majority of what they collect from homes and businesses. Ever since the city of Charlotte got into the recycling biz, it has fallen on residents to make sure they are sorting their recyclables but that doesn’t have to stop with magazines and soda cans. When you hire Junk King to cart off bulky items you’ll find that those can be recycled as well. Things like sofas, loveseats, shelves, bedroom sets and all kinds of appliances can all be broken apart and grinded into recyclable material. If it looks like something you’re tossing out could be fixed up then Junk King will drop that item off at one of those charities which handle that sort of thing. All you have to do is tell the Junk King crew what you want tossed out and they’ll handle the rest.

Hiring Junk King works best when you’ve got those bulky items which won’t fit into the garbage can. That’s because with every Junk King assignment comes a large truck that can accommodate whatever you want tossed out. There’s no longer any good reason to hold onto things you have no use of. Wouldn’t you like to reclaim that space in your home or yard for more practical purposes? In some cases, people have clear out a basement and put in a home theater. They’ve made room in their garage for a arts and craft workshop. They’ve even converted an attic into another bedroom which increased the value of the home. What can you do with your storage space? You won’t be able to find out until you toss out the junk and that can happen with a single call to Junk King Charlotte.

Charlotte Christmas Tree and Holiday Junk Removal

Christmas is over. Which means only one thing: time to take back all those gifts that didn’t live up to your expectations. It’s not really a bad thing. In fact, many retailers expect presents to be returned and offer “gift receipts” for the savvy shopper. But there are some other tips to make the gift return process go a bit more smoothly. Having that receipt is crucial but some retail outlets like Best Buy could look up a purchase on their computer. Although that might pertain only if you made the purchase and not someone else. After all, you don’t want to credit back the gift giver’s account.

It’s also important to keep all the labels and tags intact. You might not have any control over this on the receiving end but if you’re giving a gift you have “doubts” about then make sure they’ll be able to return the item without a hassle. Most stores have their official return policy written right on the receipt. And be on the lookout for a restocking fee. Some stores might take that onto the return value of an item. You might be able to haggle that away. It’s worth a shot.

There are some other items you’ll be returning after the holidays as well but these won’t be going back to stores instead they’ll be headed to the closest Charlotte recycling center or certified landfill. This would be all the trash that has accumulated since Christmas morning. And we can’t forget getting rid of your Christmas tree before it becomes a genuine fire hazard! There is one business who can handle those kinds of returns in a single trip. That would be Junk King Charlotte, the junk removal specialist.

By making an appointment with Junk King you’ll be getting a hardy two-man crew to do all the heavy lifting. They’ll also show up with an empty truck perfect for the Christmas tree, wrappings and boxes. While they’re clearing up your holiday debris, Junk King can also cart off any other bulky item you might have identified as being ready for the trash heap. Maybe some of those outdoor holiday decorations have seen better days. Do you really want to drag them out again next year if they are faded or broken? Make room for new decorations in your storage area by tossing out the old. Junk King can show you the way.

Keep in mind that Junk King can also properly dispose of your outdated e-waste that might have been replaced by “Santa.” Old televisions, computers, laptops, printers and monitors should all be dismantled properly. Junk King will know right where to take them. Bring a clean end to the holidays with help from Junk King Charlotte.

Recycling News In Charlotte

Most everyone is familiar with the word “recycle” but not everyone might understand what that process is all about. The best way to increase recycling levels is to inform the public about how that process works from start to finish. That’s the goal of ReCommunity, a Charlotte based company that is dedicated to informing the public through an interactive website that is all about recycling.

“We wanted to take a proactive approach to engaging and educating” to the 36 communities the company serves in 13 states, says Jeff Fielkow, vice president of revenue and growth at Charlotte-based ReCommunity. “We really believe virtual tours and interactive educational resources are the wave of the future. So we wanted to stay true to our community and education-focused mission, and build a turn-key recycling educational website,” he said.

Included on the website is a visual tour of a MRF, teacher lesson plans, animated videos, educator resources, and an interactive site where people can see an overview of an entire MRF and click on each element to learn more about that step of the process.

“We are thrilled to bring the Recovery Revolution to our community partners and educators everywhere,” says Fielkow. “Creating state-of-the-art educational tools is a critical initial step in the process of improving recycling and enhancing all of its associated community benefits.”

ReCommunity’s primary focus is on the kind of weekly recycling trash pickup. But there is another kind of recycling that you can engage in with the help of another company. That would be junk recycling with Junk King Charlotte.

Junk King is a Charlotte company of professional junk haulers that would like nothing better than to recycle all of your junk. Even if you don’t ask for your junk to be recycled, Junk King will probably recycle it anyway. That’s because they are dedicated to keeping Charlotte an environmentally safe place to live and work. If that means making a few extra drop offs at the recycling centers around town then so be it; it’s all part of the comprehensive service offered by Junk King Charlotte.

When you hire Junk King you’ll actually be getting a team of workers and a large truck. Those are the exact two items which might have been standing in the way of your removing all that junk in the first place. It’s not easy to get rid of a sofa or loveseat or stove or set of tires. But with Junk King Charlotte you won’t have to lift a finger. When you’re ready to recycle your oversized junk items give Junk King a call. They’ll get the job done in a snap.

Charlotte Grill Disposal

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?

Charlotte Landscaping Cleanup

Recently a local Charlotte business has found a novel way to deal with their landscaping clean-up: hire a goat. The Charlotte Cemetery Commission is now using sheep and goats to keep the lawns trim. Actually, this is not a new concept. Out in California, a trendy Malibu community rents goats to clear fields about their homes of brush. This actually helps prevent dangerous fires from creeping down to their properties. Renting goats and sheep is a truly eco-friendly way of mowing the lawn.

Of course, it’s not the most practical of landscaping cleanup solutions especially for a homeowner. Sure if you don’t care much about your backyard gardens you could let a goat or two loose back there but they might not stop at chomping on the grass. Say good-bye to any flowers in your garden! You also have to keep in mind that for every item that a goat takes in it will “expel” another item. Yes, this would be a great source of fertilizer in an open field but for your backyard not so much. There’s also the issue of the non-vegetation cleanup you might need. A goat can’t get rid of rusty patio furniture or a fallen tree limb left over from the last storm. That’s when you’ll need to bring in a professional “two-legged” crew, the kind of crew you can hire with Junk King Charlotte.

Junk King Charlotte is a local business part of a nationwide franchise of professional junk haulers. All across the country, folks are taking advantage of the Junk King crews to help them get rid of all kinds of clutter. Now Charlotte residents can tap into those same kinds of professional crews to help with their landscaping cleanup.

This is a perfect time of the year to do a landscaping cleanup. The summer is winding down and it’s time to get ready to batten down the hatches for winter. Instead of covering up patio furniture you might not even use next year, why not get rid of it? If you’ve got debris left over from the last storm, why not get rid of that too? You can in one appointment with Junk King.

One of the many benefits of hiring Junk King Charlotte is that they’ll arrive with a big enough truck to take away whatever you want tossed out. If you’ve been the unfortunate recipient of a fallen tree limb you might be asking how to get rid of that. Just call Junk King. They’ll have the manpower and the tools to bust up that limb and take it away. That holds true for piece of your patio or deck that might have broken off as well as any other kinds of scraps that should be tossed out. If you really want to see a goat in action, visit your local petting zoo but let the Junk King take care of your cleanup.

E Waste Recycling In Charlotte

Traditionally when states enact new laws they either go into effect on January 1st or July 1st. This past July 1st a new North Carolina state law came into being that will have you rethinking what you do with your electronic waste. As of today, the state has banned e-waste from landfills. As a reminder here is what is considered e-waste: laptops, desktops, monitors, printers, scanners, printer-scanner-fax combos, mice, keyboards and any type of televisions. Does this mean you’re stuck with your e-waste? Not exactly.

The Mecklenburg County government has set up several electronics collection sites throughout the area. These include most Goodwill drop-off centers. The trick is getting your e-waste to those centers. That means loading it up in your car, driving to the location and hoping that it will be open. It might also mean giving up time from work just to follow the law. Is there a better way? There is when you call Junk King Charlotte.

Junk King Charlotte is a professional service of certified junk haulers who know how to properly dispose of electronic waste. You won’t have to worry about finding the right drop-off center when you bring Junk King in on the plan. They’ll handle that drop-off. All you need to do is point to stuff you want taken away and the Junk King crew will handle the rest.

Take note that Junk King Charlotte doesn’t just have to pick up your e-waste for proper disposal. They’ll be able to cart away any bulky item you want to throw out but can’t put in the garbage. That includes old furniture, busted kitchen appliances, lumpy mattresses, yard waste or construction trash. All of those items might end up at different recycling centers but once again you don’t have to worry about that. If Junk King needs to make several drops to get rid of your junk then so be it.

The way Junk King Charlotte works is that you’ll be charged by the amount of space your junk will take up in their truck. Nothing more, nothing less. This estimate will be determined by a Junk King supervisor who will come to your home for a free estimate consultation. You’ll show them the junk you want taken away and they’ll figure out the truck space required. Once you’re given that estimate it won’t change. In fact, if it turns out that your junk takes up more space you’ll still only be charged the original estimate. Best of all, Junk King will work on your schedule. You won’t have to give up your weekends or your work day to get this task handled. Junk King strives to make it about your needs. This makes getting rid of your e-waste and your junk extremely hassle free.

Cool Off By Clearing the Clutter in Your Charlotte Home

In the extreme heat of a summer in Charlotte everyone is being warned to stay cool. The usual proactive tips apply such as drinking plenty of water, staying indoors in the cool air and not over exerting yourself outside. It’s easy for us to make these adjustments but what about our four-legged friends? Think of it this way; as hot as you might be you’re still not covered in fur. That’s why we need to take special precautions for our dogs to make sure they can beat the heat too.

A Dog’s Best Friend is a local Charlotte grooming business where Amber Moore offers some sage advice. “As a groomer I have seen paw pads worn down. They start to tear.  The asphalt or pavement can be 10 to 15 degrees hotter than the actual temperature.  Remember if you wouldn’t walk barefoot on the sidewalk, don’t make your dog.”

You might think that shaving off that fur is a good way to keep your pooch happy. Actually could have the opposite effect by causing sunburn. Yes, keep your dog well groomed but he doesn’t need a buzz cut.

If you’re staying indoors because of the heat outside then that’s where your dog should be. Although you’ll have a hard time talking them out of going for walks it might be better to wait until after the sun goes down before heading out. In the meantime, stay cool in your own home by having fresh air circulating. Whether that cool  air comes from a fan or air conditioner it’s important that your home or apartment has free flow. What could be getting in the way of that proper air circulation is all the clutter you’ve accumulated over the years. Before it gets any hotter you might want to call Junk King Charlotte to help you get rid of that clutter.

Junk King is a local based business that specializes in professional junk removal. “Professional” is the key word here. When you hire Junk King you’ll be inviting a crew into your home that is licensed, bonded and fully insured. Those are only kind of workers you should be happy to hire!

With Junk King you’ll be able to finally get rid of anything that eyesore in your. Even if you have piles of old furniture or boxes of useless junk stacked in your garage there still an eyesore. Inside your home your closets could be stuffed floor to ceiling with junk that could just as easily be tossed out if you had the right help.

When Junk King Charlotte shows up for a job they’ll be bringing with them an empty truck that’s yours to fill up. Take advantage of that truck and clean out your house you’ll be amazed at just how cooler things will become.

Charlotte Apartment Junk Removal

Just because you might be living in an apartment doesn’t mean you have to be living a drab life. With many more folks moving back into apartments every unit should become a premium living environment. If you’re in a good location and paying decent rent then perhaps you need to give your place a make-over which can help strengthen your decision to stay put.

Aside from what type of furniture you want to bring in, you might need to ask your landlord about making significant changes like repainting walls. There are some apartments that restrict hanging things on the wall. The reasons for this are that a landlord needs to know they’ll be able to rent the place if and when you move out. To do that, the place needs to be “neutral” as white walls with no holes in them. However, if you have a good relationship with your landlord and want to change things up he might let you repaint the walls with the promise of taking them back to “white walls” if you move out. That’s not a big deal especially when you consider the trade-off of living in a place that truly reflects your own personality.

When it comes to color selection be bold. You don’t have to think in terms of every room being the same color. Instead, maybe a warm red for the dining room and a soothing yellow for the living room. Your closet paint dealer will have plenty of options for you to pick from. Ask for samples you can slap on the wall and “live with” before doing the complete paint job.

Often an apartment can be greatly enhanced by simply brightening up the place. Adding a large mirror on a wall to reflect the natural sunlight can infuse a room with new energy. If you have an overhead light get out to Home Depot or Lamps Plus to see the huge selection of choices you have for swapping out that lamp. Just make sure you keep the old lamp to put back when you move out.

What about a filling up a wall with photos? Try to mix and match photo sizes and frame designs to create a kind of collage affect. This is a great idea to bring some life into a dreary hallway. One of the things that are hard to find in an apartment is storage space. Closets aren’t always as accommodating as you would like them to be. It might help if you can clear out all your clutter. This is probably a good suggestion before beginning any type of apartment make-over. How much junk are you handing onto that you could conceivable get rid of? You can accomplish this by hiring a team of professional junk haulers like Junk King Charlotte. And if you live up several flights of stairs, have no fear: the professional junk haulers will happily make the climb to help you get rid of your junk. There’s no reason why your apartment can become a true oasis.