Monthly Archives: January 2012

Declutter Your Chattanooga Home

Do you dread coming home at the end of every workday? Not because of who you might be living with but because of the mess that you are surrounded by. You’re not alone. Many folks find that with a busy schedule it’s all they can do to get dinner on the table and attend to the needs of their family before collapsing in bed at the end of a busy day. This is when things like decluttering your home go right out the window! If you’re frustrated with the amount of clutter you’re surrounded by here are some helpful hints towards changing that situation and creating a clutter free living environment.
The first thing you need to accept is the fact that a lot of this clutter is going to end up being junk you can throw away. If you schedule an appointment with Junk King Chattanooga to send one of their crews out to your home then you will have a specific target date in mind when it comes to getting rid of all that junk. For instance, if you make the appointment with Junk King for the following Saturday then this weekend will be the perfect time for you to decide which junk items you’re going to throw out.
Setting a deadline that you have to adhere to is a great way to jumpstart your decluttering. What you don’t want to get into is a situation where you’re simply moving your junk from one room to another. That might work if you have company coming over but ultimately it’s just going to end up bogging you down even more. Again it goes back to this issue of accepting that you’ll be throwing this junk out.
With regard to determining whether or not you should throw something out, you need to think in terms of practicality or sentimentality. Nobody would ask you to get rid of something that holds sentimental value but could you make that claim for an old sofa or mattress? What about a computer you no longer use? Is that really sentimental? Over the years you might have found that storing items in boxes is a way to keep your junk organized. While that may be true in certain circumstances you have to ask yourself how many boxes you now have full of stuff you haven’t sorted through? Are you being overrun by boxes? Here’s where the Junk King crew can also be of service. Not only will they be able to move those large bulky items but they can pretty much take away anything you wanted to whether it’s boxed up or just gathered in a pile.
The moment your home has become decluttered it won’t take much effort to keep it that way. Just get in the habit of asking yourself “why am I keeping this?” Unless you have a good answer that item whatever it is needs to be thrown out.

Chattanooga Water Heater Disposal

If there is one thing that is predictable about the weather around Chattanooga is that it is unpredictable! Recent temperatures have made it feel more like the fall as opposed to winter. But that doesn’t mean that a winter storm won’t come raging into Chattanooga requiring everyone to bundle up to stay warm. Before that happens, it might be a good idea to check out your home’s water heater to make sure it can withstand the pounding from another long stretch of winter.
Recently, Bob Rayburn, the sales manager at Chattanooga Heating and Air Conditioning told Nooga.com that he recommends folks get that water heater check-up maintenance performed before the cold weather hits. He also had some tips for energy savings. “Most of the time, we tell (people) to set (thermostats) to 68,” Rayburn said. “But don’t cut it way down. It will just take too long to heat back up. That’s why people’s bills go up so much if they are monkeying around with their thermostats too much.”
As for the water heater, Rayburn suggests wrapping the water heater with insulation to protect it from harsh drops in temperature and make sure the heat doesn’t escape. However, no amount of insulation can help a water heater that has seen better days. When it’s time for a replacement, you should consider contracting with Junk King of Chattanooga to handle the removal of that old water heater and make room for the new model.
An old water heater is not something you can stuff into your garbage can for the weekly pick up. First of all, good luck carrying that out of the basement! More to the point, that old water heater needs to be disposed of properly. This could mean sending it off to a scrap metal yard as opposed to a landfill. But you really don’t have to fret over those types of decisions once you’ve brought Junk King into the picture. They’ll know just how to handle the disposal process. Here’s another thing to think about: What else can you get rid of in this same trip? In other words, just because the Chattanooga crew Junk King is getting rid of your old water heater doesn’t mean they can’t get rid of all your other junk.
What’s collecting dust in your attic or garage? Are there auto parts from a long abandoned restoration job? A busted piano that nobody is ever going to play again? Wood scraps from a remodel project? You’ve probably been hanging onto this kind of junk for the same reason why you can’t throw out your water heater: It’s too big! You can depend on the Junk King crew to show up with the right size truck which means that nothing will be too big to haul away. They’ll also have the right amount of man power to accomplish the task at hand. The only finger you’ll be lifting is to make the call to Junk King Chattanooga.