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Chattanooga Couch Pickup

old couch pickupThe Chattanooga Times has a cool weekly featured called “Get Off the Couch.” This is where they highlight all the great things you can do around the area provided you actually get off your couch. We’re talking about events like RiverRocks which was a huge gathering of 1,200 rowers in the Tennessee River. They also talked about the big Oktoberfest celebration being held at the Chattanooga Market. Yes, there is a whole world of fun out there beyond your living room. Of course, getting off the couch might also reveal the necessity of buying a new couch!

Next to our beds, our living room sofas get the most use. Unlike our beds, they also end up getting the most stains from spilled soda, cheesy snacks and puppy paw prints. What kind of shape is your sofa in? It is sagging in the middle? Are the springs popping up from the cushions? Has the fabric faded? If you answered “yes” to any one of those questions then it might be time to make the swap as in out with the old sofa and in with the new.

No doubt you’ve seen the occasional sofa set out on the curb. Sometimes this is done in frustration. What better way to convince someone to buy a new sofa then to drag the old sofa out of the house? Folks also put out sofas in the hope someone will drive by and pick it up. Of course, that would mean that person would be driving in a truck big enough to hold the sofa, would have a friend to help them load the sofa and got there before the sofa was ruined by the weather. That’s a lot to ask. If you’re ready to buy a new sofa then your best bet to get rid of the old sofa would be to hire Junk King Chattanooga.

Junk King are the local junk removal specialists who are part of a national franchise. This makes them a professional company who is licensed to do business in Chattanooga. They are also fully insured. When you hire Junk King it’s just like you’re getting two trained movers. The Junk King crew will come in and remove your old sofa from right where it is resting. You don’t have to drag it out of the house. On that same trip, the JK crew can also take away anything else you want to toss out. Maybe you’ve got more furniture you want out of the house. It can all end up on the back of the Junk King truck to be properly disposed off. Don’t junk up your sidewalk. Let Junk King handle the couch pickup for you.

Furniture Donations Pickup in Chattanooga

Sadly, like a lot of the rest of the country Chattanooga has seen its fair share of devastating storms. It feels like a year doesn’t go by without some flooding or tornado ripping through communities and leaving a path of destruction in their wake. Even when homes are destroyed and families are displaced there is still plenty to appreciate from living in Chattanooga. Top of the list would be the generous spirit that residents provide to their neighbors and total strangers. It’s not uncommon for donations to pour in after a storm. Those donations are provided to anyone in need, no questions asked. And as the “banks” of donations dwindle down they always have a way of being refilled just when the need is greatest. Junk King of Chattanooga understands this and that’s why they are dedicated to helping fill up the reserve of furniture donations by dropping off some of those items they pick up that might be worthy of more use.

Junk King has a long list of potential drop-off sites that are part of their daily routes. These include charities in the Chattanooga area that refurbish furniture. Whether it’s a worn out sofa, wobbly chair or banged up table there are many operations which have the trained staff which can convert those junk items into practical piece of furniture.

Maybe you’re throwing out a couch because it doesn’t match your new decor scheme or it’s just plain worn out. All it would take is some fresh upholstery to turn that sofa into a decent piece of furniture. That couch can then end up on the home of a family in need of a little help when it comes to providing a comfortable living space. By working with Junk King you’re furniture castoffs will have years more life in them. Best of all, you won’t have to exert any extra effort to help those in need: Junk King will handle the entire project from start to finish.

Junk King might be picking up some items from your home that won’t make it to the “reuse” pile. Nothing wrong with that. These would be things like broken appliances, yard waste, swing sets, lumber, dry wall or anything else that couldn’t normally fit into your garbage can. For all of those items, Junk King will make sure they are handled in the right manner. With Junk King Chattanooga on the job, you won’t have to worry about straining your back or sacrificing hours of your valuable time driving in search of a landfill. Junk King takes all the work out of junk removal for you. They get the job done right every time.

Chattanooga Grill Disposal and Recycling

Around Chattanooga folks take their barbequing very seriously. For many it comes down to a simple choice: Dry rub or marinade. With the dry rub, a combination of spices (often secret ingredients) is rubbed onto the meat of choice and then it is slow roasted, grilled or smoked. With the marinade option, it’s the same “secret recipes” but these are more sauce oriented. The best option is to soak the meat in the marinade of choice for several hours. In some cases even an entire 24 hour period. You’ll find passionate devotees on both sides of these BBQ equations.

There are also equally passionate opinions about the types of preferred grills. Again there are two basic choices: Propane or natural burning. Old school grilling consists of charcoal briquettes doused with light fluid then set ablaze. When the flames die down, the charcoal continues to burn bright and provide the heat source of for the BBQ. It’s that initial “flame up” that is cause for great concern and also the spark that has ignited many fires that got out of control. Some folks just can’t resist pouring heavy with that lighter fluid. Perhaps that’s why the propane grill grew in popularity.

With a propane grill you simply turn on the gas from a stored tank and spark up your grill much like you would turn on your stove top. The benefits of propane grilling are that it provides an even and consistent heat source. What might be lost is a distinct flavor found through smoking your BBQ with different types of wood chips. Actually, there are many propane BBQ grills can allow you to add wood chips for that smoky flavor. You can even put chips together in some aluminum foil, get them damp and create the same smoker effect when you close the hood of your BBQ. Keep in mind that smoking BBQ is not always about heating BBQ. The flavors infused into the meat come from the smoke of the wood not the flame.

No matter which type of BBQ method you prefer, you might discover as you head out for your first official BBQ of the summer that your grill is in bad shape. Even if you have kept that grill covered through the winter, it was still subjected to some harsh elements. If you weren’t as diligent with your “after grill” clean up then there might also be lots of charred gunk piled up on your grill which is certainly not appetizing. All of this means you could be in the market for a new grill. Don’t let getting rid of the old grill stand in your way. Hire a team of professional junk haulers like Junk King Chattanooga to take away that old grill and you’ll have plenty of room for you new model. Those same junk haulers can also make quick work of any other stuff you want taken away. This makes buying a new grill the perfect excuse to get rid of all your junk. That’s a winning scenario in anybody’s book!

Why Junk Removal is Getting Big in Chattanooga

Removing junk from your home is a lot like starting a diet: At some point, you decide enough is enough and decide to take action. On the diet side of things, you could be advised by your doctor to shed those extra pounds. Perhaps you’ve got a big reunion or wedding coming up when you want to look your best. The key factor is motivation. Most personal trainers will tell you that without motivation even the best thought out diet plans will fail. Despite what you might see on “The Biggest Loser”  the best way to lose weight to take it off is slowly. Two pounds a week is a very obtainable goal that can be achieved with a sensible diet and exercise.

With regard to the junk removal issue, here you also need the proper motivation but in a different direction. Your motivation could simply be the desire to live in an environment that is free of clutter. When that is accomplished you’ll have more space in your home for the storage of important items. You could even reclaim entire rooms for a better purpose. This is why a lot of Chattanooga residents are getting serious about junk removal: They want to take charge and reclaim their home.

It is easy to see how a home can be overwhelmed with junk. We bring things into our lives thinking they’ll be used. Some of these items, like furniture, are given a good work-out but at some point that furniture is going to wear down and even break. What happens then? Typically, that old piece of furniture is shoved out onto the back porch or in the garage. The reason is because you can’t throw it out with the trash and you can’t dump it by the side of the road so you hold onto it. How many things are you holding onto that can be tossed away?

If you’ve got piles of junk ready to be taken away, you’ll need some help. Just like you might need help with a diet book or trainer, junk removal is not something you can do by yourself. Hiring professional junk haulers means you’ll have all the manpower you’ll need along with the truck space. Working with these types of professionals also means they’ll get the job done right and they’ll be trustworthy. You don’t want to invite just any worker into your home. A professional junk hauler should work for a reputable company. They will also be fully bonded and insured.

Getting rid of the junk around your home can also include anything in your front yard, back yard or garage. Imagine what you’ll be able to accomplish with all that stuff out of your live. You could have room to plant a garden or set up a guest room. You could even turn a spare room into a home gym which will help with the diet plan! Start shedding pounds and shedding junk today!

For the best in Chattanooga Junk Removal, look no further than Junk King Chattanooga!

Chattanooga Patio Furniture Disposal

According to recent news reports, all those intense storms that have been occurring lately across the country might just become the norm. Depending on where you live will determine which type of storm you can expect to be a regular occurrence. This means that all those folks who live in hurricane alley or up north in the cold better get use to those extreme weather conditions. You don’t have to look far in Chattanooga for evidence of these wacky weather systems: they are already calling for an early November snow! What this really means is that the outside of our homes are going to be taking a bigger beating than they had in the past. Most folks who already experience the changes of the seasons know how to weatherize their home. They’ll take all the normal precautions when it comes to cleaning out gutters, weather stripping windows and doors and making sure the plumbing is up to code and won’t crack in freezing weather.
Unfortunately the matter how hard you try your patio furniture might take the brunt of a winter storm and suffer the consequences. While it is true that patio furniture is designed to withstand outdoor life that doesn’t mean it’s designed to withstand extreme weather patterns. At least that holds true for older patio furniture. Newer design patio furniture is made from more durable materials at that last longer. If spending time in the warmer months outdoors means a lot to you and your family then you want to make sure your patio furniture is comfortable. When it’s time to replace that old weather worn furniture you’re probably better off hiring a professional Chattanooga Junk Removal company like Junk King to show up and take it all away in one trip.
If your patio furniture has reached the point where it needs to be tossed out then this is clearly something you don’t want to shove in the back of your SUV or pickup. Unless of course you don’t care what kind of mud, rust or dirt gets in the back of your SUV or pickup. A professional crew of junk haulers like Junk King will show up with a truck fit enough to take away all your patio furniture in one move and they won’t care one bit how dirty their truck gets!
Moving patio furniture is also definitely a two-man job. Even if you had the help to get rid of your furniture would you know where to dump it? The professional hauling team from Chattanooga would! And don’t think that just because they’re taking away your patio furniture that they won’t be able to take away other junk as well. This could be the perfect opportunity to finally clear out your garage, attic or basement of all that junk you’ve been holding onto for so long. All you have to do is think of filling up that big truck with even more junk!

5 Ways To Improve Your Home Décor Chattanooga

Envy is not a good quality to have but in certain circumstances it can be a positive motivator. If you go to a friend’s Chattanooga home to admire how they have decorated things you might be hit with a feeling of envy. But you can turn those feelings into the perfect excuse for giving your own home décor a make-over. The following tips offer up a great way to improve your Chattanooga home décor:
Time To Paint Those Walls: When was the last time you painted the walls in your home? If that answer is “never” then you are long overdue. You can certainly add a lot of flair and personality by picking colors for your walls beyond plain white. For instance, selecting a shade of blue can provide a more relaxing vide to a room while a dark red color provides a warm glow. What do you want to surround yourself with? The options are endless and can be a lot of fun to consider!
Go Slip Covers: There was a time when slip covers for sofas and chairs meant plastic. The goal was to protect the furniture as opposed to worry about how tacky it looked. Today, you can use cloth slip covers to create an entirely new look for your room. Instead of replacing a comfortable sofa, just swap out the slip covers to match the mood of the season.
Think Accessories: As you look in on your living room or bedroom you might think, “Something is missing.” What’s missing could be a simple accent like a decorative lamp on an end table. The holidays are also a perfect excuse to add accents throughout a room. You can even add more photos of the family or memorable occasions to the room. These don’t have to be hanging on the wall but can be in quaint frames sitting on the mantle or coffee table. These types of personal accessories can also reveal a lot about your personality and even provide a smile every time you walk past them. Sofa pillows would also fit into this category and are a perfect accent to any room with a couch.
Consider the Floors: While most of the attention in a room goes towards the walls and furnishings, the floor choices also play an important role in the feel of a room. If you’ve been living with wall to wall carpeting it might be time to make the switch to hardwood floor. You might just be amazed at how cost efficient it is to install laminated flooring. It’s also a lot easier to keep clean.
Clear Out the Clutter: Before you start any home décor improvement project you should start with a “clean slate.” This means making sure all your junk and clutter is removed from your home. You can easily get this done when you hire an experienced junk removal team like Junk King Chattanooga to show up and take away your junk with one service call. Once that has been accomplished you can start your decorating in earnest.

Chattanooga Used Furniture Pickup

Are you considering getting rid of some old furniture? Well, if you’re Dolly Parton then the best course of action with something like that is to put up for auction. That’s exactly what Dolly is doing with all the pieces in her bedroom suite from her Dollywood apartment. It’s all going up with eBay to benefit the Doctor Robert F. Thompson foundation.
“I first offered up my bed and lots of folks kept asking ‘Got anything else?’,” Parton said in a news release. “Since it’s for such a good cause, the Dr. Thomas Foundation, that’s so near and dear to my heart, I started digging through and thought, “Why not just the whole bedroom suite?”
For this auction you can bid on Dolly’s King-sized white painted cast iron bed, each piece features six brass vertical insets, her mattress & box spring, two autographed pillowcases in a king-sized set of white, lace-trimmed sheets, custom-made light pink bedspread, matching wooden side table, two cast iron bedside tables, two lamps and a bonus surprise framed wall hanging. This was actually the bedroom Dolly slept in since Dollywood opened in 1986. It was part of her personal apartment that was upstairs at the Apple Jack’s restaurant. Now that apartment space has been converted into an office for Dolly so it only makes sense for her to auction off the bedroom furniture.
Of course, if we were faced the situation we might not garner the same level of attention for getting rid of our used furniture. If eBay’s not going to take it then you might as well consider hiring a professional group of junk haulers like Junk King Chattanooga to show up at the appointed hour and take away all your furniture. You might not like to think of your furniture as junk but the moment you made the decision to get rid of it that’s exactly what it has become. Sure, there might be some items that you could pass among your family that still have some life in them. But for those pieces that are just plain worn out or busted up the best solution is a trip to the junk heap.
The other benefit of hiring a group of professional haulers  is that they are going to be licensed and insured. This means you’re getting quality workers coming into your home to move around these large pieces. This is where experience counts because the last thing you want is to have your floors or walls messed up because the movers didn’t know what they were doing. It’s also benefit to get rid of this furniture the right way as opposed to setting it out on the curb and hope someone might come by and pick it up. Usually that just ends up being an eyesore for the rest the neighborhood and could also lead to a fine for illegal dumping. Once that old furniture is gone you’ve got the room for some new pieces and redecoration.

Chattanooga Hot Tub Disposal

A Tale To Tell
There are many folks around Chattanooga who like to swap ghost stories. Seems like nearly every family has their own version of “things that go bump in the night.”  For the most part, these ghostly stories are of the more friendly type. An occasional apparition, noises after midnight and the random light switches going on and off are the norm. Quite often these incidents are more practical than paranormal but that doesn’t mean they can’t be shared. Anyone who moves into a new home will always be on the lookout for strange sounds especially at night. These can be attributed to the house “settling” but it doesn’t make them any more appealing. In extreme cases, folks move into a home and find themselves sharing the space with an other worldly visitor. You didn’t ask for this but it pretty much came with the home. Hopefully, you won’t have to go the full on exorcism route if a ghost begins popping up!
Other “Inherited”  Items
The potential for a friendly ghost visit isn’t the only thing a new home owner can inherit from the previous owners. There is also the matter of décor. Some home owners are turned off by a potential purchase because of cosmetic choices like shag carpeting or Formica finishes. Even a ghastly paint job can be enough to turn a deal sour. This has more to do with a lack of imagination than anything else. Wallpaper can be strip away and paint covered up. Those are easy fixes. But what about the big items that might have been left behind like a hot tub? That’s simply not anything you can paint over to get rid of. A big piece like that is going to require an experienced hot tub disposal crew like Junk King Chattanooga.
Breaking Down the Hot Tub
Whether you are getting rid of the hot tub you “inherited” or are replacing the model you installed you’re going to need help breaking it all down. Even the smallest of hot tubs will mean a bulky fiberglass tub shell that has to be hauled off in once piece. Sure you can chop it up and try stuffing it into your garbage cans but it’s going to take several weeks of loads not to mention the hazardous conditions that exist when breaking up fiberglass. Then there are all the encasement components to deal with. Many classic hot tubs borrow from the original design of an oak barrel. These wooden planks could be suffering from mold which is not something you really want to be handling. Then there is the actual motor for the hot tub to contend with. Add it all up and you can see why bringing in an outside crew like Junk King is your best option for getting rid of a hot tub.
More Bang for the Buck
If it feels a bit extravagant to hire haulers to just take away a hot tub then why not add to their truck with all the junk you’ve been hanging onto all these years? You probably have some stuff that just like the hot tub wasn’t practical to throw away. Now it can be tossed out and simply forgotten.

Sleep Longer and Live Longer by Getting Rid of Your Old Mattress!

We’ve all been told for most of our lives how important it is for a good night’s rest. In fact, there have been many studies conducted in the area of sleep research to understand just what happens when we drift off and why it is so important. The following is list of the top benefits we get from a decent sleep:
-  Improve Your Memory: If you think of your brain as a constantly working computer then you can appreciate the need for that computer to shut down for rest. Even your actually computer has a “sleep mode.” While we sleep, our brain is able to defrag all the items we took in during the day. By sorting these memories, the brain is able to store them in the right places which allow you to recall them when needed.
- Live Longer: This is where the issue of proper balance comes into play. Too much sleep or not enough sleep can have a direct impact on our lifespan. A recent found that women who ranged in age between 50 to 79 had more death occur when they slept less than five hours a night. The recommended daily dose of sleep is a good 7 to 8 hours.
- Reduce Your Inflammation: Heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis and premature aging: What do these conditions all have in common? Inflammation. Studies have found that people who sleep six hours or less a night have higher blood levels of proteins which cause inflammation. Connect the dots: less sleep equals more inflammation equals more health risk.
- Get Inspired: If you’re planning a bout of creativity you might want to get some sleep the night before. Just as your brain is sorting through those memories during sleep it is also restructuring them. This is the very root of creativity whether you are writing, painting or even giving a presentation where you need to “adjust to the room.” With sleep, your brain will be fresh and open to letting those creative juices flow.
- Help Your Focus: The simple fact that a lack of proper sleep leads to lousy grades and lack of focus has been proven many time through sleep studies. In fact, a lack of sleep can trigger symptoms that are normally associated with a person who is suffering from attention deficit disorder.
If all of this makes you concerned about the quality of your sleep it should! A lot of the problems people have with sleep can actually be attributed to what they are sleeping on. In other words, how old is your mattress? If you’ve been sleeping on the same cushioning for the past five years it’s probably time for an upgrade.
It might seem like a hassle to get rid of an old mattress but actually all it takes is one phone call to a Chattanooga mattress disposal company like Junk King. Professional junk haulers like Junk King can show up at the scheduled hour and get rid of your old lumpy mattress and make room for your new sleep oasis. Don’t waste another night!

Chattanooga Couch Disposal – Buy the New and Remove the Old

As the economy slowly makes its way back up from the bottom of the recession, folks are deciding to spend a bit more. One way to make sure that we can build up our country and provide more jobs is to buy American. You might be surprised to discover just how many items in your home were actually made overseas. The good news is that there are plenty of American manufacturers who are very much in the business of delivering high quality goods. If you’re ready to invest in improving your surroundings with some new furniture you won’t have to travel very far away from Chattanooga to find a good deal.
The first step for many savvy shoppers is Hamilton Place. This is Tennessee’s largest indoor shopping mall, featuring six major department stores that anchor dozens of other shops. There are certainly bargains galore to be had at Hamilton Place. But if the mall isn’t your thing, you might want to head over to Frazier Avenue on the North Shore of Chattanooga. Here’s where you can do some serious antiquing among the quaint shops that line this art’s district. Spending a day strolling among the shops on Frazier Avenue could inspire you with an entirely fresh approach to your home decorating.
Of course those options are for the “old school” kind of shopper. If you really want to explore all your “Made in America” options you’ll probably have to take to the internet. You might think it’s not practical to buy furniture online because of the expensive shipping costs. Actually, there are many companies who are excited to do business with you and offer free shipping all across the country. You’ll also find that their prices and styles are every bit as compatible as with those item sent from overseas.
Now the issue becomes what to do with your old couch or loveseat? You could shove it down into the basement or garage and hope it won’t take up too much space. But why would you want to hold onto something you’ve already deemed to be “useless?” This is when you should consider calling in a professional team of haulers like Junk King Chattanooga to take away that couch and make room for your new furniture pieces.
Keep in mind that just because you’re hiring certified junk haulers to take away your couch doesn’t mean that’s all they can haul away. If you think about it you could probably come up with a whole truck load of junk you’ve been thinking about getting rid of. You know; it’s all that stuff that you can’t throw out because it’s too bulky and you don’t have room in your car to drive it to the dump. Go through your house and make a list to see what you can come up with. When you clear out that clutter you’re find enjoying your new sofa is going to be a much nicer experience.