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Summer De-cluttering in Chattanooga

Looking for something to do in Chattanooga this summer? You’ll have your pick of music festivals, minor league baseball, river cruises and dozens of other special outdoor events. What’s that you say? You can’t go out because you never got around to your spring-cleaning chores? Have no fear; Junk King Chattanooga is here. One call to Junk King of Chattanooga and you’ll be able to get your home totally de-cluttered in time for all the fireworks, picnics and fun you can cram in this summer. What are you waiting for?

As you walk around your home, you might see some obvious things you’ve been itching to toss out. Maybe there is junk in your basement that gets in the way every time you go to do a load of laundry. There could be all kinds of clutter in your kids’ room or the back room you thought would be a guest room. All of that can be gathered up and tossed onto the back of a Junk King truck. Of course, when we say, “gather up” we mean by the Junk King crew. There are some folks who like to drag all the stuff they’re throwing away out into the driveway to get ready for pick up. That’s fine but with Junk King you really don’t have to be that accommodating. You can leave the junk right where it is and the Junk King crew will handle the rest.

This is the same crew that will go through your back yard or front porch to take away anything that is an eyesore. Lots of homes have all kinds of junk in their yard like tires, fenders and even the occasional rowboat. Nothing is too big or too crazy for Junk King Chattanooga to haul away.

Now, there might be somebody you’re living with that is going to gripe about getting rid of stuff. Usually the defense is, “I’m going to use that someday.” Here’s the thing; if they haven’t “used” that thing in at least six months then chances are it’s not going to be used ever. If they can’t even remember when they brought that piece of junk into the house then they really have no excuse. Let it be known the day when Junk King is going to show up and see if they get around to “using” that thing then. Of course, you could just ask Junk King to take it all away and see if anybody notices!

Give Junk King Chattanooga a call today and have your home de-cluttered by the weekend. Then you can start your summer fun for real!

Chattanooga Cabinet Removal

If you’ve got your sights set on a kitchen remodel you can either roll up your sleeves and do the job yourself or hire a professional contractor to get the makeover completed to your specifications. A contractor is really as good as their last job. That’s why it’s important that you check their references and find out about their work crews. Often a contractor will subcontract out the work because he’s trying to get as many clients as possible. What you have to look out for is getting what you pay for. The contractor you hired then he should be the one involved with your project. He won’t tell you that but his previous clients might. Take note that a contractor who is busy is a good thing. If your contractor can’t commit to your project for several weeks then it’s because he’s in demand. That’s a good thing!

When a  crew shows up for work, you don’t have to provide them with a catered lunch but a pot of coffee or cooler of soft drinks will go a long way towards creating a work crew that is dedicated to making sure the job is done right. You’ll well within your rights to ask questions but you need to give the crew a chance to do their work. And when it comes to pets or kids it would be best to steer them clear of the project for the duration of the workday.

To keep costs under control, you’ll want to make sure you plan out the remodel down to the last detail. You don’t want to change your mind or rethink things while a crew is standing around. Just because you’re hiring a work crew doesn’t mean you can’t get your hands dirty if you want to. Taking down the cabinets and removing the counter tops is a job you can easily accomplish as long as you make plans to have all that refuse removed. That’s where Junk King of Chattanooga can be a big help.

Junk King is a company that specializes in all kinds of junk removal and that includes demolition from a remodel job. Instead of renting a dumpster or trying to cram all the waste into your trashcans, schedule a removal appointment with Junk King. You could take down all the cabinets in the morning and have Junk King come by in the afternoon to make a clean sweep of the area. That way your work crew will have plenty of room to get the job done. While Junk King Chattanooga is taking out your old cabinets they can also clear out any other junk you want tossed. Welcome your new kitchen with a clutter free rest of the house!

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!

Chattanooga: Hoarding How to Get Rid of Junk

When it comes to the clutter in your own home, how close are you to becoming a full-blown hoarder? We all have things we like to hang onto. You need look no further than a closet crammed full of clothes we no longer wear or a garage stuffed to the rafters with all sorts of boxes of junk for proof of this. What makes a true hoarder is someone who develops an emotional attachment to that junk.

A hoarder can’t let go of things because of some intrinsic psychological burden that compels them to hang onto it. We’re not talking about things like neon beer signs or furniture made from driftwood that looks tacky. That’s really a matter of taste. To be classified as a hoarder it means you are essentially not letting go of anything. This is often diagnosed as a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD. When hoarding has reached extreme levels it might be time to bring in qualified psychological or psychiatric help.

Which brings us back to the issue of your own junk collection. Are you ready to get rid of it? If so then you should consider hiring a professional junk hauler like Junk King Chattanooga who will have the right amount of manpower and available trunk space to take away any amount of junk. It might sound harsh to accuse someone who has a lot of junk in their home of being lazy. It’s easy to ask, “Why don’t they just throw it all out?” The answer that question could come down to a matter of practicality.

Someone who lives by themselves might not have the ability to get rid of big items like old furniture or rusted car parts. Instead, they pile up in backyards, porches and driveways. Most of those big items where probably brought into the by means of a delivery truck. It stands to reason that that would be the only way to get rid of them. That is why calling the professional haulers can accomplish that task.

The other issue with this kind “hoarding” is what it might do to property values. You might be perfectly happy to put an old refrigerator or worn out sofa on your porch but if it gives the appearance of junk then your neighbors might not appreciate what that could do with their own property values. Yes, you are well within your rights to do whatever you want on your own front porch but you’re only causing a disservice to yourself by hanging onto those big bulky items. Suppose you need to assess your home? Wouldn’t you want it to have the highest value possible? Appearances do matter!

The moment you clear your house of all that junk you’ll be able to reclaim some valuable space that might have been lost over the years. Even having an empty closet can mean a lot when you need to store those valuable items you want to keep as opposed to all the trash you’re willing to let go. Don’t cross the line to become hoarder when it’s so easy to get rid of your junk.

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.

Help Make Chattanooga ‘The Best Town Ever’ by Picking up Your Trash!

Outside Magazine recently conducted a Facebook poll to find the “Best Town Ever.” Hands down, Chattanooga broke from the pack and took a major lead in the polling. “The winner won’t be announced until the October issue of Outside magazine hits the newsstands,” Jada Williams, the magazine’s publicist, said. Beyond the prize of bragging rights, the winning city will be prominently featured on the cover of Outside Magazine and have a dedicated segment on Outside Television. According to contest rules: “The winning town will be determined through a combination of total votes, overall support as a result of content such as photos and testimonials submitted, and creativity.”
It’s clear from these results that the folks living in Chattanooga have great pride in their city. Along with that pride comes a certain level of hard work. You can’t just sit back and take pride in your city; you need to work to make it great. That is why so many Chattanooga residents like to spend time sprucing up their yards and maintaining their lawns. This has proven to be a challenge with the recent wave of storms and flooding that has battered the region. As those waters receded, Chattanoogans rolled up their sleeves and started the clean-up.
There is no telling what a storm will dump in your yard. Often this refuse is too big to handle. That’s when you should be calling upon the services of a professional crew of junk haulers like Junk King Chattanooga to take away your large trash piles. By professional, we mean a business who is dedicated to keeping Chattanooga clean.
Here’s how this works: You’ve got piles of trash that can’t fit into your garbage can. What are your options? You would spend hours breaking up your one big pile into a bunch of little piles and then patiently wait to have them carted off week after week after week by your friendly city garbage collectors. While that happens, you’re still staring at the garbage. You could load up all that garbage into the back of your SUV, truck or family minivan and then drive around in search of a dump. That’s not anybody’s idea of a fun weekend. Not to mention what kind of damage you could inflict on your car.
Hiring Junk King’s professional moving crew  in Chattanooga means they will have the big truck and the muscle to pick up and take away your trash. Naturally, you don’t have to just concern yourself with what might have been dumped in your yard from the storms. You could call on these junk haulers to help you clear out your garage or basement of all the unwanted stuff you’ve collected over the years. This is the perfect project to make room in your home for guests. After all, once the word gets out about Chattanooga being the “Best Town Ever” you’re going to get a lot of calls from friends and family who want to see for themselves!

Chattanooga Trash Pickup

We are confronted with rules and regulations from the moment we wake up to the moment we go back to bed. That’s all part of living in an orderly society. Without those rules there would be chaos in the streets both literally and figuratively. One set of rules provided by the Chattanooga City Council actually covers something we all take for granted and that is trash collection. You might think there really aren’t any rules. All you have to do is put the trash out on the appointed day and it gets picked up. No harm, no foul, right? Not quite.
For instance, according to the official Chattanooga Public Works department, you need to have your trash containers out on the curb by 7:00 am on pickup day. It is also illegal for trash cans to stay on the street after collection day. Yes, you read that right: it’s illegal which means you could be sited and fined. The Public Works department also recommends that you put all your garbage in heavy-duty plastic bags and tie them up tight to prevent any critters from crawling in. The main reason for that is trash hauling crews aren’t going to pick up any spills. That all makes sense. But wait, there’s more!
Any piece of trash that could pose a health or safety risk for the garbage crew or even your neighbors won’t be picked up. This means things like unused paint, pesticides, battery acid or any kind of “radioactive substances.” (Yes, we all have a lot of that!). Household hazardous materials have to be taken to the official Chattanooga waste facility.
As far as yard waste is concerned, you can put some twigs or brush in your garbage can but grass has to be bagged up. Here’s where they get really specific. From the Public Works website: “Do not place garbage on the ground or on top of an automated container. Do not overfill automated containers. Lids must be closed completely. The arrows on the lid and front of the container must point towards the street. The wheels and handles should be next to the curb. Containers must be within 2 ft. from the curb, at least 3 ft. from the obstruction, and 20 ft. from vehicles parked along the street.” Got that? You probably never thought you would need a tape measure to take out your trash.
Of course we all follow the garbage rules like the good citizens that we are. But what happens when you’ve got trash that won’t fit into a container? That’s when you might have to step outside of the Public Works department and hire your own Chattanooga  trash pickup service.  Fortunately, there is a crew of professional junk haulers based in Chattanooga who can pickup your large trash items and are just a phone call away – Junk King.  This probably won’t be a once a week pickup, but if you plan ahead you could certainly get rid of a lot of junk with one scheduled pickup. Are you ready to clean out the clutter of your life?  Simply call 1-888-888-JUNK.