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Make Your Backyard Spring Ready

Is your backyard ready for spring? Have you already gone out and started gardening again? Perhaps this is the area of your home that is at the top of your “makeover” list. As the weather warms up, you will want to spend more time in the backyard and that means now is the perfect opportunity to get that area into shape. To make that happen, you might need to set up a session with Junk King Chicago. These are the professional junk haulers who can help clear away any amount of yard waste and unwanted debris.

Weather Worn

A lot of the items in your backyard can be classified as weather worn. These are the things like patio furniture, grills, planters and even tool sheds that have been exposed to the elements for many years. If anyone of those objects is in need of replacement this year, then the Junk King crew can clear it away. The same can be said for any type of backyard structure like an old swing set or even a hot tub. Those are the kinds of things that might have to be taken apart before they can be cleared away. That won’t be a challenge for the Junk King team. This is the type of work they do day in and day out and you don’t have to pay extra for it!

The cost for Junk King’s service has to do with packing. It all comes down to how the Junk King team will pack up all of the items you are getting rid of onto the back of their truck. One cost covers the labor, transportation and disposal no matter how long all of that takes.

You can set up your appointment today and will probably have it completed by tomorrow. There might also be an opportunity to take advantage of the same day pickup. Either way, you won’t have to wait long to get your unwanted rubbish remove.

Get your backyard ready for spring with a clean up session provided by Junk King Chicago. Book your session today.

3 Immediate Actions to Take That Will Declutter and Improve Your Space


Three months have passed since the year started, and if “declutter” was among your New Year resolutions, but you are yet to get started, you may start feeling like a failure. You never quite seem to make a difference no matter how much you try to improve your space, and it can be demoralizing. Maybe you should try another approach to declutter your home and see if, this time, your efforts will be rewarded with a clean and tidy space. These three actions will declutter and improve your space immediately; try them, and observe the instant transformation.


Dedicate Five Minutes to Decluttering, Daily


unorganized clothing shelf filled with untidy shelves of clothing next to tidy shelves of clothingThey say the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step; therefore, in your efforts to declutter your home, you don’t have to set unrealistic goals which can overwhelm you. Take it one day at a time and don’t set aside a lot of time to do it because then you will be anxious about what awaits you, and it will be demotivating. Instead, commit to a declutter routine that only takes five minutes daily, and you will be surprised how much that little time helps to improve your space. The five minutes come in handy when you are new to decluttering, but you can expect to build momentum slowly and start setting aside more time each day.


Remember not to limit your declutter project to your house alone. Your car is among the many clutter culprits, so you can also declutter your vehicle every day if you follow this five-minute rule. You most likely have been piling empty wrappers in your door pockets while the glove compartment barely closes due to the many non-essentials you have shoved in there. It only takes a few minutes to empty the door pockets and arrange the glove compartment with essential items such as a pen, notepad, insurance and registration documents. Once done, you can go ahead to declutter that cup holder that you have turned into a spare change “bank.” Next, attach an organizer to the visor to keep personal items such as sunglasses and your mobile phone instead of having to search for them every time you need them.



Inside the house, applying the five-minute declutter rule will see the top of the dresser neat, which will immediately positively change the mood in the bedroom. The children’s playroom only needs a few minutes to declutter, pick the toys from the floor and put them in the playpen. However, remember not to strictly limit yourself to five minutes because some areas need more than that to declutter. So if you have the energy, take as much time as you can spare. It helps you have less decluttering to do the following day.


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Stop Living in the Memory Lane


Regina Leeds, who authored “One Year to an Organized Life,” wrote that people turn objects into magic talismans connecting them to better times in their lives and memories.  It is beautiful to hold on to precious memories that bring a smile to your face. However, if a trip down memory lane keeps you from having a tidy space, it is time to start living in the present and focus on the future. That being said, how many times have you admired clothes you wore a decade ago, and you keep hoping they will fit you once more? Or maybe you cannot part with the sewing machine your great aunt gifted you, yet you can’t make a stitch to save your life. Such items may flood your mind with beautiful memories but clutter your home unnecessarily; therefore, if you can stop holding on to them, you will declutter your space immediately.


Fortunately, the stuff does not have to go to waste. You can pay yourself for your declutter job by holding a garage sale. Set aside what you don’t need and think would fetch a good price, then put it up for sale. Even if you don’t get rid of all the items through the garage sale, you can still sell them on eBay or advertise on social media. You never know; someone may have just been looking for that particular item. Besides, if it belonged to your much older relatives, it could be worth a lot more to people who appreciate vintage items.


It is not a decluttering exercise until you have eliminated all the junk; therefore, selling alone may not be enough. Donating the items is also a great way to get rid of unnecessary items. You can give away your old baby clothes, furniture and anything else you have not used in a while to someone in need. A junk removal company plays a crucial role in such instances; you don’t have to bother with hiring trucks to take the items to the charitable organization you prefer.


We ensure that your items arrive in one piece at the place of your choosing. If the items are too worn out, you can toss them in the trash, but we take broken appliances to a recycling facility. The bottom line is whatever you choose to do with the items, Junk King North Chicago offers full-service junk removal to cater to your needs.


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Return Stuff That Does Not Belong to You


Knowing that you can count on your neighbors whenever one of you is in need is the foundation of good neighborliness. It goes beyond emotional support whenever you have lost a dear one; your neighbor is the person you can turn to when you need an extra cup of sugar for your bake sale. Unfortunately, most people get into the habit of borrowing stuff but never returning it. You start reasoning that you will need it soon, so there is no point in giving it back to the owner. Eventually, you end up with an entire drawer dedicated to stuff that does not belong to you; some like lawnmowers can’t fit in the house and take up so much space in your garage. Declutter your space by returning whatever does not belong to you.


That also goes for failed relationships. If you are waiting for your ex to come to pick their stuff, but they have taken too long, mail it to them or take it to them. You need your space to look neat, so do not let pride get in your way. If your kids are grown up and have moved out of the house, ask them to pick their stuff soonest possible.


Whichever approach you find suitable, stick with it to avoid having to declutter now and then. Do not confuse decluttering with organizing; therefore, after you have gotten rid of anything cluttering your space, organize whatever is left for a tidy house. The amount of trash you find as you carry out this declutter project can be too much to handle. Luckily Junk King North Chicago is dedicated to your decluttering process, and we believe that no job is too big or too small for us to handle. We offer you a free estimate, and you only pay for the amount of space your stuff will take in our trucks. Contact us today, and let’s help declutter your space for a fair price.



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Get Rid Of Your Unwanted Stuff Today

The trash can in your kitchen is full of unwanted stuff. That’s why they call it trash! Have you ever counted how many times you toss things out in the trash on any given day? Tossing out trash becomes a matter of habit that you don’t think twice about. The only time it becomes a concern is when there is trash overflow or what you have to bring the kids down to the curb for a pickup. Even that is a simple task and a matter of routine. What about all the stuff that can’t sit into the trash? You might actually have it stored neatly in boxes that are kept in your garage, basement or attic. That doesn’t mean those items are something that you have to hold onto forever. Perhaps it is time to go through all the boxes in your home to determine just what can be tossed out for good. Once you have made that determination, you want to call in the crew from Junk King Chicago. These the junk hauling pros that can help you get rid of your unwanted stuff today.

Carrying Out

Setting up an appointment with Junk King will mean being assigned a pair of movers to handle the task. This is the team that will be carried out all your boxes of unwanted stuff. As far as Junk King is concerned, removing boxes is easy. That is not to say that they won’t handle the other tasks with a friendly attitude. But box removal is something that can quickly be taking care of. It is also something that can be easily stacked on the back of the truck. How those boxes will fit onto the truck will also determine just how much you will be paying for the job. The less room that is taken up, the less you pay. This is the flat rate pricing policy that has made Junk King the most popular professional service in Chicago.

If it is time to get rid of your boxes of unwanted stuff, then it is time to bring in the team from Junk King Chicago. Set up your session today.

Decluttering Simplified This Spring with Junk King North Chicago


Spring is here, and you should not just keep the home clean; ensure it is neat to improve its overall look. Unfortunately, you probably do not know where to begin because everything looks messy and decluttering seems like such a hectic job, so you keep postponing it. Here at Junk King North Chicago, we understand how you feel and have come up with a few tips to simplify the decluttering process. Take a look at our suggestions and see if they work for you.


Use a Minimalistic Approach in Your Yard 


Bags of old debris placed in the backyardThe yard is where you will make some memories with your friends and relatives as you hold barbecue parties. Therefore, as you take advantage of the beautiful weather this spring, keep your yard ideal for such occasions. Begin by decluttering, not just the broken pots and furniture but also the yard debris.  Keep everything to a minimum, so even the furniture should be multi-purpose to prevent putting more stuff that will create a cluttered appearance.

 As for the chairs and tables, go for solid-colored fabrics and clean lines.  Furniture with storage space is excellent to prevent ruining the visual appeal. The essence is to get rid of whatever does not add value and replace it with anything that sparks joy in you and is purposeful.

There is no denying that flowers are beautiful, especially in spring when they bloom, but that does not mean you should plant every kind you find. Decluttering is not just about getting rid of old furniture, it is also about making everything in your house appealing, the garden included. 

Therefore, start by having a streamlined color theme in terms of the plants you choose and the planters; it helps remove that all-over-the-place look. If you don’t like flowers in planters, your yard can still look phenomenal with beautifully-arranged rocks to separate the different color schemes you have incorporated. The essence of decluttering is to create a balance in everything.


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Treat Every Day as Earth Day


You don’t have to wait until April 22 every year to show support for environmental protection. Instead, treat every day as Earth Day by implementing the R’s in your daily decluttering attempts.




We always hold on to stuff for “just in case we need it.” Take, for instance, that large TV box you have been keeping in case you move; start decluttering by reusing it as a storage box for your clothes instead of having it lay idle. Glass jars can also be used for storing your spices and keeping your kitchen organized. Instead of buying more bags, make a habit of reusing the bags you already have at home. If something cannot be reused, it should be donated or recycled.




The moment you decide to start decluttering during the spring season, you must ensure that you are not left with stuff you don’t have space for or need anyway after you are done. Luckily, you do not have to feel guilty about throwing away items in perfect shape because you can donate them to the less fortunate or even gift them to someone you know will put them to good use.


As go on decluttering every your business premises, look for items taking up space because you barely use them, and hire commercial junk removal services to reclaim the much-needed space. It will not make sense to cut down on what you don’t need and go back to collecting stuff. Therefore, your decluttering exercise will go much smoother if you avoid accepting every free thing you come across and say no to junk mail. 




Those old appliances, mattresses, refrigerators you no longer need will not do you any good sitting in the garage or attic. Decluttering will help turn these rooms into spare bedrooms or spaces to enhance your creativity through that painting class you have been taking online. Instead of allowing them to take over your home, why not take them to a recycling center. 


Remember that some of the junk, like electronic waste, should not go to the trash can. Therefore, having a junk removal service committed to recycling is vital in keeping the environment clean. Junk King will play a significant role in decluttering through recycling; we boast a 60% recycling rate of all the junk we haul.


Be Quick to Organize


You might have heard of people who confess to having “the chair” where clothes not dirty enough to go to the washer but are clean enough to be worn again are dumped. Or you could be among those who procrastinate in folding the laundry once you remove it from the drier. You may put off arranging your stuff once in a while, but once you get in the habit, it is hard to get rid of it. Before you know it, you will be seeking some decluttering tips. 


Nevertheless, fear not; it is never too late to take charge of your chaotic life, and you can begin this spring by being organized. After decluttering every room and the outdoor living space, the first thing you need to do is to ensure the mess does not take over your life again. Therefore, take your house as a business; just like a company needs rules and regulations to operate, you should also implement systems and procedures to stay organized. 


Make a list of everything you need to do every day to make your house tidy. Some organization experts recommend certain daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal chores to keep your home clean. Incorporate the daily tasks and ensure you do not postpone them, and watch how you never have to deal with decluttering as often as you do now. 


You can introduce a meal prep system in the kitchen to ensure that the dirty dishes do not pile up by washing them immediately after dinner. Also, pack the leftovers instead of leaving them in pots all over the countertop and refrigerate them to prevent wastage. Still, regardless of the effort you put in, you cannot succeed in decluttering unless you get help, so ensure everyone in the household is on board. 


Your children could be the main reason your house is ever messy because they don’t put everything back where it should be. Instill the discipline to keep the house today by arranging their shoes on the shoe rack instead of leaving them by the doorstep. After getting home, the coats should be on the coat hanger stand rather than being left on the seat in the foyer. By encouraging them to put an item in its rightful place as soon as they are done with it, you can forget about setting aside decluttering days because your home will always be neat. 


Hire a Trusted Junk Removal Service 


Once your decluttering process is over, you will have all sorts of junk that you will need to be hauled away, and you can count on Junk King North Chicago to assist. We offer free estimates through four different ways that include an online price estimator.

If you are pleased with our offer, 90% of the time, we take your items there and then. Junk King North Chicago are the go to pros for decluttering your space and streamlining your spring cleaning! Contact us today, and let’s help you achieve your decluttering goal this spring.


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Junk King Chicago North
667 Academy Dr
Northbrook, IL 60062
Hours: M-F: 8A-5P, Sa: 8A-2P

Providing junk removal services to the North Chicago area, including:

Buffalo Grove
Des Plaines
Fort Sheridan
Great Lakes
Highland Park
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