Junk King Makes Scary Junk Vanish

Have you ever wondered what happens to things when they “vanish?” In all those movies and TV show that feature magic there is usually a moment when someone makes something vanish. Does it just disappear into molecules or does it get “beamed” to a planet where everything else that vanishes goes? It would be nice if you could use some of that magic to make all the scary junk in your home vanish. But until you learn how to cast spells, you’ll just have to count on Junk King Chicago to take care of that scary junk.


What makes a piece of junk scary? The first consideration would be anything that might be deemed a hazard. If a kid can crawl into a fridge, washer or dryer, then they probably will. That is what keeping those kinds of broken appliances on your property could become a hazard and very scary. They’re easily removed by Junk King’s two-man moving crew. This is the team what comes standard with every junk removal session.

The scary junk could be all those things casting shadows down in the basement or out in the garage. Have you ever been forced to poke around in those spots when the power is out? It’s not fun! How much of that stuff can you turn over to Junk King? Remember, they’ve got the lifting power and the truck space to get rid of anything you want to toss out. Put them to the test.

As for the “vanishing” part, Junk King isn’t just going to dump what they collect into a landfill. Instead, they’re going to take the time to sort through all the things they’ve gathered up and to determine if they can find a better spot for it at a charity or recycling center. It might mean making a few extra drop offs but that is work that Junk King is happy to do. They’ve been dedicated to this kind of disposal every since they began collecting junk back in 2005.

Is it time to clear your home of all the scary junk that is pilling up? Then it is time to call in the pros from Junk King Chicago. Make it happen today!

Junk King Makes Basement Rubbish Disappear

Fans of horror films know that once the sun sets, you don’t go down into the basement. Of course, folks in those films always do down in the basement and that’s when the trouble starts. Could your basement be the set of a horror film? It might be if it is filled with all kinds of rubbish. Even a finished basement that is in constant use as the family room can still have its fair share of clutter that needs to be removed. Before the holidays kick into high gear, schedule a session with Junk King Chicago to make all that basement rubbish disappear.


In many homes, once something “lands” in the basement it stays there. Maybe it was brought down by the original movers. Maybe it was something that was assembled down there. Whatever way that item got there, it will take at least two movers to bring it up again and that is exactly what Junk King can provide. The Junk King crews have a lot of experience maneuvering heavy objects up and down stairs. And it’s not just basement stairs but stairs leading up to a second floor and apartment walk-ups. The crews will know from looking over the piece whether it can make it up the stairs without damaging the walls. If there is a risk, then they’ll take the thing apart first. Junk King is all about problem solving when it comes to rubbish removal!

Making rubbish removal from your basement a priority doesn’t mean you have to stop there. The Junk King teams can carry out anything from any room in the house. They can also help clear out the garage and yards. There is going to be a lot of open space left behind when Junk King is finished at your home. That’s a good thing!

When the Junk King truck is loaded and you’re satisfied, the job on your end is complete but the crews have a bit more work ahead of them. They’re going to be sorting through all the stuff you want to get rid of to see what can be recycled and what can be donated. Junk King likes to keep it green.

Removing all the rubbish from your basement isn’t complicated. Just call Junk King Chicago.

Handling Debris Removal The Right Way

When was the last time you sorted through everything your garage? That means going through every body, every bag and every shelf. What about your closets? Have you ever pulled every single item from your closets and went through them one by one? That is really the only way you would be able to determine if everything in those places still has value. If you decided to go through that sorting process now, then you might be left with a few piles of unwanted debris to get rid of. Yes, this is debris in the sense that it is stuff you want to get rid of that serves no real purpose. And the best way to take care of debris removal is with a call to Junk King Chicago.


Debris can also be piled up in the backyard, under a porch or in a storage shed.
Again, you’ll have to do some sorting to decide what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of. Once those decisions are made, it will be time to call Junk King. They’re going to ask what you’re throwing out and when do you want it to happen. They need to know the scope of the job. Junk King has become the area’s “go-to” hoarder clean up specialist. But that takes additional crews and trucks for a complete clean up in a single day. It would be a problem for Junk King; they just need the heads up.

As for the best time, Junk King likes to complete their appointments within 24 hours of first contact. You can also give yourself some extra sorting time and lock in a weekend session. The good thing about working with Junk King is that they move fast. They could come to your place first thing Saturday morning and have everything gone before your coffee gets cold.

What takes the most time for Junk King is disposing of your stuff. That’s because they might have to make a few extra stops at recycling centers or charities but that is work they’re happy to do. Debris removal can make a major difference around your home and yards. Let Junk King Chicago help with that goal today.

Get Rid Of Kitchen Appliances Without A Hassle

It is conceivable that you might hold onto a piece of furniture for a lifetime. Usually, this is something like a dresser, table or mantelpiece that might have been passed down through the generations. You want to hold onto something like that because it has special value. The same can’t be said for your appliances. Any kitchen appliance that is used on a regular basis is going to eventually wear down and need to be replaced. Maybe it won’t break as much as simple need to be upgraded. When it is time to get rid of kitchen appliances you’ll want to bring in the pros from Junk King Chicago. They can take care of this task without a hassle for you.


What does “without a hassle” really mean? It starts with scheduling to get rid of your kitchen appliances at a time that works best for you. If you’re getting new appliances delivered in the afternoon, then you can have Junk King pick up the old ones in the morning. There also won’t be any hassle with unhooking those appliances. The Junk King crews have plenty of experience with this type of work.

As for actually getting that appliance out of your home, again, no hassle. You don’t need to do any lifting at all. All you’ll need to do is open the door and the Junk King crew will handle the rest.

Getting rid of kitchen appliances also means disposing of them in a responsible way. This will be taken care of Junk King long after they’ve left your home. Junk King has set up partnerships with local recycling facilities and charities. The condition of your appliance will determine where it might end up. If it still works, then it can be turned over to the charity who can get it cleaned up and in the hands of a family in need. If the appliance is beyond repair, then it can be recycled for parts. All of this is part of the Junk King service.

Getting rid of your old kitchen appliances will never be a hassle as long as Junk King Chicago is on the job.

Proactive First-time Home Buying Tips

Home buying season is kicking into high gear and will remain that way up to late in November when things begin to cool off. Between now then a lot of homes will be bought and sold in the Chicago area. Are you a first-time homebuyer? If so, then you might want to apply some of these proactive tips to help make the process go smoother for you.



It will be a smart move to have you financing in place before you start shopping. You don’t want to get into a situation where an offer is accepted but the seller has to wait for your financing to go through. They probably won’t wait. Part of that financing will involve a deposit and closing costs. Sometimes the closing costs can be included in the loan amount but that will just make all the numbers increase. As for the deposit, gone is the day of “no money down” loans. Today, most lenders are expecting you to put down at least 20% of the loan. They’ll also want to know you have up to three months savings in your bank account to make your mortgage payments.

Making an Offer

Online information about a particular house will provide you with compatible prices of homes in the neighborhood. It will also show you what the home sold for the last time it was on the market. All of this information is going to help you formulate an offer price. This something you should be doing in consultation with your realtor. You’ll want to focus on the fair market value of the house and not the list price. Some owners go way over the top with their valuations. They might get it but that doesn’t mean you have to pay it.

Think Outside of Your Dream Zone

Everyone has an idea of what their dream home should look like. This is the “must-have” list that you will go house hunting with. Unfortunately, the reality of the market and what you can afford often clash. This might mean thinking outside of your dream zone. Could you live somewhere with a longer commute to work? Could you move into a place that needed fixing up? Would you consider a foreclosed property? In other words, when it come to shopping for a home, everything should be on the table for consideration.

After finding that home, you could be packing up the moment the deal closes. The smart move here is to bring in Junk King Chicago. One session with these junk removal experts and you’ll be moving with a much lighter load. There is no reason to bring all the things you have been wanting to get rid of. Before you move into your new home, let Junk King Chicago move out all the rubbish and clutter. Start junk free!

Getting Your Kids Ready For School

Summer winding down can only mean one thing for parents: It’s back-to-school time! This is when family schedules are once again upended but for good reasons. Adjustments will have to be made and pickups and drop offs will need to be coordinated. Here are some other items to consider when you’re getting your kids ready for school.


Embrace Their New Hobbies

The older a child gets, the more they’ll be able to explore new hobbies and activities. Most of these will be happening after school but that’s not a bad thing as long as they don’t run into homework time. Although they will be focused in the moment of doing their best playing sports, dancing, acting, singing or playing an instrument, a lot of what they’ll learning in these hobbies can have a positive impact on the rest of their lives. In other words, embrace their new hobbies.

Liven Up Their Lunch Boxes

The best way to insure your student is having a healthy lunch is to pack it for them. First, you might want to say good-bye to the juice box and hello fruit infused water. They get the same fruity “kick” but without all the added sugar. Instead of salty snacks, pack veggie sticks. Let your kid pick out their favorites. As for the sandwiches, you can mix things up there, too by switching up the bread. Try wraps, pitta, bagels or toast.

Wake Up Early

Sorry but school days means everyone gets up early. Since you’re in charge, you should add 15 minutes to your wakeup time so you can assess the day and get things in order. For breakfast, let the kids pick what the want the night before and then set out as much as you can to have it ready. On the weekends, whip up a batch of waffles and pancakes and then freeze them. One pass through the toaster and they’re ready to go.

Choose Outfits the Night Before

Along with getting as much ready for breakfast and lunch making the night before, you should also have your kids pick out what they’re going to wear the night before. If your child has a school uniform, then the night before would be the time to wash and/or iron it.

Once you get into these habits, you’ll find your mornings running a lot smoother. It will help you stay organized when there isn’t a lot of clutter in closets, dressers and everywhere else. That’s why a decluttering session with Junk King Chicago should be a priority. You designate what you want removed and the Junk King crew will whisk it away in a matter of minutes. Getting your kids ready for school will be helped when you get rid of the clutter. Give that job to Junk King Chicago today.

Our Chicago North Yard Cleanout Team Is Top Notch

As much as you’d like to do it by yourself, you’ll be glad you phoned our Chicago North Yard cleanout services after the job is done. Why? Because the team that shows up to get rid of those bags of leaves and other materials is insured. What’s more, they are dedicated to 100% client satisfaction. Here’s another little perk. Each and every one of our team members here at Junk King is committed to making sure we recycle as much of your yard waste as possible.

A Yard That’s Free from Clutter
Having a yard that’s free from clutter is like having a canvas that you can paint on. If you’ve ever had the misfortune of staring at a big pile of junk in your backyard and not knowing where to start, don’t panic.

That’s why we are here. We are the professionals that can tackle any kind of yard waste. We’ve seen it all before and you won’t surprise us if your job means hauling away items like:

Tree Branches. More and more, people find themselves the victims of extreme weather. That quite often means tree branches get knocked down and thrown around your yard. Some of these are too big to handle by yourself and that’s what our Chicago North Yard cleanout services are for.

Landscaping Waste. Here’s another scenario that we see quite often. People often have the energy to undertake a big landscaping project but not always the get up and go to finish it off completely. In other words, we get a lot of calls from people who need the debris from an otherwise finished job hauled away. Remember our number one priority is to provide each and every customer with excellent service.

Old Timber. The Chicago area has a lot of wonderful old buildings. However, some of the ones on residential properties have outlived their usefulness and have even become unsafe. That’s why we specialize in hauling away all the timber when you’ve decided to take one of these buildings down.

Even folks who have decided to tear down an old fence and put up a new one give us a call to get rid of the debris. Take a few seconds to look over the customer testimonials on our website. The Chicago North Yard cleanout services we offer come with a written price guarantee.

Get Ready For Your Block Party

Did you go to Taste of Chicago this year? It is one of the biggest food festivals in the country and it one of those “must-see” events that every Chicagoan should experience. Taste of Chicago is like a giant block party for the whole city. Have you ever been a part of a block party for your neighborhood? If you’ve got great neighbors, then there is no reason not to throw a party to celebrate those friendships. To help get your home ready for a block party, you’ll want to bring in Junk King Chicago for some rubbish clearing first.


A block party is the ultimate expression of neighbors working together but there are some things your neighbors can’t help. That would be clearing out all the trash overflow rubbish you have in your yards. With Junk King on the job, that rubbish clearing can be significant. Don’t hold back when it comes do deciding to get rid of something based on size or weight. The team from Junk King can take away just about anything you have in your backyard. That includes obvious items like patio furniture, grills and planters. But they can also take apart trampolines, playground sets and hot tubs if you want those loaded onto the truck. What about all the debris leftover from a landscaping remodel? The Junk King crew can easily remove chunks of concrete, pavers and bricks. It you want it gone, then just give it to Junk King.

And as long as you’ve got a crew and truck, why not put them to work around the rest of the house clearing out clutter from your garage, basement and closets. What if a lot of the things you’re getting rid of aren’t really trash? Junk King has always made a point of avoiding landfills with the stuff they collect. They would much rather make a drop off at a charity or a recycling center with those items. This might be what you had intended all along but Junk King’s relationships offer up even more options for these types of drop offs.

You’ll have more fun at your block party after Junk King Chicago has cleared the rubbish from your property first. Put them on that task today.


Best Junk Haulers In Chicago

There are a lot of places around Chicago that claim to have the “best” of something. How many pizzerias call themselves the “best deep dish?” What about all the clubs with the “best blues.” For someone to take claim for being the “best” at something it means they need to have made a lot of people happy with regard to their service. In the world of junk haulers, there is definitely one company in Chicago that has made a lot of customers happy and that would be Junk King Chicago.


When Junk King started collecting rubbish over twelve years ago, they were among the first of the professional junk haulers to create a nationwide franchise. That could only become a success if they perfected a business model that would be easy to follow in cities all across the country. The Junk King business model depends on hiring the right kind of people for this type of work. Not only do they need to be able to lift and load heavy objects but they also have to have a positive attitude to go along with the work. It helps when the workers can be licensed and insured. But it is that friendly approach to the job that makes a one-time Junk King customer a customer for life.

Junk King sets the standard of doing all the work for you. There is no need to bring anything down from a second floor in a home or several flights of stairs in an apartment building. Any company that tells you to have your items placed on the curb for pick up isn’t doing you any favors. Instead, the Junk King crews will move whatever you want taken away right from the spot. That might have a big influence on what you decide to get rid of. Translation: Anything goes!

The best junk haulers should also be responsible when it comes to how they dispose of the items they collect. Junk King has been a green company from the beginning. They will go out of their way to drop off items to charities or recycling centers as opposed to landfills. That is having a positive impact on the city. When you add it all up, it’s clear that Junk King Chicago isn’t just bragging that they’re the best junk haulers. They prove it with every job.

Where To Spot Fireworks In Chicago On The 4th Of July

Can you imagine the 4th of July without fireworks? It just couldn’t happen. Even if you don’t physically take yourself somewhere to see them, they are still going on all across the country. Watching them on television is nice but it’s like seeing the real thing. Here in Chicago, there are plenty of options for seeing fireworks on the 4th. Consider a mini-cruise like these:


Odyssey Chicago

“Join Odyssey on the water for a 4th of July lunch or dinner, featuring creative plated dining, award-winning wines, entertainment and breathtaking views! Choose from a 3-hour 4th of July Weekend Cruise (June 29-July 4, from $189.90), with spectacular views of Navy Pier’s fireworks display; a 2-hour 4th of July Skyline Lunch, with DJ and dance floor (July 4, from $56.90); or a 4th of July Fireworks Dinner Cruise, with platinum open bar, onboard DJ and dance floor (July 4, from $189.90).”

Shoreline Sightseeing 4th of July Cruise

“This 60-minute panoramic tour of Lake Michigan covers the entire length of Chicago’s magnificent skyline. The cruise concludes with lakeside viewing of the July 4th fireworks at Navy Pier. Cash bar available. Fares: $69.00 all ages.”

Spirit of Chicago Cruises

“Celebrate the 4th of July aboard Spirit of Chicago. Choose from 4th of July Weekend Dinner, Lunch, Brunch and Cocktail Cruises (June 29-July 4, from $45.90), with spectacular views of the Chicago skyline; a 2-hour 4th of July Skyline Lunch, with DJ and dance floor (July 4, from $52.90); or a 4th of July Fireworks Dinner Cruise, with platinum open bar, onboard DJ and dance floor … and, of course, fabulous fireworks (July 4, from $149.90).”

Mystic Blue 4th of July Cruises

“Take your pick of 4th of July Weekend Dinner, Lunch and Brunch Cruises (June 29-July 4, from $29.90), with spectacular views of Navy Pier’s fireworks display and/or the city skyline; or a 3-hour 4th of July Fireworks Dinner Cruise, with platinum open bar, onboard DJ and dance floor (July 4, from $139.90).”

All of these cruises leave from the Navy Pier. That is also the destination for thousands of locals who find a spot to see the fireworks from shore. Of course, if you can see fireworks from your backyard, then why fight the crowds? Hosting a backyard BBQ is the perfect way to celebrate the 4th. To help get your home ready for that, you’ll want to set up a junk clearing session with Junk King Chicago. You’re going to be very happy at how swiftly the Junk King team can sweep through your yard removing all your unwanted clutter. Let Junk King Chicago help give you a junk free home for the 4th of July.