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.

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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.

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Financing

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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

How To Handle Trampoline Removal

A backyard trampoline is one of those fun kid toys that were probably delivered as a “surprise.” What followed were endless summer days involving a lot of bouncing. Your kids might have even perfected all kinds of flips. Good times for sure. But as they grew older, there were less trampoline sessions. Before long, that trampoline sits unused like the childhood swing sets. But does that mean you have to hold onto that trampoline forever? You don’t as long as Junk King Chicago is just a phone call away.

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Junk King is a professional junk hauling service that specializes in oversized junk removal. That backyard trampoline would definitely fit into that category. This is the kind of item that needs to be taken apart before it can be loaded up. You might have taken hours to assemble that trampoline when it was delivered but the Junk King crew will make short work of taking it apart and loading it onto the truck.

As long as Junk King is handling your trampoline removal, why not put them to work removing the rest of your unwanted items? As long as there is room on the truck, you can have the team from Junk King load it up. Not only are these crews terrific with lifting and loading heavy objects but they’re also great with packing. That will matter when it comes to estimating your final fee. Junk King only charges a flat fee based on how the truck gets packed. The less room your stuff takes up, the less you’ll be paying. You’ll never be charged by the pound or by the hour.

That flat fee also includes the disposal. This is where Junk King is going to be a major boost to the environment. Junk King doesn’t want to make any drop offs at a landfill. Instead, your junk can end up being recycled or donated. With that old trampoline, there is probably going to be a lot of scrap metal that can be repurposed. These special drop offs are all part of Junk King’s complete junk hauling service. Trampoline removal and junk hauling is not complicated. One session with Junk King Chicago gets it done.

How To Throw An Awesome Graduation Party

After countless hours of homework, after school activities and fundraisers it is finally time to say, “Congratulations” to your graduating child. If ever there was a reason to celebrate, this is it. The best place to throw an awesome graduation party is the place where it all happened: your home. Here’s how to get it done:

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Split the Family and Friends

If you come from a large family, then you’ll want to include them in the graduation party celebration. The same can be said for your kid’s friends. If he has a large squad, then they’ll all want to get in on the fun. A good idea would be to split the party. Have the family over for a late afternoon BBQ and then let the kids come over at night for dancing and hanging out. Everybody wins.

Use Rentals

Once you’ve locked down the potential guest list, you’ll know how much food and drinks to set up. You’ll also know how many chairs and tables you might need. If you can’t pull those together from what you have, then consider renting from a party rental place. Even two dozen extra chairs can make a big difference. That same rental place might also be able to provide fountains for drinks, helium tanks for balloons and other party gear you might not even be thinking of.

Cater

If the party is going to be small, then you might be able to do the cooking yourself. But will you have the time for all the shopping and actual cooking? An easier approach would be to go through your list of take-out menus. Most of those restaurants probably offer catering services in the form of trays of food cooked up and ready to serve. All you would have to do is put out the plates and forks!

Clear Out Rubbish

The best way to make room for a party is to clear out the rubbish. That rubbish could be anything that is taking up space and not being used. In the backyard, that could be old planters, grills, lawnmowers and patio furniture. If there is leftover construction material from a remodeling project, then that should go, too. How can you get rid of all that rubbish in time for the party? One call to Junk King Chicago gets it done. They’ll send over the moving crew and the truck. You point to what you want taken away and it is gone. What could be easier than that? Let Junk King Chicago help you clear out the rubbish for your graduation party.

Dependable Junk Cleanup In Deerfield

What will $14 million in renovations look like? You can find out when the remodeling project is complete at the Hyatt Regency Deerfield. Work is underway at the 301-room hotel on Lake Cook Road. The new owners already plunked down $30 million to purchase the hotel. The hope is that after the renovations are complete, they’ll be able to attract guests from the eight Fortune 500 companies that have headquarters nearby.

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It would be nice to have millions to renovate your Deerfield home. Of course, if you have that kind of money, you might opt to buy or built a brand new home. There is still a lot you can do to improve your surroundings and that should start with clearing out the rubbish. Once you’ve gotten rid of old furniture, clothing and other junk then you can really assess how to make improvements. To get started you’ll want to bring in the junk hauling pros from Junk King Chicago. They’re going to be a big help when it comes to transforming your home.

What is the heaviest thing you want to get rid of from your house? Whatever it is, you’ll find that it can be quickly removed by the squad from Junk King. These are movers who have a lot of experience hauling away junk from all types of Chicago residences. It doesn’t matter if it is a house, townhouse, condo or walk-up, the crew from Junk King has picked up and carried out all kinds of furniture, musical equipment, appliances and electronics. You won’t surprise them with anything you want to get rid of.

Junk King doesn’t charge by the pound or by the stair. They charge by volume. The less space your stuff will fill on the back of the truck, the less you’ll be paying. You’ll find out how much that cost will be before the crew starts working. They’ll be able to estimate the costs just by looking over all the things you want to get rid of. You’ll find that Junk King offers the fairest and most affordable rates for this type of work. When you’re ready to clear your Deerfield home of all its unwanted rubbish, you’re ready to bring in Junk King Chicago.