Monthly Archives: March 2013

Cincinnati Old Washing Machine and Dryer Disposal

One of the many benefits of living in a civilized society are the simple pleasures of being able to do our own laundry. Perhaps “simple pleasure” isn’t the right word. Yes, this is a chore but one we should embrace. Many folks learned how to do laundry from their moms. Here’s a little secret: Mom didn’t always get it right. As shocking as that might be, it never hurts to review some basic rules of cleaning clothes to improve your own laundry effectiveness.

The issue with stains is that you need to treat them right away. If you’re out at a restaurant and spill something on what you’re wearing, get that stain wet. If it dries it might never come out. Back at home you should soak that item in some water and detergent until you’re ready for a full load of laundry.

We all know about sorting whites, darks and delicates but you should also sort your clothes by fabric type and water temperature. There is a reason why it is recommended that some items be washed in cold water vs. warm water. It’s also important to keep your linty type of laundry like towels or flannels away from smooth fabrics which would pick up that lint like a magnet.

To save energy you should be doing full loads of laundry every time but a full load doesn’t mean an overstuffed load. The idea amount of laundry is about three-quarters of the way filled up in the drum. This way your clothes will have room to move around and allow your detergent to do its thing. You should also add soap into the water before adding your clothes. This will give it a chance to dissolve and work more effectively. Additionally, be on the lookout for a good laundry booster like Borax or baking soda. These additives can punch up your detergent and soften your water which will be good all around.

If you constantly clean out your dryer lint trap good for you! However, you shouldn’t stop there. Lint can also seep out from the back of the machine. Run you vacuum over that area as well. If your washer and dryer have seen better days, then it might be time to swap them out for more energy efficient models.

Look for Energy Star rated machines which will help cut back on your energy bills. Getting rid of those old machines will be easy with Junk King Cincinnati on your side. These are the junk removal specialists who will provide you with a capable crew and truck big enough to haul off your washing machine, dryer and any other oversized item you want to get rid of. Clean your clothes and your home the right way. Call Junk King today to find out how!

Spring Cleaning Tips in Cincinnati

Have you thrown open your windows yet to let in the fresh air? It might not be time just yet but within a few weeks we should be ready to welcome spring. A terrific idea for bringing in the freshness is with a little greenery. Believe it or not, live plants can go a long way towards keeping the air in your home fresh. Houseplants like Spider plants, English Ivy, rubber plants and peace lilies make the best natural air filters.

If you really want to freshen up your interiors you might consider giving your rooms a fresh coat of paint. Paint manufacturers have gotten in to the eco-friendly act by designing paints that reduce Volatile Organic Compounds. These are the chemicals that form vapors at room temperature. Some older paints have these compounds in high numbers. Look for new paint with non-VOC chemicals.

This spring you could save a few trees by forgoing the paper towels and instead opt for reusable lint free dust clothes. You can even use an old T-shirt that is destined for the trash or newspapers. This makes you a proactive recycler. One aspect of spring cleaning that you should really be embracing is tossing out all the junk you’ve been collecting over the years. The debate of what is junk and what isn’t has raged in households for generations. If you want a classic definition used by professional organizers than junk is anything that you haven’t used in six months or don’t plan to use for the next six months. That includes any old furniture you’ve put in storage, appliances you’ve replaced, computers you’ve upgraded or stacks of magazines or newspapers you’ve either read or have no intention of reading. It is easy to figure out what stuff of yours is ready for the junk heap. And it’s easy to get rid of all that stuff when you hire Junk King Cincinnati.

Junk King takes all the hassle out of junk removal by providing you with a crew who will do all the picking up, loading and driving away. What a Junk King Cincinnati crew can do in less than an hour would probably take you several hours between renting a truck, loading your junk and driving to the nearest landfill or recycling center. Don’t you have better things to do with your free time? Let Junk King give you back your weekend and turn your home into a junk free zone. And don’t forget that spring cleaning also means cleaning up your yard. Junk King Cincinati can help with yard waste removal as well. Make them your one-stop spring cleaning partners.