Tips For Better Sleep At Night

How often does someone tell you that you look tired and you respond with, “I couldn’t get to sleep last night.” We all have those occasional bouts of insomnia but those should be the exception and not the rule. If you need to sleep better at night, then you have to pay attention to what you do during the day. Consider the following tips for better sleep at night:

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Cut Back on Caffeine

Everyone knows that you drink coffee to stay awake. The caffeine boost can be extremely effective. However, you might be surprised to know that the caffeine you drink in the morning could still be in play at night. Many folks have a “cut off” time at 3 or 4 in the afternoon. You might want to dial that back even further.

Avoid Big Meals

A lot of folks living in Italy and Spain get this one right: They eat their biggest meals in the middle of the day. At night, it is just a light dinner. Ideally you should stop eating at least 2 hours before you go to bed. All those spicy foods can churn up the moment you recline. If you want a snack before bed, then the best options would be yogurt, a banana, half a turkey sandwich or whole-grain cereal.

Avoid Liquids

Not only should you not be eating before bed but you should also avoid drinking. The more you drink before bed, the greater the chances of waking up in the middle of the night for a trip to the bathroom.

Cut Back On Carbs

A lot of refined carbs during the day can lead to wakefulness at night. Refined carbs would be found in foods like white bread, white rice or pasta. A simple switch to whole grains can help with this issue.

Get a Good Mattress

Everyone has a different approach to the ideal mattress. Some like it extra firm where others prefer is a bit more adjustable. Regardless you your preference, over time that mattress is going to stop conforming to your ideal. That’s when it is time to make the switch and that is where Junk King Cincinnati can be a big help. They won’t sell you a new mattress but that can easily get rid of your old mattress. This session with Junk King can also inspire you to get rid of the rest of your unwanted stuff. When Junk King Cincinnati removes your old mattress, they’re helping you pave the way for a better night’s sleep. Are you ready for that?

 

Spring! Time for a Yard Waste Dumpster Rental in Cincinnati

When we think of spring cleaning, we tend to think mostly of indoor projects. Cleaning out the garage. Decluttering the basement. Going through our closets and pulling out garments we don’t wear anymore. Cleaning up the dust, pet dander, and other debris that has built up on surfaces throughout the winter months. By all means, though, your spring cleaning routine should also include some attention to your yard. A yard waste dumpster rental can make it that much easier to execute springtime cleanup and landscaping projects for your yard.

Your Springtime Yard Cleanup Checklist

yard waste dumpster rentalEven a well-maintained yard can start looking pretty decrepit over the course of the winter. Between cold weather, snow, and melting snow, your yard might look brown, flooded, or generally in ill health. Of course, a lot of these issues will take care of themselves as the spring season moves forward. Your grass will start growing again, the trees will blossom, and the flowers will begin to bloom. In a month or two, your yard will look likely and beautiful again.

With all that said, the fact is that you can do a few things to get your yard back into shape sooner. Your springtime yard cleanup checklist might include steps like:

  • Raking up leaves: If there are trees in your yard, then there are probably still leaves strewn about from last fall. Your yard might also be littered with twigs and branches that broke off the trees under the weight of the snow. Raking up the debris and removing it will clean up your yard for a new season.

  • Prune trees, shrubs, hedges, or other plants: Even the most resilient plants can be damaged by heavy snow and bitter cold. Trimming damaged or dead branches from shrubs, trees, hedges, or other plants can make for a healthier growing season for those plants. In other cases, you might have to prune healthy plants that have become a bit overgrown in the past year. Evergreen trees, especially, tend to need some strategic pruning in the springtime.

 

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  • Clean other litter out of the yard: Is there other litter that needs to be cleaned up before you can start work on your yard? If you have a dog, you might need to go around the yard cleaning up dog waste. There could also be pieces of garbage that have ended up in your yard some way or another. Collecting this junk should be one of your first steps in the spring.

  • Mow the lawn: Your lawn may or may not be very long at this point, depending on whether you mowed it in the fall and how much snow you had. However, giving the lawn a quick, low-cut mow early in the spring is a good idea. Mowing at this stage can help clean up some of the dead grass on the ground, making way for healthier growth in the months to come. An early spring mow can also help clean up snow mold if you have that issue.

  • Plant and landscape: What does your landscaping plan look like this year? Whether you are planning on building a new garden, planting a few trees, or simply dotting the yard with flowers, you should start the planting process early in the summer. Other landscaping tasks, such as mulching certain parts of the yard, should also happen now. Depending on the extent of your landscaping, you might need to do some extensive digging or sod removal. And don’t forget to shore up the more damaged-looking parts of your lawn with fresh seed!

Making a point of completing these tasks in April or May will ensure a green, glowing yard by June and July. You’ll have to set aside some time to do the work, but you’ll be thankful you did when the time comes for summer grilling or warm weather entertaining.

Make Your Yard Cleanup Easier with a Yard Waste Dumpster Rental

Most of the tasks discussed above result in a considerable amount of waste and debris. Piles or bags of leaves; excess dirt; clumps of discarded sod; sticks or twigs; etc. If you have a big yard, you might have a place near the back of the property where you can build a pile of firewood or start a compost pile. In many places, though—especially suburban areas where homes are close to one another—there might be no yard space to spare. Where do you put all that yard waste from your spring cleanup project?

The solution you need is a yard waste dumpster rental. From leaves and grass clippings to sticks, logs, and stumps, virtually any landscaping waste can go in a yard waste dumpster. You can fill the dumpster as you work, getting yard waste out of the way so you can move on to other parts of the project more quickly. Best of all, when you finish the job, your junk removal company will come and haul the dumpster away. You won’t have to worry about finding a place on your property to pile up yard waste because it will all be gone in just a matter of days.

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Finding the Right Dumpster Rental

As you shop for a dumpster rental for yard waste disposal, remember that not all dumpster rental businesses provide this service. Dumpster rentals are often meant more for the interior cleanouts mentioned above, like garages and basements. Some dumpster rental companies don’t offer yard waste or require you to rent a specific type of bin for yard waste.

While no dumpster rental company will let you mix yard waste with standard household junk like electronic waste or old, unwanted childhood toys, some businesses are a bit more flexible than others. For instance, it’s not a bad idea to look for a dumpster rental company that lets you throw shingles, plasterboard, or other outdoor building materials into the yard waste bin. Many homeowners pair landscaping projects with improvements to the outside of their homes. In such cases, it can be nice to have one bin where you can deposit everything.

As for other areas of focus, try to find a dumpster rental company that offers eco-friendly service and fair pricing. Especially for yard waste dumpsters, it’s smart to look for rental companies that price their bins according to the amount of space you use. Many dumpster rental businesses have pricing structures that bill in “flat rates,” based on the size of the dumpster you rent. The problem is that predicting what dumpster size you need is not easy. How many cubic yards of debris are waiting in your yard to be cleaned up? It’s hard to know for sure until you are dumping clubs of dirt, piles or leaves, or pieces of wood into the bin.

Don’t let the unpredictability of your yard waste removal project cost you extra money. You don’t want to rent a yard waste dumpster that is too big, because you’ll end up paying for space you don’t use. Instead, choose a dumpster rental company that bills according to how much dumpster space you actually use. That way, you will be getting your money’s worth without sacrificing quality of service.

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A yard cleanup is a smart step in any spring cleaning project. However, the fact is that most people don’t have the means of hauling yard waste away from their property. Taking bags of unwanted junk from your house and loading them into the trunk of your car is one thing; doing the same with bags of dirty yard waste is another. With a yard waste dumpster rental, you’ll never have to worry about the logistics of a yard cleanup again.

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How To Keep Your Bike Pedaling

Warm weather equals more time outside. If you enjoy riding a bike at this time of year, then you’ll want to make sure your bike is up to the task. It might have been sitting in your garage or basement all winter long. Now is the time to tune it up and get it ready for the road. Here is how to get your bike pedaling again:

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Do the ABC Check Before Every Ride

Before you hit the streets on your bike, you should always perform a quick ABC check. A is for air. Make sure your tires are properly inflated. The sidewall of every tire has the recommendation for the right pressure. If you don’t have a pump (and you should), then a quick ride to your nearest gas station can help.

B is for breaks. A quick squeeze for your front and rear brake levers will insure they are operating as they should and can brake smoothly.

C is for chain. Do a quick review of all your chain and gears. Make sure everything is in place and they are well lubricated. This is especially important if you haven’t ridden your bike for a while.

Tighten Your Bolts

If you built your bike, then you already know how many nuts and bolts it took to put it all together: A lot. Every ride can cause those nuts and bolts to loosen up. Just be sure don’t over tighten because that can cause damage as well.

You might also come to the conclusion that your bike needs to be replaced. Maybe it is too small or not the right type for the kind of riding you want to do. Just like buying a car, you should always “test drive” a bike from a local shop to make sure it will be the right fit.

As for getting rid of your old bike, that’s a perfect job for Junk King Cincinnati. You won’t be able to fit your bike into your trashcan but Junk King won’t have any trouble fitting it onto the back of their truck. They can also haul off all the rest of your wanted items in that same trip. Bike disposal and junk clearing is the kind of task Junk King Cincinnati excels at. Put them to work today.

Junk King Cincinnati Provides Efficient and Eco-friendly Junk Removal

Junk King was founded on three principles: superior customer service, safety, and environmental consciousness. Unlike our competitors, who provide junk removal without this threefold mission statement, we are proud to state that our customers have ranked us one of the best junk removal businesses in Cincinnati. What’s more, we have an international reach—our ranking in North America is #1 in the junk removal business.

We are dedicated to providing efficient, safe, and eco-friendly removal of any and all debris that is cluttering up your home and life. We believe that in this age of mass consumerism, the choice to downsize and declutter is a bold and honorable one. But you can’t do it alone. With the helped of highly skilled, professionally trained, and Workman’s Compensation-covered manual laborers, Junk King Cincinnati has helped countless Ohio residents make a step forward into a more minimalist and eco-conscious future.

Efficiency and Reliability

We are proud to go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to servicing our customers in the Cincinnati area. Junk King Cincinnati is always prompt, reliable, and willing to listen to any safety or health concerns that clients may have. We are never more than a brief call away, prepared to answer any questions that have arisen during or prior to the debris removal process.

Health and Safety Regulations

Since debris removal can often be a tedious and even dangerous process, we believe in full transparency and like to explain to our customers what we are doing. We clear out spaces before we begin and ensure that each work space is well-lit, and that all of our employees are wearing safety goggles, slip-resistant shoes, and gloves before handling your debris.

Environmental Consciousness

More than half of our products are recycled or reused, meaning that even your least desirable debris or clutter is used for something positive. Junk King Cincinnati helps you rest easily knowing that your trash becomes treasure and that you are playing a role in making our city a more breathable and cleaner place to live. Best of all, since Junk King takes control of all stages of the debris removal process, you don’t even have to lift a finger to know you’re making a difference. We continue to stand by the eco-friendly values on which our business was founded.

Great Reviews For Junk King Cincinnati

Before you go to a movie, do you read online reviews? Has a bad bunch of reviews stopped you from going to see that film? It is understandable that you would want know what you’re getting into. That’s true for a movie or for a service. When it comes to junk hauling, you can tell what to expect with Junk King Cincinnati from the reviews and that would be excellent service. Consider these recent comments:

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“The two service reps, Cody and Logan were exceptional; they had to get a large 20 cubic feet freezer out of a basement in a 100-year-old house. Although not extremely heavy, the freezer was exceptionally awkward… big, bulky and no handles, making it really hard to maneuver up a flight of steps and out a side door. Cody was very good at making sure no damage was done to the wood door. He removed it, and put it back when finished. They also had to carry a large load of shelving, mattress, rugs, small appliances, an organ, and a lot more to the truck. Throughout, they were professional, courteous and diligent. Great job!” – C.G., Cincinnati

The teams working for Junk King are excellent problem solvers and they’re not going to let narrow stairs or heavy objects prevent them from clearing your home.

“Your young men working for you were great, arrived on time, very courteous, and was worried about the grass (I wasn’t) it will be fine, but got the hot tub removed quickly and easily, thank you for your service.” – D.R., Cincinnati

“Prompt, efficient, walk through to see if there’s any more items I would like JK to take away. The guys had extra trash bags with them which came in handy! And they swept up left behind debris. I am a satisfied customer.” – M.B.S., Cincinnati

Junk King always shows up with the equipment needed to get the job done. They like to leave a home better than when they walked in and that happens every time!

“The guys worked very hard and were pleasant. It was a tough load. Extra thanks for sending guy to disassemble the treadmill. They did a lot in less than 2 1/2 hours.” – C.E., West Chester Township

Yes, sometimes things need to be taken apart before they can be loaded up. Not a problem for Junk King. Are you ready to turn all your rubbish over to Junk King? Make it happen today.

Boost Your Time Management With These Tips

Do you end each feeling as though you didn’t get anything done for that day? Do you also vow that tomorrow will be different but it rarely is? It is easy for any day to “get away” from us. One distraction can lead to another and before you know it, you’re going to bed without finishing what you set out to do. This can all be fixed with some time management tips.

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Prioritize Everything

The key to time management is prioritizing. That begins with a list of tasks you’re meant to complete on any given day. That list can have anywhere from 3 to 30 items. Once you have a list, it is time to prioritize. What items on your list have deadlines that must be met? Those go at the top of the list. What personal errands can you put off and perhaps group together for a weekend morning? Once you prioritize, you can see how your day will begin to fall into place.

Establish Routines

Going to bed and waking up at the same time each day is good for your sleep. It’s also good for time management. You know how long it takes to get ready in the morning. Try to stick to that timetable. If you can shave minutes off of taking a shower or cooking breakfast, then make it happen.

Set Time Limits

Setting time limits for your tasks can help you focus to get things done. For instance, if you have a one-hour lunch break, then keep that to one hour. Don’t add 15 minutes to go prepare your lunch or buy it and another fifteen minutes to get back to the office. That’s almost two and half-hours that you’re taking away from other priorities. You can make a one-hour lunch work.

Learn To Outsource

Whenever possible, you should try to outsource some of those tasks. Not only can you delegate tasks at work but also around the house. Get your family to pitch in. For bigger jobs like hauling away furniture and other junk, you can always outsource to Junk King Cincinnati. These are the professional junk haulers who can help you clear your yard, closet, garage, basement and attic of any and all unwanted junk. They work fast, too. You can save a lot of time when you let Junk King Cincinnati help with the junk removal.

Cincinnati Spring Break Fun For The Family

Some families plan for their kids spring break and use the time for the official family vacation. Others have grandparents and other relatives come into town to watch over the kids. If you’re sticking around the city and are looking for things to do on spring break, then Cincinnati has a lot to offer.

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Newport Aquarium

There are literally millions of gallons of fun to be had at the Newport Aquarium. Take a stroll across Shark Bridge – if you dare. It’s the only suspension bridge in North America that lets you walk just inches above two dozen sharks. There are also dive shows where the divers can take your questions while underwater. So cool. There are lots to see under the sea at this aquarium.

Escape The Room Challenge

If your family likes puzzles and other mental challenges, then they’re going to flip for this ultimate interactive environment. Players are trapped in a room and need to look for the clues to escape before the time runs out. And you better hurry because the clock is ticking.

Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo consistently ranks as one of the best zoos in the country. If you haven’t been in awhile, then you’re going to be amazed at how many changes there are. You can feed a giraffe or meet new baby animals at the Animal Encounter exhibit. There is also the Safari Train and the 4-D Theater. All together, the zoo has 75 acres housing more than 580 animal species and 3,000 plant varieties to explore. You might just need two days to see it all!

EnterTRAINment Junction

The centerpiece of EnterTRAINment Junction is the 25,000 square feet of model trains. It contains two miles of track with 90 trains all driving through every era of the American railroad. But it’s not just model trains. Kids can also burn off energy at the Imagination Junction, which is a 5,000 square-foot play area. To top it off there’s a museum with even more to see.

Before you can start on any of these spring break adventures, you might want to take care of those remaining tasks back at home. You’ll enjoy the fund more when you know things have gotten done. This is where Junk King Cincinnati comes into play. It will only take one session with these junk removal pros to finally get your house cleared of all its unwanted rubbish. Make spring break count without any clutter in the house. Junk King Cincinnati can make that happen.

Get More Involved In Amberley Village

What are the things you’d like to change about in Amberley Village? Do you think there could be more parks or extended library hours? Are parking meters out of control? Are the potholes being filled? There could be a long list of things that would make a great place to live even greater. Of course, the only way to make those changes is to get involved. You can petition the local government agencies but there might be a better way: Get elected to those agencies yourself. Right now there are city council seats and other positions up for a vote in Amberley Village and many of these races are being run uncontested. That means whoever is on the ballot, will get the job. If you’re happy with the way things are going, then fine. But if you think it can be better, then this could be an exciting way to get your voice heard.

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The next big election is in November and it’s not too late to get informed on the issues and decide where your efforts will be best put to use. This is certainly a major commitment but one that you can be proud of making.

If you don’t want to run for office, then you can still to a lot for Amberley starting with beautification. You can put together a team of volunteers to help clean up parks, plant flowers and make everything look bright for spring. That is also something to take pride in and it can become an annual event.

On the home front, you can also make beautification changes but you don’t have to do all the work. Junk King Cincinnati can be a big boost for your clean up efforts. What’s on your list of things to get rid of around your house? Whatever is on that list, it can be carted away by Junk King. They provide the manpower and the truck. You provide the junk. And that junk can be scattered throughout your home, up in the attic, down in the basement or out in the garage. Don’t lift a thing. Leave that all for Junk King. Make your Amberley Village home junk free with one session from Junk King Cincinnati.

Reliable Junk Hauling Services For Mason

The New Year is just a few weeks old and already severe storms have swept through Ohio trigging flooding yet again in Mason. This latest storm happened on February 18th and caused cresting all along the Ohio River. Thankfully, this storm wasn’t as devastating as previous storms but it only takes an inch of water flooding into a basement to cause all kinds of upheaval in a home. If your home ever suffers any flood damage, then it is vital to act fast. A call to Junk King Cincinnati will be a big help.

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Junk King already responds quickly to any request for junk hauling. Most sessions are completed the following day of that first contact with some even being finished on the same day. With storm damage, Junk King will strive to put your request for help ahead of the line. They know how important it is to get any water-soaked items from your home.

After a flood, you might see a lot of damaged furniture and rugs piled up on the curb for pickup. Junk King’s crew will pick everything up from the basement. You don’t need to drag things down to the curb. Those soaked objects are also going to weigh more. That isn’t a problem for Junk King. They never charge by the pound. Their pricing policy is based on how much space that stuff will fill on the back of the truck. It is an estimate provided by the crew before the work begins. Junk King wants you to be happy with the price and once it is agreed to, it will be locked down.

Outside of storm damage cleanup, Junk King is always standing by to provide a wide range of junk hauling services. The moving crew and truck is just what you need to clear out old beds, desks, sofas and recliners. You can also turn over any busted stoves, washers or fridges that you want to clear from your property. It all can go in a single session. Junk hauling in Mason won’t be complicated when you turn that job over to Junk King Cincinnati.

Get Your Backyard Garden Ready for Growing

Despite what the ground hog said, the official start of is just a few weeks away. Soon you’ll be opening the windows, firing up the grill and mowing the lawn. You’ll also want to get your garden ready for growing season. Here is a helpful action plan to make that happen.

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Test Your Soil

Watering and sunlight are the easiest part of growing anything. It is getting the soil right that can be a challenge. Start this season with a PH test of your soil. You can pick up a test kit from any nursery or hardware store. The result of those tests will help you decide which nutrients your soil might need.

Edge

Over the winter, your garden plot might have overgrown. Time to break out the edging tool to create those clean lines once again. This is a good job to do know so you won’t have to do later. And if you’re thinking of expanding your garden plot, then you’ll want to edge out the extending area at this time, too.

Mulch

Once you have removed the winter weeds you should lay down some mulch. This will help cool off the roots of the plants. That in turn will mean less water once the growing starts. As the mulch breaks down it will feed the soil. That’s all good.

Stake Plants

You should know in advance what plants or veggies need a little help in the form of stakes. Before you plant, put up those stakes. This will also help you map out the garden and allow you to move things around without stomping on anything that is growing.

Finally, think about your potting area. If you don’t have one, then perhaps you can pull out an old table and put it up against the garage. To make room for your potting zone you might need to clear out some unwanted items like lumber, old patio furniture or even a swing set. All of that can be easily removed with one call to Junk King Cincinnati. They’re always loading up furniture and appliances. Nothing is stopping them from lending you a hand in your backyard for a big cleanup. To get your garden ready for growing, bring in the crew from Junk King Cincinnati and watch how fast things get cleared away.