Monthly Archives: June 2011

Mattress Buying & Disposal Tips in Colorado

If you are moving into your first apartment in Colorado or starting a new relationship one of the first things you might want to consider is buying a new mattress. Obviously if you plan on “sharing” this mattress with a significant other then this purchase has to be a joint decision. The following is a list of mattress buying tips you should review before heading out.
  • Don’t Hesitate to Haggle: Believe it or not, you can actually bargain for your mattress much in the same way as you would for a car. Many of the popular brands have what are considered to be “negotiable pricing.” This means there is some flexibility on the part of the salesmen to make a deal with you. Once you buy a mattress you might not be back for several years so they are anxious to make a deal.
  • Double Check the Warranty: A typical mattress warranty could be for ten years. This means if there is a firmness failure within that time you could get a replacement mattress. However, there is a catch. That warranty will be null and void if there is even the smallest stain on the mattress. This is why it’s best to by a waterproof mattress cover to protect your investment. You might also be required to rotate your mattress every six months as a term of the warranty. Check the fine print.
  • Don’t Rush: Shopping for a mattress in Colorado is when you get to release your inner Goldilocks: You’ll want to find something that is just right. Plopping down on a showroom mattress for 20 seconds isn’t going to cut it. Will you feel sillier sitting on a mattress with your clothes on for five minutes or spending the next 8 years sleeping on a bed that isn’t comfortable? This is also when you need to bring your partner along. If you’re both sleeping in the same bed then you both need to try it out!
  • Determine Your Firmness Factor: Most people think that a firm mattress is the best for your back. Actually, that’s not entirely true. With a very firm mattress you won’t get any flexibility which forces your spine to bend at the hips and shoulders. What you should be looking for is “supportive” as opposed to ultra-firm.
  • Consider Your Space: A person who is over six feet tall should be sleeping in a king size bed. This is also the best size for a couple who like a bit of “elbow room” when it comes to their sleeping sides. A California King is also an option for taller people. Just make sure to measure your bedroom space first before buying a mattress that might not even fit.
Finally, you’ll have to consider your old mattress disposal. Some mattress stores in Colorado offer removal but you could end up paying more than you want. However if you hire Junk King Colorado, not only can they take away your old mattress but they’ll also be able to remove any other items of junk you want to get rid of in the same appointment. It’s the best use of your time and money.

Large Trash Pickup in Colorado Springs

As long as there have been piles of trash there have also been some creative types who saw these piles as works of art. We’re not talking about the Mona Lisa, but instead a Mona Lisa made out of bottle caps. This is “trash art” as opposed to “art trash” and it’s where artists use the refuse of our society to inspire them to make great works of art. Do you have art in your trash?
Some artists like to take the collage approach. You could empty out a weekly garbage can and paste those items on a canvas to reveal a fairly accurate portrait of how you live your life. In fact, there have been several notable art exhibits which incorporated this very technique. Then there are the large scale trash art projects where talented sculptures take huge chunks of discarded metal, wood and other scraps of trash and turn them into amazing pieces. There is even a Cadillac graveyard exhibit out west where and artist has taken full Cadillacs and planted them into the ground for an exhibit. Yes, one man’s trash is another man’s trash.
This doesn’t mean you should be thinking twice about what you throw out, unless of course you live near an art institute in Colorado! But you should be aware that unless you plan on turning your trash into art there is really no reason to be holding onto it. Of course, if the trash in question is too big to toss into a garbage can you might have an issue. That’s when you need to bring in the pros and by pros we’re talking the professional large trash pickup crews based in Colorado Springs – Junk King.
Large trash items can come in many forms. If you have just gone through a remodeling job there could be all kinds of demolition or leftover construction materials piled up in your backyard. You could break down these materials yourself into small chunks, but that could prove hazardous and time consuming. A trash pickup crew like Junk King doesn’t need to break down trash as much as they toss trash into  the back of their big junk trucks.
Other things that could be considered as large trash could be that sofa you’ve wanted to toss out for some time now. You’re not going to hear, “Honey pass me the sofa.” A bulky item like a piece of furniture needs to be hauled off by a team of haulers who truly know how to lift with the legs and not the back!
Often we hold onto these large items simply because we have no other means of getting rid of it. That has changed thanks to the arrival of private trash pickup crews like Junk King. These are professional workers who are licensed and bonded. In other words, you’ll be able to trust them to your job. And as long as you’ve targeted large trash items there is no reason why you can’t toss out some smaller junk in the same load. Take this opportunity to a complete cleanup!

Spring Cleaning in Colorado Springs

Can you really think of spring without thinking of spring cleaning? Perhaps spring is also the best time to do a bit of internal spring cleaning. Remember those News Year’s resolutions? How many of them have you kept up with? Did you stick to your diet? Give up cigarettes? Cut back on “Dancing With the Stars?” There is nothing wrong with taking the opportunity during spring to renew those resolutions and start fresh.
Spring can also be a time for you to delve into some new hobbies. Maybe you’re ready to finally get the garden growing in the backyard. Sure it will take some digging to get done but if you start now towards the end of the summer you could be rewarded with all kinds of fresh veggies and herbs. Doctors recommend that half of all the food we eat should come from natural sources. There couldn’t be anything more natural than your own backyard.
Of course, spring cleaning is really about throwing open the windows and giving your Colorado Springs home the once over from top to bottom. Most of us keep our places in pretty decent order but there always seems to be those “hot zones” in every home which are where all our old junk goes to live. Spring cleaning is the perfect time to pull out all those items and finally deal with them.
Your options are keep, donate or trash. When it comes to keeping an item you really have to think is it practical or sentimental. If it is sentimental then of course hold on to it but instead of keeping it stuffed away, dust it off and put it on a shelf for easy viewing. After all, what good is a piece of memorabilia if you are going to keep it locked away?
As for donating, this is a very noble thing to do with your unwanted items, but you have to be realistic. It’s one thing to make a donation of old clothes you no longer fit in. However, donating furniture that is moldy, soiled or busted isn’t really a donation. You’re merely passing your junk onto someone else do deal with. That’s why your “trash” pile of spring cleaning should probably be the biggest pile of all. The issue becomes what to do with all that stuff. Have no fear, your  professional junk haulers, Junk King Colorado Springs, are standing by.
Being professional means the work crews you are letting into your home are licensed and insured.. A professional crew is just that: professional. You can depend on them to show up on time and get the job done right. Think of how much lighter your spring cleaning load will become when you know you’ve got a team of movers standing by to haul away all the junk. That’s the real hard work. All you’ll have to do is sweep up some dust that will be left behind. Here’s to making this spring cleaning the best one of all.