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Pueblo Colorado Junk Removal

Over at Lake Pueblo State Park there is a lot of wind kicking up. That means a lot of debris gets “dropped off” where it shouldn’t be. “In Pueblo and Pueblo West we get a lot of wind and so it definitely blows a lot of debris in and around,”  said Park Ranger Darcy Mount. “We get a lot of trash. It’s not necessarily from people being bad, although some of it is, but the wind blows a lot of stuff in. Lots of camping and picnicking things, and also lots of fishing debris.”

That is why the annual clean up event sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife is so important. Try as they might, those Park Rangers can’t keep up. This past Earth Day, over a 100 volunteers showed up at the park and were given gloves and orange bags to fill up. They were then sent off to the four corners of the park to get to work.

“We have about 20,000 acres to choose from, and we gave people maps and let them decide where they’d like to go,” Mount said. “People went all over the wildlife area and the park itself.”

Among the list of items that they found in the past were old tires, construction waste and other oversized items. Happily they reported that this year all they picked up was “trash.” That’s still bad for the park but at least it hasn’t become an illegal dumping ground. At the end of the pickup day, the volunteers were given a BBQ lunch to thank them for their hard work.

“The park looks awesome this morning,”  Park Ranger Mount said on Monday after the clean up. “It does your heart good. It’s nice that other people care about the park as much as the Park Rangers do.”

How are you doing with your own trash removal project? Sure, you get your weekly garbage pickup but what about the big stuff you’ve been keeping in storage in your garage or down in the basement? Or what about the piles of things in your backyard like construction waste or pieces of broken up concrete? When you’re ready to toss all of that out, Junk King Colorado Springs will be ready to help.

Here are the three steps for your Pueblo CO removal project:

Step 1: Call us at 1-888-888-JUNK or go online to arrange the time best for you.

Step 2: We call 15 minutes before we arrive and provide a free estimate, which includes labor, dumping fees, transportation and taxes. No hidden costs!

Step 3: We remove your clutter and unwanted items, and sweep up afterwards. No more junk!

In many cases Junk King Colorado Springs can offer same day service. Technically that means you can wake up on Monday, decide what you want to get rid of, call Junk King and it will all gone by dinnertime. Hands down, this is the best way to get rid of your junk.

Colorado Springs Cabinet Removal

One of the most popular home remodel jobs is a kitchen makeover. Not only will this type of project increase the value in your home but it will also give you an opportunity to finally get the kitchen you’ve always wanted. Before diving into the remodel project you’ll want to take into consideration a couple of factors.

First of all, gather up a lot of opinions about what you could do. It’s not just about replacing counter tops and cabinet doors. Start with a trip to your nearest Home Depot type of store. They’ll have plenty of options to get you going. As you settle on the type of work you want done you’ll have two ways to go: Do it yourself or hire a contract. If you go for a contractor make sure you shop around and get some competitive bids. You also want a contractor who “gets” your vision of the new kitchen. Having someone who is creative and has a decent portfolio of previous work is going to make the project go a lot smoother.

Take your time planning out what you want done. The more time you spend looking through magazines and picking the right features the more you’ll end up saving. It might also be a good idea to do some of the prep work yourself. For instance you could do some of the demolition yourself. This doesn’t mean taking dynamite to your kitchen. The demolition phase of a remodeling job essentially means removing the old stuff. In this case it might be all the cabinets and countertops. Here’s where you’ll find Junk King Colorado Springs a terrific ally.

Junk King specializes in all kinds of junk removal. One big help is with taking away all kinds of construction waste. After pulling down the cabinets you can make a pile of the scraps right in your kitchen or on your porch. The Junk King crew will then show up for the removal and take it from there. Hiring Junk King for this phase of the remodeling could end up saving you money as well. That’s because Junk King will only be charging you for the amount of space your trash takes up on their truck. There are no labor costs or dumping fees like you would be charged with a contractor.

While Junk King Colorado Springs is working on removal your old cabinets they can also take away any other bulky item you want to finally toss out. This includes furniture, mattresses, bedroom sets and for the kitchen remodel you’ll be able to get rid of all those appliances you’re replacing like the stove, dishwasher or refrigerator. Get your kitchen remodel off on the right start with a call to Junk King.

Furniture Donations Pickup in Colorado Springs

What started out as a practical joke has ended up being a special holiday tradition for the last 30 years. This is the Annual Bob Telmosse Christmas Giveaway started by local businessman Bob Telmosse over 30 years ago. Back then, the late Mr. Telmosse owned a very successful furniture store in the Denver area. As a joke, one of his friends placed an ad in the local paper proclaiming that Bob would be giving away food at his store. When folks showed up for the charity, Bob felt so embarrassed he told them to come back the next day. By then he lined up some donations and handed out packages of food. That idea stuck and Bob continued with the holiday giveaway. Today, that tradition is carried on by dozens of faithful volunteers. This year thousands of local folks turned up at the Freedom Financial Expo Center to get free toys, food and clothing with no questions asked. That’s just how Bob would have wanted.

The volunteers are always amazed that no matter how grim things might look in terms of donations, a Christmas miracle always seems to happen and there is plenty on hand to give away. This year they only had about a dozen bikes to give away until the last minute when over 500 bikes were donated. It’s a perfect reminder of the spirit of giving.

Fortunately, that spirit of giving doesn’t have to end with the holiday season. You can make donations to many charitable organizations and clean up your home at the same time all thanks to the effort of Junk King Colorado Springs.

When Junk King collects something that could possibly be repurposed they will drop it off at one of those charities for a donation. This includes any type of furniture, appliance or any type of item that could be of benefit to someone in need. Best of all you don’t have to figure out if your give-away stuff is worthy of a donation; Junk King will make that determination. All you need to focus on is picking out the items you want taken away and the Junk King crew will handle the rest.

As far as pricing is concerned, Junk King will only charge you by the amount of space your item takes up on the back of their truck. There will be no hidden charges or dumping fees. Whether your junk is recycled, donated or placed in a certified landfill it’s a safe bet that Junk King Colorado Springs is the best option for cleaning out the clutter of your life.

Colorado Springs Air Conditioner Disposal

Welcome to the dog days of summer in Colorado. If you’re lucky you’re living in a place with central air conditioning. That means you can keep your whole home as chilly as you like. Even a single air conditioning unit might just do the trick. That unit could also be a big help with cutting down on your energy bills. Instead of running the house wide central air, you could keep that small unit humming in your bedroom over night. If you’re considering getting a new AC unit to replace an older model you’re in luck. Prices have come down recently and energy efficiency has gone up. That means you’ll be saving money right out of the gate when you buy your new unit and with every monthly electric bill.

First you’ll want to consider the size. The smaller the room, the smaller the unit you’ll need. Most average rooms can be cooled off with an AC that generates between 5,000 to 6,000 BTUs. Don’t think that bigger is going to cool down faster. In fact, you might find that a huge unit pumping out 14,000 BTUs will cool off a room so fast that the air becomes cold and clammy. That’s not comfortable. Just as with heating a pot to boil, you want a gradual cooling off time.

You’ll also want to check the noise level of the unit. This is especially true if you’re going to be plugging the AC into your bedroom at night. If you can’t turn the AC on in the store to hear how it sounds, you should rely on internet reviews. It’s the best way to get a sense of how a new model AC might work.

Consider also the placement of your new AC. The goal would be to have it blow air as close to the center of a room as possible. That allows for an even disbursement. If the only window you have in the room is tucked into a corner you might find the AC is working harder to cool down the space. You’ll also want to make sure you’ll be able to secure your window around the AC. Measure your window twice before heading out to the store.

Finally, you want an AC that comes with a decent warranty and is convenient to maintain. To keep an air conditioner working properly you’ll probably have to swap out the filter every season. Make sure your new AC comes with easy to follow instructions. You might also want to stock up on a couple of extra filters while you’re at it.

Then there is the issue of getting rid of the old AC. This is not something you can toss out into the garbage or recycling bin with this week’s newspapers. An air conditioner has to be properly disposed of. That’s where Junk King Colorado Springs can come into play. The Colorado Springs based Junk King specializes in bulky junk removal. Not only can they get rid of your AC but you can also use them to get rid of any other oversized item you want gone. Remember, less junk in your home means more cool air circulating!

Cool Off By Clearing Clutter In Your Colorado Home

The wildfires which recently swept through Colorado left a path of scorched earth in their wake. Once those fires were brought under control, the heat didn’t necessarily leave. Rising temperatures have stuck around Colorado and most of the rest of the country resulting in a devastating drought that’s going to have a lasting impact well into the fall. If you’re looking for instant relief there are plenty of options around the Colorado area.

Up at the Vail Cascade Resort, guests are invited to watch outdoor movies. Not cool enough? Well, these movies are shown by the pool which means you can float in the cool waters while munching on popcorn and catching a flick. Of course, it wouldn’t be Colorado without a trip down the rapids. There are many of terrific spots like the Cache la Poudre River near Fort Collins to help you beat the heat by dipping into the raging waters.

When the blazing sun goes down, a guided nighttime photo tour could be just the ticket. The same can be said for a sunset sail up at the Blue Mesa Reservoir. Bottom line: there are lots to do to cool off around the state but have you noticed the common denominator here? All of these activities involve you leaving your home. Have those folks discovered your secret: you home is an inferno? Well, there is a great way to cool off indoors as well and that might be with clearing out your clutter.

One of the reasons our homes become so stuffy and trapped with heat is that the air can’t circulate freely. Even with a central air conditioning system, you could be hindering the efforts by clogging up the passageways with junk. You don’t have to be an extreme hoarder to have this kind of restriction. A small amount of misplaced junk is all it would take to get in the way of your cool air properly circulating around the home. You can fix that with a call to Junk King Colorado Springs

Junk King is part of a national franchise of professional junk haulers who have been helping folks get rid of their junk for years. What’s truly great about Junk King is that all of their workers are fulltime employees. This means they’ve gone through the proper training and are totally licensed and insured. When it comes to inviting workers into your home, these are the exact kind of workers you want to hire.

Having Junk King Colorado Springs take care of your clutter removal means you won’t have to break a sweat. They’ll do all the heavy lifting. All you have to do is point to what you want carted off and the Junk King crew will do the rest. Head out and take advantage of all those wonderful cool off events but know you’ll be coming home to an even cooler space thanks to Junk King.

Colorado Springs Grill Disposal and Recycling

When you mention the word “barbeque” to a foodie you could be sparking an intense debate between Memphis style versus Kansas City style of BBQ. Is dry rub better than marinade? What’s the best wood for smoking? What about dipping sauces? Yes, a barbeque conversation can go on for hours. The best way to talk about barbeque is actually while enjoying barbeque. Just because we live in Colorado Springs doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate a good ol’ fashioned BBQ cook-out. In fact, the recent Boats, Bands and BBQ held its 12 Annual event over at the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo. This HARP event featured a chicken wing and ice cream eating contest. However, the main attraction had to be the Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned cook-off of professional grillers. These are folks who took their BBQ very seriously.

It was expected that the event would draw around 48 teams from around the country. The goal was simple: cook any kind of ribs any kind of way and grill something using Pueblo chilies. This was definitely a competition everyone can sink their teeth into! What’s amazing about these contests is that the chefs don’t just cook for the judges. They’re also cooking for all the event goers. Translation: For one small fee you could sample the most amazing BBQ ever to hit the Colorado area. All it takes is for one new dry rub ingredient or sauce tasting to inspire you to rush back to your own backyard grill to try your hand at some BBQ ribs or tri-tip.

Getting the right ingredients and cut of meat is only half the battle. You also have to make sure your grill is up to the challenge. What kind of shape is your current grill in? If it spent the winter in the backyard it took a beating. Even keeping the grill covered would still expose it to snow, rain and wind and that’s just the outside. On the inside of the grill you might find that your starter button is no longer working or your flames aren’t firing up as they should. All of that points to the simple conclusion that it’s time for a new grill and this is the perfect time to go grill shopping. Stores are eager to move their grills out at the beginning of the summer and you might find a decent bargain.

After buying your grill and waiting for it to get delivered, you’ll have to take care of the old model. Yes, it served you well over the years but now it’s time to say good-bye. A team of professional junk haulers like Junk King Colorado Springs will help make the “good-bye”  as hassle free as possible. This is because they’ll be able to load up that old grill on the back of their truck and have it properly disposed of. You’ll also be able to load up the trunk with even more junk that has seen better days like old patio furniture or clutter from the garage. When everything is clear, you can focus on what is truly important: perfecting your BBQ recipes!

Declutter Your Colorado Springs Home and then Relax

Welcome to winter in Colorado Springs and welcome to the chance to soak in one of the many mineral-rich hot water springs. The hot springs are to Colorado Springs as the Statue of Liberty is to New York. It’s the reason visitors come to town but it’s also something the locals don’t always take advantage off. Exactly when was the last time you got to soak in a hot spring? If the answer is “not for a long time” or (heaven forbid) “never” then it’s clear you need to carve out some relaxation time for yourself. We all have excuses for not pampering ourselves: not enough time, too much to do, it’s crazy at work, too many family demands… the list is endless. Consider the fact that if you don’t take time to relax you could end up running yourself into the ground which means you’re not going to be good to anyone in your family or at your work.
As for taking a hot spring bath, how long would you need? An hour? That’s plenty of time. Add to that a 30 minute drive to the hot spring of your choice and you’re talking about a total investment of time of 2 hours. That would be 2 hours which can completely revitalize yourself. All you really have to do is ask for help. If you’re the leader of the kiddie car pool you can ask for a reprieve from another mom or dad. On the weekends, soccer practice could be handed off to another trusted family friend. In fact, make the trade with one of the other soccer parents. They cover for you this weekend and you’ll cover for them next weekend. What about keeping up with the household duties? You’ve got help there as well and it’s called Junk King Colorado Springs.
Junk King Colorado Springs is part of a national franchise of licensed and insured junk haulers. Their mission is to help you declutter your home by taking away all your unwanted junk. Once your home has officially been deemed free of clutter, it will be a lot easier to keep up with in terms of cleaning and organizing. That’s going to make taking a break for a hot spring spa a lot easier.
Hiring the Colorado Hauling team also helps alleviate the guilt factor of not cleaning out your home of junk. How long have you been hanging onto old furniture, appliances and other trash that’s too big to throw out? Don’t you feel bad having to say to yourself, “One of these days I’ve got to get rid of that?” Well, that day has come and Junk King is ready to help. Working with Junk King is also very effortless on your part. You set up an appointment and on the scheduled day, the Junk King Colorado crew shows up and all you do is show them what you want carted away. Once it’s all gone, you can slip into those hot springs relaxing in the knowledge your home is decluttered. It will make that hot bath all the sweeter.

Hire the Pros for Junk Hauling in Colorado

Hiring a professional to perform a task in your home all comes down to a question of accountability. With professional tradesmen you should be able to receive a certain level of certified experience with regard to that task. It also means that hiring a professional will ensure that a job gets done right the first time as opposed to floundering with an amateur. Nowhere is this truer than in the area of junk removal.
As you stroll through your own neighborhood or shop at local businesses you might see flyers of advertisements for all kinds of local entrepreneurs. This is where house cleaners, dog walkers and handymen get out the word about their services that they are offering. On some level, you might want to give these neighborhood folks a try out. However, do you really think you’re getting a complete portrait of the type of worker they are from a flyer that’s hanging on the telephone pole?
When it comes to junk haulers you might think that anyone has a truck is qualified to take away your bulky garbage items. Like those other services you might see someone driving through your neighborhood in that truck with a sign plastered on the side reading “hire me.” Were you to do that on the spot you are essentially inviting a complete and total stranger into your home. You really have no idea who this person is, where they come from or if they are even qualified to haul away junk.  A true Colorado junk hauling professional should be licensed, insured and bonded, like Junk King Colorado Springs.
There is also a big safety factor when it comes to inviting someone into your home. Because this stranger really holds no allegiance to you and might never see you again nothing will stop them from snatching valuables and stuffing them in their pockets. This is been known to happen all too often. On the other hand, a professional junk hauling service like Junk King is going to be staffed by reputable employees. In the unlikely case that something untoward would happen you will have recourse in the form of calling the business and dealing with a supervisor.
Going back to that question of accountability a professional relies upon their reputation of doing a good job in order to expand their customer base. Without that reputation they won’t be in business very long. This holds true for auto mechanics, general contractors, house painters and junk haulers. If you think that be saving money by hiring the guy on the street you might be surprised to know that Junk King Colorado Springs is also efficient and affordable. It really comes down to a question of who you want to invite into your home: a professional or an amateur?
For the most professional hauling service in Colorado Springs, simply call 1-888-888-JUNK or book a free on site estimate online (and save $30!)

Is It Time To Get Rid of Those Old Appliances in Your Colorado Springs Home?

Here’s a question you might not hear every day but how is your stove working? When you set the oven temperature does it take forever to preheat? Are the pilots on your burners a bit wonky? Is it chipped? In other words is it time for a new stove? Let’s talk about your refrigerator. How is that holding up? Is your ice machine functioning the way it should? Do you even have an ice machine? Does your ice cream stay frozen? What about the dishwasher? Are your glasses and dishes coming out clean? Silverware still sparkling? Are you sensing a pattern to these questions? We’re talking about appliances and whether or not it is time to get rid of them. If the short answer is “yes” then you need to arrange for the removal, but first you need to think about the practical aspects of replacing those appliances.
One major concern for many Colorado homeowners is the rising cost of energy and it’s all those kitchen appliances that are the biggest energy drainers. If those appliances aren’t Energy Star rated then not only are they much older but they are a bigger drain on power. Most new appliances manufactured today have the Energy Star rating. If not, you should probably avoid buying them.
The other consideration with buying new appliances is the added level of convenience you’ll be receiving. Smart technology has been integrated into dishwashers, washers, dryers and refrigerators. This means better performance and functionality. For instance, appliances like dishwashers and washing machines should have various settings that can be adjusted depending on the cycles. Smaller loads of dishes or laundry shouldn’t use the same amount of water and energy as a large load. This is where you can same on those energy bills by specifying the type of cycles based on the work load. With modern appliances that can be accomplished with simple touch screen activated commands.
These new appliances will also let you know when it’s time to replace filters or other parts thanks to ongoing monitoring. Simply put, these are smart devices; so how smart are your appliances?
As soon as you’re ready to replace those old kitchen appliances, as mentioned, you’re going to need to find a way to get rid of them. Most of the appliance stores you’ll be getting your new items from don’t have a “haul away”  service. This is because of the amount of effort it takes to dispose of something that big. While it is true that old stoves and fridges could be recycled, they will first have to be broken down to their core components. That is a specialized form of recycling that only happens at a few centers. Hiring a professional team of Colorado junk haulers like Junk King means you’ll be putting your junk into capable hands. They’ll know right away where to take those pieces to insure they are handled properly. You’ll also be able to schedule the pick up to coincide with the delivery. This will bring a whole new meaning to “out with the old and in with the new.”

Colorado Furniture Recycling

Recycle Fish and Furniture
Did you know that you can actually recycle fish? That idea is at the heart of the catch and release program popular among many Colorado Springs anglers. To draw awareness to a possible depletion of the fishing species two local fishing guides are setting out for a fly fishing marathon. Not only do they intend to bring attention to the concept of catch and release fishing but also for cleaner Colorado Rivers. This 24-hour fish-a-thon is going to benefit an organization called Recycled Fish. As any decent angler will tell you it’s not so much in catching the of the fish and bringing it home for dinner but in the skill with which it takes to tie a fly and make a proper cast. On some level the fish is almost secondary to this well practiced sport. That’s why many fly fishermen adopt the catch and release philosophy. This will give the fish a chance to go back to their lives and live to fight another day!
Although it might seem odd to recycle fish, there are many items that can be recycled that aren’t necessarily associated with the typical municipal recycling program. We all know that around Colorado Springs folks can separate their plastics, papers and metal objects into the recycling bins for weekly pickup. That’s the easy stuff that has become routine to recycle. But what about the bigger items such as electronic gear or furniture?
What Else Needs Recycling?
With regard to electronic gear this is called e-waste and needs to be handled properly when disposed of. You might not like to think of this but if you were to break down your computer monitor, television or other types of electronic gear you might find yourself releasing some hazardous materials into the atmosphere. Not to mention all those sharp edges you would come across. Most municipal trash collectors have been instructed not to pick up electronic waste when they see it.
The same can be said for furniture that you plan on tossing out. A sofa is not something you could sit by the curb and hope that the weekly garbage man will shove into the back of their truck. That’s just not going to happen. Technically, you could also be fined for leaving large objects out the curb.
The proper way to get rid of furniture is to hire a local based Colorado Springs junk hauling team, Junk King, to come by your place and pick up you don’t want anymore. The major difference is you can now flag your furniture for recycling.
You might have worn out your sofa but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any life left in that piece of furniture. Breaking down a sofa means you have wood, cloth, foam, vinyl and metal that can all be recycled, repurposed and reused. Junk King Colorado should know right where the major recycling centers are located around Colorado Springs. In fact they are probably part of their daily routes. It’s a safe bet think that you’ll enjoy your new sofa a lot more knowing you’ve reduced your carbon footprint by recycling your old furniture.