Are you happy with your body? Most of us would answer, “no.” Whether it’s wanting to be taller or shorter one thing everyone has in common is that we can all lose “a few pounds.” Most of us have been fighting the good fight against those last “few pounds” for quite some time. That’s why we invest in home gym equipment. The idea is that if all we have to do is walk down the hall to exercise we’ll shed those pounds in no time. So, how did that work out for you? Do you have clothes hanging on the treadmill? Is a dumbbell being used to prop open a door? How many gadget have you ordered from late night TV infomercials only to use them twice? If you’re serious about your health and serious about losing those pounds then you need to get serious with your exercise regime. The best place for that is a professionally run gym.
If you’ve ever gotten into the routine of working out then you know how great it makes you feel. Yes, you might be sore the next day but those aches soon fade away. What they are replaced with is greater energy. Keep at it and before long it will be time to buy a new wardrobe. One of the big pluses with a gym membership is that you never have to get board. If you feel like your workout routine is growing stale switch it up. You’ve got all the equipment right there to pull that off. That’s a big difference from that home treadmill that you’re stuck on.
A gym is also an opportunity to socialize. You’ll meet all types of folks at different stages of their weight loss program but at least you’re all sharing in the common goal of getting into better shape. Depending on the gym, you could have the chance to sign up for several classes. Here is where you’ll really form some bonds with your fellow gym members. Nothing says friendship more than sweating it out in a spin class.
Convinced about joining a gym? Good. Now turn your attention to ridding yourself of that reminded of a failed workout program. You need to get rid of the old treadmill and other home gym equipment. You don’t need and nobody wants it. Time for it to go. That’s when Junk King Colorado Springs can come to the rescue.
Junk King is the Colorado Springs based business who focuses all of their attention on taking the clutter out of your life. If you’ve got a treadmill in a spare room or garage it’s going to be taking up a lot of space. It’s also going to take at least two guys to move it out. Junk King won’t have a problem with that. And thanks to their big truck, saying good-bye to the treadmill will be a snap.
Around your home there are some clear signs when you need to call in a specialist. When the plumbing backs up you’re going to call in a plumber. Hopefully, that won’t be on a holiday weekend or in the middle of your dinner party. If you experience leaks during a rain storm it might be time to call in a roof specialist to access the need for a quick fix or a total roof replacement. But what about a junk removal specialist? Do you know the warning signs of when it’s time to call them in?
Thanks to reality TV we’ve all had the opportunity to become familiar with the concept of obsessive hoarding. At its core, a hoarder is someone who has trouble throwing anything away. For some reason there is a disconnect in the way their mind processes information to make it seem like there is a sentimental attachment to a pile of old newspapers or trash from take-out dinners. A serious hoarder will hold onto anything and everything. It just goes into a pile. They don’t even recognize when those piles turn into literal hazardous waste or when they can even navigate through their own home.
Let’s say it’s not that bad for you. You’re willing to throw away stuff you just don’t have the means. It could be that a weekly garbage pickup wouldn’t be enough to get rid of all your junk. Fortunately, you have an option in Junk King Colorado Springs. This is the local Colorado Springs business that helps people get rid of their clutter no matter how close they are to becoming a hoarder.
If you’re ready to call in this kind of specialist then you’re not alone. Junk King has been serving the Colorado Springs area for awhile now and they have already carted off tons of garbage from homes, businesses and apartments. Don’t be embarrassed that you can’t fit into your garage anymore. Just throw open those doors and start a pile for the Junk King. A great rule of thumb to follow is that if you haven’t used something in at least six months and don’t have any intention of using it for six months it should be tossed out. Put aside your noble intentions of investing in all that exercise equipment; if you’re not going to use it then get it out!
The Junk King Colorado Springs crews are all courteous and professional. This is their job and they take great pride in a job well done. How can they help you with your junk removal? Give them a call and find out today at 1-800-995-5865
There is just no telling what you’ve got hiding in your home. A couple over in Steamboat Springs found quite a surprise stuffed in the back of their barn: a folk-art cabinet worth $20,000! The homeowners were planning to sell off some of their furniture and called in a professional appraiser. While there, they thought they would show the appraiser the cabinet that was in the barn. It had been there since they moved in left behind from the previous owner and it was something they were happy to get rid of. They thought it might be worth 200 bucks at the most. Turns out that a customer at the consignment shop recognized the cabinet as one from Vermont artist Stephen Huneck. Further inspection revealed Huneck’s signature and date of creation. It was the real deal and worth quite a bit.
Clearly, a story like this should have you running to your garage, basement or attic to see what you’ve got stuffed in there. Before cashing in you’ll need to consider providence. That is the termed used by professional art dealers to determine where a particular piece comes from. There have been hundreds of stories of paintings thought to be the work of masters only to be duds. It’s understandable when you consider that through the generations most serious art students spend time copying a masterpiece to try and learn the technique of the original painter. It’s not a stretch to imagine those copies ending up in some yard sale.
What about valuable furniture? Again, think of the providence. If you can remember buying that item from a furniture store than chances are it’s not going to be worth a lot of money. On the other hand if you have a piece that was handed down to you from a relative then it might make sense to have it appraised to see what it could be worth. As for anything else it might just be junk. Are you looking to get rid of that junk? Then you should consider a call to Junk King Colorado Springs
Junk King is a local company in Colorado Springs who is part of a national franchise. You might not expect that junk removal would be such a big business but it’s actually a growing concern for a lot of folks who want to get rid of their junk the right way. That would be through proper recycling whenever possible. Gone are the days when dumping junk at a landfill is your only option. With Junk King Colorado Springs you’ll find a company who is dedicated to all things “green.” That matters a lot to everyone living and working in Colorado Springs.
As for their pricing policy, you’ll find that Junk King is not only competitive but extremely fair minded. They don’t charge by the hour or by travel time. They charge by volume. Whatever space your junk will take up on their truck is what you’ll pay. No extra charges or hidden fees. This is really the best way to get rid of junk.
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.
Deciding to downsize begins with asking yourself some very important questions. Setting aside the practical aspects of how much more affordable a downsized life will be to maintain, what you need to consider is what of your personal belongings can you live without? Start with those things that are really important to you. Yes, all your mementos and keepsakes need to find prominent spots in your new living environment but what about all your furniture? Is every piece of furniture in every room in good condition? Then you’ll have plenty to pick from starting with your favorite and most comfortable pieces.
When picking the kinds of things you want to take with you in your downsized space you should also consider furniture that can serve a dual purpose. For instance, a coffee table that has storage drawers is a better choice than one which doesn’t. The same could be said for furniture with easy to clean fabrics. If the idea is to make your life simpler then perhaps you should have furniture that requires major cleaning or antiques you can’t even sit on. The goal is to optimize everything you bring into your need space for the maximum benefit.
What is left over can be handed down to other family members or donated to a charity. But what about all the furniture that is broken or worn out? You know the pieces that you put into your basement or garage because you were sick of looking at them? These would could be officially called “junk” and need to be gotten rid of before you make the move.
There might also be piles of stuff you’ve squirreled away that is actually broken or useless but you knew you couldn’t throw out in the garbage. These are things like old computers, televisions, monitors or other kinds of electronic equipment. Do you think you could really interest anyone in a VCR player? Do they even make VCR tapes anymore?!
As soon as you have determined what you can live without and what nobody else will want you should contact your local team of Colorado professional junk haulers – Junk King Colorado Springs. These will be the hard working crews who can really help with the downsizing effort. Professional junk haulers from Junk King are just that: professional. This means they will treat your time and your home with respect. They’re not going to keep you waiting all day for the scheduled pickup. They also won’t be dragging around heavy furniture to scratch up your floor. They’ll know how to carry out these bulky items properly. They’ll also have the truck space which can hold whatever you need to get rid of.
Getting rid of the junk will allow you to truly assess what you need to take with you on this next chapter of your life. One thing is for sure, without all that extra junk, you’ll be starting out in a much better space.
Have you upgraded your cell phone recently? If you have then you’re now enjoying some of the newest innovations in cell phone technology. We can literally carry a computer in the palm of our hand. What about your old cell phone? Often those old phones are tossed in a drawer and forgotten about. But now the Promenade Shops at Briargate are joining a nationwide program called Cell Phones for Soldiers. How this program works is that the designated shops will collect your old cell phones and then turn them in for recycling. The money they collect from the recycling goes towards the purchase of telephone calling cards. These calling cards are then donated to military personnel serving overseas and allows them to make affordable calls to their families back home. This is a perfect excuse for cleaning out those stuffed drawers in your home and getting rid of the old cell phones.
If this kind of activity puts you in a recycling frame of mind kind of you don’t have to stop with the cell phones. You could consider finally getting rid of some bulkier items like all those big cardboard boxes you have left over from your last move. Selling boxes has become a big business for a lot of moving companies. As a result you’re probably not that eager to let go of those boxes you paid good money for. While it might be practical to hold onto a few boxes it doesn’t make sense to keep heaping piles of cardboard in your garage or basement. There is a concern that all of that cardboard stacked together could become a fire hazard. On the other hand, if it should happen to get wet and moldy it can become a health hazard of a different kind. That’s why you’re better off just getting rid of them once and for all.
Instead of taking several weeks to load up your recycling bin you can get rid of those boxes in one appointment when you hire Junk King’s team of Colorado Hauling specialists.. This is an experienced crew who can gather up all those piles of cardboard and toss them into the back of their truck. While they are at it you can also put them to work to get rid of anything else that’s too big for the weekly trash pickup. Finally you can get rid of that old broken down easy chair. You can also load up that truck with any kitchen appliances, an old mattress and even electronic waste like televisions and computer monitors.
Because these are professional junk haulers they will also know where to take these items to make sure they are properly recycled. You won’t have to worry about driving around Colorado Springs to look for the closest recycling facility; Junk King Colorado Springs will take care of all that. So your new plan should start with recycling your cell phone and finish with cleaning out the junk from your entire home!
Scrap metal thieves are becoming a lot more aggressive in their capers. This is such a problem that the Colorado Springs Police Department has established their own scrap metal theft task force who are charged with tracking down these criminals. Recently the Colorado Springs Police Department was helped by the state patrol when officers pulled over a man suspected of driving under the influence. They found all types of tools used to cut large pipes in the back of this guy’s truck. Since the man arrested couldn’t claim to be working for a company that would require those types of tools suspicions were raised. After little bit more digging the task force found that this man and his partner were linked over 50 cases of scrap metal theft that amount to over $150,000 in damages.
This recent arrest comes on the heels of another big arrest that occurred back in December when three men were charged with stealing over $1 million worth of copper since 2008. All of this points out the simple fact that scrap metal becomes a veritable target for thieves and is not something you should have lying around your home or property.
At Colorado Industrial Recycling they pay for clean copper. In other words, they know the difference between copper that is left over industrial waste and something that might have been stolen. A recycling business like that is also cooperating with the police by taking a copy of every customer’s identification and a photo of what they are selling.
If you’re thinking that you could make some money from recycling scrap metal you could be right but it might not be the kind of money that is worth the effort. First of all, you’ll need to gather up whatever scrap metal you have and load into a truck. If you don’t have a truck you can always rent one. The other alternative is to that scrap metal in the back of your family SUV and run the risk of scratching up your interior.
You then have to cart that scrap metal out to the recycling yard and go through that stringent identification process. When all that is over you’ll find that you’ll just be getting pennies on the dollar. Scrap metal recycling is a volume business. If you could fill up a dump truck full of scrap metal you be in good shape to make a couple of bucks. For most of us it’s just a matter of a few pieces of leftover aluminum siding or old car parts that are considered scrap. On the other hand those scrap metal thieves are all about stealing a dump truck full of scrap metal!
Don’t put yourself through the hassle. Hire a professional team of junk haulers like Junk King Colorado Springs to take away your scrap metal pile. These same junk haulers can remove other bulky items like worn out furniture, yard waste or anything else that is piling up in your home that you want to get rid of. The quicker you get rid of your scrap metal the better off you’ll be.
Computer recycling and e-waste disposal is not only a big for residents of Colorado Springs but it’s also a big issue for the rest of the planet. Recently the members of the European Parliament hashed out a deal to combat the issue of growing electronic waste in Europe. What they came up with was the Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment directive otherwise known as WEEE. According to this new set of regulations “EU countries are obliged to collect up to 85% of junked refrigerators, mobile phones, computers and other electronic products by 2019 for recycling, replacing a current system based on weight.” It goes on to state, “While the 85% target is an ultimate goal, the legislation imposes a recovery target of 45% of new electronic sales in 2016 and 65% in 2019 and gives newer EU members extra time to comply.” And that’s just in Europe!
Here in Colorado Springs residents are facing the same kind of issues with regard to their own computer recycling and electronic waste disposal. Namely, what should be done with all that junk? The beginning of the year is the perfect time when out of date computers and e-waste start to pile up around the home. That’s because a lot of those gadgets and gizmos were replaced over the holiday season with new versions. We should all know that getting rid of anything powered by electricity is considered e-waste and shouldn’t be thrown out in the weekly garbage pickup. The reason for this is that when those items are crushed or broken open they could release harmful toxins into the environment. That’s why when it comes to getting rid of e-waste you should hire a company like Junk King Colorado Springs who is well versed with handling this type of disposal.
Junk King Colorado Springs is a local company that specializes in the removal of any kind of junk. They are also proud to proclaim that they are an eco-friendly company. This means that they strive to divert the majority of what they collect to recycling centers. This holds especially true for computers and e-waste. Throughout the year you might see the various organizations sponsoring an e-waste drop off collection. While that’s a very noble idea isn’t always convenient. In other words, if you’re busy on the drop off day then you’re still stuck with all your old computers and e-waste. Hiring the Colorado Springs Hauling team means you can depend on their experienced crews to show up at the scheduled appointment to cart off all your e-waste.
Keep in mind that just because they are coming by to take away old laptops or desktops doesn’t mean they can’t take away all kinds of other junk. Think about the unused printers, fax machines, televisions, DVD players and other devices you have stuffed in the closets because they’ve been replaced. Beyond the e-waste the Junk King crew can also remove any unwanted furniture, yard waste or other piles of junk you have cluttering up your home. All it takes is one phone call at 1-888-888-JUNK and you can be rid of that junk once and for all.
While it is true that the cooking of a turkey is the foundation of any memorable Thanksgiving dinner, there are many other components that go in to making the holiday successful. The following is a preparation list that you could utilize to insure that your Thanksgiving will be smooth sailing.
Menu planning. There are definitely some traditional dishes that are part of every family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Beyond the turkey their favorite varieties of stuffing, potatoes, yams and desserts. Although it might seem like you’re making the same dishes every year that doesn’t mean that you can’t be prepared. Planning a menu is really planning out a shopping list. The goal is to get all of your items well in advance of the big day. In fact, if you can shop the week before for your Thanksgiving meal your chances of it stress-free grocery store experience increase.
Guest list. This might seem like a simple part of your preparation because you know exactly who you want to invite but there could be some changes to a guest list that you need to think about. For instance, is there someone on your list who might be bringing a new guest of their own your party? Have the kids grown up and graduated from the kiddie table to the adult table? And has anybody on your guest list change their diet and suddenly become a vegetarian? That could deftly change things!
Assigned tasks. If you take on the responsibility of preparing the entire meal yourself you could find the stress level increasing. This is why you might want to enlist the help of a friend or family member as your “sous chef” which is someone who can help you with the cooking. But it’s not just the cooking that has to be thought of. There are other items like bringing in extra chairs, cleaning the dishes and making sure the house is ready. These are the type or chores you can hand out to other family members.
Clear out the clutter. As you get ready for Thanksgiving and the rest of the holidays it’s a perfect time to get the junk out of your home and into the trash once and for all. We’re not just talking about having the kids clean up their rooms (although that’s important!). Instead you should be thinking about getting rid of those proverbial eyesores that are taking up space in your home. This could be those old pieces of furniture or kitchen appliances you shoved out to the back porch. While it might seem extravagant to clean the junk out of your garage or basement think about where your guests may wander off to Walter waiting for the turkey to be cooked. This is a big consideration if you have kids on Thanksgiving as well. Cleaning out basements and garages are good way to make sure no one is going to get into trouble messing around with junk. A professional team of junk haulers like Junk King Colorado Springs can be called upon to help you take away all this clutter and clear the way for wonderful Thanksgiving celebration!!
Just because we live in a country that allows protests doesn’t mean there aren’t rules for protesting. For instance, a group of local Colorado Springs protesters want to have their own voices added to the Occupy Wall Street protests that have been popping up all over the nation. In order to do that, the protestors have asked for and been granted permission to set up a mini tent city in a downtown park. Technically, anyone can apply for a permit to protest in Acacia Park. If granted that permit will allow you to erect tents, put up tables and chairs and even bring in a portable toilet. How much will this permit cost? For only a $100 you can launch you very own protest.
At any moment, city officials can revoke the permit and kick the protestors out. This being the government that would mean the protestors would get 14 day notice. So, if they make a mess of the park, they could be cited and then kicked out after 14 days. Knowing that keeping things clean seems to be a big issue for these protests, the organizers have probably made arrangements to have a few rental dumpsters on hand to act as garbage collectors. Given the amount of people expected to come by the protest, a rental dumpster makes a lot of sense. You might want to apply that same kind of logic to your own home cleanup project but there are some drawbacks to renting a dumpster for your home.
First of all, you have to find a place for the dumpster. If you have a big enough driveway then that huge trash bin and be off loaded there but then you’ll be parking on the street until the clean-up is done. No driveway? The dumpster could be placed on your front or back yard but there is no telling what kind of damage that can cause to your grass. If the rental dumpster is parked outside your home on the street, you might have to get a special permit for that especially if street cleaning occurs on the day you might have the dumpster there.
If you can work out all those location issues, then you still have to contend with the concept of having a potential target for dumpster divers. You might think your garbage is safe but unless you put a lock on the dumpster, anyone could go through it at anytime. Don’t believe this? Take a drive downtown in the middle of the night and see who is going through dumpsters outside of businesses or bars. The thinking is that with such a large bin, there’s got to be something good inside.
All of this can be avoided if you simply hire a crew of professional junk haulers like Junk King Colorado to show up and take away that same garbage you would collect in the rental dumpster. Its one pick up trip and all your junk will be gone without any fuss. That’s a much better way to get rid of your trash.