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Columbus Old Washing Machine and Dryer Disposal

Learning how to do laundry is one of those important life lessons that most moms are happy to share with their children, especially when it means that they can add that to their list of chores.  Here’s something a child might not like to hear: just because their mom had a certain way of doing things doesn’t mean there isn’t a better, more efficient way or doing the laundry.

The most important laundry lesson is to embrace sorting. Usually this meant taking the heaping pile of clothes from the hamper and spending time picking through them before loading up the machine. Now you can find a hamper with separate buckets: One for whites and the other for colors. You can even get a hamper with three buckets to use for keeping your dry cleaning in a different pile. This sorting will make laundry day a lot less of a hassle.

If you’re doing all of your laundry one cycle after another then you want to do the whites last especially if you’re using bleach. It should all be gone in one cycle but it’s best to play it safe. When using bleach, even on whites, try to pour it into the water and not onto the clothes and always use hot water. Colors should be washed in cold water. It’s better to get your water running, pour in the detergent, let it mix up and then add the clothes. That way your soap gets to dissolve and do its thing.

To avoid the never-ending battle of the loss sock you can buy sock clips. Yes, that’s a thing. Clip the socks together and wash/dry them that way. A small mesh bag is good for underwear and other delicates that don’t need to mix it up with the bigger articles of clothing.

Above everything else, the most efficient way to do a good laundry cycle is to make sure your washing machine and dryer are working properly.  You cannot underestimate the value of having a high-tech washer / dryer – especially if the one you have has already had years of use.  Your old machine is bound to accumulate quite a bit of wear and tear, which makes its effectiveness for cleaning your laundry that much less efficient.  Newer models have a variety of features and functions that will make your life easier and your clothes cleaner!

If it is about time to swap out the old machine for a new model then you’ll want to give Junk King of Columbus a call.  Getting rid of your own washing machine or dryer can be quite a task – not to mention figuring the right place to responsibly dispose of large appliances like these.  Junk King is the Columbus, Ohio based pro when it comes to removing over-sized items from your home. All you need to do is set up a removal appointment and Junk King will handle the rest. They’ll set you up with an experienced, insured and professional hauling crew and truck to take care of the job. Chances are you didn’t bring your washer and dryer into your home and you shouldn’t worry about taking them out. Let Junk King Columbus do the heavy lifting!

Intro to the Benefits of Recycling Appliances

The old 'fridge waiting to be recycled.

Junk King Columbus Recycles Refrigerators & Freezers

An Introduction to the Benefits of Recycling Appliances

Part one of a multi–part series

Aside from legal requirements to dispose of appliances and electronics in ways that are environmentally sound you may ask yourself: Are there any real benefits to recycling old appliances ?

The answer is a resounding yes! As recycling technology improves, the benefits will only increase over time. But even now, recycling old consumer goods does a lot for the environment—and for generations to come—much of which consumers may not be aware of.

To begin, what types of appliances are suitable for recycling? Virtually any appliance is a good candidate for recycling including stoves, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, and even water heaters. In addition, computers, monitors, printers, copy machines, and televisions are also readily recyclable. While these are not technically appliances, they are still very good candidates for recycling.

Protecting Our Resources

When it comes to recycling old appliances, it is no secret that these items take up a lot of room in landfills if they are not recycled. Perhaps more importantly reusing things conserves resources and protects the Earth in a multitude of ways. Even smaller recycling facilities can save tons of metal and plastics from landfills. Larger facilities can decrease the total waste we produce by hundreds of tons per year, and these trends are only increasing as more locales are setting up recycling centers.

While we here at Junk King Columbus look forward to the day that recycling is convenient and easy for all we are glad to help in anyway possible. We make regular trips to local recycling centers and last year we recycled over 65% of the items we collected from our customers homes and offices.

One of the main benefits of recycling old appliances has to do with the metal content that they contain. Some of the more common metals that can be recycled include steel, copper, aluminum, lead and gold. As we all know, appliances are often comprised mostly of various types of metals. Recycling these metals not only keeps them out of landfills but also helps the environment in that new metal content does not have to be extracted in order to make up the difference.

Many consumers do not realize that metal deposits are non-renewable resources. This means that when they run out, they are gone. As more nations begin to exploit their metal deposits, the overall amount of metal content within the Earth is depleted. And, again, these deposits, once gone, are gone forever.

Another important issue to keep in mind when considering recycling old appliances is that the vast majority of metal content that is extracted through recycling is still usable. Recycled metals can be used for new products thus greatly reducing the need for new deposits to be dug up and processed.

Protecting Our Environment

It should also be kept in mind that when old appliances and electronics are not recycled they often find their way into environment through dumping. As metals decompose, their elements can sink into the soil as well as into ground water and aquifers. Some types of metals, such as lead and iron, can cause damage to water supplies and cause harm to those who may ingest contaminated water. By recycling, these heavy metals are kept out of the eco-systems that we all depend on including water sources both on the surface and underground.

As more people start recycling, the benefits to the environment will only increase. Plenty of information is available online for those who wish to learn more about protecting the Earth through recycling efforts and you can look forward to us publishing several more articles as part of this series highlighting the benefits of, and specific information about, recycling common household appliances.

Columbus Appliance Disposal and Replacement

Take a moment to think about what you’d like to replace in your home and no, you can’t pick a spouse or kid! Focus more on the kitchen area. This is the heart of your home. How is everything running in there? Is your refrigerator keeping veggies crisp and ice cream frozen? What about the stove? Are the oven temperatures running too hot leading to many a scorched meal? Is your washing machine performing up to its potential? If any of those questions provoked a negative response, then you might just be in the market for a new major kitchen appliance or two. Of course, you’ll also have to consider getting rid of that old appliance as well. Enter your local based Columbus appliance disposal company – Junk King.  Let’s face it; at the very moment you unplug, unhook or otherwise detach an appliance in your kitchen it has become junk.

Most people are quite adept at shopping for the little things in life such as food or clothes. With the bigger ticket items like those major kitchen appliances, you might want to do a bit of internet research. First, visit the brand name sites you’re familiar with. You could end up buying your new appliance directly from them. More importantly is that you’ll get the suggested retail price from those sites. Then the shopping can begin! There might be a few appliance stores in your neck of the woods that are offering the type of replacement machines you’re looking for, but it doesn’t hurt to go a bit outside your comfort zone in search of a bargain. That’s what Google was invented for!

Here’s another tip: go to a big chain store to shop for kitchen appliances, but don’t commit to buying them right away. Instead, write down the model number of the appliance you like best and get right back to the internet. Once you’ve seen what you like up close you can find the best bargain for that item somewhere else online and narrow down your search. Just be aware of added shipping and delivery costs. Some stores offer free delivery which is a bargain.

Now that you’ve got your item all picked out for the best price and have scheduled a delivery day, it’s time to get a hold of that local Columbus appliance disposal crew to schedule the perfect time to get rid of your old appliances. If you plan it just right, you could take out the old in the morning and get the new in the afternoon and all set up in time for dinner. As long as you’re tossing out the old fridge, don’t hesitate to take the opportunity to get rid of even more junk. Junk King Columbus would love to take away all that other stuff that is just sitting around your garage or basement collecting dust and rust. You new kitchen appliance could be the perfect chance to finally clear out the clutter in your life. Take full advantage!

To get your appliance disposal and replacement process started, simply call Junk King Columbus Ohio at 1-888-888-JUNK or book a free on site estimate online.