Do you remember when you moved into your house and how empty your garage was? There might have only been a bare light bulb in the space. How quickly did it take for you to fill that up? The garage is meant for parking your car but it also becomes a very popular “storage unit” for the home. If you’ve gotten used to not parking your car in your garage, then perhaps it’s time to reevaluate that space. In other words, as long as your car is taking care of why not put that space to better use? Here are some ideas that you could adapt for your garage:
There’s a long list of successful businesses that started in a garage. If you’ve got an idea or business that you’d like to start, then you need dedicated space for an office. A garage is a perfect area for that. If you don’t want to feel boxed in, then you can always replace the garage door with a wall and windows.
Whether you have one kid or five, the first thing that becomes apparent is that they have a way of taking over the entire house. You can reclaim your home by setting up the garage as their private playroom. There’s nothing wrong with keeping your washer and dryer in the garage but you can put down some linoleum flooring, add shelves and a kid size table to make this a terrific playroom. Won’t it be great to have all the toys in one place?
Arts and Craft Studio
If you are in to arts and crafts, then you need a good space for your creations. You can set of a central workstation in your garage and have plenty of overhead lighting. There’s also room for storage of all your materials. If your garage is freestanding, then you might want to consider adding a skylight to bring in natural light.
Before you get to work on any of these renovations, you want to make sure your garage is completely clear of all your unwanted clutter. One call to Junk King Contra Costa gets that job done. These professional junk haulers will be able to literally back right up to your garage door. All you have to do is point to the things you want taken away and you’ll be amazed at how quickly they disappear. Make your garage into something wonderful by clearing out the clutter first with help from Junk King Contra Costa.
Has the cost of renovations kept you from tackling your bathroom remodel project? It’s very understandable but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are many smart choices you could make that would help you save on your bathroom remodel project. Here are four to start the ball rolling.
Don’t Change The Size
The first thought that you might have for your bathroom remodel is to actually change the size of the bathroom. Think very carefully about this. This could actually turn out to be one of the most expensive aspects of your renovation and should be avoided at all costs. The reason is that anytime you have to plumbing, especially sewer pipe plumbing, you’re going to see your budget skyrocket. This plan you can do even in a small space. After all, it’s not as if you need to really stretch out your bathroom.
If you do want to make extra space by knocking down a wall without change plumbing, then just make sure this isn’t a load bearing wall. That can cause all kinds of expensive headaches.
Go Beyond the Big Box Stores
As you look for things like tubs, countertops, vanities and other items for your bathroom remodel go beyond the big box stores. Although they may sometimes have good deals you might discover that you’re finding better deals on Craigslist or at overstock places. Look at salvage yards for old tubs that can be refinished and used remnants for granite countertops. That can all add up to big savings.
Stick With the Shower Curtain
Although a glass-enclosed shower may look elegant it’s also very expensive. You could replace the tiling around your shower and bring in a clean shower curtain on a curved rod. It’s a great way to add a dash of color personality to your bathroom.
Do Your Own Demolition
A bathroom remodel will probably require a contractor and professional crew to do the detail work. But you could do a lot of the “grunt” work and save on crew costs. That includes the demolition. It really doesn’t take much to pull up tiles or take down cabinets. What you will be creating is a big pile of construction debris. That’s easily removed with Junk King Contra Costa on the job. These junk removal professionals have a lot of experience clearing out job sites of this kind of waste. They’ll get in and get out very quickly and make sure your job site is clear of debris. Put Junk King Contra Costa the work on your bathroom remodel cleanup. You’ll be glad you did.
Do you spent a lot of time looking for things around your house? How often do you go in search of something only to give up when it can’t be found? Maybe you become distracted by other things that are cluttering up your home. It’s time to dedicate yourself to getting organized. These helpful tips will get you started:
Out In the Garage
The best place for storage in your garage are the walls. Here is where a little pegboard action can make a huge difference. Almost everything you have in your garage from rakes, shovels, sporting equipment and tools can be hung on a pegboard. You can also install a shelf along the length of your garage that drops down just a few feet from the ceiling. Think of it as a loft for your stuff. By getting all these things on the walls you have more room to park your car in their once again.
Straighten Up the Kid’s Room
Your kid’s room is probably the most cluttered place in your entire home. It helps if you can provide your kid with the necessary organizing items to keep that clutter under control. For instance, you should put all their books in alphabetical order. Not only will this help you find them but it will also teach them how to use the effort! A wicker trunk or basket with the lid is a great place to put stuffed animals and other toys. Picking everything up off the floor before bedtime is a good habit to get into.
Focus On the Bathroom
Just as you should toss out expired food in the kitchen, you should also toss out expired medication in your bathroom. You might find that you can clear out half your medicine cabinet that way. As for organizing your toiletries, make a bag to caddy hung on the back of the bathroom door or cabinet is a good way to go.
Presort Your Laundry
Instead of wasting time sorting through your laundry you should set up three baskets: one for delicates, one for whites and one for color. Your kids can get into the habit of dumping their own close into the appropriate basket. This will make the laundry day go a lot smoother.
Toss Out The Rubbish
As you make your way through your home and garage, you are sure to come across a lot of items that could be tossed out. Some of these things might fit into the trash but a lot might be too big for the weekly pickup. That’s where Junk King Contra Costa to make a big difference. One call to these junk removal pros will have all your unwanted rubbish hauled away in a single session. Junk King Contra Costa provides the manpower and the truck space that you need to get rid of all your unwanted junk. Imagine what how that can help get your home organized.
As you get ready to have fun this summer in your backyard, you may want to take an inventory. This is the perfect time of year to go through all the things in your backyard that might need to be removed. We aren’t just talking about some things like palm fronds or shrubbery but instead the big stuff like the following:
A tool shed is a great way to keep your yard clutter free. This is where your kids can put the toys at the end of the day and where you can keep all your gardening equipment. However, after many seasons in the sun and rain your tool shed could be a bit dilapidated. That is especially true if it was originally made from wood as opposed to the plastic kind. You don’t want a good storm to come through and knock it down.
Your patio furniture might have served you well over the years. But if it has started to get rusty and the cushions are fraying, then it’s time to replace those items. There might also be a comfort factor to consider. If your patio furniture looks great but nobody wants to sit on it because it’s too hard, then you might want to opt for “softer” options like wicker.
A backyard swing set probably kept your kids entertained for many summers. However, this could be the summer where they have finally outgrown that swing set. Do you really need to keep it around if no one is going to swing on it?
A trampoline is a lot of fun but it is also potentially very dangerous. Even a trampoline that doesn’t have rusty springs or torn mat could still be too tempting of an item for wild stunts. You may want to remove that temptation altogether.
All of these items might prove to be a challenge to get rid of if you were to take on that task by yourself. Instead, it’s the kind of job that Junk King Contra Costa was made for. One call to these professional junk haulers will have a team of license movers dispatch to your home. You’ll show them exactly what you want taken away and it will be safely removed and loaded onto their truck in no time at all. The most efficient and affordable way to get rid of your unwanted backyard items is to call Junk King Contra Costa today.
Whether you are investing in a rental property or looking for a roommate to help defer costs in your apartment, you are essentially going to become a landlord. Obviously, you have more at stake renting out an entire home than a spare room. But there are some guiding principles that you should use in both scenarios that will make the experience stress-free. Here’s what to keep in mind:
Find a Good Tenant
It goes without saying that finding a good tenant or roommate is your number one priority. This is where you have to take a very businesslike approach. You have every right to screen your potential tenant or roommate thoroughly. That means finding out about their employment. They should be making around three times the monthly rent in a stable income. They shouldn’t be living from check to check and putting you in a bind. Running a background check is also a good idea to find out if they have been evicted or arrested. Again, this is well within your rights. They should also be able to provide you with references from previous landlord.
Establish the Boundaries
Just because someone is paying rent doesn’t mean they have free reign. You need to establish the boundaries in their tenant agreement. This includes everything from whether or not they’re allowed to have pets to hanging pictures on the wall. All of this comes to your preference. You don’t have to allow smokers in your property. But you need to be clear about that from the start. Another good way to establish boundaries is to enforce late fees. If you want to give your tenet a grace period, then you are well within your rights. However, many tenants might end up abusing that grace period. A late fee will stop that from happening.
Respond Promptly To Maintenance Requests
As a landlord, you’re in charge of fixing things. That doesn’t mean you have to do these repairs yourself but you need to respond in a prompt manner. You might luck out and find a tenant who happens to be handy with tools. If they’re willing to make repairs in exchange for expenses deducted from the rent, then by all means put them to work.
Before you get your property ready for a tenant or roommate, you may need to get rid of rubbish. This is another job that you don’t have to do on your own. Instead, turn it over to Junk King Contra Costa. These are the junk removal pros that can clear way any amount of old furniture, appliances or other rubbish in no time at all. Having Junk King on the job means your property will be ready for renting a lot quicker.
With the right amount of preparation, your experience as a landlord doesn’t have to be complicated.
How much time did you take up with spring cleaning this year? Was it a floor to ceiling dusting and mopping? Did you have to bribe the family to get them involved? Most importantly, how great did you feel once the house was clean. Nothing beats coming home to a clean house like that. The question then becomes did you accomplish all the things you wanted to for your spring cleaning like removing junk and rubbish from the home? If you left that part undone, it is probably because you didn’t have the help you need it with regard to a truck. That can all change with one call to Junk King Contra Costa.
The truck that Junk King Contra Costa roles up in his big enough to hold anything you want to toss out. That can include a treadmill, piano and hot tub all on the same truck! Don’t be worried about how your stuff will get onto the truck. That is a task performed by the two-man moving crew who will be assigned to your session. Every junk removal session with Junk King Contra Costa will be staffed by at least two very capable movers. Sometimes there is even a third mover who’s along for the ride.
The goal with Junk King Contra Costa is always to get in and out as quickly as possible so that you can get back to your day. Many customers have benefited from a same day pickup appointment. To make that happen you just need to call early in the morning and be ready with your stuff. That doesn’t mean bringing in outside the house but just knowing exactly what you want removed. You don’t want to be sorting through your closet while the Junk King Contra Costa crew is waiting. If you need more time to go through your storage zones then book a session for the weekend.
The list of what you’re tossing out does not have to be finalized until the crew roles up. That is when they’ll be able to look over everything and provide you with an estimate based on how it will all fit onto the back of the truck. It’s a volume base pricing policy that is very reasonable and fair. Finish your spring break cleaning with a call to Junk King Contra Costa today.
Companies should encourage their customers to share comments about their service. It’s the best way to make improvements and to see if they’re on track with all they promise to do. Based on the reviews posted by Junk King Contra Costa customers this is a business that is getting the job done in many ways. Here’s a sampling of what a few Junk King Contra Costa customers recently had to say:
“Very satisfied. Great job! Starting with the phone call. The receptionist was very helpful and set everything up for me and scheduled the pickup the next day. The two guys were the best; professional, nice, quick and made this very easy for me. Gave me a reasonable price. Can’t thank them enough. I will definitely be calling on them again and I highly recommend the Junk King. Thank you.” – Linda Pittsburg
The goal for Junk King Contra Costa is to take care of your junk removal as quickly as possible but that really depends on your schedule. Most sessions are completed within 24 hours but if you need your junk removed even quicker, then you could score same day pickup. If you have to wait a few days, then Junk King Contra Costa will be happy to come by on Saturday afternoon.
“The gentleman were friendly, polite and extremely accommodating.” – J.C.
The crews working for Junk King Contra Costa always get high marks for customer service. They’ve also been licensed and insured. That means before the show up at your house there already working at a level of professionalism that is very much appreciated.
“On time and great crew took care of a difficult job and kept the “can do” attitudes until it was completed.” – Willy Gragg
Junk King Contra Costa crew is pride themselves on being problem solvers. Whether it’s something heavy that needs to come down a flight of stairs or something bulky that has to be taken apart before it can be loaded, they’re going to handle the task with a smile.
“My first time using them. Didn’t have a lot to throw out but I got an appointment immediately. I know now who to call when I’m doing a cleanup of my garage. Good Job.” – Paula Harris
Whether your junk removal job is big or small you can always count on Junk King Contra Costa to get the job done.
Part of the fun of going antiquing is to hunt through stores that are crammed with all kinds of furniture, artwork and tchotchkes. You never know what item is going to leap out and say, “Buy me!” You could already have a few decent pieces in your home that you put on proud display. The problem arises when those antiques are surrounded by clutter and junk. It kind of diminishes the value. One call to Junk King Contra Costa can fix that. These are the junk removal pros that can transform your home into a junk free zone in no time at all.
Only you can make a distinction among your things what you consider to be junk or an antique. One good way to tell is the kind of condition and object is it. If it is broken beyond repair, then it’s probably junk. Even a valuable antique will not fetch much on the market if it is beyond repair. When your stuff has crossed over into the junk zone, then it is time to turn it all over to Junk King Contra Costa.
Junk King Contra Costa takes the hassle out of getting rid of your junk by providing you with a pair of exceptional movers. This is a team that has a great attitude and is fun to work with. Although they may not be spending on time at your house, they will certainly make a positive first and last impression. You can ask this crew to move just about any object regardless of size or weight. In the past Junk King crews have moved out everything from dining room sets to kayaks. All that matters to them is that you want something gone.
Not only do these crews know how to lift and load heavy objects but they also know how to spot things of value. They’re not looking for antiques you are forgetting about but instead looking for all those things that can be donated or recycled. To them that’s a lot of value. Anytime they can keep junk out of a landfill is a good day for them. Junk King Contra Costa will make sure your junk goes away while your antiques stay.
Everybody knows that cardboard boxes can be recycled. The goal is getting them broken down and crammed into the recycling bin for the weekly pickup. Often folks will hold onto cardboard boxes because of their potential practical reuse around the house. After all, everybody needs a good cardboard box, right? The problem is getting into the habit of holding onto every cardboard box. Before you know it, your basement or garage is overloaded with cardboard boxes. It could be hard to get rid of those in your tiny recycle bin. That’s the time to bring in Junk King Contra Costa. This is a company that can handle any type of cardboard box or rubbish overload.
If your original intent was to recycle those cardboard boxes, then you don’t have to worry when you hire Junk King Contra Costa. This is a company that is dedicated to recycling. It has been part of their operating philosophy since they began collecting junk over 10 years ago. Junk King Contra Costa knows exactly which facilities in the area will take cardboard boxes. They also know the facilities that will handle things like foam cushions, metal, lumber, concrete and even dirt. Yes, there’s a long list of things that can be recycled from your home beyond all the kitchen trash. When you hire Junk King Contra Costa, you don’t have to concern yourself with what can be recycled. The crews who will be doing the loading have all been trained to spot those items that can be pulled out for that type of drop-off.
Recycling also means making donations to charity. If the Junk King Contra Costa crew things your old sofa or bedroom set still has a little life left into it, then they will make sure he gets to those organizations that will place it with a family need. Nothing has to go to waste when you hire Junk King Contra Costa.
The cost for this service is surprisingly affordable. The two-man moving crew, the truck and the drop-offs are all included in a flat fee. This is in an hourly rate or a charge by the pound. Instead, Junk King Contra Costa charges by how much room your stuff will fill in the back of the truck. This is a price that you’ll know before the work begins. For fast and affordable rubbish removal, you can always count on Junk King Contra Costa.
Do you have any hobbies? Those can include anything from building ships in a bottle to skeet shooting. Tinkering on cars is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. You can also be into shopping for antiques. The thing about hobbies is that they take up a lot of time but it’s time that you’re happy to surrender to. The issue then becomes carving out that time in your busy week. That is especially hard if you have other responsibilities around the house. One way you can make more time for your hobbies is to bring in outside help. When it comes to junk removal the only help you need can be found with Junk King Contra Costa.
Junk King Contra Costa are professional junk haulers who have been in this line of work for a long time. They perfected the business model that allows them to get in and out of a customer’s home in as little time as possible. Junk King Contra Costa has teams of movers working diligently throughout the week. If it takes two people to bring something into your house, then it’s going to take two people to get it out again. The crew from Junk King Contra Costa has a lot of experience moving heavy objects. They also take great care to make sure your floors and walls aren’t banged up. Based upon the number rave reviews it’s clear that they are doing a great job at this.
Before the Junk King Contra Costa crew shows up at your home you have to decide exactly what you want to toss out. Knowing that you have two capable movers and task will probably have a great influence on that list. You can finally get rid of things like your old recliner or sectional sofa that you want to replace. If you have a busted refrigerator or stove that you pushed out into the garage, then turn that over to Junk King Contra Costa.
This is also the perfect company to hand over all your outdated electronic gear like computers, monitors and printers. Those are the kinds of things that can be tossed out into the garbage need to be dropped off at certified recycling centers. That is a service a Junk King Contra Costa is happy to provide. That’s another timesaver! The best way to free up time for your hobbies is to turn your junk removal chore over to Junk King Contra Costa.