Monthly Archives: October 2012

Dallas Mattress Disposal

When it is time to get rid of some furniture your options are pretty limited. Essentially you can donate it, store it or trash it. On the donating front there are many wonderful organizations that will do what they can to pick up that furniture from your home. The Dallas Furniture Bank is a prime example. They have been collecting usable furniture for years and making it available to individuals and families who might need a little help turning an empty house into a livable home.

Although this is a great service there are some caveats. First of all, they have the right to refuse unusable furniture items. That makes sense. If they don’t think a sofa or table is in good condition how can they be expected to pass that onto someone else? They also can only receive a limited number of furniture items. When they hit their quota they stop doing the pickups. Finally, there is a list of items they won’t take under any circumstances. These include:

  • Large Appliances (Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators)
  • King size mattresses or King size bed sets
  • Furniture that is broken beyond repair, heavily stained or torn, or affects hygiene or health concerns (e.g., cigarette smoke, urine, pet hairs, dry rot or mold)
  • Toys, Books, Dishes/Kitchen Utensils, Bath Towels
  • Kitchen Cabinets, Ceiling Fans, other items that attach to building structures
  • Commercial Office Furniture (e.g., cubicles, very large desks)
  • Water beds

If you have a piece of furniture that falls into the above category, you might be stuck with it. Without the means to toss it out that item can be stored somewhere around your home. Usually this will mean shoving it in a garage or down in the basement or in a spare room nobody is using. Maybe it’s an old mattress that is too lumpy to sleep on. Or maybe it’s a sofa with broken legs. Now those things are just taking up valuable space in your home. This brings up the third and best option: trashing it. That can be easily accomplished when you hire Junk King Dallas Fort Worth as your junk removal specialist.

Junk King is the Dallas based business that loves collecting junk. They don’t hold onto it very long. That’s because by the time Junk King gets a hold of your stuff, it is meant for the trash heap. They’ll be able to load up that lumpy mattress or busted sofa right onto the back of their truck and drive it off into the sunset. You won’t have to worry about throwing out your back; the Junk King Dallas crew does all the lifting. Whenever possible, consider donating but when it is junk call Junk King DFW.

Dallas Hot Tub Disposal

What kind of eyesore item do you have in your backyard? Is it a hot tub, perhaps? In many cases, homeowners inherit an old hot tub. Unlike a sofa or a fridge, a hot tub is not something you can easily pack up and take with you to your next location. As a prospective home buyer, you might have seen the hot tub out back and thought it would be a perfect way to unwind after a hard day. The reality turned out that hot tub is out of date and broken down. Now it’s like one gigantic bird bath. In other words, an eyesore. If that is the case then you have two options: swap out the old model for a new model or get rid of it all together.

If you have the space already designated for a hot tub then you should give strong thought to the replacement option. Today’s hot tubs have made great improvements in the design of the seats, power jets and heating elements. These are more efficient models that deliver all the amazing benefits without a lot of maintenance hassle.

As to those amazing benefits there are plenty. Sure, the simple act of soaking in a hot water with soothing jets of pulsating pressure is all about relaxing but there’s a lot more going on. Dipping into a hot tub before heading to bed is going to help you fall asleep faster. Hot tub use has also been prescribed by doctors to help folks who suffer from chronic joint pain. It’s also been shown to help lower blood pressure and improve circulation. And you thought you were just going for a soak?

Now if you want to get rid of that old hot tub to make room for a bigger deck or garden you’re well within your rights but you’re still going to be stuck with the challenge of breaking it down and carting it off. That’s where Junk King Dallas can be a big help. Junk King is the local Dallas business who is all about junk removal. Clearly, getting rid of a hot tub is a two man operation (at least). There are many parts to dismantle not to mention the clunky inner shell. All of that can only fit on a big truck like the kind the Junk King crew drives. Keep in mind that you’ll only be paying for the amount of space your junk takes up in that truck. So if it takes a little longer to break down the hot tub you don’t have to watch the clock: you’re not paying the crew by the hour and you’re not paying them for travel time.

After the hot tub is removed, you’ll have the time to think about what to do with that space. Do yourself a favor: at least shop for a new hot tub just to see the options!