Monthly Archives: November 2017

Recycling 101 Facts

Did you know that the average American creates up to about 4 pounds of trash every day. That comes out to around a couple of tons for each family, each year. Lots of trash. Unfortunately, we only recycle about 30% of all recyclable materials we use. Yes, even with all the curbside collecting, only come out to 30% of billons of ton of trash. Can we do better? Absolutely.

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Consider glass. Glass is one of those materials that can be recycled over and over again. It never loses its purity or its composure. That makes glass a perfect material to continue recycling and turn into new class. Cardboard packages can ultimately break down but glass doesn’t ever lose its shaper or composure… unless you break it! That makes it the perfect sustainable packaging material.

What about steel?  Recycling a pound of steel saves enough energy to run a light bulb for a whole day. You could also heat 18,000,000 homes with the amount of steel that gets recycled every year. It is also more economically efficient to recycle as much steel as possible instead of producing new materials every time. Most of the steel you buy now has about 20% recycled content already included.

Styrofoam is another major trash item that can be recycled. Styrofoam coffee cups are another major source of garbage that we can recycle instead- every year, we throw away 25,000,000,000 of these cups.

There are some recycling programs across the country that actually pay for what you turn in. That is especially true for aluminum can and plastic bottles. Even with those programs, there is still around $1 billion worth of recyclable material that still ends up in a landfill.

How extensive is your home recycling program? Do you know you could also recycle things like old mattresses, furniture, appliances and e-waste? At least you could if you hire Junk King Dallas to take care of the hauling. This is a professional junk hauling service that is dedicated to a green way of getting rid of rubbish. It’s all part of their complete junk removal package. If you want to expand your recycling, then give your junk to Junk King Dallas today.

Getting Your Home Prepped For Holiday Guests

The only “guest” who should surprise you for the holidays is someone who already lived in your home like a kid who was away at college or in the military. They already know the rules of the house and don’t have to be made to feel welcome; they already are. As for anyone other overnight guest, you need to do a little prep work to make them feel welcome. It’s what the holidays are all about. Here are some great ideas for getting your home prepped for holidays guests.

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Check Their Foodie List

The folks who are coming to stay for the holiday might have changed their diets since the last time you saw them. They might be gluten free or developed an allergy to lactose. Those are not insurmountable changes. It will help to check in with them to find out what they enjoy, especially in the morning. Some people can’t start their day without a jolt of java.

Freshen the Linens

Having guests spend the weekend is the perfect excuse to go shopping for new linens. Welcome them with fluffy towels and clean sheets. You might also want to drop off the comforter at the dry cleaner and buy a couple of extra blankets just in case.

Figure Out an Itinerary

There is a lot to see and do in Dallas. That includes paying a visit to all your favorite BBQ joints. You should plan an itinerary and maybe even print it out so everyone knows what is going on. Just be sure to allow some time for just hanging out and having fun.

Try Out the Bed

Have you actually ever slept on you guestroom bed? You might be surprise to find it is more comfortable than your bed because it is still firm or it is very uncomfortable. Spend the night there and see things in that room from your guest’s perspective. You might discover you need fluffier pillows or the TV remote doesn’t work. Little details can make a big difference towards making someone feel at home.

Remove the Rubbish

You’re going to want to give your home a good cleaning but don’t just stop at scrubbing and dusting. Give Junk King Dallas a call. All it will take is one session with these pros to have you home totally clear of junk, clutter and rubbish. Make your holiday guests feel welcome in home without junk thanks to Junk King Dallas.