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Responsible Old TV Disposal

The only way to get rid of an old TV is the responsible way. Of course, that is easier said than done. An old TV cannot be put out with the rest of the trash. It can’t be sold because it is probably obsolete. The responsible approach for old TV disposal is recycling it at a certified e-waste facility. But that can also be a challenge. You may not have access to one of those facilities or be available to make a  drop-off. Fortunately, the crew from Junk King Dallas can help. These professional junk haulers have been responsibly disposing of old TVs and other electronics since they began collecting junk years ago. They know how to get this task done the right way.

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Junk King will assign you a pair of movers to handle the TV disposal. It will probably take you more time to brew a cup of coffee than it will for the Junk King crew to carry out your old TV. Even though your primary reason for booking a session with Junk King is to get rid of that TV, you do not have to stop with that one removal. As long as you have the crew and the truck at your disposal, you can put them to good use. You probably have many other things you would like to get rid of from your closets, basement, or garage. This is your chance to clear it all out and make a big difference around the home.

The cost of Junk King’s service will depend on how the crew plans to pack up the truck with all your unwanted stuff. The goal of Junk King is always to provide its customers with a fair and competitive deal. That is why the Junk King crew will pack up your stuff very tightly and let you benefit from the low end of the price scale. You will know the price before the work begins, and it won’t change at the end of the job.

The responsible approach for getting rid of your old TV is hiring Junk King Dallas. Call to set up your removal appointment today.

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USFCR is the largest and most trusted System for Award Management (SAM) registration and renewal services company. USFCR has completed over 100,000 compliant SAM registrations for businesses and nonprofits during our 10 years in business. We also provide set-aside registrations and certifications, including women-owned, veteran-owned, HUBZone, 8(a) Business Development Program, and other federal contracting services, training, and technology.

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The Easiest Solution for Mattress and Bed Removal in Colleyville


Did you know that the average mattress weighs between 50 to 150 pounds, depending on materials and size? Once you add the bed frame, the backboard, and other parts of the bed, you´re probably looking at well over 250 pounds of weight. If your bed and mattress are getting older, saggy, and uncomfortable, it might be time to purchase a newer model. Unfortunately for people living in Colleyville, TX, getting rid of your old bed and mattress can be a challenge. Trying to haul 250 pounds of bulky weight down the stairs and out to the curb certainly requires a fair amount of strength. Even if you are able to get the bed and mattress outside to your driveway, the local garbage service may not be able to haul away your old bed and mattress. 

Fortunately, Junk King of Dallas is the best option for people in Colleyville who urgently need to get rid of an old bed and mattress in their homes. Junk King of Dallas is proud to be the top-rated junk removal company servicing homeowners, businesses, and other residents in the entire Dallas metropolitan area, including the towns of Balch Springs, Dallas, Fate, Ferris, Forney, Garland, Hutchins, Josephine, Mesquite, Princeton, Red Oak, Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City, Sachse, Seagoville, Sunnyvale, and Wilmer.


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A Few Statistics on Mattress Waste in the United States


As we mentioned above, getting rid of an old mattress is certainly not an easy task. What many people never think about, however, is where those old mattresses eventually end up when they are hauled away from our homes. The waste from mattresses poses a serious environmental challenge to our nation´s already over-burdened landfill system. According to a recent article published by The Guardian, “mattresses are a global environmental nightmare. The United States throws away 18.2 (million) mattresses a year, but there are only 56 facilities available to recycle them.” 

Perhaps even more worrisome is the fact that old mattresses and box springs account for up to 250 million pounds of waste material that end up in our dumps. Due to their bulky nature, the average mattress takes up 23 cubic feet of space in a landfill. Furthermore, many mattresses are treated with strong chemicals, such as fire retardants, wood preservation chemicals, and others. These toxic chemicals can leach out of the mattresses and pose a serious threat to local communities and ecosystems. If these chemicals leach into local rivers, streams, or underground aquifers, they can pose a serious health risk to local communities. 

According to a recent study by a State Health Department: “Studies indicate that the kidney and male reproductive organs appear to be sensitive targets for TDCPP (a type of fire retardant commonly used in mattress foam) toxicity. Studies using human cells indicate that TDCPP may disrupt normal endocrine function and neurological development. Studies indicate that TDCPP is genotoxic. Long-term exposure studies in laboratory animals resulted in increased incidence of kidney, testicular and liver tumors. TDCPP has recently been added to California’s Proposition 65 list as a carcinogen.” 


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Recycle or Donate: The Best Way to Get Rid of your Old Mattress in Colleyville 


Given these serious problems, what exactly can people do to dispose of their old mattress, bed, and box springs in a safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly way? Fortunately, studies have shown that up to 90 percent of the raw material that goes into your mattress can be eventually recovered and recycled. The wood from the bed frame, the metal in the box springs, and even some of the foams that go into the mattress can also be recovered and recycled, thus helping to keep these large, bulky, and potentially toxic items out of our local landfill system. 

Furthermore, the vast majority of beds and mattresses that are disposed of are still in decent condition and can continue to be used. Across the country, there are hundreds of thousands of families who could urgently use a donated or discount-priced used bed and mattress for a member of their family. In fact, one recent study by the National Institute of Health (NIH) found that roughly 14 percent of infants share a bed with an adult or other children. The NIH-funded study determined that “bed-sharing can increase the risk of unexpected infant death, including SIDS.” Donating your lightly used bed and mattress, then, may very well be a straightforward way to help economically challenged people in our community.


Junk King of Dallas: The Best Way for Efficient and Green Mattress and Bed Removal


If you want to either donate or recycle your used bed and mattress, but don’t want to go through the hassle of hauling the heavy items out to your driveway, strapping the mattress onto the top of your car, and driving to the nearest thrift store or recycling center, what other alternatives are available? 

Here at Junk King of Dallas, we are here to make bed and mattress disposal easy and efficient for our customers. Our professional junk haulers will do all of the heavy lifting and hauling. Just let us know which beds and mattresses you want taken out of your home and we will do the rest. 

Furthermore, our junk removal teams have developed solid, long-standing relationships with several donation and recycling centers, including Goodwill, the Salvation Army, local homeless shelters, Habitat for Humanity and others. This allows us to ensure that all of the mattresses, beds, and bedsprings that we haul away for you are either donated or recycled.


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Besides helping you safely and efficiently recycle your mattress, we can also haul away other bulky and heavy junk items such e-waste, hot tubs, construction debris, used appliances, yard waste, and virtually anything else that is not classified as toxic waste. We are proud to say that we offer superior customer service, and we have dedicated staff waiting to answer your call and help you find an effective solution for all of your junk removal needs. 

We are proud to be the nation´s #1 junk removal company, and we know that our residential and commercial customers prefer us because of our: 

  • Transparent Pricing Mechanisms: An honest and trustworthy junk removal company should be able to offer you transparent pricing mechanisms. There is nothing worse than hiring a company to get rid of the items left behind by a past resident only to find out that they are going to charge you double what they had originally quoted once the truck is at your home. We are one of the few companies that offers online pricing estimates and free, in-person quotes. 
  • A Commitment to Recycling and Donations: The best junk removal companies will go the extra mile to ensure that the junk they haul away is not simply taken to the nearest landfill. Junk King is one of the few junk removal companies that can say that over 60 percent of all the junk we haul away is either donated, recycled, or repurposed. 
  • Quality Customer Service: Lastly, as the nation´s top-rated junk removal company, we also offer superior customer service that ensures that you, as the customer, do not have to any sort of heavy lifting or moving of the heavy and bulky junk items that you need hauled away. 

For online and text price estimates, we make every effort to give you a response in 10 minutes or less. Fair and transparent pricing, quality customer service, and a sincere commitment to recycling or reusing at least 60 percent of the junk we pick up are just a few of the reasons that Junk King is the preferred junk removal company for people in Dallas and the surrounding area. 

Simply call us at 1-888-5865(JUNK) or consider booking us online here. Again, we offer up-front pricing that will leave you feeling like the weight of your clutter has been lifted off your shoulders. Call us today to help get rid of your old mattresses in the most efficient way possible!

How to Redirect Your Junk Away from the Landfill?


Over the years, more and more trash has ended up going to the landfill. Studies have found that every person in the U.S. creates around 2,500 pounds of trash every year. Industrial processes and manufacturing make much, much more. Overall, the U.S. creates around 300 million tons of trash every year, but only about a fourth of that gets recycled. Some is composted or incinerated, but we’re still sending more than half of all the garbage we make to the landfill every year. Something must be done about this.


As an average person in Dallas, what can you do? You can’t change how large businesses and manufacturers operate, nor can you make new regulations related to waste and recycling. While it may not seem like much, you don’t need to do any of that to make a difference. Instead, you simply need to look at the amount of trash you make and take steps to redirect as much of it as possible from the landfill. Here are some ways you can do that and how Junk King Dallas can help.


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Start with Recycling


One of the easiest ways you can redirect junk away from the landfill is by recycling. The City of Dallas provides residents with rolling carts for their recycling. All you have to do is put them at the curb on the designated day for pickup. Using the city’s recycling program is perfect for getting rid of plastics, paper, and other basic recyclable materials that will fit in the bins. If you have a lot of recyclables every week, you can request a second bin at no additional cost or even purchase a third for a fee. 


There are some limitations to using these carts, of course. For starters, they’re not big enough to recycle large items. They’re designed for household recyclables, but you may find that some large cardboard boxes won’t fit in the bin unless cut apart. The city also has some limitations on what they can pick up and recycle. For example, electronics must be taken to one of the e-waste recycling centers in the city. They cannot be put in the recycling cart.


In addition to specific electronic waste centers, there are also a number of recycling drop-off locations. These locations are perfect for those who live in apartments or condos that don’t have recycling carts or other options for recycling. Again, you do have to drive to one of these bins, and there are limits to what types of materials you can put in them. However, it’s better than nothing, and it’s a good way to recycle much of the packaging, junk mail, and other garbage you create. 


Donate What You Can


If you have something you don’t need but can’t necessarily recycle, can you donate it to someone? You may have a friend or family member who could use the item. College students or those who have recently moved into their own apartment or home may want any furniture you have that’s still in good condition but no longer fits with your style or in your space. You might have some old dishes that are perfectly good but not really what you like now. Giving them to someone else is a great way of getting rid of them without contributing to the landfill.


You can also donate to a number of charities. Some organizations accept donations for the homeless, veterans, or those escaping from domestic violence. Shelters may have need of old coats and sheets, while soup kitchens may have use for some of your old dining chairs. Some of these organizations may even be able to pick up your donations, so you don’t even have to have a vehicle.


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There are also organizations such as the Salvation Army and Goodwill that resell donations to raise money for those in need or to provide jobs to those under-employed demographics. While they may not pick up your items, they may have drop-off bins for clothing and other small donations. 


There are some websites and social media groups dedicated to the idea of “freecycling.” This is a great way to give away things you don’t want but that aren’t trash. Some sites and groups let you post items you have for others to take, while others allow people to post requests as well. Each site and group has its own rules, so be sure you read and understand them before you participate. 


Can You Sell Old Items?


You can resell some items if they’re in good condition. Note that these items are going to have to be in very good condition or be sold for fairly cheap. While some may take something for free that has a little damage or stain marks on it, those same people may balk if asked to pay for anything that isn’t perfect. 


There are a number of avenues for reselling things. You can have a yard sale. This is one of the easiest options, though it does have some drawbacks. You have to do all the work, including setting up the tables, pricing items, and selling them. People will be all over your yard or driveway, too. Many also equate yard sales with cheap, so be ready to have some people try to haggle or say that your prices are too high. 


There are a few other things to consider, too. It can be hard to get people to stop at your yard sale, especially if you’re not on a fairly busy street. You’ll need to put up signs to help bring in customers. Bad weather can also be a challenge. Be sure you have the proper permits to hold a yard sale, too. Typically, sales tax is due on many of the items sold at yard sales. 


Just like donating items online, you can also sell online. Facebook Marketplace, eBay, and other websites can help you reach a large audience. You’ll need to have a good camera or phone with a camera that can take high resolution pictures. People will want to see different angles of the item. You’ll want to include as many details in your listing as possible so people know exactly what they’re buying. 


Finally, you may be able to take some of your items, especially furniture, to a local consignment shop. The shop will handle all of the work of displaying your items and selling them, but they will take a cut. This cut may be larger than what online platforms like eBay take, but you don’t have to worry about taking photos or shipping the items. 


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Call Junk King Dallas to Help You Get Rid of Stuff


You may think calling a junk hauling service to get rid of things like old furniture, appliances, and other things that are still usable is a waste. After all, these companies just take it all to the dump, right? Some do, but Junk King Dallas does not. We’re just as dedicated to protecting the environment as you are. Our goal is to redirect as much of what we pick up as possible away from the landfill.


That starts with donations. We work with a number of organizations in the Dallas area that need gently used furniture and other things. If we pick up a refrigerator that still works, we won’t throw it away. We’ll reach out to one of these groups and pass it on if possible. 


If it’s something that can’t be donated, we then look to see if we can recycle it. There are some things that are obviously recyclable, but there are some that aren’t. We will disassemble items that have recyclable components and recycle them. Once we’re done with donating and recycling, we’ve usually emptied out about 60 to 70 percent of our truck. What’s left does, unfortunately, go to the landfill. However, we’re always looking for opportunities to redirect even more trash from the landfill.


What Can Junk King Haul Away?


We can haul off just about anything. We take old furniture, broken appliances, yard debris, trash from DIY construction projects, electronics, hot tubs, old boats, and much more. We will pick up a few things if that’s all you have, but we will also help with foreclosure cleanouts and with hoarder homes. The only thing we can’t deal with is hazardous waste. Everything else can go right into our truck.


We will even handle carrying the items out of your home. You don’t need to get them to the curb or even the front door. Just let us know what you want us to take and we will do the rest. We’ll even handle going up and down stairs if you have a multi-story home or live in an apartment or condo. 


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Call Junk King Dallas Today for a Free, No-Obligation Quote

If you’ve got some furniture, appliances, and other junk that you need to get rid of but also don’t want it all to go to the landfill, reach out to Junk King Dallas today. We’ll redirect as much of it as possible to other areas. You can get a free quote by calling us at 1-888-888-JUNK, texting us at 1-737-888-5865, or by using our free online pricing tool.

Get The Junk King Guarantee For Rubbish RemovalIs

Whenever you hire a service professional for the first time, you place your trust in the company to deliver on its promise of that service. Of course, it helps if that company offers a guarantee. When it comes to professional junk removal services, you can get a guarantee from Junk King Dallas. That guarantee covers the costs for the service and their dedication to getting the job done right and on time. That puts Junk King Dallas in the best position to help you get rid of all your rubbish today.

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When you hire Junk King, you are hiring a company that provides full-service rubbish removal. The two-man moving crew assigned to your appointment will do all the work for you from start to finish. You do not have to feel guilty about asking the Junk King crew to lift and carry a heavy object out of your house. They will take on that challenge and make it look easy!

Before that work begins, the Junk King team will provide you with a written estimate. That estimate will be guaranteed. It is an estimate determined by how everything fits on the back of the Junk King truck. One flat rate covers all the labor, travel time, and disposal drop-offs. The guarantee means that once the fee is agreed to, it will not change. So what happens if your junk takes up more room on the truck than the estimate? You will still pay that original price.

Junk King will also match any competitor’s price for removing the same amount of rubbish. That proves they are a company dedicated to providing exceptional rubbish removal for any homeowner, apartment renter, or business.

When you need to get rid of rubbish from your property, you can count on the Junk King Dallas guarantee. Call to schedule an appointment today.


How Do You Safely Get Rid of Old Appliances?


Getting rid of some junk is easy. Small pieces of trash can go right into your city garbage bin or apartment dumpster. Even some larger items can still fit into the bin if you break them apart. But what do you do with large things such as old furniture or appliances? It’s not as easy as it is with smaller trash. You can’t just put them in your trash can—in fact, most old appliances are larger than your trash bin. 


Even if you have a way of getting rid of an old appliance, you do have to ask yourself if you can do it safely. Being safe is a priority when trying to move something bulky and heavy like an old refrigerator or oven. If you’re preparing to get rid of an old appliance, here are a few tips for how to do so safely, including how to reach out to Junk King Dallas. 


Safety Should Come Frist when Getting Rid of Old Appliances


The first thing to ask yourself is if you can safely get rid of the appliance without any help. In most cases, it’s going to take at least two people to get rid of a heavy appliance, maybe more if you have a lot of tight corners or stairs you have to traverse to get the appliance out. Getting appliances out by yourself is very likely going to end in you getting hurt. Even if you don’t fall, run into something, or get your fingers pinched, you’re going to put a lot of strain on your muscles. You can easily pull something or otherwise hurt yourself.


With two or more people, moving appliances is easier. You have someone to help carry the load, plus if you have a third person, they can help direct you and step in to provide a little extra help when you need it. However, even with more help, someone can get hurt. Slip and falls, bumps, bruises, and other injuries are common when trying to move heavy appliances. 


Still, if you’re going to move appliances yourself, make certain you have at least one other person and that you’re both in good shape. Don’t risk trying to move a washing machine or chest freezer if you’ve injured your back or knees. You run the risk of aggravating the injury or causing additional injuries, and it’s not worth hurting yourself.


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Get the Right Equipment


The second step to moving heavy, bulky appliances safely is to have the right equipment. While you might plan on simply picking up the appliance and moving it out, that’s rarely the best option. Using a dolly, moving straps, and other equipment will help keep you safe and make it easier to move the item. It’s easy to slip a dolly underneath a refrigerator or oven and roll it right out.


Don’t have a dolly? You may have a four-wheeled furniture mover that you can use. These items aren’t quite as easy as a dolly because you do have to lift up the appliance, but they can make it even easier to move the appliance out. You have to lean the dolly back and make certain you don’t drop it. When a four-wheeled roller, you don’t have to worry about that. Just roll the appliance right out. 


Using a two-person moving strap system is another option. These straps fit around your shoulders and brace against your back. You and another person stand facing each other and put the harnesses on so you’re connected by a middle strap. That strap goes under the appliance. It might sound awkward, but it can help with some appliances. You wouldn’t want to use this with a refrigerator or large chest freezer, but they are useful for moving washing machines and dryers. However, they shouldn’t be used by those who have back injuries or aren’t in good physical shape.


Don’t forget basic safety gear, too. You may need gloves, a back brace, a knee brace, and a good pair of boots or shoes. It’s important that you don’t lose your grip or slip while trying to move an old appliance.


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How Do You Get Rid of the Old Appliances Once They’re Out of Your House?


Getting the old appliance out of your house or apartment is just the first step. Next, you have to get rid of it. There are a few different options here. You could use the City of Dallas’s bulk trash program. You just need to get the junk to the curb. However, there are some downsides here. First of all, the city only picks up bulky waste once a month. Second, you can only put out a small about of stuff each time. If you’re getting rid of multiple appliances and other large trash, you may go over that limit. You may be billed extra on your water bill if you put out more than allowed.


There are also specific rules that apply to old appliances. You must remove the doors from refrigerators and similar items so kids or pets can’t be trapped inside. Second, you have to remove any refrigerant used in the appliance. This is not something you should attempt to do yourself. The chemical refrigerants used are greenhouse gases and need to be safely removed by a licensed professional. This is especially true of appliances manufactured decades ago. That old refrigerator you have in the garage that’s lasted for more than 30 years may contain some very hazardous chemicals you do not want to be exposed to.


The Next Step is Getting to the Landfill


Can’t wait until the next bulky trash day, or do you have too much to put out at once? In that case, you can either call Junk King Dallas or haul all your junk down to the landfill yourself. Unfortunately, this means you’ll need a truck or a trailer. You’ll also have to get all your old appliances up into the truck or onto the trailer. That’s a lot of work, and it presents a number of new opportunities for you to hurt yourself. 


Hauling things to the dump also means you could damage your vehicle if you’re not careful. You could scratch the paint, bust a taillight, or damage the bed of the truck. Even if you get those old appliances loaded without any damage, you have to drive them to the landfill and pay the dumping fee. That’s a lot of work just to get rid of some trash.


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Easier and Safer Options


Fortunately, there are a few easier and safer ways to get rid of your old appliances. If you just purchased a new appliance, the store you bought it from may offer free disposal of the old one. In that case, they will deliver your new appliance and haul off the old one. Some stores offer this at a small cost, so you may have to pay a little more.


If you’re getting rid of an old appliance without buying a new one, you won’t have this option at all. However, you may still be able to have the appliance picked up if it still works. There are some charities and other organizations that will pick up donations. You’ll need to look for a charity that picks up in your location and accepts appliances. Even if you find an organization that will take it, you may have to wait several days or weeks before they’re able to come get it. 


Call Junk King Dallas


The absolute easiest and safely way to get rid of old appliances is to call Junk King Dallas. Our crew has years of experience in hauling away appliances, furniture, and much more. We can get rid of anything that isn’t classified as hazardous materials. Our crew will haul the old appliance out of your home, so you don’t have to worry about even getting it out to the curb. We also have all of the safety equipment and other tools needed to ensure that no one is injured and nothing is damaged.


We make the process of getting rid of old junk as simple as possible. All you have to do is give us a call and let us know what you need us to get rid of. We can often give you an estimate over the phone. If you don’t have time to talk, you can text us with information and photos about the appliances and other items you want hauled away. Again, we can usually provide a fairly accurate quote from this information.


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Once we arrive on the day scheduled, we’ll do a full in-person quote to finalize the cost. If you accept, we’ll go to work right away. We’ll have all the junk out of your home and into our truck before you know it. It’s as easy as that!

Want to get your own free, no-obligation quote? Have questions about Junk King and our process? Give us a call today at 1-888-888-JUNK or text us at 1-737-888-5865. You can also book your junk pickup online and get $20 off.

Make Room By Clearing Out Useless Junk

Have you run out of storage space in your home? There is nothing wrong with keeping things in storage but those should be items that are either valuable or will be used again. Holiday decorations are a perfect example. Whether it is Christmas, Halloween, or Thanksgiving, you will bring out those decorations at least once a year. You might also add to those decorations year. That means you need more storage space.

But if you are keeping things like broken electronics or old furniture and clothing in storage, then it might be time to clear it out. All the things you will never use again are essentially useless junk. The best way to get rid of useless junk is to book a removal session with Junk King Dallas.

Make Time for Sorting

Junk King will provide you with a two-man crew and a huge truck. This is all you need to get rid of any amount of useless junk from your home. You can take full advantage of that crew and truck by devoting some time to sorting through everything you have put in boxes. Remember, the goal is to make more room and get rid of things you will never use again.

When the Junk King crew shows up for the appointment, show them everything you want to be cleared away. Then, that team will pick up everything right on the spot. Before you know it, there will be all kinds of extra space available in your home!

The Junk King crew also puts their experience to work packing up the trucks. That experience matters because that is how the Junk King crew will determine your final price. The less room your stuff takes up on the truck, the less you have to pay for the service. Junk King wants to make every one of their sessions fair, fast and affordable.

When you are ready to get rid of your useless junk, you are ready to put Junk King Dallas on the job.

Living in a Small Space

Tips for Living in a Small Space


Living in a small apartment or house can be a challenge, especially if you live with a partner, have children, or have a hobby that takes up a good amount of space. While challenging, though, there can also be something rewarding about living in a small space. They often feel very cozy, and cleaning is quick and easy when you don’t have a lot of floors to vacuum or sweep. Unfortunately, small spaces can also feel claustrophobic and feel cluttered, too. That’s why it’s important to keep everything organized and to take the time to really maximize every square inch of your space. 


If you live in a small area in Dallas and are starting to feel a little overwhelmed by how crowded and cramped it feels, here are a few tips that will help you get your small home sorted out.


Get Rid of Trash


The first thing you’ll want to do is to get rid of clutter. There are several steps to this, but it should start with getting rid of trash. Do you have a lot of old mail you’ve held on to for months or years? Maybe you have paper copies of bills or bank statements that you can access online. Why keep those papers? Go through all of your stuff and weed out the trash. Clean out your refrigerator, freezer, and pantry. Go through your medicine cabinet and get rid of anything expired. Look through the closet for boxes or other packaging you may have held on to for some reason. It all needs to go in the trash.


This isn’t something you can do just once. You’ll need to regularly purge trash from your home, no matter how large or small the space is. Many people do fall and spring cleaning specifically for this purpose. With a smaller space, you may need to do it more often just so it doesn’t start to feel overwhelming. If you have a large amount of trash, such as when you do an annual purge, you may need to give Junk King a call so we can haul off everything at once.


It can help to establish a routine for dealing with this type of trash. For example, instead of pulling out the important pieces of mail and letting the rest pile up, sort through all of it when you bring it in. If it’s an advertisement, catalog, or other piece of mail you know is junk, immediately put it in the trash or recycling. Clean your refrigerator and pantry weekly. Don’t keep boxes unless you have a specific use for them. By making a few small changes, you can keep trash from piling up.


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Sort, Organize, and Get Rid of Things You Don’t Need


The second step to getting rid of clutter is to sort through things that aren’t trash but that may not be useful. Do you have kitchen gadgets you just don’t use? Maybe you’ve got an old pot or two that aren’t really in good enough condition to use for food. Don’t let these things take up space, especially when space is at a premium. Look through your clothing and donate anything that you haven’t worn recently. If you have a lot of books, consider donating ones you know you won’t read again. You may even be able to make a little money with some of these items through consignment shops or second-hand stores.


As you’re purging things you don’t need, organize what you are keeping. You may want to invest in some organizing bins, trays, and other items to help keep things together. To avoid buying a lot of organizing items you may not need, take time to organize first. This will help you know how many bins, baskets, and other items you need so you don’t buy too many.


Look for Space-Saving Furniture


Do you have large pieces of furniture that take up most of the room? There may be alternatives you could invest in that would save you some space. For example, if you have a really small bedroom, you could get a Murphy bed. These beds fold up into the wall when not in use, so you could easily clear the space. Having a sofa that converts into a bed gives you the option to host guests without having an actual guest room. Folding desks that attach to the wall are a similar type of furniture that can save you space. When they’re not in use, the desk folds up against the wall, practically disappearing.


Tables that have fold-down sides or that expand by adding a drop-in leaf can give you additional dining space when you have guests but take up much less space when it’s just you. With this and a few folding chairs, you can easily host dinner parties when you want to without worrying about how to fit a large dining room table in your home. 


There are many other fun, stylish, and space-saving pieces of furniture out there. Nesting tables give you multiple small tabletops when needed, then stack up when you don’t. Ottomans with built-in storage provide a great place to keep spare pillows and blankets. If you have children, you could even get them bunk beds to maximize the space in their room. If you upgrade any of your furniture to these space-saving options, be sure to get rid of the old pieces as soon as you can so you don’t have twice as much stuff in your home. Junk King Dallas is here to help whenever you need to get rid of large furniture or appliances. 

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You Can Still Have a Garden


Many people assume that just because they live in an apartment or high-rise that they can’t have a garden or grow flowers, but that’s definitely not the case. If you have a small balcony, there are many different solutions for adding hanging planters and plant stands that have multiple pots on them. 


If you don’t have a balcony, you can purchase plant stands and place them in front of a window or two. Some of these stands are very decorative while also being functional. For example, if you do have a large window, you can purchase plant stands that are semi-circles with various platforms and hooks for pots. Placing two next to each other creates a focal point in a room while also giving you space to grow flowers, plants, and even a small indoor vegetable garden.


Even if that’s not an option, there are still plenty of ways to grow small house plants and even small pots of mint and other herbs for use in cooking. Plants also bring some color into your home, which can help make it feel less cramped.


Think Light and Bright


Color is a great way of making a small space look a little larger. Using white, light blue, or a light grey will make a space feel more open and airier, even if it really isn’t. Painting the walls is a fairly easy and inexpensive trick that can make you feel less crowded in your small home. If you’re renting and can’t paint the walls, you can bring in light-colored bedding, throw pillows, and rugs. 


Make sure you’re not blocking out too much of the natural light, too. While blackout curtains are great in the bedroom, you don’t want to use them throughout the entire house. If you don’t have many windows, you can bring in a few mirrors and use them to help redirect light throughout your space. 


Remember that getting rid of clutter and organizing everything will actually create more room is still necessary—the illusion of more space isn’t more space, and if all you do is paint the walls a light color, you’ll still find that you just don’t have enough room for stuff. 


Think Vertically


If you don’t have much horizontal space, you’ll need to consider how to best use your vertical space. You may be able to put up some shelving to add storage. For example, if you have a lot of books but no room for a new bookshelf, you could add a row of hanging shelves all the way around the room about a foot from the ceiling. This gives you a lot of space for storing books, plus it also creates an interesting focal point for the space. It’s almost like a three-dimensional border at the top of the wall.

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When Getting Rid of Trash, Turn to Junk King Dallas


Whether it’s an old chair or half the stuff in your home, when you need to get rid of stuff, Junk King is here to help. Our crew will carry everything out of your house or apartment and to our truck. We’ll even navigate multiple flights of stairs or wrestle stuff into the elevator. You don’t have to do any of the hard work. We can haul away just about anything, too, as long as it isn’t considered hazardous waste. 

Ready to have more room in your small space? Give Junk King Dallas a call today at1-888-888-JUNK or text us at 1-737-888-5865.

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Create a Backyard Compost Pile: An Alternative to Yard Waste Removal in Bedford, TX


Every year, homeowners, business owners, and other residents of the Dallas Metropolitan take out to the curb thousands of tons of grass clippings, fallen leaves, prunings, brush, branches, and other sources of yard waste. Unfortunately, much of that waste ends up in our already overburdened landfill system where it contributes to methane gas emissions, one of the most potent greenhouse gasses. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that, “in 2018, landfills received about 10.5 million tons of yard trimmings, which comprised 7.2 percent of all municipal solid waste (MSW) landfilled.” 

One simple way to cut back on the amount of yard waste we send to the dump is by creating a simple backyard compost pile. In this short article, we offer a succinct explanation for how to compost your yard waste. We also explain why Junk King of Dallas is the best option for getting rid of your yard waste if you don’t have the time, space, energy, or means to create compost the material on your own. Junk King of Dallas is proud to be the top-rated junk removal company servicing homeowners, businesses, and other residents in the entire Dallas metropolitan area, including the towns of Balch Springs, Dallas, Fate, Ferris, Forney, Garland, Hutchins, Josephine, Mesquite, Princeton, Red Oak, Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City, Sachse, Seagoville, Sunnyvale, and Wilmer.


How to Compost your Yard Waste


When you decide to compost your yard waste in your yard, not only will you be reducing the total amount of waste you send to the landfill, but you will also be getting an enormous amount of fertile compost that you can spread on your vegetable garden, flower beds, fruit trees, or on your lawn. Soil that a healthy amount of compost is also able to hold much more water than the hard, compacted soil that tends to characterize most lawns. By some estimates, for every acre that has an extra one percent of organic matter, the soil can hold 16 thousand more gallons of water! One positive result of composting your yard waste, then, is healthier soil that can hold more water and even potentially protect your property from flooding during extreme weather events. 

To start a backyard compost pile, you will need to set aside a corner of your lawn that is a decent distance from your home. Composting areas can attract critters that you probably don’t want inside your home, so it is best to make your composting area in a hidden corner of your backyard. Successful compost depends on mixing materials that are high in nitrogen (green or fresh materials), and materials that are high in carbon (brown or dry materials). Examples of nitrogen-rich materials include grass cuttings, fruit and veggie scraps and green leaves. High carbon materials include dead and dry plants, weeds and leaves.

To ensure proper decomposition, it is best to “aerate” your compost pile usually once or twice a month by turning the compost pile a shovel or garden pitchfork. Furthermore, compost piles need adequate moisture levels, so you may need to water the pile during droughts and extended dry periods. In most cases, your compost may be “finished” and resemble fertile, moist soil after 6-12 months of decomposition. The exact amount of time will depend on the types of materials used, the climate, and how often you turn the pile. When your compost looks and smells like fertile forest soil, you can apply it to different areas around your home. 

If you plan on making lots of compost, you might consider using a “three-pile” system wherein you transfer the materials from one pile to the next throughout the composting process. This will allow you to continue to create new compost while the older materials continues to decompose. 

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Junk King of Dallas: The Best Alternative to Home Composting for Homeowners in Bedford


We understand that not every homeowner, business owner, or resident in Bedford will have the time, energy, or physical means to compost their yard waste. In some cases, your yard may simply not be big enough. For people who live busy lives, turning a compost pile once a week might become a burdensome task. Others simply might not have the time or energy levels needed to collect the yard waste materials, put them in a pile, turn and water the pile, and then move the finished compost to different areas throughout your yard. 

Fortunately, Junk King of Dallas offers the most affordable, efficient, and environmentally friendly yard waste removal service to people in Bedford, Texas. When you hire us for your yard waste removal needs, we make every possible effort to keep your yard waste out of our local landfills. Over years of operating as the leading junk removal company in the wider Dallas metropolitan area, we have been able to either recycle, donate, repurpose, or compost at least 60 percent of the junk that we pick up.

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Furthermore, we know that getting rid of bulky and heavy yard waste is not always the easiest thing to do. Thus, we are also committed to making it extremely easy for you to get rid of those items in easiest and timeliest manner possible. Once you have hired us, we will do all the heavy lifting and towing. Simply let us know where the yard waste is located on your property, and we will do the rest. 

Additionally, providing our customers with “fair and transparent” pricing is one of the hallmarks of our company and we even offer your four different ways to get a free estimate, including free, on-site pricing, a toll-free number, free text estimates, and our helpful online pricing estimator. 

  1. On-Site Pricing Estimate: On-site pricing is the best and most accurate way for us to assess the job and offer you the lowest price. Unlike other companies, our on-site pricing estimates are completely free, and come with no-obligation on your part. Our junk removal professionals will inspect the junk you need hauled away and offer you an upfront price. If a price agreed upon, we will often be able to get rid of your yard waste on the same day you call us. 
  2. Call to Talk with a Trained Customer Service Representative: If you´d prefer to talk with someone before making a decision, you can call us toll-free at 1-888-888-JUNK. Our customer service representatives can offer you a pricing estimate and help you plan the logistics of your yard waste removal. 
  3. Text us a Photo: Also, you can simply take a photo of the yard waste material and text us those photos at 737-888-5865. We will promptly text you back a transparent price estimate. Once you accept the estimate, all you have to do is wait for the Junk King truck to arrive.
  4. Online pricing estimator: Lastly, Junk King also offers an easy-to-use online pricing estimator. Simply enter your zip code to ensure that you are in right service area and provide a few more pieces of information regarding the type and size of the junk items that you need removed. Our pricing estimator allows you to receive a transparent cost estimate based on either the actual items you need hauled away, or the anticipated volume in the Junk King truck you plan on taking up. The online pricing estimator is convenient, reliable, and time saving for those on a tight schedule.

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No matter what option you choose, as soon as a price is agreed upon, you choose a date and two-hour service window that works for your schedule. Our junk removal professionals will call you 15-30 minutes before we show up to promptly take your yard waste away.

What Can You Do with Old Furniture?


Got a lot of old furniture sitting around that you just don’t use? Is it in bad condition, with stains, rips, and other damage? Maybe you shoved it in the basement or in a guest room. Some of this furniture may have come from your parents because they didn’t want it. Maybe you inherited it from family members and haven’t had the heart to get rid of it yet. No matter what the reason is, if you’ve got old furniture, you need to figure out what to do with it. Otherwise, it’s just taking up space you could use for something else.

If you decide to get rid of your old furniture, Junk King of Irving is here to help. We will haul away anything you don’t want, including furniture, old appliances, electronics, and even construction debris and yard waste. We do understand, though, that you may have some emotional connections to the old furniture you have. Here are a few things to consider before you call us.

Is the Furniture Unique or Have Family History?


You might have a chair with a broken leg, but if that chair was made by a great-grandfather and passed down through the family, it’s special. You’re not going to want to get rid of it, and you shouldn’t. It’s irreplaceable. It’s a piece of furniture that has a story to it, and you should tell that story to your kids and grandkids so they know a little more about the family. 


Unique furniture is something else you might want to hold on to just because you may never be able to replace it. Furniture that was handmade or is done in a non-traditional style may not be easy to find ever again. Anything that has been personalized is also going to be very, very difficult to replace. Keep this in mind when you’re evaluating your furniture and making decisions about it. You can always look online to see if you can find similar pieces and how much it would cost for you to replace the item. 


Can the Furniture Be Repaired?


Is the furniture damaged so badly that it simply can’t be fixed? If so, it’s time to call Junk King Irving. However, if the damage is mostly cosmetic or if it’s something that can easily be fixed, you have to ask yourself if it’s worth repairing. For those special family items, it likely is. For a bedframe you bought at a department store a few years ago, it’s probably not. Sometimes, the cost of really good, quality repairs is high enough that it’s better to replace the item. This is especially true if you have other issues with the piece of furniture, like the style doesn’t match or it doesn’t look as good as it once did.


If you have antique furniture or a piece that is very ornate, you may need to reach out to a furniture repair expert who specializes in that style or type. You might find that the cost is more than you anticipated because of the amount of work. For example, if you had an ornately carved footboard for your bed that had posts on either side and one post was broken off, the expert has to not only repair that, but they also have to carve the post to match the other one. That can take a lot of work. 


You can DIY some furniture repairs, but often those are the items that it’s just cheaper and easier to replace. Do keep in mind the amount of time you might spend on repairs and on whether or not those repairs are going to make the piece last for years. Valuable antique furniture, naturally, may be worth repairing, even if you do have to hire a specialist. You don’t want to just toss these items in the landfill.


Most furniture repair specialists handle transporting the piece to their workshop for repairs and returning it. Some may actually be able to make minor repairs at your home, so they don’t even have to move the item. 


Does Anyone Else Want it?


If you have furniture that’s in good condition that you don’t simply want to toss, you can ask if anyone you know wants it. If it’s furniture that has been in your family for years, one of your relatives may like to have it. To avoid a family incident, you should always ask if anyone wants grandpa’s chair or your great-aunt’s wardrobe before you do anything with it. 


Even if it’s not an heirloom, someone might need the pieces of furniture you don’t want. If your kids have recently moved out, they might need some additional furniture in their apartment or house. Someone who is expecting a new baby might be in need of a dresser or rocking chair for the nursery. Passing along a used-but-still-usable piece of furniture can be very helpful to those who are on a strict budget and may not otherwise be able to afford to buy furniture. 


Can You Resell it?


Reselling furniture is often a little difficult, but it can be worth it. First, the furniture typically has to be in very good condition. No one is going to want to buy a sofa with stains and rips all over it, even if it is priced very low. If your furniture is in really good condition, you may be able to sell it yourself by posting online or by working through a consignment shop. Many consignment shops will want to inspect the pieces first and will not accept anything that doesn’t meet their standards. Some pieces can be almost impossible to resell, such as used mattresses. 


Note that if you’re going to sell the piece yourself, it does mean you’ll have to allow potential buyers to come to your home. If you’re not comfortable with that, you may not be able to sell the item. You could load up small items such as a table and chairs, dresser, or bedframe and meet a buyer in a more public place, but that means you have to have a truck. You also have to be able to lift the items up into it. The buyer could always refuse to buy the piece if it’s not in the condition they expected, too, which means you could do all of that work for nothing. Be sure to consider all of this before listing furniture for sale online.

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What About Donating?


Many people do look into donating their old furniture. Again, the furniture needs to be in fairly good condition. It should be free of smells and be safe to use. One roadblock you may face to donating is that you may have to take the furniture to the donation center yourself. This means you’ll need a truck. If you have a lot of furniture you’re donating, you may have to make multiple trips. 


Did you know that Junk King will donate anything we pick up that’s still usable? When we pick up junk, we pull out anything we can donate and redirect it to one of the local organizations we work with. 


What we can’t donate, we’ll recycle. While old furniture often can’t be recycled as it is, most pieces do have some components that can be recycled. We’ll pull out these components and make certain they get to the right recycling centers


Get Rid of Any Old Furniture that Isn’t Useful


When your old furniture has reached the end of its life, it’s time to get rid of it. It’s unfortunate, but sometimes there’s no other option. There’s no reason to keep furniture that’s broken or that will simply take up space in your basement or garage. When furniture has reached the end of its life, Junk King Irving is here to help. Getting furniture to the landfill can be a challenge. You have to be able to get it out of your home, first, and then you have to have a truck to load it in. We handle all of this hard work ourselves, so you don’t need to worry about being able to move heavy furniture or get it out of your house. 


How Does it Work?


We do everything possible to make getting rid of junk easy and affordable. All you have to do for a free, no-obligation quote is give us a call. We can often give you a quote over the phone for standard pieces of furniture. If you have a lot of stuff or some unique pieces that might be larger or heavier than normal furniture, we might need to come out and do an in-person quote. If we do, we can usually start the job right away if you accept the estimate. 


Don’t want to talk to someone? You can also text us pictures and a description of the furniture you want us to haul off. Our online price estimator can also give you a ballpark figure for basic pieces of furniture. We’ll always do an in-person final estimate when we arrive and know exactly what we’re dealing with. If you’d like to get the process started or have any questions, call us at 1-888-888-JUNK.


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13659 Jupiter Rd. Suite 208
Dallas, TX 75238
Hours: M-F: 7A-6P, Sa: 7A-4P, Su: 7A-3P

Providing junk removal services to the Dallas area, including:

Balch Springs
Red Oak
Royse City
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