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.

Are You Ready For A Junk Free Holiday?

Over the next coming weeks, there will be a lot of things coming into your home. On the short list is a turkey for Thanksgiving, a Christmas tree for Christmas and all kinds of friends and family for parties and visits. Before that happens, you should focus on all the things you can take out of the house. That would be any junk or rubbish item that is taking up valuable space and making your home look cluttered. To get that stuff gone in a flash, you only need to hire Junk King Dallas for a single session.

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What you want to get rid of is entirely up to you. Just know that you don’t have to limit yourself by size or weight. The two man moving crew assigned to your session will be able to lift and load anything you “throw” at them. They love a good challenge. One crew even cut an entire hot tub in half just to get it onto the truck. Talk about problem solving!

Weight isn’t a factor with regard to your price, either. You’ll never be charged by the pound with Junk King Dallas on the job. Their pricing policy is structured to reflect how your stuff will fit on the back of their truck. This is an estimate that is presented before the work begins. There won’t be any surprise charges at the end of the job, either. And one fee covers everything from the labor, transportation and disposal.

That disposal is also determined by the crew. Not everything you’re getting rid of is going to end up in a landfill. If the crew spots an item that can be recycled or donated to a charity, then they will strive to get that item to the proper drop off. If they can avoid going to a dump, then Junk King Dallas considers that to be a good day.

Think of how much better you’ll find once all your unwanted junk is cleared out of your home. Even if all the rubbish is in the garage, it will still make a world of difference. Kick off your holidays with a junk free home thanks to a little help from Junk King Dallas.

 

Regular Junk Removal Sessions Keep Your Business Clutter Free

When you first took over your business there was probably a lot of renovation that needed to be done. Even if you moved into a totally empty space, whatever build out you engaged in resulted in a lot of construction waste that needed to be tossed out. Now that your business is up and running, you probably have a lot of deliveries on a daily basis. Hopefully, just as many items that are coming in are also going out. To make sure your business never gets overrun with clutter and rubbish, you should set up a regular junk removal session with Junk King Dallas.

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Important thing about hiring outside contractors for business is to make sure that there isn’t any disruption. That’s why Junk King Dallas provides a flexible scheduling options. If you would prefer the junk removal crew show up before you start business, then that can be arranged. They can also stop by after hours. What you like into a time that works best for you it’s easy to maintain that schedule.

Just as you used to supervising your own staff, you’ll be able to supervise the Junk King crews as well. They’ll be looking to you to point out all the things that you want removed. You might find it convenient to put everything outside the loading door. However, with junk King on the job that’s not necessary. The crews will happily command pick up all the stuff you want removed right where it is being stored.

Junk King is also an eco-friendly company. The bulk of what they collect either gets recycled or donated. This is been their operating philosophy since they began collecting junk back in 2005. By extension, you’re able to continue to promote your business as a green company thanks to the work Junk King does on your behalf with regard to recycling.

It’s a safe bet that what you see how Junk King works around your business you will probably put them to work around your home as well. They’ll be just as fast and efficient. Junk King Dallas are the junk removal pros that can make your business junk free in no time at all.

Fastest Way To Take Care Of An Estate Cleanout

Being put in charge of an estate means you have a lot to sort out. Most of that will be spelled-out in directives left behind by the original estate owner. But that doesn’t mean you still have a lot of work ahead of you especially when it comes to clearing property. If you are moving into a home that has been left by an estate, then you need to get rid of everything that’s inside in order to make it ready for the market. The two best things you can to achieve that goal is an estate sale followed by an estate cleanout.

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The estate sale can be something that you take care of on your own or hire a professional company. The benefit of hiring professional is that they will price all the object you want to sell and set up all the advertising. In exchange, you’ll pay them a fee based on how much you bring in during the course of the sale. Some of these companies also offer consignment services where some pieces of furniture can be taken out of the home and placed in their store for future sale.

One thing is for sure, no matter who is taking care of your estate sale it’s a safe bet that when all is said and done you will still be left over with a lot of things that you still need to get rid of, this is where the estate cleanout comes into play. The best approach for that would be to hire Junk King Dallas. These are the junk removal professionals who have a lot of experience with these types of jobs. They’ll send over the right amount of crew and trucks to clear out any size estate.

As for pricing, Junk King only charges by volume. That price will be determined by an estimate of how much room all your stuff will take up on the back of the truck. One fee covers all the labor, transportation and disposal. Speaking of disposal, you can also count on Junk King Dallas getting rid of your things in an environmentally friendly way. That means the bulk of what you’re tossing out could be recycled or donated. Turn your estate cleanout task over to Junk King Dallas today for fast results.

Positive Reviews Posted For Junk King Dallas

Junk King Dallas is part of a national chain a professional junk haulers. This is a company that has been in business since 2005. Since then, they have literally removed several tons of furniture, appliances, debris and other household goods from thousands of homes and businesses. Every one of those customers has the opportunity to share their opinion about their Junk King experience. Here’s where a few of your neighbors and Dallas had to say:

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“You come out to the country and your guys are great to deal with.” – C.S., Seagoville

“Available when I needed them. Workers were efficient.” – E.B., Dallas

“Amazing employees and service was great. They were in and out within 20 min and called before they came. Price was very reasonable.” – Victoria W., Dallas

Junk King Dallas likes to move fast. Each junk removal session is staffed by two strong movers. They’ll be rolling up in a truck big enough to hold whatever it is you want to toss out. With that kind of help, it doesn’t take long to remove sofas, futons or even of old refrigerator.

“These guys were awesome, professional and treated my property as if it was theirs. The cleanup was efficient, fast and they left the area as if there was never any junk piled there at all. I will definitely recommend these guys to anyone and I will have them back for round two in the garage! Fantastic, easy to work with, completed before I blinked is what the experience was like.” – Jean P., Dallas

It is amazing how quickly home can fill up with stuff. Junk King is happy to accommodate your schedule but it might mean you need to do some pre-sorting. There’s nothing wrong with setting up several appointments with Junk King if that’s what it’ll take to clear out all of your stuff. Clearly, this is a very popular option!

“It was super easy to book the appointment and the staff was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. On the day of the appointment, the guys showed up on time and were very polite and efficient. They took great care not to damage walls or doorways while they removed the two very large and very heavy pieces of furniture out of my condo. The price was VERY REASONABLE compared to another company I called. I will definitely keep your info in my phone and refer you to friends and neighbors.” – Rhonda M., Dallas

Add it all up and it’s clear to see that for quality and of affordable junk removal, Junk King Dallas is the only company to hire.

Dallas Braces for Post Hurricane Harvey Evacuees

Four days after hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast, Dallas shelters were hosting around 1000 hurricane Harvey evacuees. The four shelters around the city were prepared to take in up to 6000 people. But in the coming days, when more flooding is expected, those numbers will certainly grow. Already people are being bused in from Galveston and Beaumont.

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The biggest shelter in Dallas is the Kay Bailey Hutchinson convention center. There are enough cots to sleep up the 5,000. City officials are prepared to take in as many people from Southeast Texas and for however long as they need to be there.

“We may have hundreds more. We may have thousands more,” said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings told a local newspaper.

Mayor Rawlings has been in constant communication with Houston Mayor Turner letting him know that Dallas is standing by to help with the overflow. Down in Houston, the George R Brown convention Center was filled with 10,000 people, which is twice the capacity. It may come down to a matter of means and transportation to get those evacuees out of Houston. With that many people crammed into one space it’s understandable that tensions may run high and supplies run out.

According to city officials, it cost about $100,000 a day to operate the toilets, showers and hand washing stations at the convention center in Dallas. So far, the city Council has already approved spending $8 million on relief efforts. No one expects that number to stay that low. Once buses can safely get out of Houston, there could be an influx of between 20 to 30,000 evacuees.

By comparison, 26,000 refugees came to North Texas after Hurricane Katrina over 12 years ago. Many of those folks stated shelters for months and others simply moved to Dallas altogether. It could be when all is settled that the damage and displacement from hurricane Harvey will exceed that of Katrina.

Thankfully, the lessons learned from that storm has Dallas prepared to take on the refugees. There’s also no timeline for closing the shelters. They’re going to stay open as long as they have to.

Many businesses are already pitching in to do what they can. Junk King Dallas crews are working diligently to clear storm debris from around the area and are ready to go down to Houston once the floodwaters receded. If you have storm debris in your yard, then don’t wait for the city to clean it up. You can always count on Junk King Dallas for fast storm debris removal.

 

Dependable Storm Debris Removal From Junk King

Hurricane Harvey took direct hit at the Texas coast and left a path of destruction in its wake. Being further in land spared much of Dallas from the brunt of the hurricane force, but there was still plenty of rain and minor flooding to deal with. If your home suffered any water damage as a result of hurricane Harvey, then it is vital that you take a rapid response approach to your storm debris removal. That is easily taken care with one call to Junk King Dallas.

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Storm debris can come in two forms. The first is all the stuff that is dumped in your yard by Mother Nature. There’s not much you can do if tree branches, shrubs and even the occasional tumbleweed lands in your backyard after storm but wait until the rain stops and get it cleaned up. If something falls in your property, then it becomes your responsibility to have it removed. The only time municipal workers get involved is if the debris gets in the way of power or sewer lines. Junk King provides a very capable and fast-moving two-man crew on every storm debris removal call. This team will quickly sweep through your yard and clear out all that yard waste.

The other possible storm debris would come from flooding inside your home. This could mean carpeting, rugs, furniture, boxes and anything else that got wet right away. Some of it could be salvaged by getting dry in the sun but a lot of that could just be too soaked to retrieve. It needs to be quickly removed before the weather turns and mold starts to grow. Once that happens you’re looking at a much bigger and costlier cleanup.

Junk King Dallas crews aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty if that’s what it takes to get the cleanup job finished. Although you may feel inclined to pitch in it’s not necessary. They would much prefer if you just point to the things you want taken away. That reduces your risk of straining your back. For fast and efficient storm debris removal you can always count on Junk King Dallas to get the job done.

Organize Your Storage Unit with These Helpful Tips

Renting a storage unit is a smart option to free up space in your home. But instead of just throwing things randomly into your rental unit, you should focus on organizing. That way you’ll be able to remember what you put in there and access it when you need it. The following steps should help you keep your storage unit organized:

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Pick the Right Size

When renting a storage unit it’s always good to go the next size up. Even if you are going to fit everything into a small unit that doesn’t mean won’t need more space in the future. Talk with the property manager and let them know what you intend on putting into storage. They can recommend the best option for your items.

Create a Floor Plan

This may seem to be overly detailed but it actually helps you organize your storage unit much more efficiently. This is especially important when you are keeping things in storage that you know you want to pull out on a regular basis such as holiday decorations or sporting gear. Bigger items like furniture or appliances should going to the back of the unit because you probably will need to grab them in a moment’s notice. If you are storing the sofa or loveseat, then they can be up ended to free up more storage space. You don’t want to stack things on top of a sofa because you could flatten out the cushions over time.

Label Your Boxes Carefully

You want to label your boxes with his much detail as possible so you know exactly what’s inside. The worst thing you can do is come back months later and spend hours looking for one thing. It might help to number the boxes and then make a master list of your inventory with the corresponding numbers.

Pack Smart

Although the journey from your home to the storage unit might not be far you still want to pack smart. That means wrapping valuables in bubble wrap or packing paper. You don’t want to make your boxes too heavy. If you can pick them up, then you probably over packed them.

The most important thing you can do when it comes to organizing your storage unit is not pack any unwanted clutter. As you sort through all the items you want to put into storage you’ll probably find a lot that you can toss out. That’s where Junk King Dallas comes in the play. These junk removal pros won’t have any problem loading up all the things you want to get rid of on the back of their truck for fast disposal. Hiring Junk King Dallas to take away your rubbish is a smart way to keep your storage unit organized.

Effective Ways To Keep Your Remodel Customers Happy

As a contractor, a lot of your business comes from word-of-mouth. When you do a good job on one project that person is inclined to share your name and make a recommendation for your services. Here are some proactive steps you can take to make sure your remodel customers are always happy:

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Keep It Professional

As with any type of business, you need to be professional at all times. Even though you are essentially being invited into a person’s home that doesn’t mean you need to become their friends. Your business should reflect its professionalism from the website, how you answer the phone and even your outgoing voicemail message. Your invoices should also look professional. All of this gives the people hiring you the confidence that they are dealing with someone who is trustworthy.

Keep Your Clients Informed

You probably wouldn’t be able to maintain a contractor business by working on just one job at a time. That doesn’t mean you should overextend yourself. But in those instances where you do have more than one job, let your clients know. You should still try to make them feel like priority even though you can be at their job site all the time.

Stay Responsive

You might not be at the job site throughout the day but your client will. That could mean they have all kinds of questions about the work in progress. Your function as a contractor is to do a little “handholding.” Explaining that the job is that work in progress and adjustments can be made will go a long way to alleviate their anxieties.

Make Sure Everything Is In the Contract

The more detail you can put into your contract with your customer, the better off you’ll both be. Not only should there be an itemized list of materials that will be purchased but also the specific details of the job. If it is not in writing, then they can complain about it later on.

Keep the Property Clean

Whether you’re contracted for a bathroom remodel or kitchen makeover is no escaping the simple fact that you’re going to make a lot of mess. You can minimize the stress from the homeowner about “demolishing” part of their house by keeping everything clean. This is where Junk King Dallas can be a beneficial partner. These are the junk removal professionals who have a lot of experience with cleaning job sites. You can schedule them for a pickup at the end of your demolition day to make sure you come back to a clean workspace the following morning. When Junk King Dallas picks up and removes the remodel construction waste it’s one less thing you have to worry about.

 

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