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Enjoy A Holiday Without Clutter

Christmas morning is always a lot of fun. It’s amazing how much effort you put into wrapping presents only to see that paper destroyed in a matter of seconds! It’s a smart idea to have a trash bag at the ready as presence are getting unwrapped in order to get all that gift-wrap packed up. That way you can avoid additional clutter for the rest of the day. Of course, Christmas morning is the only time during the holidays that you will have clutter of the house. If you want to make sure that the big clutter items are gone before Christmas morning, then you need to hire Junk King Denver.

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When it comes time to getting the home ready for the holidays, you might take and “all hands on deck” approach. That means everyone in your family will have an assignment. They might grumble but ultimately though get it done because it is for the common good. Usually those assignments mean cleaning up their rooms. It might not make sense to a kid to have to clean up a room if there’s a holiday party but it helps make the house presentable. Where there’s Junk King Denver fit into all of this? They are professional junk hauling service who can take away any unwanted piece of furniture, appliance or old electronic gear. That can certainly make a huge difference around your house this time a year.

Junk King will provide you with your own personal moving crew. This is a very friendly pair of movers who won’t complain if they need to lift something exceptionally heavy. You also won’t hear them grumble if the item has to be brought up and down the basement. They perfected this type of lifting and loading so that it can happen very quickly and efficiently. There also was take special care to make sure that your floors and walls aren’t scruff up. That’s what you’re hiring them for.

You’re also hiring them to be responsible with how they get rid of the stuff they collect. Junk King doesn’t want to dump stuff in a landfill any more than you would. The bulk of what they collect ends up at a charity or recycling center. Let them make that determination. It’s one less thing to think about. You don’t want a holiday full of clutter, right? Then get Junk King Denver in to clear it all away today.

Steps For Getting Your Home Ready For Winter

December 21st is the official first day of winter. Translation: The clock is ticking and you’ve only got a few weeks to get your home ready to winter. Folks who live in the “sunny” states like California and Florida don’t have to worry much about winterizing. But here in Denver, winter is very real. Here are some steps you can take to make sure your home is ready for winter.

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Don’t Rake the Leaves

This sounds very radical: Not raking leaves? Actually, a better approach would be to mulch over the leaves with a special mulch attachment to your lawnmower. There are also unique devices to handle this task. Once you have turned your leaves into mulch, leave them right where they are. This will provide a nutrient rich layer of organic matter for the lawn. In the spring, do the same thing with the grass you cut. Turn it into mulch. Radical.

Hire a Chimney Sweep

How many fires do you burn in your fireplace each winter? If you light up at least three times a week, then you should get your chimney cleaned at least once a year at either the end or beginning of the season. This is a job that is best left to professionals.

Get Your Trees Trimmed

Ice storms are very common in Denver. So are ice storms that bring down power lines. Could your trees by the next to turn off the power? You should get them all check by an arborist. If a tree is damaged or rotting, then it needs to come down. A healthy tree that is kept pruned will stay that way and keep your home safe.

Have Your Furnace Inspected

Like any other appliance in your home, your furnace is susceptible to breakdowns especially since it is in constant use. It might be a good idea to set up a service contract with a HVAC company. They can inspect and repair your furnace on a regular basis. Just try finding an available company in the middle of January when it’s freezing and everyone’s furnace is on the fritz.

Toss Out Your Junk

Getting your home ready for the winter goes hand in hand with getting it ready for the holidays. That means a lot of cleaning. This is where a call to Junk King Denver can make a huge difference. Like the other professionals you might hire, Junk King crews are licensed and insured. That makes them totally professional. One session with these pros will have all the rubbish from your garage, basement and closets gone in a manner of minutes. Getting your home ready for winter means getting rid of rubbish. That’s a job for Junk King Denver.

Don’t Get Overrun By Clutter

There have been many horror movies about “things” that take over towns and cities. It could be a blob that has grown out of control or aliens that are taking over bodies. In order to build up the scares, that “thing” has to grow out of control. Do you have anything around your house that is out of control? Pets aside, it could be that your clutter has gotten so big that it is taking over your house. If you’re overrun by clutter, then it’s time to bring in the pros from Junk King Denver.

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Clutter can come in many forms. It can be all those outfits in your closet they you know you’re never going to wear again. It can be ugly sweaters, old coats, worn out shoes or hats that have seen better days. The common theme with closet clutter is that if it were to suddenly disappear you wouldn’t miss it one bit. What you would have is a lot more space in your closet for all the things that really matter. All of that closet clutter can be taken away by Junk King Dayton.

What about your garage? How overrun by clutter are you out there? Before you move in you might have put up shelves for storage. Over time, those shelves filled up and now all the clutter as spilled onto the floors. Here’s where you’ll find sporting equipment that nobody uses, tools and appliances that are broken and electronics that have been replaced. Think about how your garage can be transformed if all that clutter were to suddenly disappear. It can with a little help from Junk King Dayton.

Just because you’re down with your clutter doesn’t automatically mean it is trash. With Junk King Dayton on the job, all you unwanted clutter could be reused again by a local charity. Many of these organizations can make repairs or refinish old furniture. You don’t have to decide if your old stuff has value. The Junk King crews have been trained to pull out those items that can be donated or recycled. One session with Junk King Dayton is all it will take to make sure you’re not overrun by clutter.

What Are Customers Saying About Junk King Denver?

Anytime you hire a service professional to come into your home for work it is always recommended that you check their references. That might not always be practical because of time constraints but you can certainly read online reviews. When it comes to professional junk hauling it is clear for the reviews that Junk King Denver is doing exceptional work. Here what’s some of those customers are saying:

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“Your guys were awesome! Very nice people and were careful taking all the junk out of my basement. I wanted to help but they just said “sit down and relax, we will carry everything”. I was very impressed with the service and the price was fair.” – Jessica C., Parker

When Junk King says, “We do all the work” they mean that quite literally. You don’t even have to “prep” your junk by bringing it downstairs or out to the driveway. Just leave it right where it is in the crew will take care the rest.

“Every step was great! My appointment was confirmed quickly, my questions were answered promptly by email, the employee called 15 minutes before pickup as promised, the employees arrived on time, were courteous and completed the pickup quickly!” – J.M., Aurora

Junk King knows how valuable your time is and they certainly don’t want to waste it. That’s why they’ll keep you informed at every step of the process. They’ll be in and out before you even notice it!

“The crew was very efficient and incredibly friendly. My fiancé and I were very pleased with the service and will be calling you guys again! I will definitely be recommending this company to everybody I know.” – V.M., Brighton

“I like that I spoke with a person (Charlie) and didn’t have to deal with a recorded menu or have to submit a request online. James and Dimitri are perfect gentlemen and it was a delight to work with them. I definitely will recommend Junk King to friends and will call if I again need your services. Thank you so much for such a pleasant experience!” – Dale S., Denver

Hassle free junk removal is only a phone call away. Make that call to Junk King Denver today.

Kid off to College? Perfect Time to Organize the House

A lot has changed in the house since your kid has left for college. Obviously, you miss them a great deal but you might not miss the trail of clutter that they seem to leave behind every time they walked through the door. Plus, there’s no telling what kind of “disaster” they left behind in the bedroom. The best way to combat your feelings of empty nest syndrome is to get active. That makes this the perfect time to organize your house. Start with what you can get rid of. Consider these possibilities:

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Furniture

There are at least two or three pieces of furniture in every home that probably has seen better days. Often when you buy something new to replace a sofa or recliner, that old piece ends up being stuffed in a spare room or down in the basement. If you know you’re never going to use this furniture again, then you should get rid of it and open up that space.

Electronics

Just as furniture gets replace so do all your electronics. You might have in storage old DVD players, monitors, gaming systems, printers and laptops. They’ve all been replaced and upgraded now but you know you shouldn’t throw that stuff in the trash. You need to find a certified recycling center that can handle e-waste.

Clothing

When was the last time you want to your closet and pulled out every single outfit? You may discover some amazing outfits that you forgot you had. More likely, you come across a lot of things that you’re never going to wear again. That’s also true for shoes, coats, hats and scarves.

Broken Gadgets

Anytime something gets broken the hope is it will someday be repaired and put back into use. But that is often easier said than done. Do you have a broken vacuum cleaner in a closet that never going to get fixed? What about a toaster oven or microwave? It would be a lot cheaper to replace those things then try and get them repaired. Now they are just taking up space.

After you do an inventory of your home, you’ll find plenty of things that can be gotten rid of. This is when you want to call in Junk King Denver. These are the junk removal pros that have a lot of experience removing this type of clutter. The two-man crew who will be assigned to your junk removal task will quickly gather up all the things you want taken out and loaded onto the truck. This can happen in less time than it takes to have breakfast in the morning. Organize your house the right way by turning over your rubbish to Junk King Denver first.

What To Consider Before Investing In A Bed-And-Breakfast

Many bed-and-breakfast operations are sold like a franchise business. In other words, that business is already up and running. All you have to do is take it over and watch the money flow in, right? Not always. Do you have what it takes to run your own bed-and-breakfast inn? Consider the following before you sign on the dotted line:

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What’s Included in the Deal?

Buying a B&B is not like buying an empty house. Often, you’ll have all the furnishings included in the bed and breakfast. Get that in writing. You’ll also might “inherit” certain staff members and vendors that know how the operation is run. These folks would be good to hang onto until you get the lay of the land. In those first few weeks of your “shakedown cruise,” you will know what is working and isn’t working. Then you can make changes. Remember this is your business now and you have to run it as you see fit.

Why Are They Selling?

If this is such a good deal, then why are the owners selling? They might want to retire themselves. Nothing wrong with that. However, before you sign on the dotted line, head into the neighborhood and start asking around. Find out what the reputation of this place is. Of course, you’ll be able to examine the books but your business is going to have to get along with other businesses in the community. Make sure it hasn’t alienated anyone.

What Are Reviewers Saying?

If this bed-and-breakfast has been around for any length of time, it is going to have reviews. Next to restaurant goers, travelers are the most frequent posters of reviews. Not only should you pay attention to what past guests had to say but also how the previous owners responded to those comments. If everyone is complaining about drafty rooms and lousy breakfast, then that is something you need to fix.

What Are The Legalities?

Just because a bed and breakfast is up and running doesn’t automatically mean it is in compliance. You need to check on a whole bunch of state and local ordinances and regulations. These cover everything from food service to accessibility to parking. If you hear the words, “We’ve been fighting with the city over that” from the owner, turn and walk away.

Are You Ready For A 24/7 Job?

Owning a B&B sounds charming and it can be but it’s a big undertaking. You are essentially setting yourself up in the hospitality industry. That means making everyone who walks through your door happy. If you’re not a people person, this might not be the business for you. Of course, you don’t have to do this alone. You should build a supportive team that is going to help you along every step of the way. Some of that team can actually be outside help.

For instance, a company like Junk King Denver is perfect independent contractor to call on whenever you need junk hauling or yard waste removal. These are professionals who have been working in this line of business for over 10 years. If you plan on any remodeling, then Junk King Denver can certainly help with the cleanup. You can always count on Junk King Denver to help you keep your bed-and-breakfast inn free of rubbish.

 

How To Take The Stress Out Of Your Next Move

Although you may find some people that enjoy cleaning, it’s very rare to find anyone who enjoys moving. The process of packing up your entire life and then unpacking it can be very stressful. If you’re planning to move, then the goal should be to pull it off without hassle. Here’s how to take the stress out of your next move:

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Before The Move

A little planning will go a long way to help you take the stress out of your next move. Set a schedule for yourself on the first day that you give notice. This should also be the day that you’re booking your movers. The closer you get to the end of the month the more you’ll find that they are booked up and maybe charging exorbitant rates.

You want to make a schedule of appointments to turn off your electricity, gas, water, cable and Internet. Don’t turn that all off on the day that you’re moving. You don’t want to get stuck cleaning the house in the dark. The gas company will need to turn on the stove and the cable company might need to do rerouting. These are definitely appointments you want to make well in advance. If you can get them to show up on the day of your move, then all the better.

You also have to let the post service know that you’re moving. They recommend giving notice 6 to 8 weeks prior to a move but sometimes that’s not always feasible. The minute you know your new address is when you should start making the switch. Make another list of all the magazines, credit cards and other regular mail you get. And yes, you also have to let the IRS know.

On The Day Of the Move

On the day of the move if you have pets or kids it would be a good idea to keep them occupied for the day. If they can both go stay with a friend all the better. At the very least, get your dog or cat groomed the day so that they show up clean in your clean house.

As you move in, you might meet some of the neighbors. It’s always nice to make new friends. You’ll probably want to ask them for recommendation for take out food because you deftly will be cooking that first night!

Don’t Bring Your Old Clutter

As you pack up everything that you are moving, you’re sure to find that there are a lot of things that don’t need to be coming with you. These should be all the old furniture, appliances and other items you’ve already replaced. Plus there could be lots of outfits from the closet that you never going to wear again. This is where Junk King Denver comes into play. You can set up a junk removal session with these professional junk haulers and get rid of all that clutter. It will not be going to waste. Instead, it will be dropped off at charities or recycling centers. Junk King Denver makes fast work of getting rid of all your clutter. That’s just what you need for your next move.

Amazing Ideas For Your Garage That Don’t Involve A Car

As with anything to do with real estate, the possibilities of converting your garage depend on location and size. If you have a decent driveway, then parking on that might be the perfect alternative to street parking. That leaves you with a garage that’s a perfect space to be utilized for all sorts of alternatives. Here’s what you might consider for your garage conversion:

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Home Office

It’s nice to have a desk in a room where you can take care of the bills and keep important records. However, if your job allows for you to work at home, then you will want a dedicated space you can call in office. Your garage could be that home office. Remember, there are dozens of ways you can adapt the garage door so you won’t feel as though you’re locked in a box. You can make it a new wall with doors and windows or convert the existing door to glass sliding doors.

Home Theater

What you need to set up your garage as a home theater are some decent acoustic walls, thick carpeting and cozy seats. Setting up your surround system will be very easy in that open space. This is actually where not having any windows is a benefit. Add a popcorn machine and reclining theater seats and you will create the most popular room in your house.

Arts and Craft Studio

If you’re someone who enjoys arts and crafts, then why not give yourself a big space to create your projects? You can set up your garage with a central worktable and line the walls with storage shelving for all your crafting materials. This can also become a fun zone for the kids to do their own creative projects.

Playroom

Speaking of the kids, if you’re tired of them leaving toys scattered throughout the entire house, then why not let them use the garage as their own playroom. First rule to establish: every toy stays in the playroom!

Converting your garage into one of these alternatives can become a fun DIY project. Before you get started, you may want to bring in the pros from Junk King Denver. These are the junk removal experts who will help you clear out that space of all your unwanted clutter. It doesn’t matter if you’re getting rid of just a few dozen boxes or some major heavy objects like a treadmill or car engine. Junk King Denver will quickly and efficiently load up all the stuff you want to get rid of. Converting your garage starts with a call to Junk King Denver for a total rubbish removal.

Trampoline Safety Tips For The Whole Family

A backyard trampoline can bring hours of fun for the whole family this summer. But unlike toys in the sandbox, a trampoline is not something that can just be “played with.” This has to be fun time that is supervised especially when young children are having fun with the bouncing. Here are some trampoline safety tips the whole family should embrace:

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Age Restrictions

No children under five should be allowed to go on an adult trampoline. If this causes problems, then you might want to consider getting a mini trampoline for your toddlers. These are small trampolines close to the ground that allow them to have just as much bouncing fun as the big kids.

Supervision

The time that your kids spend on the trampoline should be supervised just as much as you would with a swimming pool. Although you might think they are just having fun, kids like to experiment. That means getting into all kinds of gymnastic stunts that they’re not ready for. Even if you establish the rule of no wild antics, you really can’t turn your back on them.

Padding and Net

You can make your backyard trampoline safer with the addition of perimeter padding. These specially designed pads will go around the rim of the trampoline covering the springs. A trampoline net can also be erected around the entire unit, which can prevent jumpers from flying off the side.

No Gymnastics

As mentioned, your family shouldn’t engage in gymnastics especially if they don’t know what they’re doing. Bouncing somersaults might look easy but they take a lot of skill and practice to master. If this is something your kids want to get involved in, then you might want to look into certified instruction. Along those same lines, you should not allow more than one jumper at a time. It’s too easy for them to fly into each other.

Inspect the Trampoline before Each Use

Before anyone climbs onto the trampoline, you want to make sure that it is totally dry. It will also help to take a quick look at all the springs to make sure they are connected. If it looks like the springs are rusty or the trampoline is becoming frayed, then it might be time to replace the entire unit. Obviously, this is something that you can’t merely toss out in the trash. Instead, call on Junk King Denver for reliable removal of your old trampoline. The two-man team assigned to this task from Junk King will also be able to haul away any other unwanted items you want to get rid of from your yard or inside of the house. It’s a great way to get rid of clutter.

Use these tips to keep everyone safe and happy on your backyard trampoline this summer.

Get Help To Create A Clutter Free Homework Zone

Now that the kids are back in school, homework is becoming part of their nightly routine. It is beneficial to set some boundaries with regard to doing homework. Most experts recommend that you designate a specific time to get that homework done. You could work this out with your kid as to what they would prefer. Right when they come home from school or immediately after dinner are the two obvious choices. It’s important to be consistent when you set up the homework times so that they know what is expected of them. It is also helpful to designate a clutter free homework zone. Whether that is a dining room table or their own bedroom, it’s important that they have the space to be productive. This is where Junk King Denver can be of assistance.

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You certainly don’t want to hire Junk King Denver to take away a few magazines and old newspapers. Though should just be recycled. But if you need to create a space with a desk where your child can do their homework, then bringing in Junk King Denver to remove old furniture is a smart way to go. They could also remove a lot of unnecessary stuff from your kid’s bedroom.

Beyond the clutter free homework zone, the crew from Junk King Denver can work their magic throughout the rest of your house. This is a perfect chance to finally tackle all that clutter in the closet. What about removing all the unwanted rubbish from the garage? It can all be gone in a single junk removal appointment from Junk King Denver.

Just because you’re giving all your unwanted stuff to Junk King Denver doesn’t mean it’s going to be thrown onto a trash heap. Instead, Junk King Denver will make every effort to find a new home for those items. That means dropping them off at those charitable organizations that can turn them over to families in need. This is something that Junk King is happy to do without charging you any extra. Just think of how much better your home will feel once all that clutter is removed. If you’re ready to make your home clutter free, then you’re ready to call Junk King Denver.