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Pasadena Texas Moving and Junk Hauling

If you’re gearing up for a move you need to make it a smart move. Yes, it would be great to toss your keys to the movers and tell them to pack it all up but that’s not going to happen. Instead, you have to take charge.

Next to the actual movers, the big expense is with all the packing materials. Keep in mind that it’s better for you to pay for these items then let the moving company charge you. That’s where they make some serious coin! There are sure to be plenty of places in the neighborhood where you can get boxes like a grocery store or other retail outlet. You might also snoop around you own neighborhood for a moving truck. If somebody is coming in then you could make a deal to buy their boxes at a discount. At least you’ll both be saving money. There are some moving companies who rent out plastic bins. These cost a fraction of what you would spend on regular boxes and are a lot better for the economy in the long run.

As you start to sort through what you’re going to be packing there should be two categories: Toss or take. Obviously, the “take” pile will contain all the things you want with you in your new place but you might be able to expand your “toss” pile with things like old furniture. If you know you want to buy a new living room or bedroom set why take the old one with you? Get the new one delivered on the same move day. Into that toss pile could go a lot of items you want to donate. There could also be broken bits of junk. The good news is when you hire Junk King East Houston to haul that pile away they’ll take care of both ends: the dumping and the recycling.

Junk King are the professional junk haulers who have been helping folks here in Pasadena for just over a year but as a business they are no stranger to the junk hauling business. That’s because they are part of a national franchise which has set certain high standards for a local owner to be able to carry the Junk King name. Every Junk King operation has to follow those standards and that’s why they’ve quickly become the number one professional hauler in this part of Texas.

Having Junk King East Houston move out your unwanted stuff before you move is going to save you big bucks in the long run. That’s because you won’t be wasting time with your other movers as they load up their truck. There could also be an issue with space on that truck. That won’t be the case with Junk King because whatever you’re throwing out they’re hauling!

E Waste Recycling in Pasadena Texas

You know how the government likes to give a fancy name to things? When it comes to your garbage the new buzzwords are “waste stream.” That’s the EPA’s way of saying different garbage goes to different places. There is a food waste stream, a construction waste stream, a furniture waste stream and on it goes. According to the EPA the fastest growing waste stream e-waste. Right now that is accounting for upwards of 70% of the total waste that is thrown out. On some level that’s good news because it means a lot of other garbage is being recycled. Of course, this also means that tons and tons of e-waste are being tossed out and all of that trash needs to be handled in the right way.

Just what is e-waste? If it has a plug it’s e-waste. That means things like your old computer monitors, televisions, computers, laptops, fax machines, printers, DVD players, radio and other appliances would all qualify. The local city council of Pasadena is trying to make it easy for you to get rid of your e-waste but their definition of “easy” leaves a lot to be desired. There are many drop off places where you can gather up all your e-waste, drive over and get rid of it. What they don’t make easy are the hours of operation of these drop off sites. With government cutbacks happening everywhere the squeeze is on.

Then there is the other time factor to consider and that would be your own schedule? Can you afford to take off work to make a drop off because these places are only open during business hours? There is load up time, drive time and drop off time. That’s a lot of time to lose when you’re trying to do the right thing. A better solution would be to hire Junk King East Houston and let them work on your schedule. They’ll also show up at your home or office for the removal. You won’t have to carry a big TV or copier out to the curb. The Junk King crew will handle that.

As long as you’re throwing out your old e-waste with Junk King you can also have them cart off all the other bulky items you want gone. Take the opportunity to finally get rid of that old furniture taking up space in your basement or all that yard trash causing an eyesore in your backyard. One call to Junk King and it can all be gone in a snap. Take charge of getting rid of your e-waste by doing it the Junk King East Houston way. That would be the easy way!