Monthly Archives: January 2011

De-cluttering: Get Help if You Need It

De-cluttering is an important first step for any home improvement project or relocation. You can do more with the space you already have. You surely don’t want to pay to move furniture and other stuff you’ll never use

The challenge is finding the time. You need to methodically decide what goes and what stays. Most people want to repurpose or donate as much as possible. Finally, the stuff that goes may need special handling. For example, old TVs have lead, refrigerators have freon . . . . What is a busy person to do?

Get some inexpensive help. For a modest investment, we can save you whole days of your time. At Junk King, we separate and recycle—so far, we have recycled or donated 94% of everything we have hauled. We provide all the labor.

We also work with professional organizers. We are happy to give you a referral to a professional who specializes in helping you organize your space and time. Before you pay thousands of dollars remodeling, renting a storage unit, or moving your household goods, take the first step of de-cluttering.

Green is a Great American Tradition

In the 1920s, 70% of cities in the United States ran recycling programs – just good economic sense for households.  During World War II, industry recycled and reused about 25% of the waste stream, everything from steel to nylon stockings.

Recycling fell on hard times after the War.  By 1960 only 7% of households recycled.

But now, we are returning to wisdom of the ages – Waste not, want not. By 1990, 17% of households recycled, and today more than 30% of households recycle.

Junk King is doing its part to keep tradition alive.  We have achieved a 92% recycle rate.