Monthly Archives: May 2012

Chico Moving and Junk Hauling

It’s hard to imagine anyone getting through life without at least one major move. In fact, when you hear about someone who has lived in the same house all their life that becomes the “odd” story. Most of us follow a normal path of moving from our parents’ home into an apartment. Whether that’s after college or not, we start small. Moving into a house is often for new couples who want to find a decent place to raise their family. If you don’t make any other moves for the rest of your life, that’s still two big moves which will require a lot of effort on your part. The older we get the more opportunity we have to collect junk. That’s the one thing you don’t want to take with you as you begin a new chapter of your life in a new home. That can all be avoided if you have a move day before the move day.

This first move day is really all about moving out your junk. That would be the piles of stuff you have no desire to see ever again. It’s all that old furniture from ratty sofas to lumpy mattresses. If you moved into an apartment you might have had to bring in your own refrigerator. If that ice box has served its purpose, you’ll want to get rid of it for the new tenant. There are also old drapes, carpets and any manner of boxes crammed with stuff you’ll never use. Do you really want to bring that to you new home? Of course not. That’s why you need the pre-move.

Just as you will be using professional movers on the big day, you should also hire professional junk haulers like Junk King Gold Country to get rid of your big trash. The big difference between the two could come down to a matter of destination. The movers will be carefully transporting all of your belongings to your new home. If you’ve done your labeling right, then all the boxes will end up in the room they are supposed to end up in. You can also get your furniture arranged just how you planned.

On the other hand, Junk King will just be getting rid of your junk at two destinations: a recycle center or a landfill. The goal should always be recycling and that’s why you want to hire the pros. With a random junk hauler who is just piling up a beat up pickup truck there is no telling where your junk will end up. It could be a landfill or the side of the road. That’s not going to happen with Junk King. When they say they’re going to recycle something they mean it. Without all that junk in your new home you’ll be able to start on solid footing and make the most of all your wide open spaces!

Home Downsizing Tips in Chico California

If you were fortunate enough to have grown up in a big home, then you know what wonderful memories can be had in that kind of environment. Big homes tend to be a kind of magnet for family events. Because of all the extra space, this is where the great holiday celebrations occur or even the occasional wedding. However, living in a big home comes with extra burdens. It costs a lot to heat and generate power in a larger house not to mention all the general upkeep. Later in life, when the kids have moved on, that expansive house can end up becoming too much to handle. That’s why many folks in Chico and Gold Country are making the smart move towards downsizing their lives as way of improving their quality of living.

Once the new destination has been picked you might find it overwhelming to try and fit the belongings of a five bedroom home into a two bedroom condo but it can be done. First of all, you should consider family and friends when it comes to dispersing some useable items. This could mean passing down the family dining room table or piano to a deserving relative. At least that way a treasured heirloom can stay in the family. You might also consider writing a special note to go along with that piece which can trace back its history and increase the sentimental value.

The key with a downsizing project is not to rush yourself. You don’t want to become overwhelmed with the feeling of you “giving everything you own away.” Instead, you’re passing down important parts of your family history but these are only just “things.”  They aren’t the real history of your family.

When those extra items have been handed out, you should be left with what you really need to maintain your standard of living. Anything that doesn’t fall into that category can be designated for the junk pile. That’s when you should hire a team of professional junk haulers like Junk King Gold Country to clear out that clutter before you make the downsizing move. Think of this as the move before the move.

Deciding whether something is junk is actually easy. If you haven’t used this thing at least once in the last six months then maybe it’s time to let it go. How many pieces of long abandoned sports equipment would qualify? What about furniture that isn’t worth passing on to family members but instead has become worn out or unusable? There is no need to bring that into your new living space.

The professional junk haulers at Junk King will take up the burden of getting rid of that junk along with any boxes of papers, clothes or other items that you have no more need for. Clearing out this clutter could also help with the sale of your big home when you can show prospective buyers all the potential space they will be investing in. Start your new downsized life on the right foot: without junk!