Monthly Archives: August 2012

Cool Off By Clearing Out The Clutter In Your Chico Home

Living through a scorcher of a summer heat wave makes you think there is no end in sight. The truth is that all weather is cyclical. In other words, how hot it is today is how cold it will be in a couple of months. But that doesn’t really help beat the heat. Here are some ideas that will help you stay cool when it gets hot in Chico.

What do your neck, wrists, tops of your feet, ankles and temple all have in common? Yes, they’re parts of your body but they are also pulse points. This is where doctors can check your pulse rate because of the blood flow passing over bones. It’s also the perfect cool down zone. If you can cool down those areas then your entire body will have the sensation of coolness. Before you reach for the ice cubes, consider a moistened towel or handkerchief placed on those pulse points. That will give you a more even cool down experience as opposed to the shock of ice cubes.  You can even dab a little peppermint oil on those pulse points for more cool down sensations.

We’re always told to drink fluids when it gets hot to help with our bodies hydration but do you know which type of fluids? Water is top of the list followed by herbal teas and natural juices. It might surprise you to note that drinking coconut juice is very effective for hydrating and balancing out your body’s electrolytes.

Believe it or not sweating is good when it gets hot. It’s your body’s way to cooling itself down. It also tells you that everything is “working.” You can goose along that blood circulation by eating spicy food. That’s right; when it gets hot out eat hot food. This is a perfect excuse to try out that five-alarm chili!

A little spritz goes a long way. That would be a water-filled spray bottle that you can keep in the ice box to stay cool. If you’re out driving or walking the dog a quick spritz is just the ticket to cool you down.

If you’re going to be indoors with the AC cranking or fans going full tilt then you want to make sure you’ve got good air flow. Yes, sitting in front of those appliances will instantly cool you down but that’s not practical plus that doesn’t address the issue of keeping your total environment cool. One way to make sure you’ve got good air flow is getting rid of the junk. While this is a good way to break a sweat why not let Junk King Gold Country handle all the heavy lifting? Junk King specializes in all kinds of junk removal around the Chico and Gold Country area. Once they load up their truck with your junk you’ll be amazed at how the entire vibe of your home shifts. There is nothing quite as cool as a clutter free home.

Clear Home Clutter & Junk in Chico California

There must be something wired into our DNA that makes us all a hoarder. Sure there are little hoarders who cram their closets with shoes or who can’t throw away a loose button. Then there are extreme hoarders whose lives become overwhelmed with their “collections.” That’s when holding onto junk has become a safety hazard. Often the older we become the easier it is to simplify our lives through downsizing. After decades of lawn mowing, wouldn’t it be nice to move into a place where the lawns are taken care of for you? Not only can downsizing free up more of your time, it’s going to free up more of your money. Yes, most downsizing is going to mean a move to a smaller place but that’s a good thing. Of course, downsizing doesn’t necessarily mean you have to move but consolidate. In other words, make the most out of the space you have by getting rid of all the useless clutter.

How do you know if something is useless? Pick an item in your home, any item. Then ask yourself: Have I used this in the past year? Am I going to use this? Bottom line: can you live without that thing? If so then you don’t need it in your life and it should be tossed out. Look at this way: most folks only really utilize about 30% of what they have in their home. The rest is either for decorations or taking up space.

Consider the dining room. Yes, it’s nice to have a place where the family can gather but if you only use that room on Thanksgiving and Christmas are you really getting your money’s worth from that space. Moving into a smaller home without a large dining room means you’ll be saving on mortgage, rent and energy bills. You’re not sacrificing with downsizing but improving your quality of life.

If the task of getting rid of all your useless stuff becomes overwhelming, have no worry. Junk King Gold Country is standing by to help. One call to Junk King and you’ll see how easy it is to get rid of your stuff before making a move. If you want to downsize by clearing out a garage or spare room Junk King can help. With those open spaces you could rent them out and bring in more money.

After calling Junk King Gold Country, a team supervisor will come out to your home for a free on site estimate. During that time you’ll show them all the junk you want removed. You don’t have to lift a finger except to point to the junk. The JK supervisor will then provide you with an estimate for the job based on the amount of space your junk will take up on their truck. That’s a price that can’t be beat. Once you agree, you’ll set up an appointment for the Junk King crew to do the real work. As soon as your junk is taken away, you can look forward to clutter free and downsized life.