Monthly Archives: February 2018

Get Your Garden Ready For Spring

Don’t let the recent run of cold temperatures fool you. Spring is just around the corner and that means warm weather and flowers blooming. Are you going to be planting a garden for the first time this year? Maybe you’re returning to the garden you have flourishing last year. Either way, now is the time to get you garden ready for spring. Here’s what you need to do:

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Take Stock

Take the time to check out all corners of your garden. Start with the planters. Are they still in good shape? What about your flowerbeds? Is the wood splintering or bowing? There could also be some weed overgrowth that has taken over. It’s time to repair and pull up those weeds. Once that is done, you can take stock of your soil. A home PH test is what you need to make sure your soil is ready for planting.

Inspect Your Tools

You’ll want to pool out your tools from their storage spot to see what kind of condition they’re in. If they’ve rusted over, then it might be time to replace them. If they’re still in good shape, then you might consider taking them down to the local hardware store for some sharpening. You should also inspect your lawnmower and get those blades sharpened as well.

Exterminate

As you inspect your garden area and soil, you might come across some uninvited pests. These need to be taken out with as much thoroughness as you took care of the weeds. You don’t want bugs getting comfortable, or worse, starting a “family.”

Fertilize

After everything has been cleared and fixed, you should lay down a bed of fertilizer. Ideally, this should happen a week or two before you start planting. This will give the soil a chance to absorb the nutrients.

Clear Debris

Along with the twigs, palm fronds and other yard waste, there could be some debris items you’ll want to get rid of. This could be anything from a beat up chaise lounge to a kid’s swing set. How can you get that debris cleared? Just call in Junk King Chico. These expert junk haulers will have no problem clearing your yard from front to back of all the debris and yard waste you want to get rid of. Getting your garden ready for spring begins with a debris clearing session from Junk King Chico.

Smart Way To Organize Your Kitchen

The kitchen is often called the “heart” of the home. Throughout the day, your family will pass in and out of the kitchen. They might even “land” there for a meal in between soccer practice and ballet class. To make a kitchen run efficiently, it needs to be organized. That starts with finding a home for every item but it’s not just about cramming stuff into a cabinet or drawer. Here is the smart way to organize your kitchen.

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Use Small Containers in Your Junk Drawer

Every home has a junk drawer. It’s the place where you go looking for a lot of things but can never seem to find them. How hard is it to get a paper clip or rubber band out of that junk drawer? To get this space organized, place small containers into a kind of makeshift organizer. That way all those loose items have a spot to go. Open the drawer and you see just what you have at a glance.

Use Flatware Organizer For Tools

You already have a flatware organizes in the spoon/fork/knife drawer. That same type of organizer can be utilized in the drawer with all your random kitchen utensils. It’s the perfect spot for straws, chopsticks, skewers wooden spoons and carving knives.

Use a Magazine Holder For Cutting Boards

Do all your cutting boards tumble out of the cabinet when you go to pull just one out? A magazine holder can solve that problem. These holders come in a variety of colors and styles from wood to metal to plastic. For added stabilization, attach the holder to the inside of a cabinet. Now you can pull out a cutting board with no fuss.

Organizing your kitchen is probably going to reveal a lot of stuff you could toss out. There could be gadgets you never use or broken appliances that are never going to be fixed. Those should all be boxed up and turned over to Junk King Chico. It might seem like going overboard to hire a professional junk service to remove a single box of kitchen gadgets. Why not put Junk King to work throughout the rest of your house then? It won’t take the crew from Junk King very long to clear out all that unwanted clutter. Get your kitchen and your entire home organized with a little junk clearing help from Junk King Chico.