Monthly Archives: June 2011

Houston Junk Recycling – Dinner, Buildings and Household Items

Recycling can take on many forms. Technically, when you have leftovers after Thanksgiving you are recycling that turkey dinner. In other words, you’re repurposing it and reusing that food again which is the heart of recycling. In Houston, there is a trend towards recycling old buildings and making them into useful new structures. Obviously, there is plenty of land around Houston. If a developer wants to put up a new bunch of offices or apartment they’ll just buy a lot and start building. However, with so many fine example of architecture and design still standing, there is no reason why they can’t be recycled, repurposed and reused.
You can see examples of this cropping up all over the inner Loop neighborhoods like EaDo, The Heights and the Warehouse District. A perfect example of this kind of building recycling can be found in the Alexan Lofts.
The true definition of a loft is a converted warehouse floor. Over at the Alexan Lofts, the developers transformed six abandoned warehouses into 244 units. There are also upscale amenities like a pool, WiFi, pine floors, exposed brick walls and 16 foot high ceilings. Another example could be the hip Down House which turned an old bank into this trendy restaurant. What’s cool is that they have incorporated the original building’s history and design elements into their own environment.
Most of us won’t have the opportunity to recycle an entire building, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pitch in to help Houston recycle other things like paper, plastics and aluminum. Those are actually the easy items to recycle. But what about the bigger pieces like major kitchen appliances or furniture? While it is true those can be stuffed into your municipal recycling bin they can still be properly disposed of if you call in the pros.
In this case, the “pros”  are the professional junk haulers like Junk King Houston who specialize in recycling large items. It’s good when you can separate your trash, but that means it all ends up going to the same place for sorting. With the bigger items there are dedicated recycling facilities which can handle breaking down a piece to its core components. For instance, with a sofa you could have wood, fabric, metal and cushioning. All of those are separate elements that need to be sent off to different plants for repurposing. There are other big items like mattresses, old stoves and even car parts that can all be destined for the recycling heap.
When you hire a professional crew like Junk King you can depend on them showing up at the agreed upon time and having a truck large enough to take away all your junk. Before you throw out anything big ask yourself, “Can that be recycled?” Then call in the pros! It sure beats loading up your car and looking for the many recycling centers around Houston. You’ve got better things to do with your time like head to the inner Loop for some good times!

Houston Furniture Disposal

If you’re thinking about redecorating a couple of rooms in your Houston area home you might be looking for inspiration. You could go through the numerous décor magazines available at your newsstand, but that might not be the best option. Most of the Houston homes featured in those magazines are on the high end of things and by high end we mean expensive. Actually, one of the best sources of getting inspiration for decorating your home is to actually go take a peek into other people’s homes. Sure, you could knock on someone’s door and ask, “Can I see your furniture?” But a more effective way would simply to do a search of a local Houston realtor’s website and do your snooping online.
When folks put their homes up for sale, they will typically snap a bunch of pictures and upload them to their real estate broker’s website. This allows them to put their home in the most favorable light possible. It also gives the rest of us a chance to peak into the living rooms and bedrooms of strangers just to see how they decorated things. You might be quite surprised at the range of tastes on display all across Houston. You’re sure to find the typical collection of western inspired furniture complete with cowhide rugs and longhorn ornaments. But you’ll also find a wide array of modern furniture which features a lot of glass and chrome. Then there is that category that can best be described as “grandma chic.” These are the collections of sofas, tables and chairs which are trapped somewhere between “vintage antique” and “just plain ugly.” So, what’s in your home?
Going through a furniture showroom can also help you consider all the possibilities of what new furnishings could look like in your home. With so many options to pick from in one place, it might become a tad overwhelming. This is why you should be snapping pictures on your cell phone. Take these digital photos back to your home and hold them up in the room to really visualize what these pieces might look like in your home.
Naturally, you’re also going to have to make plans for getting rid of your old furniture. Remember what it took to bring all that furniture into your home in the first place? You probably had movers or at the very least some strong friends. Its one thing to pull a sofa out of the way to mop up behind it, but it’s quite another to lift that couch and carry it out. This is why you should consider hiring a team of professional Houston furniture haulers like Junk King. These guys will show up at the appointed hour and be able to cart off whatever you’re getting rid of in one session. You won’t need to be loading up the truck and making multiple trips to the dump just to clear out your living room. If you plan it right, then the old furniture can be gone in the morning and the new stuff comes in by lunchtime. That’s a perfect plan!

For the best in Houston Furniture Disposal, simply call Junk King Houston at 1-888-888-JUNK, or book a free on site estimate online.

Houston Junk Hauling – Out with the Old and In with the New

The end of an era will be coming to Houston this summer. That’s when the NASA space shuttle Atlantis launches from the Kennedy Space Center on its final mission. It’s also the final mission for the entire 30 year space shuttle program. The shuttle Endeavour recently completed its last go round in space for a final tally of 25 flights and 299 days in space. When Atlantis completes its mission, there will be plenty of celebrating in Houston and probably quite a few tears. It truly is the end of an era where Houston played a major role.
Life will go on. In fact, the new buzz about space is how private companies will be taking over the industry. With a little competition we might actually see a lot more rockets taking off and could even find passengers heading into orbit for the thrill ride of their lives. This is what happens when private business steps in to fill the gap when government can’t handle the job. In fact, it is the job creation in the private sector that is going to be of the most benefit to our struggling economy. More jobs in that realm means good news for everybody. That’s why every new business ventures should be welcomed. In Houston, one such new venture has rolled into town and it’s all about junk.
Junk King is a national franchise with successful businesses stretched out all across the country. What they do is simple: They haul junk. You might be scratching your head wondering, “Why does there have to be a business for that?”  Well, consider your own situation. Do you have junk in your home? Nothing wrong with that. In fact, if asked most homeowners would admit to having acquire some amount of junk over their lifetime. It’s only natural. Of course, all those items we bring into our home don’t start out as junk, but over time that’s just what a lot of them transform into.
Take your kitchen appliances. Replace a stove or a fridge and that old item could now be classified as junk. You might hate to let it go so you stick it out on the back porch or in the garage. And there it sits rusting away until two things happen: A) you move and leave it behind or B) you hire Junk King Houston to come in and take it away.
The Junk King crews are professional movers who are experiencing in hauling away all kinds of unwanted stuff from furniture to engine parts to yard waste to remodeling project trash. All you need to do is call 1-888-888-JUNK for an appointment and let them know what you need to get gone. No job is too big or too small for the Junk King Houston. In fact, don’t be surprised if you see a Junk King truck roll up to the Kennedy Space Center later this summer. They might just be hauling away some shuttle stuff!
For the best in Houston Junk Hauling, simply call 1-888-888-JUNK or book a free on site estimate online.