Monthly Archives: September 2011

How to Get Rid of Old Furniture In Houston

So you’ve finally decided to get rid of that old sofa or bedroom set. Good for you. Have you picked out its replacement yet? Been to a lot of furniture stores? Found the perfect fit for your Houston home? Good work. Now you’ve got to find a way to get rid of that old furniture. You have a few options. The question becomes do you want to take the long way or get it done in a snap?
The long way means you could advertise that you’ve got a sofa to give away on a site like Craigslist. This will involve you taking a picture of the sofa, uploading it onto your computer and then writing up your ad. That involves some effort but it’s not going to bring your day to a screeching halt. However, there is one factor to consider here: you have no clue who is going to answer that ad. Essentially you’ll be communicating through email but at some point you’ll be giving a complete internet stranger your address. Is that really a smart idea?
The next option could be to simply set the sofa out on the curb with a sign saying, “I’m Free. Take Me.” That’s nice of you but it’s against the law in Houston. You are basically abandoning that furniture which could lead to a fine. If you’re lucky someone will happen along and snatch up that sofa but what if it sits there in the blazing sun? Every hour that ticks by is another hour that sofa is going to get into worse shape. All it would take is a day or two before nobody is going to want anything to do with that sofa.
If you have a yard sale, you can drag the sofa out to your driveway in the hopes of selling it but again you’re depending on the kindness of strangers. If it doesn’t sell you’ve got to drag it right back inside.
There is a better way! That would be hiring a crew of professional junk haulers like Junk King Houston to arrive at the scheduled hour to take away that sofa. It’s quick, fast and nobody gets hurt! While you’re at it, you might also consider all the other clutter you have taking up space in your home that you could get rid of in the same truckload. Yes, this means it’s time to finally clean out those closets. But that’s a good thing. Isn’t that a project you’ve had on your “to-do list” for some time now? Knowing you’ve got the deadline of having professional movers showing up with a big truck can definitely spur you into action.
If you need more motivation to clear out all that clutter along with your old furniture just think about all the space you’ll be reclaiming. You can finally get that closet back or open up space in a basement or garage. This is your home; shouldn’t you be making the most of it by keeping it free of junk?

Houston Refrigerator Disposal & Safety

If there is one thing you can count on with young boys is that sooner or later they are going to build some kind of fort somewhere. The urge to build a structure like that is just too irresistible, especially if they should happen to stumble upon some scraps of wood or other fort worthy building materials. Location is key for a good fort. Height offers a great advantage not only in surveying the land but also in defense. That’s why many forts are built in trees, much to the chagrin of worried moms! Depending on who is helping with the build and how many power tools are involved, a tree fort can either be a slapped together platform with a few planks nailed into the tree for a ladder or quite an elaborate affair. We’re talking Swiss Family Robinson type of tree fort structures that are more livable space than hideaway.
Of course not every childhood fort has to be made of wood or up a tree. When a kid’s imagination kicks into high gear just about anything can be turned into some kind of space capsule or runaway train or time machine. All you really need is some kind of enclosed space. This is why abandoned refrigerators in Houston are such a tempting target for kids to play with and also why they are such a danger.
It’s not hard to imagine that a kid could stumble upon an old fridge and use it as the perfect “hide and seek” vehicle only to become trapped in there. It won’t take long for tragedy to follow. This is why so many states have enacted strict laws with regard to the disposal of a refrigerator. The laws in Houston are no different. If you have an abandoned or unused refrigerator on your property you either have to remove the door or padlock it securely. Wouldn’t it make more sense to get rid of it properly by hiring a professional crew of junk haulers like Junk King Houston to take it away? Of course it would.
Often when you buy a new refrigerator the old one is shoved aside into some corner in the garage or backyard. That’s the very moment you need to take those precautions. If you know you’re getting a new fridge, why not call up some professional junk haulers to take away the old one in the same day. Of course you could try to haul off your fridge yourself if you have the truck big enough and if you have enough manpower. But once you get it all loaded up would you even know where to take it?
A fridge is not something that can just be dumped by the side of the road. It has to be properly disposed of. Finding the right facility to handle that kind of job might take you far outside of Houston. All that trouble for getting rid of your old refrigerator. Once again, you can simplify things if you just make one call to a local based junk hauler. They know just where to take that old fridge: they practically make that kind of trip every day!