Monthly Archives: December 2011

Houston Large Trash Pickup

Not only are the holidays a great time for friends and family to gather together but it’s also a time when Houston municipal workers get a couple of days off. These are the hard-working folks that deliver our mail, keep our roads paved, make sure our streetlights are working and pick up our trash. It’s that last item that really adds to our standard of living. Trash pickup is also such a simple task to accomplish. The deal is we fill up our trash cans then put them on the curb and the municipal garbage collectors pick it up once a week. Although with the holiday schedule that weekly pickup is shaken up. Usually this will mean waiting an extra day for the garbage to be collected. However, there may be another byproduct of the holidays that those Houston municipal workers can’t really help with and that would be with all the large trash items.
The classification of large trash is really anything that can’t fit into your garbage can. Christmas is also a time for lots of boxes and wrapping to be tossed out. Often those items can be crushed down with some forceful foot stomping and fit into the garbage can. But what about all the items that came in those boxes? That would be the new televisions, bicycles and computers. Obviously they’re going to have a place in your home but the items that they are replacing will need to be thrown out at some point. It can be pretty hard to stick a bicycle into a trashcan! That’s why you might need to consider calling upon the services of a professional crew of junk haulers like Junk King Houston to handle all your large trash pickup items.
Even if you don’t have “holiday trash” to get rid of you probably do have some junk lying around your house that you have been wanting to toss out but never had the means to do so. This is why garages are overflowing with junk instead of being able to have a car parked in there. This is why closets release a flood of junk every time you open the door. This is why there’s no room in the basement for anything else except for junk. One piece of junk has a way of quickly multiplying into a pile of junk. Again, it all comes back to the issue of whether or not you can fit these items into a garbage can because if you could you probably would’ve thrown them out already.
Junk King Houston’s professional junk haulers will arrive at the scheduled appointment you make with them along with a big enough truck to cart away anything you can throw at them. Nothing is too big for them to haul away. This includes any kind of furniture (even a piano!), car parts, and construction waste or other yard debris. Even an old hot tub can be taken apart and loaded onto that junk truck and taken away. The moment all of that junk is taken out of your life you can get back to the normal weekly garbage pickup. Hopefully, those cans won’t be overflowing anytime soon!

Houston Moving and Junk Hauling

For most people in Houston, moving day is something to get through and survive rather than a kind of day you might look forward to like Christmas. A lot of pressure can build up for a moving day. However, if you take an organized and systematic approach to the event, you should be able to come out on the other side reasonable unscathed. The big thing to remember is not to wait until the last minute for packing. Once you’ve settled on a date and have booked your movers, there is no reason why you can’t start packing up right away. Filling up a couple of boxes a day is a great way to knock out all the packing. Just think about all those things you’re not going to be using everyday (books, CDs, DVDS, seasonal clothes, etc.) and begin there.
Another thing to keep in mind when packing is that you shouldn’t reuse a box that has been through several other moves. When boxes start to wear out, you run the risk of them bottoming out. There is also no telling where your packed boxes will be stacked. In other words, you don’t want a “weak”  box holding up all the other boxes. Speaking of boxes; be sure to fill up any box you’re packing to capacity. A box that is under filled is more like to collapse when other boxes are put on top.
The best weight for a single box is around 25 to 30 pounds. It’s important to stay consistent with your box weight especially if you’re calling on friends to help out. A box that weights more than a mover expects it to weigh can lead to strains when picking it up.
You’ll also save a lot of time and stress by making sure your boxes are all labeled properly. These should correspond to the room they will eventually be moved to. Labeling your boxes will also help you find things you might need right away such as “work clothes” or “pots and pans.”
If you are wrapping breakables then you should wrap them all individually in packing material like bubble wrap or newspaper. You can even use your kitchen and bathroom towels to wrap items and end up packing two things at the same time!
As you begin to pack, you’re probably going to be discovering a lot of junk that you really don’t need to take with you to your new Houston home. This would be the perfect opportunity to schedule a pick-up appointment with some professional junk haulers before your move day – Junk King Houston. Being able to get rid of the junk you’ve been hanging onto will allow you to start off in your new home with more space. Since you’ll be sorting through this stuff, it will be easy to form a pile of junk for a pickup. Junk King Houston’s professional junk haulers will be able to cart off any objects large or small. If you don’t like your old sofa than get rid of it the right way!