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Back to School Junk Removal In Houston

back to school junk removalThe third annual Back-to-School fest was held at the University of Houston and 25,000 students and parents showed up for the fun. This was an event for students heading into kindergarten through fifth grade. It was a day where they can get caught up on their immunizations, get a backpack full of school supplies and find out about many of the after school programs available throughout Houston. Best of all, everything was free! This was a perfect way to start the new school year. To keep the momentum of “fresh starts” going, you might want to think about clearing your home of all that unnecessary junk that has been taking up space. Here is where Junk King Houston can become your best back to school partner.

Junk King is the professional junk hauling service that has been helping homeowners and business owners all around Houston clear out the clutter of their lives. When it comes to cleaning out your home you could be taking some proactive steps to create an environment that will help your kids with their homework. Maybe you can create a space in a spare room or in the family room for them to study. This could mean putting in a small desk with a computer hookup. The idea is to keep them out of their room with all its distractions. In other words, you’ want to create a homework zone and when they are in the zone that’s what they need to focus on.

To accomplish that, you might need to move out some old furniture, appliances or e-waste you’ve been keeping in storage. Maybe you’ve been holding on this stuff simply because you have no other way of getting rid of it. Now you do with the help of Junk King Houston.

Every removal appointment set up by Junk King comes complete with a hard working two-man crew and a huge moving truck. That’s all you really need to get rid of anything you’re throwing out. The Junk King crew are experts at lifting heavy objects like sofas, tables and bedroom sets. They’ve also been known to move the occasional piano and hot tub. Yes, there isn’t anything that can put on the back of their truck to dispose of.

Unlike other so-called haulers, you won’t be paying dumping fees or labor costs. You’re only going to be charged a single flat rate based on how much space your junk takes up on the back of the truck. Make that call to Junk King Houston today and watch how fast your junk will disappear.

Got Junk Items in Your Houston Home?

Recently the Junk Hippy Roadshow rolled through Houston for the second time this year and by all accounts a good time was had by all. Never heard of the Junk Hippy Roadshow? Then you’re missing out. Here’s how they describe what this is all about: “Junk Hippy features handmade, vintage, repurposed and up cycled items as well as antiques, furniture, vintage jewelry and clothing, as well as handmade soaps and bath goods.” That means in answer to the question, “Got some junk items?” you could join the roadshow. That’s because the folks at Junk Hippy will provide a open booth free of charge to at least one person who wants to start their own junk conversion business. Pretty sweet deal.

Of course, Junk Hippy isn’t the only junk game in town. Although they show what you can do with a little effort, there are many instances when you’ve got junk that just has to be tossed out for good. When that happens you’ll want to reach out to Junk King Houston. These are the junk removal experts who never met a pile of junk they couldn’t haul away.

What makes Junk King such a treat is that they do all the work. You could be staring at huge mounds of stuff every time you open your garage or closet. Once you have embraced the fact that the stuff is really junk and it should be thrown away then Junk King can step in and make it gone for good.

Junk King gets the job done by sending over two movers who are capable of lifting and loading anything you want tossed out. They’ll be loading up the Junk King truck with a little or a lot. That all depends on you. Right off the bat you don’t have to worry about straining your back or renting a van to cart off your junk. That’s worth the fee right there.

Speaking of that fee, it’s going to be one low cost based on how much space your junk will take up on their truck. This is not something that is going to be figured out after the truck is loaded. You’ll be given an estimate before any work is done so you can see how fair that is. All of this starts when you call Junk King and say, “I got junk to get rid of.” In many cases, they can make a same-day appointment. This is great if you’ve got out of town guests coming by or want to have a give clean up after a remodeling project. If you’ve got junk then Junk King is really the only service you should be using.

Furniture Donations Pickup in Houston

There are a lot of great folks living in Houston who will do whatever they can to help out a neighbor even if that neighbor is a total strange. When a 93-year-old WWII vet recently had his home vandalized some local Marines got together to form a special “Band of Brothers” to help out the Purple Heart recipient. Within three days the marines had raised over $5,000 to donate to the WWII vet. They also pitched in with the clean-up effort. This is a shining example of how a little charity can go a long way to improve someone’s life.

Junk King of Houston is a business that understands the concept of giving all too well. That’s why they make sure that many collected items they pickup from a resident that might have some “life” left in it can go to a charity. Often this will mean old pieces of furniture that need a little TLC to be family ready once again. There are many charitable organizations around the Houston area which welcome these types of donations. They’ve got complete workshops set up where skilled craftsmen can take a busted table or worn out sofa and make it seem as new. That item is then donated to families in need. What could be better that that? Working with Junk King can make it all happen. The best thing of all is you won’t have to exert any extra effort.

We all have busy lives and sometimes it’s hard to carve out the time to volunteer. That doesn’t mean that your unwanted items can’t go a long way towards helping others. That in and of itself is a wonderful way to give back to your community. You don’t have to wonder whether or not the furniture you want to get rid of is worthy of refurbishing. The Junk King crew who will be assigned to your removal project will know how to sort those items. They’ll also be the ones doing all the work of lifting and loading those items onto a truck.

Now there are some things you’ll be throwing out that simply can’t find a new purpose. Does that mean you should be holding onto them? Absolutely not! Let Junk King Houston sweep through your home and property to clear out any type of bulky item you want to toss out. This also includes debris from the backyard such as sod, dirt, leaves, shrubs and/or tree limbs. It can all go on the back of a Junk King truck for responsible disposal. Call Junk King today to find out how you can get rid of your stuff and help others at the same time.

Post Holiday Thanksgiving Junk Removal in Houston

By now that delicious turkey from Thanksgiving is a distant memory. All the leftovers have been scooped up and there isn’t a crumb of pumpkin pie in the house. This only means one thing: time to get ready for Christmas! One terrific tradition is to take the family to Old Town Spring. This place is the perfect destination of decorated street, shops and restaurants just bursting with that holiday spirit. Over at the Alley Theatre you can see a delightful production of “A Christmas Carol.” It wouldn’t be the holidays without at least one visit from Scrooge! And just because we’re living in Texas doesn’t mean we can’t have some good old fashioned winter fun. The Ice at Discovery Green is back with a 7,299 square-feet ice skating rink. There will also be special holiday themed performances and parties for the whole family to enjoy.

The other way we get ready for the holidays is to give our homes the “once over.” If you hosted Thanksgiving this year you probably already did a little sprucing up. Maybe you didn’t have time for as good a cleanup as you wanted. This might have left a few items shoved out into the garage or stuffed into a closet. Now that there is a little space between holidays, perhaps it’s time to finally get rid of all that unwanted stuff especially if you’re going to make room for all of Santa’s presents. The best partner to have for this project would be Junk King Houston.

Ask around and you’re sure to find out that Junk King is a dependable junk removal service staffed by experienced professionals. All the workers are licensed and insured which makes them the exact type of responsible workers you should have on your property. When you make an appointment with Junk King Houston you’re really making an appointment with an entire team. That team will be at your disposal to carry off any big item like a sofa or old washing machine. Yes, they’re going to do all the work!

That team will also have their own truck which is where all your junk is going to end up. After the truck is loaded with your stuff it’s going to be driven off to one of two places: a proper recycling firm or certified landfill. This is further proof that Junk King is the best at what they do. That’s because removing the junk is the easy part. Making sure it is disposed of in the right way that is environmentally friendly is crucial to keeping Houston clean. How can Junk King Houston help you this holiday? Give them a call to find out!

Houston Treadmill and Exercise Machine Disposal

There’s a new kind of gym in Houston and to enjoy it you’ll have to strap on the boxing gloves. Plex gym is a 40,000 square foot facility that is the brainchild of internationally known fitness guru Danny Arnold. Not only is there every piece of workout equipment you can imagine but the centerpiece of Plex is the boxing ring and boxing training you can participate in. You might even be exercising alongside some NFL and NBA players who are known to workout at Plex throughout the year. And of course you’re likely to run into many professional boxers who call Plex their workout home.

Ask anyone who has stepped into a boxing ring and they’ll tell you this is a serious workout that targets all of your muscle groups including cardio. It’s really not about becoming a boxer as much as it is about training like a boxer does. Of course, if you reach a certain level of skill you’re sure to find a willing sparring partner and then you can say you actually boxed somebody! Becoming a member of Plex is the perfect example of why joining a gym has some many benefits: You’ll be surrounded by all kinds of folks at all levels of expertise who will be willing to support your own workout regime. You can go the professional route and hire a trainer who will put you through your paces. A better approach would be to just become friendly with your fellow members. You’re sure to get a spotter or to pick up tips for your workout. The gym is a wonderful social networking environment that can actually improve your health.

All of this talk about gym membership benefits might have you rethinking all that gym equipment you’ve got collecting dust in your home. Yes, you purchased those items with the best intentions of working out but once they were paid off, there they sat. Just because you had a treadmill in the garage doesn’t mean you’re going to use it more often. Would you rather run on a treadmill staring at your garage walls or watch TV like you can in a gym? It certainly makes the time go a lot faster when you’re properly motivated.

If you’re ready to ditch that home gym equipment then let Junk King Houston do the power lifting. The Junk King Houston crew will have the skills to lift the treadmill, dumbbells or any other piece of equipment you want to toss out. On that same trip that can take away any other oversized item like furniture, kitchen appliances or TVs. If you’re not going to use it, why keep it? Get that junk out of your life and get to the gym. You’ve got some boxing to do!

Houston Air Conditioner Disposal

Let’s get real about air conditioning. As a “flash” on a hot day, it’s nice to walk into an air conditioned mall or store and there’s nothing wrong with staying frosty in a movie theatre on a hot summer’s day. But if you live in a home or apartment you might have become addicted to your AC. Is it really making a difference?

First of all, if you’ve got your little window AC unit cranking 24/7 then you’ve probably noticed a huge bump up in the cost of your electric bills. Even under the best conditions, the local power company has a developed peak and off peak hours. You might just be getting charged two rates. If you go out for work and leave the AC on to keep your place cool then you’re really throwing money away.

Believe it or not, when the temperature goes up it’s often cooler outside then inside. Why? One word: circulation. Even the best of AC units will only be able to blast cold air in a single direction. That air isn’t moving. This is different than a ceiling fan which can keep the cool air moving. Most ceiling fans have two settings. The first is for directly blowing cool air down from the ceiling. The other is more of an updraft which takes the warm air from below and “chops” it up into cool air. A ceiling fan also operates on a very small amount of power.

When an air conditioner is blasting cool air it’s also displacing the moisture in the air. This creates a dryer atmosphere which can cause some issues with colds and allergies. Then there is the aesthetics to think about. An AC unit jammed into a window looks clunky and throws off the vibe in the whole room. You have to virtually seal yourself in. Doesn’t having a natural breeze blow through sound more appealing? Try installing a ceiling fan in the room you have an AC working and see if you don’t experience a better cool down and cheaper power bill.

Once you become convinced you’ll want to get rid of that old AC once and for all. You might think that is easier said than done. Truth be told its easier said AND done when you hire Junk King Houston. This is the top local Houston hauling business that specializes in all kinds of junk removal. When you want to get rid of the AC or any other type of junk or old appliance item, reach out to Junk King Houston and let them handle the job. You won’t have to lug the AC out of your home and to the curb. The Junk King crew will take care of that. Not object is too big for them to manage. Once it’s on the back of their truck say good-bye to that junk forever. What will you do with all the money you’ll be saving?

E Waste Recycling in Houston

Sugar from garbage? Sounds too wacky to be believed but that is actually the goal of the Houston based Waste Management Company as they enter into a new partnership with Renmatix Inc. They want to explore processing urban waste such as recyclables, food scraps, construction debris, pulp and paper waste into renewable chemicals and fuels. One of those chemical compounds could be a synthetic sugar.

“This collaboration is a continuation of our commitment to extract the value we see in waste and convert it into valuable resources,” said William Caesar, president of Waste Management Recycling Services, in a new release. “We are working with Renmatix to further scale its technology, which has quickly emerged as the lowest-cost conversion method for producing the bio-based sugar intermediates demanded by global markets.”

This kind of innovation is at the heart of any recycling program. Recycling is all about repurposing and reusing. That means breaking down an item to its original chemical compounds. It’s easy to recycle paper. You just have to grind up the old paper and make it into a mush. Then you wash the mush and reform it into a new roll and it’s ready to go. Paper isn’t complex which makes it top of the list of recyclable materials. It’s when you get into things like e-waste where the recycling becomes a bit more challenging.

E-waste or electronic waste is best described as an item that needs power to operate. Does that make an old fan e-waste? Technically yes but more often it refers to things like computers, monitors, fax machines, copiers and television. Of course all the cables, keyboards and “mice” used in support of all of that is also consider e-waste. Throwing this out in the garbage isn’t an option. There are too many potentially harmful components in some of those items that should not be mixed in the “soup”  of a landfill.

Recycling e-waste is about disassembling those pieces. Within every computer or TV are components that then have to be separated and broken down. Only then can those piles of items be truly recycled. In the grand scheme of things you really don’t have to worry about that process. All you really need to concern yourself with is getting your e-waste to the right recycling facility. That’s where Junk King Houston comes into play.

Junk King is the professional junk removal business based here in Houston who specializes in this kind of pick-up and drop-off. On the pick-up side, you’ll make arrangements for Junk King to come by your place to assess how much junk you want removed. You don’t just have to toss out a single old TV or fax machine. You can get rid of furniture, yard waste, car parts or anything else that won’t fit into your garbage can. After Junk King Houston completes the pick-up, they’ll do the drop off at the closest recycling center. It’s truly the best way to get any junk out of your life once and for all!

Junk Removal For Houston Realtors

As a real estate agent in Houston you might have had the unfortunate experience of taking on a listing from the bank that was once occupied by squatters. In this era of foreclosed properties, the concept of squatters taking over has become more prevalent. Ironically, the cops can’t do a lot when it comes to enforcing the laws. Technically, a squatter is guilty of trespassing but unless the property owner is pressing charges the police can’t arrest them. Since the foreclosed home is owned by a bank, it’s hard to track down a single person who can be legitimately called the owner. Yes, a bank can begin eviction proceedings but during that time, the squatters have no problem staying put. You probably don’t have to imagine the horrors of what could go on in a home turned into a squatter’s den because you’ve seen the aftermath. Now there is help standing by and that would be Junk King Houston.

Junk King is the Houston based junk removal specialist who won’t blink an eye when it comes to stepping into a squatter zone. They might snap a picture for a little “before and after” action. But no matter what has been left behind, they’ll get rid of it in one fell swoop. As the realtor in charge of the listing, you merely have to instruct the Junk King crew what you want taken away and they’ll handle the rest. It’s conceivable you can let them onto the property in the morning and by lunchtime that place will be a garbage free zone.

Take note that Junk King doesn’t charge by the hour. They charge by the space as in how much space will the removed items will be taking up on their truck. A supervisor will make that call with an onsite visit. That will become your written estimate and it won’t change. So if it takes the crew two hours or six hours to clean up the property you’ll only be paying that estimate. It’s the fairest and most competitive way to do business.

Junk King Houston also won’t be limited to removing trash from the interior. They’ll also be happy to clean up the front and back yards of any type of debris like rusty patio furniture, chunks of concrete or the classic Texas tumbleweeds.

Once the Junk King  professional Houston hauling team has sweep through your new listing, you could even send them over to your own home to clear out your clutter. If your closets are overflowing or you want to make room for a home office then Junk King could be just the ticket. Thing of them as a great new member of your real estate selling empire!

Cool Off By Clearing the Clutter In Your Houston Home

What are you doing from 11 AM to 4 PM? If you’re in Houston when the temperature starts percolating then you better be indoors during those hours. That’s the peak time when the sun blazes the brightest and the heat radiates unrelentingly. There are some unfortunate Houston workers who won’t be able to avoid being out during those peak heat hours. Their best hope is for staying cool with lots of water or light clothing. The occasional Popsicle doesn’t hurt either!

If you’re smart you’ll stay out of that mid-afternoon heat and keep inside where your air conditioner is keeping things cool. Although most folks in Houston keep their air conditioners at 74°, anywhere between 72° and 78° is a good zone to be in. If you know a heat wave is coming Houston’s way then you should get the AC cranking the day before. This way your unit won’t be playing catch-up with all the heat that’s trapped inside the house. If you haven’t changed your filter on your air conditioning this season then you better make the switch. Air conditioning filters should be changed at the beginning of every summer season. In Houston where the ACs runs year-round, those filters should be swapped out every 5 to 6 months and should be fully serviced every two years.

There are some folks that prefer the old method of letting ceiling fans or table fans do the cooling off work. It certainly a more affordable option than keeping the AC running around the clock. Whether you have fans or an air conditioner going it’s essential that the air flow in your home is unblocked. Even when you point a fan directly at your body and blast away you’re still doing a disservice to the rest of the home if that air is not allowed to circulate. One of the best things you could do to help with that air flow is to reduce the amount of clutter in your home. To tackle that assignment it’s best to call Junk King Houston.

Junk King has teams of professional junk haulers standing by to cart away all the clutter that’s taking up space in your home. Because these are experienced movers you don’t have to worry about “overheating” them. They’ll know how to stay cool with frequent breaks.

Now, you might be asking yourself “do I have to pay for those breaks?” Actually you don’t! With Junk King your charge by the amount of space taken up in the truck not by how long it’s going to take to load up that truck.  If you take up less room you pay less. If you take up more room then you only pay what the estimate was. When it comes to clearing out the clutter to stay cool you’re not going to find a better bargain anywhere in Houston!

Houston Appliance Disposal

When we pay good money for a piece of equipment we want it to last. That holds true for something as small as an iPod and as big as an SUV. While it is true that we live in a disposable society, that doesn’t mean we have to throw something out the minute it breaks. With a little upkeep and repair know how you can get the most out of your kitchen appliances. Houston Authorized Repair recently offered up some very helpful hints for keeping your kitchen equipment humming.

For instance, if you have an oven with a self-cleaning cycle you might want to avoid pushing that button before a big deal. The most common time for ovens to break down is when that cycle is activated. This would apply to older models. You’re probably better off going “old school” with some Easy Off or other type of oven cleaner to make sure you’re not putting too much strain on that old stove.

Over with the dishwasher, you should occasionally consider running an empty cycle with a cup of white vinegar instead of detergent. This will remove odors and buildup in the machine. And if you have something that might not be “dishwasher safe” don’t risk it; wash it by hand. To keep your garbage disposal smelling fresh, toss in some ice cubes and citrus peels then run it with cold water for 30 seconds. After that keep running the cold water for a few moments.

Your refrigerator could stand with a little vacuuming. First, unplug the unit. Then use your vacuum to remove any dust bunnies from the coils in the back. Not only will this improve the chances of your fridge running longer, it will also help with your electric bills because it will improve the energy output.

Of course, even with all this TLC there are some appliances that just won’t make the grade anymore. These are those items that you’ve cleaned, patched and fixed up as best as you can but they’re simply out of steam. When that happens, it’s time to buy new. Fortunately, you’ll be in for a treat when you go shopping for a new dishwasher, stove or fridge. That’s because the new design models have come with a lot of special features such as touch-pad programmable cycles. Yes, computers have taken over the kitchen but that’s a good thing!

After you’ve picked out your new big gadget, you’ll need to make arrangements to get rid of those older dinosaurs. That can be taken care of when you hire a team of professional junk haulers like Junk King Houston. A crew like that will be able to unhook and unplug any major appliance and move it out of your kitchen in a blink. While they are at it they can also take away any other bulky item you’re ready to toss out. It might just be time for a good ol’ fashioned “out with the old and in with the new” routine!