Time To Get Your Home Ready For Fall

After the Labor Day weekend, we make the quick slide into fall. It won’t be long before all the trees are bursting with color around Hudson Valley. That brilliant display of colors will only last for a few short weeks. After that, all the leaves start falling down and it becomes your job as a homeowner to rake them up. Raking the lawn is not the only job you need to do to get your home ready for fall. Here some other items to add to your to do list:

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Remove Debris From Rain Gutters

As you rake your leaves, you’ll need to keep an eye on the rain gutters. It’s a safe bet they’ll be filled up with fallen leaves as well. There might be also a lot of debris left over from the summer and spring. The best thing you could do to get your home ready for fall is clean out those rain gutters before the first big storm.

That is also a good opportunity to give your roof the once over. Keep an eye out for any shingles that might be buckling or other problem areas. Those should be addressed right away.

Service Your Fireplace

It is recommended that you clean your chimney at least once a year. If your family enjoys a lot of cozy fires in your fireplace, then you might even need a twice annual cleaning. Along with sweeping the chimney, the professional fireplace cleaners will also be able to check your flue to make sure that’s clear as well.

Build Up Your Firewood Supply

Getting ready for the fall also means getting your firewood supply ready. Ideally, it should be stacked away from the house and covered from the elements. Every time you burn a new fire inside, you should bring in logs to start to dry out. Just make sure you check them for any uninvited guests like spiders or other bugs.

Service your furnace

Although you been using hot water all throughout the summer, you still haven’t turned on the heat. That’s going to change very soon. If your furnace hasn’t been serviced in a while, then it’s a good idea to get it looked over. This is not something you want breaking down in the middle of the winter.

Remove All Your Rubbish

this is also the perfect opportunity for getting rid of rubbish. Whether you got yard waste outside or bulky clutter inside, you can always count on Junk King Hudson Valley to help get it removed from your property. They’ll send over a pair of workers who will take away anything you point to. Getting your home ready for fall is easy when you got Junk King Hudson Valley on the job.

How To Deal With Empty Nest Syndrome

When your teenager leaves home for college it’s going to mean a big transition not only for them but also for you. They will certainly be going through a lot of new things as they learn to all the things you been doing for them for the last 18 years. You have to make an adjustment as well and this is where the issue of empty nest syndrome comes in the play. Here are some of the best ways to deal with this situation:

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Stay Busy

You are well within your rights to feel depressed after your kid goes off to college but that doesn’t mean you need to stay in that depression. You don’t need to spend your days sitting in their room missing them. Instead, fill up your time with more activities. This is the perfect chance to get more active with jogging, yoga, tennis or working out the gym. You can start a hobby that you’ve always wanted to or take a class. Even spending the afternoon reading a good book is a great use of your time.

Set A Communication Schedule

You obviously want to stay in touch with your college student. Thanks to modern technology that is a lot easier. You have plenty of options not just to talk to them on the phone but actually see them “face-to-face.” Although your inclination might be to text or email them every day you might want to hold back on that. Set up a time that works best for your kid for them to be focused on the phone call. Save up all the things you want to tell them and make it a meaningful interaction.

Establish New Goals

There may have been a lot of things that you put off over the years. Now the time to get back to them that includes everything from gardening to remodeling around the house. You don’t have to convert your kid’s bedroom into an arts and craft studio just yet. But there’s probably a lot of clutter in that room and throughout the rest of the house that you could finally get rid of. This is a perfect job to bring in Junk King Hudson Valley.

These junk hauling experts have been in this line of work for over 12 years. They certainly know how to make a pile of junk disappear! Best of all, the crew will be doing all the work for you. That means you don’t have to bring anything down from upstairs. Just tell the Junk King team what you want removed and they’ll take care the rest. Getting rid of your clutter with the help of Junk King Hudson Valley is a great way to beat empty nest syndrome.

How Junk King’s Mini Dumpster Will Help Lead to a More Sustainable Future

The Capital District Region of New York is made up of 13 cities, 143 towns and 62 villages all surrounding Albany, the state’s capital.

According to the Center of Economic Growth, the Capital District Region is surrounded by the southern Adirondacks and the northern Catskills and is in close distance to New York City, Boston and Montreal which are all just three-hour drives away. Nearly 40-percent of North America’s destinations are just a day’s drive away.

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Economic History and Employment

According to an article in the Times Union in 2016, “U.S. News & World Report listed the Capital Region as the third best place to look for a technology job, behind San Jose and San Francisco.”

With the state capital, Albany, being in this region, many of the jobs are in government employment. According to Capital Region Chamber, the main sources of employment in The Capital District Region include, Government, Health Care, Higher Education, and Technology.

Did you know?

·    The three largest employment sectors in the Capital Region are Government, Health Care & Social Assistance, and Retail Trade. Together, they account for 48.3% of all employment in the region.

Education

The Capital Region Chamber reported that for their 2009-2013 reporting period, the percentage of the population with an Associate’s Degree or greater in the Capital Region was 46.2%. The area is also home to several colleges and universities, including Union College, State University of New York at Cobleskill, Sage Graduate School, Albany Law School and Albany Medical School.

 Sustainability Efforts for Capital District Region

Governor of New York, Andrew M. Cuomo’s Cleaner, Greener, Communities Program has allowed the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), to provide funding to regions in New York to create a sustainability plan. Albany is leading the planning for the Capital District Region. According to its website, the plan will focus on:

·       Assess current greenhouse gas emissions and energy use, along with available natural resources and economic assets, liabilities, and opportunities

·       Set sustainability targets for energy supplies, transportation, waste and water management, land use, housing, agriculture, economic development, and open space

·       Develop a sustainability plan outlining the short- and long-term actions our region can take to achieve targets and goals

·       Prioritize eligible projects that can apply for Cleaner, Greener Communities implementation funding.

Recycling and Landfill Solutions in Capital District Region

Fourteen municipalities have banned together to create a recycling program called the Capital Region Recycling Partnership with the mission “to improve the methods for waste reduction and recycling so that we may reduce the amount of waste that must go into the landfill.” The Capital Region Recycling Partnership is a committee of Capital Region Solid Waste Management Partnership (CRSWMP). The CRSWMP reports its program progress to the New York state Department of Conservation and has reported that the goal is to reach 65-percent diversion by 2020. As of 2012 the diversion rate was 59-percent.

How Junk Can Help the Capital District Region Increase Sustainability

The Capital Region is working toward increasing sustainability and its green initiatives in both residential homes and businesses. We at Junk King are focusing on those same goals and are like-minded in our efforts to go green. Sustainability is what drives our business. The Junk King roll away MINI Dumpster will allow residents and business owners in the Capital District to remove unwanted items in a way that will help increase those goals towards sustainability. All items tossed into a Junk King roll away dumpster are taken to a recycling warehouse where unwanted items are sorted for recyclables, including, e-waste, paper, household goods, textiles, furniture and appliances to increase landfill diversion. “Going green” is more than recycling, it’s a source for true sustainability. Junk King is dedicated to finding ways to donate, repurpose, and reuse everything from clothing, toys, baby cribs and strollers to office furniture and supplies from each and every MINI Dumpster rental. Many of the Junk King trucks run on biodiesel, a domestically produced fuel made from more environmentally safe non-petroleum, renewable resources. Junk King is committed to continuing to lead the way to help keep the planet clean, green and beautiful for the generations to come.

How to Rent a Junk King MINI Dumpster

If you are looking for someone to assist you in your junk removal process, clean out or remodel, Junk King Capital District is looking forward to working with you. Junk King will provide easy, quick, free quotes. All you have to do is contact Junk King online or by phone with your chosen date and time and to schedule your MINI Dumpster rental. Once your job is complete, your junk will be rolled away. With our convenient three-day drop off, you are able to complete your clean-out on your own schedule. For the quickest, easiest and most purposeful way to remove your junk and debris, simply call or visit Junk King online for free quotes by phone or an online estimator and fast, affordable service.

Junk King Capital District Region is working towards helping the region fulfill its goals of sustainability. If you are ready to experience the most convenient way to dispose of junk, the MINI Dumpster is the perfect solution!

FAQ on Dumpster Rentals in Capital District Region:

1)    What size is the Junk King MINI Dumpster?

a.     The Junk King MINI is a 12-cubic yard dumpster and is the most convenient solution for your junk removal. The driveway friendly debris box is delivered right to your place of business or your home and can complete most jobs.

2)    What can the MINI Dumpster take away?

a.     Furniture, appliances, textiles, construction debris, yard debris and more, are all able to be taken away in a Junk King MINI. As long as it isn’t hazardous, Junk King will take it!

3)    How much does the MINI Dumpster cost?

a.     Junk King offers fair, competitive and unique pricing. Our rentals allow our customers to only pay for the space you use.

4)    How long do I have to complete my cleanout?

a.     You will have three days to complete your job with our convenient drop off period before the Junk King MINI is rolled away.

 Recent Reviews of Junk King Capital District

Junk King customers are what keeps us going! The positive reviews we receive remind us every day of the difference we make in lives and community and help us to run a better business. If you are looking for a green-minded way to dispose of your junk or assist with your next home remodel, Junk King Capital District is here to help.

July 31, 2017 by Dale Sorensen

Schenectady, New York

“I think your service is great! Our home had just been listed on the MLS for sale and our first showing was the second day after our movers had moved all of our things out of the home. The day after the move, we were frantically cleaning and trying to decide what to do with “junk” that was left over from the move. We thought we’d save money and try to donate, or throw away what we could in our trash, or just ask neighbors if they wanted it. We had a lot of junk! So at the end of the day, while looking at all the junk no one wanted, and stuff we could NOT throw in the trash, I frantically called Junk King and explained my situation. I had ten showings the next day, the first one was scheduled for 8:45 (buyers showed up fifteen minutes early), and I needed their help asap! It worked out that Reggie and David with Junk King showed up at my door at 8AM the following morning! I prayed, I had fingers crossed, and I may have had a dream that they didn’t show up, but they did!”

August 3, 2017 by G.M.

Ballston Lake

“I found Junk King very easy to contact to schedule an appointment. The Junk King crew were courteous, arrived exactly when scheduled and worked hard to get the job done. A reasonable estimate was provided as requested and agreed upon. The crew went right to work. Would definitely use Junk King again and would recommend them.”

Are you ready to work with a company as green-minded as you? Junk King Capital District is shares the same goals and we are committed to leaving a cleaner, greener tomorrow behind us. Our top-rated customer service is what we pride ourselves on. Please consider using Junk King for your dumpster rental and junk removal. Call today (518) 621-0510 or visit Junk King online to get a quick and easy quote for your MINI Dumpster rental.

 

How To Pick the Right Storage Unit

Are you planning a move this fall? You may find that the place you’re moving to has less storage room than where you’re currently living. One solution would be to rent a storage unit for your excess stuff. Before settling on a unit there are some things that you need to be aware of. Here’s what you want to think about regarding a storage unit rental:

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Immediate Access

Other things you put in the storage items that are going to deal with much later or will you be constantly going in and out to access some of that stuff? That should determine where your storage facility should be located. You don’t want to drive across town to pick up a few things. Fortunately, no matter where you live, chances are there will be a storage unit facility within a few miles.

Consider the Space

Every storage unit facility offers a variety of spaces in all different sizes. It might help for you to go and walk out the space and measured for yourself before deciding on which one works best for you. If you’re in a situation where you can project that you’re going to be adding your storage unit, then it might be best to get the next size up. You don’t want to constantly be moving in and out of a storage unit.

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Many storage units allow for 24-hour access. However, some facilities are more restricted. They may even charge fees for after business hours access. You shouldn’t have to pay to get to your home stuff. But also be practical. Do you really need to go to your storage unit at three in the morning?

Climate control

If you are planning to put anything in storage that you would consider delicate like an antique furniture or collectibles, then you might want to look into a climate control unit. That can prevent what you have in storage from being warped by humidity. That’s a major consideration especially in the summertime.

Smart Packing

You want to be smart about your packing. Not only should you keep an inventory of the boxes that you putting in there but also you don’t want to pack any rubbish. As you sort through your belongings at home, you may want to put Junk King Hudson Valley on standby. These are the junk hauling experts who will quickly dispatch a pair of movers and a big truck to your home to pick up all the stuff you want to get rid of. Don’t pay to put junk in storage. Give it all to Junk King Hudson Valley instead.

How To Bring More Customers To Your Contracting Business

Remodeling work is often considered to be seasonal. By the time November and December roll around there aren’t many homeowners looking to remodel their kitchen or at a bathroom. It may also take a few weeks after the first of the year to gear up with new projects. That’s why it is important that contractor generate as much business as they can during the peak months of the year. Here are some terrific ideas to help bring more customers into your contracting business:

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Website with Photos

You can’t stay competitive in today’s marketplace without having a viable website. This is especially true in contracting business where a website will most likely be a potential customer’s first impression of your work. That work should be featured prominently with “before and after” photos. Every job you go on should be memorialized with photos. If you can take them, the make sure your crew does.

Put Your Old Customers to Work

The best advertisement you have for your contracting business will be your previous clients. Any one of those customers who has been totally satisfied with your work should be asked to provide a referral. If you can get them to post an online review, then that is even better. Make sure you leave them with a few extra business cards for them to give to their friends.

Keep Your Promises

The best thing you can do to expand your contracting business is to keep your promises. That means bringing a project in on time and on budget. Often there are circumstances out of your control that prevent you from honoring those promises. This is why you should build in a contingency that covers funding and calendar dates.

Support the Community

If you can sponsor a local charity or sporting team, then you’ll be getting the name of your contracting business out into the community. Not only does it help those organizations but it creates a positive image for your company. Best of all, it’s very little effort on your part.

Keep the Job Site Clean

Homeowners are already going to be disrupted with the remodeling project. That comes with the territory. But you can minimize their stress by making sure the job site is always clean. Don’t create a debris pile in the backyard or side of the house. Instead, call on Junk King Hudson Valley for a fast debris cleanup. Junk King Hudson Valley has very capable workers and a fleet of trucks that will be able to handle any type of construction waste removal. Junk King Hudson Valley is the perfect cleanup partner for your contracting business.

Cool Ways to Enjoy Your Hudson Valley Staycation

If you embrace the concept of “there’s no place like home,” then why would you want to go on vacation and leave that home? A staycation gives you the opportunity to stay in your favorite place but still have plenty of fun. You just have to shift your attitude so that you embrace all the vacation vibe while on your staycation at home. That starts with notifying work that you won’t be accepting calls or emails. Here are some cool ways to enjoy your Hudson Valley staycation:

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Movie Theme Nights

A movie theme night isn’t just about watching a favorite classic film but by matching your dinner to the movie. For instance, you could have a terrific Godfather marathon while enjoying Italian cuisine. You can also put the names of your favorite movie into a hat and let everyone pick a different flick for every night of your staycation.

Put On A Show

If you have creative kids, then chances are they would enjoy putting on a show. You might have even indulged in this fun activity when you were young. Thankfully, you can now record all these great shows right on your cell phone. It’s not inconceivable to spend the day prepping the show and then performing it for family and friends that night. Talk about fun!

Taste New Restaurants

How many restaurants around Hudson Valley have you always said that you wanted to try? A staycation is the perfect excuse to indulge in some new culinary delights. If you still want to stay home, then try ordering for delivery. Just be sure to remember the new favorites for the next time you get hungry!

Start a Hobby

Have you been interested in starting a new hobby? Your staycation is a good time to kickstart that hobby. Whether you want to begin collecting coins or learn how to make candy, you’ll have plenty of time on your staycation to explore the possibilities.

Catch up on reading

There is a vast amount of reading that is accessible right through your iPad or Kindle. A staycation is a great time to read a classic or revisit one of your favorite tomes. It’s also a good opportunity to go through that stack of magazines you haven’t had a chance to go through.

The best way to approach a staycation is to plan out your days even if most of them are just going to be about relaxing in a hammock! It helps if your home is clean and clear of clutter. That makes for a much more peaceful environment. Junk King Hudson Valley can help with this endeavor. If you’ve been putting off getting rid of some big objects around the house, then one call the Junk King Hudson Valley can clear them out in no time at all. You shouldn’t have to work on your staycation. Leave all the junk removal and clutter clearing to Junk King Hudson Valley.

Six Great Ways To Save On Your Bathroom Remodel

With a little effort, your master bathroom can really become an oasis. It can be your own private spa. A place to relax after a hard day at work. To get there, doesn’t mean you have to spend all your savings. There are a lot of ways that you can save on a bathroom remodel. Here are six great ideas for saving:

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Visit Salvage Yards

Are you looking for a claw foot bathtub for your bathroom remodel? Instead of buying it new, you may find a bargain on one at a salvage yard or flea market. All it would take is a little refinishing to bring it back to life. Those salvage yards of flea markets are also a great place to find cabinetry and other decorative items. More than likely they’ll come in a fraction of the cost if you were to buy them from a high-end showroom.

Think Wood

Not every bathroom has to be surrounded in tile or plaster. You could find some wonderful looking reclaimed wood panels or bead board that would work great along the walls of your bathroom. ConstructionDepending on the color you choose to paint, your wood can give off a much warmer vibe.

Consider Open Shelves

Not everything in your bathroom has to be hidden. A couple of nice shelving units with wicker baskets are great place to store colorful towels, soaps and other bathroom decorations. It actually gives the bathroom an opened feel even in a small space.

Improve Your Lighting

Most bathrooms have very bright, glaring light. It doesn’t have to be that way. You could add sconces, light fixtures and even a hanging chandelier if you want. The more soft light the better. You’ll find plenty of bargains with lighting fixtures at a home improvement stores on all kinds of lighting.

Go Bold With Paint

When it comes to painting, white is the standard for bathroom. But just as with the lighting, it doesn’t have to be that way. You can pick from a wide range of colors to make your room pop. It’s also a great chance to give your bathroom a burst of your personality.

DIY the Demolition

A great way to save money is to do your own demolition for your bathroom remodel. That might seem intimidating but when you get down to it, the demolition is really is just about pulling up tile, taking down cabinets and stripping fixtures. If you are replacing a toilet, sink or bathtub, then you might want to call Junk King Hudson Valley. These are the professional junk haulers who have a lot of experience moving that kind of heavy construction waste. They will certainly be up to the challenge of cleaning out your bathroom of any kind of demolition waste. Hiring Junk King Hudson Valley to clean up your bathroom remodel debris is a smart move to make.

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Having A Roommate?

Are you thinking about having a roommate move in? As with all things in life, there are pros and cons to explore. Here’s what you should be thinking about:

Reasons for Having a Roommate

You’ll Never Feel Lonely

Just because you have a roommate doesn’t mean you have to become best friends with that roommate. However, there’s a lot to be said for not living in isolation. Even the simple gesture of being able to check in with someone at the end of your day makes for a pleasurable living experience.

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You’ll Have Help

Having a roommate is often very convenient especially if you have things to take care of around the house like plants or pets. It also means when you go out of town that someone will be looking over your place. You won’t have to stop mail. Your roommate can also help with some of the cleaning and shopping. If they’re going to the dry cleaner, then they could pick up your items as well. It’s a win-win

You’ll Be Saving Money

The biggest bonus for having a roommate is saving money. Because you’re splitting the rent, you might be able to move into a larger apartment with more room. Splitting the utility, Internet and cable bills will also be a big help. If you can cook with your roommate, then you’ll save money because cooking for two is actually less expensive than cooking just for one.

Reasons Against Having a Roommate

You Want More Privacy

You may be the type of person that prefers living alone. There’s nothing wrong with that but having a roommate means you’re going to need to share things whether you like it or not. Even though you don’t have to ask permission with your roommate, you still need to inform them of things like overnight guests or when you’re staying out. You would be doing that if you were living on your own.

You Don’t Want Drama

You may spend a lot of time screening for potential roommates but that doesn’t mean you can always screen out the drama. Along with the roommate comes all of their “baggage.” That includes romantic relationships and family squabbles. It’s easy to see how you might be pulled into those situations.

Whether you opt for a roommate or not, your living space will certainly benefit with a junk removal session set up by Junk King Hudson Valley. These are the professional junk haulers who can make short work out of getting rid of old furniture, appliances, e-waste and other household goods. They’ll do all the work and that includes climbing the stairs! Put them to work today.

Great Ideas To Improve Your Campfire Cooking

Camping is a great idea for summer vacation for the whole family. Many areas around the Hudson Valley provide terrific camping spaces. There’s an abundance of wonderful hiking trails, lakes, rivers and amazing outdoor vistas that will enhance any camping trip. After spending the day in the great outdoors, your family will certainly have worked up an appetite. Campfire cooking can have its challenges but it can also yield some very tasty meals. A little preparation goes a long way towards improving your campfire cooking. Here is how to make it happen:

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Think One Pot

If you’ve ever used a Crockpot in the kitchen, then you know the benefit of cooking everything in one pot. That works exceptionally well over a campfire. It’s also nice not to have a lot of pots and pans to clean up after the meal. The best vessel for campfire cooking is a cast-iron skillet. If you can make your meals work in that, then you’ll be ahead of the game.

Prep At Home

Campsite cooking is not something that you can “plan on the fly.” The only time the menu would change is if you “catch” your dinner. Even then, you should still have a backup plan that has been prepared well in advance.

The best thing you can do is take care of all your prep at home. That means any slicing, dicing or chopping that you need for recipe should be taken care of in your own kitchen and stored in Tupperware. You can also add seasoning to those items in advance. It certainly won’t hurt to marinate! Also, it’s better to place a solid block of ice in your cooler to keep your food preserved then chopped up ice. Remember, that’s how they used to do it back in the day with refrigerators!

Set Up Two Fire Pits

There are some campsites that already provide a standup barbecue grill for cooking. All you need to do is add the charcoal or wood to get the fire going. Your campsite will probably have a central fire pit. It might help to have a second fire pit dedicated to cooking. This will allow you to bring your own cooking grate to set your pots on. You should never set your pots directly on flames. One pit for the bonfire and the other pit for the low fire cooking.

Get Rid Of Old Gear

As you pull down your camping gear to get ready for your next trip you might discover that a lot of things have seen better days. This holds true for tents, tarps, sleeping bags, portable stoves and a bunch of other outdoor gear. If you’re going to swap out all that camping gear, then you need to make room by tossing out the old stuff. That’s where call to Junk King Hudson Valley can make a big difference. These professional junk haulers will be able to swoop in and clear out your garage of all that old stuff in order to make room for the new things. Hiring junk King to clear out the unwanted clutter is a great way to kick off your summer.

Planning ahead will help you enjoy your campfire cooking. Just don’t forget the s’mores!

Are You Painting A Room? Then Bring In Junk King Hudson Valley To Clear The Clutter First

Before you settle on the color you’ll be painting a room in, you might want to see what that color is going to look like on the walls. Every paint store will be happy to provide you with several samples of your favorite colors. Pain a square in the room and let it dry. Then see what it looks like not only during the day but at night. You’ll know which is the right color for sure. Once that paint has been picked out it’s time to prep the room and that begins with moving some furniture around. This is when you’ll discover Junk King Hudson Valley can be a big help. These the junk removal pros that will quickly clear out all the unwanted clutter and furniture and make more room for your painting task.

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If it were easy to get rid of an old sofa or loveseat, then you probably would have done it by now. Some people think moving furniture out to the curb is a good way to get rid of it. The assumption is that someone will happen to drive by with a pickup truck and take it away. However, that is often never the case and instead it becomes an eyesore for the entire neighborhood. With Junk King Hudson Valley on the job you’ll be able to swiftly remove any piece of furniture once and for all.

Getting rid of furniture before you paint a room is in the only help the Junk King Hudson Valley can provide. On that same trip, they’ll also be able to load up the rest of your unwanted items. Just think about all the things you have in your closet that you’re never going to use again. What about all the rubbish that is in your garage that was left over from various projects? All of that can be cleared away in the same session. This is a wonderful way to literally transform your home.

Whatever Junk King Hudson Valley loads onto their truck could end up being donated to a charity. It doesn’t matter what condition a piece of furniture is in. Junk King Hudson Valley knows exactly which organizations will fix up sofas, tables and chairs. This makes them the perfect junk disposal partner.

Give yourself plenty of room to paint by getting rid of the unwanted clutter with a call to Junk King Hudson Valley today.

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