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Get Back Into the School Routine Again

Soon all across the Hudson Valley you’ll be hearing parents call out early in the morning, “It’s time for school!” It is an accepted rule of parenting that the older a child gets, the harder it is to wake them up in the morning. Just think of all those times they woke you up before dawn! Practicing the “early to bed and early to rise” routine a week before school officially starts is a good way to get everyone on the same time schedules… at least when it comes to the morning. Here are some other ways to help get back into the school routine again:

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Get the Right Gear

Preschoolers have a lot of cute options for backpacks but they’re not always practical. They need to hold a sweater, hat, gloves and the lunch box. Make sure there is room. As for the older kids, they might seem uninterested in school supplies but if you pick out the wrong color folder it will be “drama.” Get them involved with a trip to the office supply store. You should also plan ahead to make sure everyone’s rain and winter gear still fits. Don’t wait for the first storm to realize there are no boots or umbrellas in the house.

Do Your Homework

You’ll be telling that to your kids but there is some level of the homework that you need to do as well. The more you can familiarize yourself with the course and text book, the better off you’ll be in a position to help your kids with their assignments. It also helps to set up a consistent time for homework and a dedicated “zone” to get the work done. If you start off with good study habits early on, then those habits will carry through up to college. That means not letting the kids be distracted or procrastinate. They have to expect their work is going to be checked. That will keep them focused.

Remove Clutter

Up in the kid’s room, there are probably a lot of things that can be gotten rid of. How many articles of clothing did they outgrow this year? They might have even outgrown their bed. One kid can generate a whole pile of things to toss. More kids and you can imagine how big things will get. When that happens, it is time to bring in Junk King Hudson Valley. It will only take one fast session with the team from Junk King to get all that clutter gone from the house. Turn to Junk King Hudson Valley for a decluttering appointment to help you get back into the school routine.

How To Get Ready For The Holidays

Now that Thanksgiving is just a pleasant memory, it is time to get serious about the holidays. The clock is ticking and we’re only just weeks away from it all coming together. Will you be ready? It will help to take a moment and plot out your holiday strategy. Here’s how to ready for the holidays:

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Make a List

Just like Santa, you need to make a list and check it twice. This list should be all the people you plan on getting gifts from immediate family to the garbage collectors (if they’re on your list!). As you make the list, you might already have the gifts in mind (hint: gift cards). It is important for the next tip:

Make a Budget

A major cause for stress during the holidays is spending too much money. Usually, that stress doesn’t show up until after January when the bills start rolling in. Setting a budget might mean getting creative with your gifts. A tin of home baked cookies is a great gift for coworkers and not expensive.

Shop Ahead

Your shopping has probably kicked into gear. The goal is to get everything done long before that last week prior to Christmas. If you’re sending out packages, then they have to be in the mail by December 19th in order to make it to their destination by the 25th. As you’ve no doubt discovered, online shopping is a great convenience. You could literally spend two hours shopping on line and get all you need vs. six hours at the mall. A lot less stress, too!

Bake Ahead

If everyone is counting on you for your cookies, then you’ll want to bake ahead as much as possible. This is actually something you can do in conjunction with your online shopping. As those cookies are baking, you can be shopping. Two tasks complete.

Plan Fun Events

It shouldn’t just be prep/work for the holidays. You’ve got to have fun with the family. Schedule a movie night for those holiday favorites. Plan on an outing to look at lights or take in some other great Hudson Valley holiday event. These are the moments that holiday are really for.

Clear Out the Clutter

A lot of new things will be coming into your home over the next couple of week. Not only presents under the tree but also guests for visiting. This is why you want to clear out the clutter ASAP. Junk King Hudson Valley can be a big help with that. It will only take a single junk removal session to have old sofas, futons, appliances or electronics clear out of your home. That is going to make a huge difference. The best way to get your home ready for the holidays is hiring Junk King Hudson Valley to haul away the junk.

Regular Junk Removal Keeps Your Business Clutter Free

A customer to your business expects certain things in exchange for their patronage. They want you to be open when you say you’re open and provide whatever goods or services you promise to provide. That holds true to a shoe store or a bistro. Customers also want a friendly and inviting atmosphere in order for them to enjoy the experience at your business. They certainly don’t want to be confronted with a lot of clutter. This is why you may want to set up a regular rubbish removal session with Junk King Hudson Valley.

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There’s a lot you have to do to keep your business successful. Beyond all the operational components, there is the customer service and marketing. The last thing you want to be focused on is getting rid of boxes, furniture, equipment and all the other stuff that piles up every week. Knowing that Junk King is going to show up at a particular day is a great stress reducer because you know they can take away just about anything.

Junk King always provides at least two crewmembers to take care of the removal of your items. If it turns out that what you’re getting rid of requires more help, then junk King will happily provide that at no extra cost. It’s not often you hear that phrase when it comes to providing a service but that’s exactly how Junk King operates. Their fees always based on volume and not weight or manpower hours. The crew determines the volume once they’ve had a chance to size up all the things you want to get rid of.

These teams have a lot of experience packing up the truck with all kinds of bulky items. Don’t know from a glance whether or not your stuff will fill half, quarter or one third of the truck. Once they provide you with the estimate, it’s not going to change. You can count on that. You can also count on Junk King disposing of your collected clutter in a very eco-friendly manner. That just makes good business sense.

Whether you opt for once a week, biweekly or monthly pickup, you’ll know that with Junk King Hudson Valley on the job your business will remain clutter free.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How To Make Your Clutter Disappear

It would be great if you could use a magic wand to make all your clutter disappear. Depending upon how many people you live with you could be using that magic wand almost every hour! Unfortunately, magic isn’t available for decluttering but Junk King Hudson Valley is. These are the junk removal pros that will make very quick work of helping you get rid of all the unwanted stuff in your home. One call gets it done.

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Clutter comes in all shapes and sizes. As far as Junk King Hudson Valley is concerned, whatever you want to get rid of can easily be loaded onto their truck. It doesn’t matter if it’s a couple of big pieces like a couch or mattress or bunch of small boxes full of shoes, books and toys. The two-man crew assigned to your decluttering task will make it all disappear.

This is a golden opportunity to finally sort through all the stuff that you have crammed into your closet or stored out in the garage. It’s amazing how much stuff we hang onto that we have no intention of ever using again. Whether that is an outfit or tennis racket there really is no reason to keep that stuff. It certainly isn’t going to go away on its own. Once all that clutter is gone, you’re going to have a lot more space to keep the things that matter. You might even reclaim an entire room. Just think of all the possibilities for that!

As the crew loads up all your stuff, they’re going to be keeping an eye out for the things that could be dropped off to a charity. They don’t ever want to see anything go to waste. Even a table with a broken leg or sofa that’s has a ripped cushion could still go to those charities. There plenty of organizations that employ locals to reupholster and repair. Junk King Hudson Valley knows exactly where those centers are located and what they’re looking for. You don’t have to spend any time doing your own research. The crew from Junk King Hudson Valley will take care of it all automatically.

Your dream of living in a home without clutter can become a reality with one call to Junk King Hudson Valley.

Set Up A Clutter Free Home Work Zone

Some students to spend upwards of two hours each night on homework. Although they might gripe and complain this is really the best way for them to fire up their critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. You can support them in many ways starting with providing them with a dedicated homework zone. This is a distraction free area where they can focus on those assignments. It will also help to keep the noise level down around the rest of the house. You certainly don’t want to be having fun with other kids while someone is doing their homework.

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The best area for homework zone is a desk in their own bedroom. If this will be a new furniture piece, then you should hire Junk King Hudson Valley to help clear the space. Junk King Hudson Valley might not be able to help with a book report but they can certainly help with getting rid of clutter.

Although desk might not take up a lot of room there could still need to be some reorganizing of your kid’s bedroom. If you’re setting up the homework zone down in the basement or up in the attic then you could clear out even more things that you have in storage. Since you’re going to have a two-man moving crew and a big truck this is a great chance to finally get rid of all the things you been eager to have taken from your home.

Junk King Hudson Valley won’t put any limits on what you’re getting rid of in terms of size or weight. The only limitations they have are state regulations with regard to transporting hazardous materials. They are restricted from transporting things like propane, solvents or other liquid chemicals. As for everything else, it can all be loaded onto the truck!

A great lesson to share with your kids is how Junk King Hudson Valley disposes of all the junk they collect. Instead of dumping it into a landfill where it could cause harm to the environment they will go out of the way to drop things off to a charity or recycling center. Junk King likes to find a way to repurpose everything they collect. Are you ready to set up a clutter free homework zone in your home? Then you’re ready to bring in Junk King Hudson Valley.

Take Care Of Trash And Junk Removal The Right Way

There are a lot of things that Junk King Hudson Valley cares about. They care about making sure their crews arrive at your home within the two-hour window they scheduled. They care about working fast and efficiently with a “no problem” attitude. They also care about what happens to the stuff once they’ve removed it from your home. What they don’t care about is what you’re throwing out. That’s because Junk King Hudson Valley is going to take just about anything you want to get rid of regardless of weight, shape or size.

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When the two-man crew from Junk King Hudson Valley arrives for your scheduled junk removal appointment, you’re going to show them all the things you want to get rid of. That could be a garage that is full from floor to ceiling with clutter. It could be a couple of old desktop computers. It might just be a sofa and bedroom set. Or it could be an entire home worth of furnishings that’s part of a foreclosure clean out.

Once they’ve assessed the amount of junk you’re tossing out they will present you with an estimate based upon how much room that junk is going to take up on the back of the truck. The goal for the crew is to get as much packed into the truck as possible. Not only does that help them for the next stop they have to make but it also is going to be a huge benefit for you because that will mean a lower fee.

Included, in that fee would be the various drop offs the crew might make on your behalf. They want to avoid making a trip to a landfill. Instead, they could drop off some of your things at a charity and others at a recycling center. It’s all in the days work for Junk King Hudson Valley.

Clearing the clutter from your home can be a bit cathartic. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve hung on to this junk once it is gone your home will totally transform. Does not sound like a great thing to have happen? Junk removal isn’t complicated when Junk King Hudson Valley is in charge of the job.