Monthly Archives: March 2011

How to pick a new TV and get rid of the old one

Are you ready to “go big or go home?” Actually, you would already be home. We’re talking about finally getting that big screen high-tech HDTV for your Kansas City home. All the networks are making the switch to high definition. Simply put, this means that the signal broadcast into your home will have more lines of data. In other words, you’ll be getting an incredibly shap and more vibrant picture. This works for television shows and the movies you play back on your Blu-ray player. The issue you now must confront is twofold: 1) how to get rid of your old television and 2) how big to go.
In the wide world of HDTV options you can go as small as 5 inches or as giant as 100 inches diagonal. The average seems to be a 32 inch set for the bedroom and a 40 inch set for the living room. The last thing you want to do is have buyer’s remorse because you didn’t go big enough. As you begin shopping for your new HDTV around local Kansas City electronics stores, you’ll quickly discover that there is really only a couple of hundred dollar’s difference between a 40 and 50 inch screen. Since this is something you might be hanging onto for several years, why not go for the super size?
Obviously, you’ll have to consider placement. Could the room where your new HDTV will live support a big screen like a 65 inch model? Would something like that just become ridiculous in a small space? It might which means picking out the small size could be the better bet. You also have to take into account how you’ll set up the television. Will you be using a wall mount or going for a traditional stand? Both have their benefits and a lot depends on your own taste. Although with the wall mount, you want to make sure you have proper installation. This is not something you want falling down, especially in the middle of the big game!
One way to determine how big to go is the seating distance. Most professional couch potatoes will tell you that the perfect range is to sit no closer than 1.5 times of the screen’s diagonal measurement and no farther than twice that measurement to the TV. Here’s how that would break down: With 50 inch TV, the best seating distance would be between 6 and 8 feet from the box. So, yes, it’s time to bust out the tape measure.
Now comes the concern about getting rid of the old television. That part is a lot less effort. All you’ll need to do is call up a local Kansas City TV disposal company like Junk King and let them know you want that old set gone. They’ll be able to take it away and make sure it is disposed of properly. An old TV is not something you want to dump into the garbage. It’s way too hazardous when broken up. Soon as you get the new hook up just watch how much of a difference it makes!
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The Difference Between Antique and Junk Furniture

There is a fine line between a vintage antique piece of furniture and a piece of junk furniture. That might seem like a silly comparison to make. After all, you can obviously tell the difference between an antique sofa versus a junk couch, right? But when you get down to specifics you’ll find that it could be easy to confuse an antique for junk. For instance, an antique is something that is several years old. Technically, so is a junk piece of furniture. An antique is often passed down through the family. That holds true for a junk piece of furniture, too. An antique can be very expensive to buy. Well, that’s where the antique and the junk actually part company. If you want to appraise your antique you’ll want to take them to a professional dealer. If you want to get rid of old furniture in Kansas City then you should consider contacting a company who specializes in this kind of removal, such as Junk King Kansas City.

So, what kind of old furniture are you holding onto? If you’re a typical household in Kansas City then the sofa in front of the television will probably see the most traffic. This piece of furniture will also take the most abuse. Everything from the springs in the cushions being flattened to a barrage of food stains and paw prints is going to decrease the value of this sofa. On the other hand, if this was an antique sofa it wouldn’t be anywhere near your television and nobody would be allowed to sit on it!

Other kinds of junk furniture could include a child’s bedroom set. It was cute when they were 3 years old, but now that they are 16 that “airplane bed” just isn’t going to cut it. Obviously, you’d have time to stow away this old furniture as your child has grown up. Where did you put it? Basement, garage or attic? If it is in anyone of those spots it’s probably been collecting dust. This is not something a kid will want to be sleeping on, so it’s got to go.

You might also have some special furniture pieces that you bought from a certain Swedish type of store. These would be those pieces that you had to assemble yourself. You know the ones that might be falling apart or you can’t open the drawer on? Yeah, they have to go, too!

Keep in mind that just because you’ve decided to hire a professional crew to show up and haul away your old furniture doesn’t mean they have to stop there. Sure, getting rid of that old junk is important but what about all the other junk you might have around the home? Could you find some stuff to get rid of in your garage? Your basement? Your attic? Of course you could! This might mean finally getting rid of all those unfinished projects that will never get finished. Once you have clean away all this clutter, you’ll discover wide open space that you forgot you even had!

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