Monthly Archives: June 2011

Kansas City Large Trash Pickup

For folks along the Missouri River, the summer of 2011 might surely be remembered as the summer of the great flood. A perfect storm of events such as huge rainfall and snow in the winter has swelled the northern reserves as far away as Canada. That water has to go somewhere. Sadly, that means flowing south and major flooding everywhere along the route. Kansas City is bracing for its own potential flooding. Businesses and homeowners are encouraged to have an evacuation plan in place. The last thing you want to do is get caught up short if the call comes to get out of town.
“Businesses along the Missouri River in Kansas City are better defended by higher levees,”  said Sara Croke, president of Weather or Not Inc. in Shawnee in an interview for the Kansas City Journal. “Their threat is not imminent, but as we get into July, they need to take a careful watch over what goes on upstream.”
As with every major city along the Missouri River, Kansas City has a levee system that has a 9 foot clearance if the predictions of 39 feet of rising water levels stays on track. However, if there is one thing the summer of floods have taught us is that nothing is predictable. The best that the folks of Kansas City can do is prepare for the worst and pray for the best.
One helpful approach would be to get your own house in order by getting rid of all your unwanted junk. Having this trash removed once and for all also will remove the danger of it getting swept away in another storm. Take a gander out your kitchen window into your backyard. Is there anything back there that should be taken away like piles of scrap wood, pieces of an abandoned auto repair project or even some dead shrubbery? What about the inside of your home? Is your basement full of boxes or other items that could be tossed out? If you want to take care of this large trash pickup up business all you need to do is hire a team of experiences junk haulers like Junk King Kansas City,
A professional junk hauling crew can show up on the scheduled day with enough manpower and truck space to take away even the biggest pieces of junk you might have around your home. Is it time to get rid of the piano nobody plays? Want to toss out that broken furniture? Need to get rid of the old washing machine? These are exactly the kind of big items that you can’t simply put on your curb and hope they’ll be taken away. They won’t and you could get fined for illegal dumping.
Even if you just have one big item, it’s still worth to call up a professional team of haulers. You could add onto the pile some smaller boxes or bags of trash to make the most of the pickup. The goal is to get rid of that trash you’re holding onto because you can’t toss it out. Why hold onto that if you don’t have to?

Kansas City Patio Furniture Disposal

There is a change in the air around Kansas City. It’s not just the smell of backyard grilling that is wafting through neighborhoods. It is the smell of fresh baked pies and cakes made with hand-picked berries. This is berry picking season and savvy residents know all the best tricks of the berry picking trade. If you’ve got a big enough backyard, you might even have your own berry patch and know what a simple joy it is to fill up a basket of fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or blackberries. For those who don’t have their own patch, there are plenty of pick-your-own farms all around Kansas City.
If you’re heading out to the berry farms, here are a couple of tips to insure your picking time will go without a hitch.
-  BYOB or Bring Your Own Buckets. While most farms will provide buckets you don’t want to get caught empty handed waiting for the return of other pickers. Best to bring your own and if you’ve got kids in tow make sure everybody gets a bucket.
- Freeze the Blueberries First: If you’ve pitch a peck of blueberries the best way to keep them fresh is to freeze them up. Spread the berries out on a cookie sheet right out of the bucket and slide them into the freezer. Don’t wash them! Once they are frozen, chuck them into a Ziploc bag and store in the freezer. When you’re ready for them, then you can rinse them off.
- Go Early, Go Often: The best time for berry picking is in the early morning hours before the noon day sun rises high in the sky. An even better time would be during the week to avoid the crowds and get your best pick on.
Once you get those berries home, there are all kinds of tasty treats you can whip up. Even just sprinkling them with a little sugar and munching on them in the backyard is a good way to go.
Of course, these means you also have to get your backyard ready for summer. What shape is your patio furniture and deck in? Refurbishing a deck might prove to be a daunting task but you can certainly replace that old patio furniture with the help of a Kansas City furniture removal crew like Junk King. They can swoop in on the scheduled day and haul away your old patio furniture to make room for the new.
It’s a safe bet that any patio furniture you’ve had out all winter has taken quite a beating. Between the snow, rain and winds it’s a wonder it is still standing. If you didn’t have the chance to cover up that furniture or haul it into the garage, it might be in serious trouble. Unless you plan on taking that furniture apart piece by piece it would be extremely difficult toss that furniture out in the garbage. That’s why hiring a professional team of haulers is the safest and most efficient way to clear out your backyard and get ready for berry season. Make this a summer to remember!

Kansas City Appliance Disposal – Trust the Hauling Pros

We have now officially reached the age of the internet. Need a recipe for mashed potatoes? Forget thumbing through the “Joy of Cooking.” Go to the internet. Need to buy a new car? Read the reviews and compare prices first on the internet. Looking for a new pair of eyeglasses? Plug in your webcam and go to the internet for a virtual mirror to try on virtual glasses. And now thanks to all our cell phones and personal data devices we can carry the internet with us wherever we go.
All of this comes back to the issue of appliance disposal in Kansas City. If you’ve got a big bulky item to get rid of where would you go first? Obviously the internet because that’s where you’re reading this article! But just because something is on the internet doesn’t automatically make it the most sensible thing to do.
For instance, a quick internet search of appliance disposal popped up a forum where folks are sharing their advice.
“Put it on your curb. Generally they will get picked up by random people. Depends on where you live though. The more urban the area, the more likely it will be noticed and picked up by those looking for such things.”  Well, there’s a lot wrong with that suggestion. Do you really think if you put an old stove or a washing machine out on your curb that someone will roll by and pick it up? Suppose nobody comes by right away and that old stove gets caught in a rain storm. Is that going to be any value to anyone? Sure you can hope some junk dealer might ride by your home with an empty truck and the manpower to lift your appliance off the curb and into their truck, but that’s kind of a long shot. If that doesn’t happen, now you’ve got a big hunk of metal sitting in front of your house collecting rust. All it takes is one call from a neighbor and you could be cited by the police for illegal dumping even if it is in your front yard!
Then there is this advice: “Give it away on Craigslist.” For those who don’t know, Craigslist has become the internet version of the old fashioned newspaper classified ads. Folks are selling, buying and trading all kinds of stuff on Craigslist. For most of these transactions there are happy customers on both ends. However, consider what you’re asking. You would be posting to a total stranger telling them you have an old washer you want to get rid of and all that have to do is come over to your home and take it away. Is that really a smart thing to do? Sure you can ask for references and speak to them on the phone but the fact remains this is still a total stranger you are inviting into your home. That’s not a very safe choice.
The best bet for getting rid of your appliances is to hire a professional hauling crew like Junk King Kansas City. This would be a team of experienced haulers who are licensed and bonded. They have the means and the muscle to take away whatever appliance you need removed. It’s safe, it’s secure and it’s easy. What more could you want?
For the best in appliance disposal, simply call Junk King Kansas City at 1-888-888-JUNK or book a free on site estimate online.