Monthly Archives: October 2011

Alternatives to Kansas City Dumpster Rentals

On some level, bona fide treasure hunters could also be considered scavengers. At least, that would be the opinion of anyone who thought they had a rightful claim to that treasure. For instance, an old shipwreck barge could be discovered just off the Riverfront Park which holds a safe full of coins. Would the person who finds those coins be a treasure hunter or a scavenger? If those were your coins, the answer is clear. Now try applying that same concept to your garbage.
If you’re throwing something out, you have deemed it to be trash. But supposed someone were to come along and pick through your trash to find a broken bottle or magazines. Then they take that trash and turn it into some kind of modern art that sells for a bundle. Would you be entitled to a cut of the profits? Probably not because once you put your trash on the curb, you’re basically putting it up for grabs. Think about this the next time you toss out some old credit card or bank statements. In fact, the best way for some criminal to get your personal information is to go through your garbage. You’d be amazed at what those unsavory elements can steal from your trash.
This is worth thinking about if you are planning a large cleanup project and are considering renting a dumpster for all the trash. Yes, that is a practical way to get rid of a large amount of garbage but you’re also creating a juicy target for anyone who might be on the prowl for “treasure.”
The very nature of a dumpster is to collect a lot of garbage. Anyone who is a serious bottle collector will stake out the dumpster outside of a bar or restaurant to make sure they can grab all the throw aways for recycling. If a house has been foreclosed on, a new real estate agent might rent a dumpster to fill it up with all the trash from the inside of that home. That’s just going to be too tempting to resist.
For your own cleanup, you’re probably convinced that whatever you’re throwing out is not going to be of any value but try telling that to a scavenger. They won’t be convinced until they’ve had a chance to see for themselves. And it’s not like the people who would go through your dumpster are going to “tweet” about it. This could mean a whole string of strangers wandering around your home and picking through the dumpster. Are you going to stand guard?
The best way around this would be to remove the target in the first place. You can still get rid of your junk by hiring a qualified team of junk haulers like Junk King Kansas City to show up to your home and remove whatever it is you want to toss out. Making an appointment for a KC Junk Removal team like Junk King to cart off your large trash items will remove any trash picker’s temptation and be an easy & affordable process.

Clear Out Your Clutter Before Your KC Halloween Party

There was a time when Halloween was considered just a kid’s holiday. Today, the grownups are getting in on the act by pulling out all the stops to decorate their homes and throw wild Halloween parties. For some folks, Halloween has passed Christmas on the list of favorite annual holidays. If you’re thinking about throwing a Halloween party this year then take note of these easy tips to make sure it’s a night to remember.
Start with the invitations but don’t fret over stamps and cards. Go Facebook or E-vite and you can make sure you’re party roster will be complete with just the click of a mouse. Because this is an adult party, you’ll want a more adult oriented menu but that doesn’t mean you can’t stick with the Halloween theme. You could serve soup in hollowed-out mini pumpkin bowls. Why not make a tombstone shape cake? You could also make tombstone shape sugar cookies with the R.I.P. of the names of your guests written in icing. For a party like this you’ll definitely want to go with a buffet kind of a spread where folks can just wander by and graze when they feel the hunger.
Making wearing costumes a must. You might just be amazed at how creative your friends can get. If they are struggling for costume ideas suggest they come dressed as their significant other or as a zombie version of themselves. No Halloween party will be complete without a cadre of zombies milling about. Another fun costume idea is to set the rule that a costume can’t be created until one hour before the party which means your guests can only use what they’ve got stuffed in their closet.
You can keep that creative spark fired up by also inviting your guests to bring carved pumpkins and offer a prize for the best creation. Just make sure you’ve got a decent display table set up. As for your own decorations, you can cut out bat shapes from black construction paper and tape them to lampshades to cast an eerie glow. Speaking of glow, you’ll be able to find plenty of orange, red or black candles this time of year to create that spooky atmosphere. If you are throwing your party on Halloween then be prepared for the trick or treaters who might be stopping by. Let you guests take turns handing out the candy and scaring up the visitors.
Before all the fun starts though, you should get your house in order by clearing out the clutter both inside and outside. You can get this done by hiring a crew of qualified junk haulers – Junk King Kansas City, to load up your refuse and cart it away. You might even want to have the the KC Junk King team make a return visit after the party to help cart off all that trash! Starting with a clean home is going to make everything easy.