Monthly Archives: May 2012

Why Junk Removal is Getting Big in Kansas City

Starting with the Memorial Day weekend, there are two other big holidays that occur every summer. Those would be the 4th of July and Labor Day. Depending on when those holidays fall during the week, it could mean an extended weekend. That’s the bonus every worker who gets off on those days hopes for. One thing that is certain is that no matter when those holidays occur, certain services provided by the city will be postponed; specifically garbage pickup.

While you might fall into the normal routine of putting your garbage out on the right day, the holidays will leave it baking in the sun for one more day. There’s not much you can do about that but it could inspire you to take on a different garbage related project and that would be removing all of your useless junk by hiring professional junk haulers like Junk King Kansas City. You won’t have to wait for to get a job like this taken care of.

Already many Kansas City residents have discovered the benefits of hiring Junk King’s professionals to help them de-clutter their homes and businesses. Unlike the garbage men working for the city, the professional junk hauler will be working for you. It starts with making an appointment and that appointment will be honored not be keeping you waiting for hours but by showing up on time.

For that appointment, the crew will be following your orders. If you have an old washing machine down in the basement that you want removed they’ll handle it. If you’ve got a rotted trunk up in the attic they’ll bring it down. If you’ve got a moldy sofa in the garage they’ll pull it out. You don’t have to feel guilty about making this crew climb stairs: that’s why they are professionals. These junk haulers won’t look at something you want tossed out and say, “Sorry, I can take that.” They’ll take anything. Try that with the garbage man!

By hiring Junk King KC, you’ll be getting rid of all that stuff you’ve been holding onto for years. This is going to open up a lot of possibilities in your home. If your garage was piled high with junk, now it can become a work-out room or even a place to park your car. Imagine that! If you had a basement or attic filled with stuff that is now gone, you can turn those places into a home office, guest room or screening room! The possibilities are limitless. First you have to make that commitment to cleaning out the clutter.

If you own or work at a business, you could also benefit from these same professional junk haulers. On some level this is even more important than cleaning out the clutter in your home especially if you have customers coming through. Do you really want them to see all that junk? Get rid of it today!

Home Downsizing Tips in Kansas City

Moving from one home to another is a good time to take stock of everything you own. If you’ve decided that it’s time to downsize then this inventory is crucial. Many couples and families have decided that for the foreseeable future downsizing makes more sense. Living in a smaller, more manageable environment will help you save for retirement. On the other hand, if you’re ready for that retirement the last thing you want to deal with is upkeep in a huge home. To begin the downsizing process, you need to “thin out” your stuff.

This process should begin several months before you move. There should be no rush to get rid of your stuff. Keep in mind that you don’t want to bring anything with you that would be considered junk or clutter into your new home where storage space will be at a premium. You can begin with tackling a closet clean-up one weekend. The next weekend go for the basement and so on. As you make the rounds in your home you’ll quickly find you’ve got plenty to take with you that you can’t live without but there could be just as much (if not more) of stuff you can get rid of. Start making a pile.

Once you’ve got the closets and other storage areas cleared out of the small stuff, think about the big items. Will you need that extra mattress that nobody will sleep on because it’s so old? Will you need all that baby furniture that is busted up? Will you need all the sleds, toboggans or other winter equipment? If you’re moving to Florida you sure won’t! There are probably a lot of these types of belongings that can be toss into that pile.

Now move onto the really big stuff like appliances or old televisions or computers. You don’t want to bring that into the new home so into the pile. By now, that pile of yours could be looking rather huge. Have no fear. All you need to do is schedule an appointment with a team of professional junk haulers like Junk King Kansas City to show up with their huge empty truck. In a blink of the eye, that once empty truck will be filled with all your clutter and hauled away.

Remember that just because you’re not taking something with you doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be junked. You could try selling off some valuable antiques to a local dealer. Even if you put those on consignment it is better than having to drag them along. Some items you might want to donate to charity but make sure you’re not passing along anything that is useless. That belongs in the junk pile! Be sure also to ask your junk haulers where they’ll be taking your stuff. Hopefully, they’ll be able to dump a lot of that at some of the Kansas City recycling centers around town. And yes, that would qualify towards reducing your carbon footprint!