Monthly Archives: October 2011

Los Angeles Furniture Removal

Once a month, the Pasadena Rose Bowl surrenders its parking lot to hundreds of flea market vendors. This is one of the largest flea markets in the country that occurs on a regular basis and attracts thousands of bargain hunters in search of their next collectible. The vendors at the Rose Bowl flea market run the gambit between sellers of toys to vintage clothing to statues to antique furniture. You’ll also find all sorts of artisans and craftsmen proudly displaying their wares. And of course you’ll have that group of flea market vendors that are just dumping the contents of their attic into their square selling space hoping they won’t have to pack it up and take it home at the end of the day.

You might set out for the Rose Bowl flea market for a kind of “holy Grail” type of object that you’re looking for. Chances are you won’t come away empty-handed. The real savvy shoppers know that the best way to prepare a Rose Bowl flea market is to make room in their home for the arrival of some new treasures. This could mean calling in a professional hauling crew like Junk King Los Angeles to get rid of all your old furniture.

Quite often our first apartments resemble our dorm rooms in that they are kind of a hodgepodge of decorations and furnishings. There might be a Salvation Army coffee-table matched with a Goodwill sofa and chair found on the side of the road. Being young also means being forgiven for such “diverse” decorating styles. The older we get the more mature our tastes evolve. This will mean tossing out all that old run down furniture to replace it with some distinct pieces that show off our personality and tastes. It’s not a stretch to imagine that you could furnish entire rooms with a trip to the Pasadena Rose Bowl flea market but it can get very crowded with your old furniture.

As you go through your home in Los Angeles, make a survey of those items you’d like to get rid of. You might be holding onto them simply because you don’t have the means to get rid of them in the first place. How many of us can fit a sofa in the back of our car? Or have a dining room table tied to the back of the SUV? Even if you can borrow someone’s pickup truck to haul away your old furniture would you have the muscle to accomplish such a task? More importantly, would you even know where you’re supposed to take big pieces of garbage like that? Driving along the highways and byways of Los Angeles you’ve probably seen where some people have decided to just dump their big pieces of garbage on the side of the road. You don’t want any part of that crowd!

When you hire a professional furniture disposal team like Junk King to show up they will be bringing plenty of muscle and plenty of space in the back of their truck. Not only can they get it rid of your old furniture but you might as well toss out all that other junk you’ve been hanging onto at the same time. Just imagine all the great stuff you going to bring home from the flea market!

Los Angeles Refrigerator Buying and Disposal Guide

Some of today’s younger generation might think that the nickname “icebox” refers to their refrigerator being able to actually produce ice cubes. In reality, the early refrigerator was so named because there was literally a block of ice stuffed into the box of the unit which kept everything cold. Ice delivery was a big business back in the day, especially in a hot climate like Los Angeles’.  As design improvements continued, those old ice wagons were driven out of business and the modern era of refrigerators was born. Today, if you’re thinking about replacing you’re old clunky “icebox” you have two things to consider: 1) what kind of refrigerator do you want and 2) who is going to take away that old one?

Consider these options for a new fridge:

The top freezer unit has been the most popular design for years. It is also the most inexpensive model on the market today with prices starting around $350. The freezer unit on these models will take up around 1/3 of the space and is situated above the fresh food storage. Although practical for most adults, kids have a hard time reaching into the freezer for a frozen treat!

The flipside of the top freezer fridge would obviously be the bottom freezer. This actually puts the fresh foods you grab the most right at eye level by putting the freezer on the bottom. This bottom freezer can be a drawer or door design.

Moving up in the world of fridge design will have you considering the side-by-side refrigerator. With this type of design the freezer and the fresh food areas are split evenly. They are actually perfect for smaller kitchens. The side-by-side doors can also be amped up with all kinds of gadgets like ice and water dispensers and even a television screen.

The French door refrigerator melds the bottom freezer concept with the side-by-side. Here, the freezer is still at the bottom but the top fresh food area has those side-by-side doors that are chock full of special drawers and compartments for food. It’s also a good energy save because instead of throwing open a wide door and letting all that cold air out you are minimizing the drain on the system by opening the small door.

Finally there are the “big boys” of commercial refrigerators. These are the types of units used in professional kitchens. If you fancy yourself a budding “Top Chef” you might want to upgrade to this type of unit to provide you with the very best in equipment. Commercial fridges come in a variety of shapes and sizes with the added bonus of having glass doors so you can see what’s inside!

Once you’ve selected your model, you then have to arrange to get rid of the old one. This is when you should consider scheduling an appointment with a professional team of junk haulers like Junk King Los Angeles. They can arrive on the same day that you’re new fridge is coming in. All you have to do is clear out the food and let them handle all the rest!