Monthly Archives: March 2013

Spring Cleaning Tips In Los Angeles

Let’s get real; there are only a few people in the world that really love to clean. Some do it for a living but for the rest of us, we’d rather put off the dusting and instead head to the mall or a movie. Yet, when it comes to a deep spring-cleaning we know it’s something that should be done at least once a year. There is a great sense of accomplishment when you give your home a thorough cleaning. When all is said and done you wonder what the fuss was all about. Before you get there you’ll be well served to get organized.

Take a tip from the professional cleaners. If you’ve ever seen them in action then you know they prefer to carry all their cleaning supplies around with them in a handy tray. This puts all that you need to clean with at your fingertips. When you break it down you really only need an all-purpose cleaner for the majority of what you’ll be wiping down. If you’ve got wood furniture than a good polish will do the trick. Have plenty of disposable clothes on hand. That’s important if you want to take a “green” approach to cleaning. Save the paper towels. You can also find recipes on line to turn common kitchen ingredient like baking soda or white vinegar into terrific eco-friendly cleaning supplies.

A good spring-cleaning isn’t just about wiping, dusting and moping but also de-cluttering your home. If you find yourself moving stacks of junk out of the way to clean and then putting that junk back in its place then you’re defeating the purpose of really cleaning. You should be thinking about tossing out as much as you’re cleaning. With some items that is easier said than done. You can surely bag up some old clothes for a drop off at a local charity. Throwing out magazines or newspapers is easy with your trusty blue recycle bin at your side. It’s the big stuff that becomes a problem. Getting rid of things like old computers, printers, TVs, furniture or appliances can be a hassle if you do it without any help. The help you seek can be found with a call to Junk King Los Angeles. Those are the junk removal specialists who have been carting off tons of junk from your neighbors home. Why not put them to work for you?

A Junk King LA crew can cart off any bulky item you want removed from your home or yards. They’ll have the truck and the muscle to get the job done. Let Junk King be your spring-cleaning partner!

Los Angeles Carpet Disposal and Recycling

A home that has clean wall-to-wall carpeting is a great selling feature. If you moved into such a place then you’ve probably had years of enjoying that carpet. Is it ready to make the switch? Worn down carpet should be replaced in order to freshen up your home and increase its value. It also makes living a bit more pleasurable. As you head out to the carpet store you’ll want to think about getting the right blend for the right room.

For instance, a room which is a high traffic area like a living room would benefit from a level-loop or Berber type of carpeting. As the name implies, level-loop carpeting is made with durable loop fibers which are all the same height. Berber has loops with various heights. However, both of these types of carpets were designed to take a beating. In your bedroom where you’ll be doing a lot of “barefoot walking” you should have a carpet that is a bit more plush. This is where you want to look for cut-pile carpeting which are straight fibers instead of a loop. The result is that soft “cushion” for your feet. Try Saxony carpet for the best cushion for pushing.

In a smaller room you might consider looking for remnants or remainders. These are essentially leftovers from a previous carpet order but they are every bit as new and clean. Just make sure you measure the room you need carpeting for exactly. Remnants can cost up to 50% less than regularly priced carpet rolls. You’ll also want to have padding for underneath your carpet. This will reduce creaking noises and provide an added layer of comfort. The recommended thickness is 7/16 of an inch.

Now that you know what to look for you’ve got to figure out what to do with your old carpet. It won’t take a lot of effort to roll up that carpet to make room for the new batch. Getting that carpet hauled away is just as easy when you hire a company like Junk King Los Angeles.

Junk King LA is a professional junk removal company who is new to the Los Angeles area. In the short time that they’ve been in operation, they’ve earn a stellar reputation for customer service. Every Junk King removal job provides you with a two-man crew and their truck. Those are two items essential for removing a big roll of carpet. That same crew can be put to work removing many other things from your home such as old sofas, TV sets, cribs or appliances. Pretty much anything you can fit in your garbage can should be turned over to Junk King LA. They’ll know just what to do with that stuff!