Monthly Archives: April 2013

Los Angeles Old Washing Machine and Dryer Disposal

You might think you’ve been doing your laundry right all these years but it never hurts to have a little review of helpful laundry tips. The easy method is to throw everything into one load and let the chips fall where they may. If you don’t care how your clothes turn out then go for it. However, it’s always better to read the label and do the right sorting. If that feels like a painful added step of drudgery then consider getting a three bin hamper to do the separating as you strip down. You should also make sure you go through the pockets of everything that has a pocket because you never know what could get lost. Cash will always come out clean but an important receipt? Forget about saving that.

Before dumping clothes into the washer, double check to make sure it’s clear. All of your good sorting work can be wiped out in a flash when a pink shirt is left behind for your white wash. It might be time to rethink your detergent use as well. First off all, you should be pouring the soap into the water to let it dissolve before the clothes go in. You can also experiment with the amount of soap that you use. You might discover that you don’t need a full cap for every load. This will save a lot on detergent costs.

Before loading clothes into your dryer always clean out the lint trap. There is a big risk from lint fires so make sure it’s always clean. Even a garment that says it is wrinkle free can still wrinkle. If it takes you a while to go from the dryer to folding stage then make sure you hang up those articles first otherwise it will be time to break out the ironing board and nobody wants that! A terrific tip for eliminating odors and keeping clothes smelling fresh is adding in a little baking soda to the wash.

Then there is the issue of your washing machine and dryer itself. Are they energy efficient? If not then run, don’t walk, to your nearest appliance store and start shopping for a new model. Next to your fridge, your washer and dryer are your homes biggest users of energy. Any chance you have to cut back on your power and water bills you should take. After picking out a new model for the laundry room you’ll need to get rid of that old model. That’s where Junk King LA can be a big help.

When you hire Junk King Los Angeles you’ll also be hiring a two-man crew to do all the work and a big truck to do all the driving away. Junk King will make sure your old washer and dryer are properly disposed off. They’ll also be able to cart away any other oversize item you want gone. Let Junk King help you clean your home like you clean your laundry: fast and efficient.

Los Angeles Landscaping Cleanup

Farmers’ markets are extremely popular in the Los Angeles area but it takes a few hours for those farmers to bring their goods into the city. That doesn’t mean fresh veggies and produce can’t be grown here. As you drive around the neighborhoods, you might see a new type of land development popping up: the urban community garden.

The most recent addition is a 5,000-square-foot vacant lot in South LA that has been given a new lease on life thanks to a $150,000 donation. The original owner fell behind on his taxes and had to forfeit the property. That’s when the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust swooped in to take over the lot. Philanthropist Erika Glazer stepped in with her generous gift and the planting has begun.

Do you think you could turn your backyard into an urban garden? You could with a little help from Junk King Los Angeles. Don’t let the title fool you. When it comes to hauling away stuff, Junk King is the expert and that goes for landscaping cleanups as well. To plot out a backyard garden you’ll want to start with a cleared out space. If you’ve got a concrete patio then obviously that cement has got to go! If you have a patch of grass then you’ll need to cut up the sod to make way for your plants. Either way, you’re going to have piles of debris that you can’t throw out in the garbage. That’s where Junk King LA comes into play. They’ll provide you with the manpower and truck space to cart off all that yard waste and let you have a fresh start.

If you don’t want to tear up a patio but still want a garden, you might think about your front yard. That could be some prime real estate for a small vegetable garden. Bringing in garden boxes can help keep your herbs separate from your produce and prevents your soil from spilling out everywhere.

As you think about your landscaping cleanup, it’s not just dirt or concrete you might want to get rid of. The Junk King crew can also haul away things like old lawnmowers, BBQ grills, patio furniture or hammocks. While they’re at it they can also help you clean up the rest of your home by removing all those bulky items you’ve been holding onto. Hiring Junk King LA is the perfect way to kick start your spring cleaning project. As soon as all that clutter is gone, you can start planting. A fresh garden salad is just a few weeks away!