Monthly Archives: January 2013

Minneapolis Old Washing Machine and Dryer Disposal

Ready for a new washing machine? You might be if your current model is breaking down more than its working. Yes, you could call out a service technician to give your old machine the once over but if that machine is out of warranty then you might end up paying more to fix an old washer than it would cost to buy a brand new model. Perhaps it’s time to go washing machine shopping! Here are some things you want to keep in mind as you head out.

Where will you put your washer? If you’re simply swapping out one machine for another then the answer is easy. However, you might consider maximizing space by getting a washer/dryer combo that is stackable. If both of the machines are front loading they can easily be put on top of each other. That will open up a lot more space for storage in your laundry room.

How often will you be using your washer? As a single person you might have done a load of laundry once a week if you had the time. But if you’re part of a growing family then that washer is going to be given a decent workout. Just as you maximize space you’ll want to maximize capacity. A larger drum will let you have bigger loads of laundry which ultimately can save you on water and electric charges.

What is the reliability of the model you’re considering? Don’t depend on your potential salesperson for advice in this matter. Yes, they’ll have all the stats but they’ll also be pushing certain models regardless of what you’re looking for. It’s best to get some objective opinions. Ask a friend what model that use and if they are happy. There are also plenty of online reviews you can tap into.

What are the warranties? There are some items where an investment in a warranty isn’t, well, warranted. But an appliance which will be used as much as a washer probably could benefit from an extended warranty. Just make sure you understand what is covered and for how long.

What special features can you add? The modern washer/dryer is chock full of special features. As long as you’re buying new think about what could be a benefit to you. Thinks like delayed starts, child locks and touchpad controls could be a great asset.

After you’ve completed all of your research you’ll also want to make arrangements for the removal of your old washer. That can happen with a single call to Junk King Minneapolis. They are the junk removal specialists in Minneapolis who will have no trouble removing those bulky appliances from your home. They can also take away any other item you want to finally get rid of. Good luck with the new washer and welcome to a clutter free home thanks to Junk King.

Minneapolis Bulk Item Pickup

How much do you know about the weekly garbage pickup here in Minneapolis? Most of us take something like that for granted but there are some guidelines that you might not be away of. This is how the city’s department of solid waste removal lays it out:

“Garbage is collected weekly. Your garbage cart must be at your collection point on your collection day, by 6:00 AM each week. Customers are provided with a garbage cart, either a small, or a large cart. City crews deliver and maintain all carts. All garbage must be contained inside of the cart, with lid closed. No other type garbage cart is allowed to be used. Garbage is not collected from non-City garbage carts/cans. In the winter, remember to shovel a 3-foot wide path to your cart, including snow left by the plow. Garbage needs to be bagged or wrapped and placed in the cart. Do not place loose garbage in your cart. This prevents the cart from being emptied completely and leads to a dirty and smelly cart. Maximum weight for a large cart and contents is 200 pounds.”

There’s a lot to unpack with those guidelines. The big items are the fact that you’ve got to shovel a snow path to your garbage and your weight limit is 200 pounds. It’s hard to imagine being able to fit anything over 200 pounds into that can. Of course, if you bust up your patio or driveway and want to toss out the concrete chunks it could add up to 200 pounds in a snap.

Then there is the issue of illegal dumping. The city makes it easy to call in an incident of garbage abuse. All you have to do is dial 311. According to the City Ordinance: “No person shall leave, throw, or deposit, or use or permit any other person to leave, place, throw, or deposit, any substances or materials of any kind at a city solid waste collection point for city disposal when the substances or materials were generated at a location other than the residence.”

So what happens if you have something that won’t fit into your garbage can? That’s easy: Call Junk King Minneapolis and have it carted away ASAP. Junk King of Minneapolis is standing by to help you remove any item you want taken from your home or back yard. You won’t have to worry about lifting something that is heavy or renting a truck to haul it off. Junk King provides the vehicle and the manpower to get the job done. They’ll also make sure your items are disposed of the right way that is safe for the environment. When it comes to bulk item pickups Junk King Minneapolis is the only way to go.