Monthly Archives: July 2012

Santa Cruz Moving and Junk Hauling

The best approach to a successful move can be summed up in three words: labels, labels and labels. Beyond labeling something as fragile, you should also be thinking about labeling your boxes for destinations and items. You don’t have to include a detailed inventory but wouldn’t it be great to know which box holds your cups and coffee maker? That’s going to come in extremely handy the morning after the move.

Labeling your boxes with destinations such as living room, master bedroom, kitchen etc. will also compel your movers to do the work for you. After all you’re paying them so why not let them drop the boxes off where they belong instead of you slogging through the house? Labels can also work for the movers if you post a note on the door to the rooms where things belong. In a one bedroom apartment this isn’t much of an issue but if you’ve got spaces for kid’s rooms or the home office then you’ll want to make sure the right boxes end up where they are supposed to.

When it comes to boxes there is no such thing as too many. It might seem like a waste to buy boxes that you’re only going to use once. That’s why you should look into box rentals. Many businesses are popping up around Santa Cruz which offer plastic bins for you to rent, use and return for less than it would cost to buy all those boxes. And it’s good for the environment too!

A smart move also means knowing that what you’re bringing to the new location is what you really want. In other words, don’t bring junk. Moving is a time that always generates junk. You’re finally ready to let go of things which makes sense especially if you’re moving into a place with not as much storage space. Don’t be discouraged by all the junk you’ve discovered. Instead, let Junk King Monterey take care of it for you.

Junk King is a local Santa Cruz & Monterey business that makes junk removal as simple as a phone call (1-888-888-JUNK). That call will set you up with a professional crew who is responsible and expertly trained in all aspects of junk removal. These would be your movers before the other movers. As you pack up what you’re keeping, set aside all that junk. When the Junk King crew comes by all you’ll have to do is point to the pile and say, “Take it away” and the Junk King team will handle the rest.

The best way to start a new life in a new home is without old junk. Make this a smart move with Junk King Monterey.

Home Downsizing Tips in Monterey Bay

According to a U.S. Census report the average single-family home had 2,469 square feet. That’s up by about 769 square feet from just two decades earlier. In fact, Americans live in much larger homes that most people do in other countries throughout the world. These bigger homes work best with big families but once the kids are grown up and moved on do you really need all that space? Many families who once embraced all that living space are now looking to downsize to make their lives more manageable. This holds true especially for retirees who don’t want to spend their golden years mowing acres of yard or doing all the other things around the home they spent a lifetime doing. This is when you should be relaxing not cleaning out the gutters all worried about replacing your water heater!

If you’re serious about downsizing then clearly you’ll be looking to move into a smaller place. This can actually be a great benefit especially if you find a new home which is chock full of amenities. There are many great communities around Monterey Bay that are like cloistered neighborhoods complete with private pools, tennis courts and community centers. These aren’t necessarily retirement villages but more like plant communities where quality of life is at a premium. The homes of these types of communities run the gambit between one or two bedrooms and open loft spaces. For you to fit your life into one of those new comfortable arrangements you might have to get rid of a lot of junk. Have no fear because Junk King Monterey is standing by to help.

In the short time that Junk King has been in operation in the Monterey Bay they’ve made quite an impression on the locals. That’s because of their dedication to courteous service with regard to junk removal. Junk King is part of a national franchise which means they have their own set of standards they need to live up to. And since their business is built on word of mouth you can bet that they’ll treat every job as if it’s the only job they’ll ever have!

What you’ll have to do is identify those things in your home that you need to toss out. Basically this is everything you won’t be taking with you to your new place. Once those items have been determined give Junk King a call to set up a free consultation. A Junk King supervisor will take a look at what you have to get rid of and make an estimate for the cost. This estimate is based on the amount of truck space you’ll be using not an hourly rate for the workers. Once you get rid of all this junk you’ll have a better sense of just how much space you’ll need. As with most folks who’ve already downsize you’ll soon discover that sometimes smaller is better!