Monthly Archives: August 2017

Get Your Home Ready For Fall In One Weekend

If you are like most homeowners, then you save up all your home maintenance chores for the weekend. Perhaps you approach the “to do” list in order of priority. That could mean the job that you put off the longest now gets bumped to the top of the list! There are a few items to add to that list in order to get your home ready for the fall. If you plan it out, then you could take care of all these task in a single weekend. That would let you coast through the rest of the season! Here is what should be a priority on your home fall prep list:

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Inspecting the Roof

It may not seem like it now but the rains are coming as they always do in California. Before they start the heavy downpour, you would be well advised to give your roof a thorough inspection. Check where the rain gutters are attached to make those joints are secure. Go around the entire perimeter of the house and make sure there haven’t been any breaches in the roof. If you spot something that doesn’t look right, then you might bring in a professional roofing contractor. If that person says you need a new roof, then it might be a good idea to get a second opinion!

Clean out the Gutters

As you’re inspecting those rain gutters to see that they are still securely attached to the roof you’ll also be clearing them out of leaves, twigs, nests and any other debris that floated in there.

Clean Your Fireplace

Not every fireplace needs a thorough chimney sweep. You might be able to find the tools you need from the hardware store to conduct a very thorough chimney sweep. This is something that should be done before you start using the fireplace this fall. Just be sure to spread old sheets are drop-offs around the living room before you start scraping out the ash from the chimney.

Replace the Vents

You will soon be making the switch from AC to heat. This is the time to swap out your air vents. If you have central heating along with central AC, then you should probably switch those vents out once a month.

Clear Out the Rubbish

How much accumulated rubbish is piled up in your garage or closets? Getting rid of all that unwanted clutter might seem like it will take up too much time on your day off. That would be true if you did it all yourself. But if you hire Junk King Monterey, then the job will get done very quickly without you lifting a finger. Junk King Monterey will send over a team of movers and their truck to facilitate your rubbish removal. Just think of how your home will be transformed once all the rubbish is gone. Junk King Monterey can make that happen in a snap.

Clear The Clutter After The Kid Goes To College

If your kid has gone off to college, then it’s time to celebrate. It has taken 18 years to get to this moment and there’s a lot to be grateful for. Although the house won’t seem the same without them, this is a perfect opportunity for you to get that house in order. After all, it will be long before they’ll be home for Thanksgiving break! To clear the clutter from your home you’ll want to do a systematic inspection of every room. Here’s what to look for:

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Old Electronics

Since your child was born how many different televisions, computers, gaming systems, laptops and monitors have you upgraded? Often that electronic gear gets stashed in the back of the closet or out of the garage. It is a good inclination not to toss that stuff out into the garbage but now is a good time for it to be removed once and for all. This doesn’t mean you need to drive around looking for an e-waste recycling facility. Instead, you can turn it all over to Junk King Monterey.

Old Furniture

You may want to fill up your empty nest by redecorating. Nothing wrong with that but it means getting rid of worn out sofas, recliners, tables and other pieces of furniture. That’s another job that’s perfect for Junk King Monterey. They’ll send over a pair of movers who are going to do all the lifting and loading for you. It also doesn’t matter what kind of shape this furniture is in. All that matters is that you want hauled away. Junk King Monterey is identified several charitable organizations throughout the area that takes in furniture in any kind of shape. This is a great way to recirculate those items as opposed to toss them into a dump and letting them rot away.

Old Appliances

Just as you might have all that outdated electronic gear stored away, you could also be hanging onto toaster ovens, microwaves, blenders and even larger kitchen appliances. Those are the kinds of things that are hard to stuff into your trashcan. They can all go on the back of the Junk King truck.

When you want to clear out the clutter the only call to make is to Junk King Monterey.

Best Way to Pack a Storage Unit

Although you might need to rent a storage unit in a hurry, it will help you in the long run to take an organized approach on how to pack your storage unit. You don’t want to just randomly throw things in there and slammed the door shut. Here are some things to think about when it comes to packing your storage unit.

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Box size

It’s best to use boxes that are the same size. Those are always easier to stack. You also want to take a kind of peer amid approach with regard to wait. The heavy boxes need to be on the bottom to act as an anchor for everything above it.

Walkways

If you are renting a larger storage unit, then it will help to create walkways between your stuff. This is especially important if you want to retrieve some of these items during the time that you have them in storage. You don’t want to get into a situation where you have to pull everything out just to get to one box that’s in the back.

Rust

If you are putting anything in storage that is primarily made from metal, then it would be smart to treat them with a rust protector oil. This is important for lawnmowers, file cabinets or any other type of metal furniture.

Security

Most storage facilities that you rent from are going to provide around the clock security. However, that is not a 100% guarantee against theft. If you are storing valuable items in your unit, then those should be in the back and harder to get to. You want to get the highest-quality lock that you could find to put on your unit. It would be even better if the lock didn’t have a hasp that a bowl clutter can reach through.

Filling Up Boxes

You want to fill up your boxes to the top even if it’s just with padding. Any box that has empty space could be squashed from the box on top of it over a period of time.

You also want to make sure you’re not packing up any useless clutter. When you go through all the things you want to pack up at your home, set aside the stuff that you know you’re not going to use again or you might consider trash. All of that can be turned over to Junk King Monterey. They’ll send over a friendly team of movers and a big truck able to accommodate whatever you want to get rid of. Hire Junk King Monterey to make sure your storage unit isn’t full of junk.