Monthly Archives: December 2017

Game Changing New Year’s Resolutions

Any New Year’s resolution is meant to transform your life for the better. There is nothing wrong with aiming high with your resolutions. The goal is to stay motivated and consistent. It also helps to be realistic about your resolutions. Here are some game changing New Year’s resolutions you can start today:

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Reduce Stress

How many times do you feel like you’re under stress? Pressure could be coming at you from all kinds of angles between work and family. The challenge for this resolution is to find a way to make that stress diminish. If you feel pressure from work, then try coming in an hour earlier a few times each week. It’s amazing what you can get done when no one else is around. At home, you can reduce stress by addressing problems head on instead of letting them simmer. Take the time to have fun nights where the focus is on the family.

Get More Quality Sleep

We all have certain “wind down” routines that help us get ready for bed. However, some of these routines might be working against you. If you get under the covers and use that time to go onto social media and enter into debates, then you’re not going to get any rest. The same thing can happen if you try to fall asleep with the television set on. No light. Comfortable mattress. Cool temperature. That’s the way for more quality sleep. Social media can wait until the morning.

Read More, Watch Less

What was the last good book you read? If you’re an avid reader, then you’ve found time in your schedule to enrich yourself through literature. Maybe you were once an avid reader but now the days have gotten away from you. Time to get back to those books. It might help to watch a bit less TV. Thanks to DVRs, you can record your favorite program and watch it later. Take that extra hour to crack open a book or magazine.

Get Rid of Clutter

Along with getting into shape, many folks put “getting organized” on the top of their New Year’s resolutions list. That is a very good goal but it’s not just your desk at work that needs to be organized. You can conduct a top to bottom review of your home to get every room, drawer, cabinet and closet better organized. Part of that will mean getting rid of a lot of clutter. That’s where Junk King Monterey comes into play. The team of movers assigned to your appointment can do a quick sweep through your entire home picking up unwanted items from every room. Size and weight don’t matter with Junk King. If getting rid of clutter is one of your New Year’s resolutions, the Junk King Monterey is the company that can make it happen.

Senior Proof Your Home The Right Way

Getting a home ready for seniors is a lot like getting a home ready for a toddler. There are a lot of potential hazards for both groups that might not be obvious. The best approach to take is to inspect those areas in the home with a “worst case scenario” perspective. Whatever the worst thing you can imagine happening, try to stop it from happening. Consider these tips to senior proof your home:

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For the Bathroom

Water and floors are a bad combination. Anytime you run a shower or bath you run the risk of a slip. That is why the tub and the floors need to have non-slip mats. It also helps to have grip bars to assist getting in and out of the tub.

For the Living Room

Living rooms will often be filled with a lot of tables, chairs, ottomans and cords. These all need to be reevaluated. Is there a clear path from one room to the next? What about from the TV to the sofa? Any piece of furniture that is low to the ground could become a tripping hazard. The same can be said for throw rugs that aren’t properly secured to the floor. Although it might seem convenient to run electric cords under the rug, those can actually be another potential tripping hazard.

It is also important to replace any piece of furniture that is wobbly. Remember, getting up and down from a sofa and chair requires strong armrests. You should always inspect those for any damage.

For the Hallways and Stairs

The pathways around the entire house also need to be inspected for any lose rugs, cords or other potential tripping hazards. This is the time to get rid of all the clutter from stacks of magazines to unused furniture. A call to Junk King Monterey can help with this task. A junk removal session with this company will be staffed by two strong and friendly movers. This is the team that is going to do all the heavy lifting for you. That includes carrying anything down from upstairs. That is going to make a huge difference around the house. If you want to senior proof your home, then you’ll want to hire Junk King Monterey today.