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:
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.
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:
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.
Preparations for the holidays are kicking into high gear. Do you even remember Thanksgiving at this point? It is time to focus on all the coming and goings that will be happening in the next few weeks. Top priority: Get your guestroom holiday ready for out of town visitors. That is easy to accomplish with a few simple tasks:
Check the Mattress
The last time someone slept in the guestroom bed was probably the last time you had overnight guests. It’s not as if you take naps in there when you’re bed is available. It might have been an entire year since you changed the sheets from the last visit. That means it is time to strip the bed and get freshly laundered sheets, pillowcases and blankets on that bed. Double-check the pillows to make sure they’re still fluffy.
Clear Out the Closet
Your out of town guests will need some space in the closet and/or guestroom dresser. This is a perfect opportunity to get rid of outfits you’re never going to wear again. Just think of how much more room you’ll have when you’ve gone through everything.
Stock the Fridge
Check in with your out of town visitor to see what preferences they might have regarding drinks and snacks. That is especially true for the morning. Are they a coffee person or a tea person? You can even set up a mini coffee station in the kitchen with all the things they would need in the morning for a fresh cup of java.
Remove the Rubbish
Since the last time you had guests a year ago, that guestroom could have become filled up with a lot of “cast offs” from around the house. This is usually where things like old chairs, TVs and other storage items end up. You don’t want your guest sleeping in a room full of junk. Sounds like a big job but it’s not when you hire Junk King Monterey. The two-man crew assigned to your junk removal session can swoop in and clear out that guestroom in no time at all. They can also gather up all the discarded clothing items from the closet. Junk King can drop off all of that stuff at a local charity. Getting your guestroom ready begins with a call to Junk King Monterey.
At times, it seems like getting your home ready for the holidays could be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be that way. As long as you take an organized and methodical approach to prepping your home and then it won’t seem to be too big of a job. The goal is to do a little bit each day in the coming week and then you’ll be decked out in time for Christmas. Here’s what you should consider:
Light Up Your Doorways
If you expect a lot of visitors over the holidays, then you’ll want to make sure your doorways are well lit. Not only should you make sure you’re swapping out the old incandescent bulbs for warm LED bulbs but also make sure your Christmas lights are secured. You don’t want them blowing off in the wind.
Inspect Your Appliances
This is the time of year that you want to make sure everything in your kitchen is in working order. There is going to be a lot of baking and cooking coming up the following weeks and you don’t want anything breaking down. Of course, an appliance that isn’t working or one that’s missing is a perfect excuse to make a special request of Santa. You might also want to think about buying a separate freezer. This is a smart investment given how much you can stock in there and not just during the holidays. A backup freezer can be placed in the garage without taking up a lot of room. You’ll find yourself buying a lot more in bulk this way and that’s a good thing.
Fireproof Your Home
If you have a fireplace, then you should make sure you have your annual fireplace clean up. Getting your hearth and chimney inspected by a pro is a good way to prevent accidents. But it is not just a fireplace that you need to be aware of. Make sure if you light a candle that you put it out before leaving the room. You don’t want those burning overnight. Hopefully, you swapped out your smoke alarm batteries at the last daylight saving time. If not, then add that to your list.
Get Rid Of Rubbish
Before you put up one sprig of Holly or string one strand of lights you want to make sure that all the rubbish is removed from your home. Even though you might not be decorating your garage with the inside of your closets, it’s going to help to clear out that clutter and make more room for other things. To get that job done you only have to hire Junk King Monterey. These are the junk removal pros who can remove all kinds of furniture, appliances, electronics and other household goods. Make sure your home is merry and bright for the holidays by getting rid of the junk first. Junk King Monterey can take care that!
There are some people who purposely wait until Christmas Eve to do all their shopping. They wear their procrastination as a badge of honor. On The other end of the scale, there are folks who relish getting everything done long before the first piece of tinsel goes on to the Christmas tree. Perhaps the best approach to getting ready for the holidays is to fall somewhere in between the two. It never hurts to do as much as you can before things get hectic. That’s why a junk removal session with Junk King Monterey in the coming weeks is a good way to make sure your home will be junk free for the holidays.
In the last couple of months, how many times have you looked at something in your home and thought, “I wish I could get rid of that.” If you have to think that thought then obviously there are some complications with regard to having that object taken from your home. It could be that it’s too heavy or bulky for you to move on your own. Plus you might need a truck to take it to its final resting place. That’s exactly what you’ll be provided by with Junk King. There to send over a pair of movers. This will be your private workforce that you can direct to pick up just about anything in your home to load onto the truck.
It’s how they pack stuff onto the truck that will determine your final price. This is not something that is presented at the end of the job. Instead, the junk King crew will look over all the stuff you want to get rid of and know right away how much space it will take on the back of the truck. It will either be one third, one-half, one quarter or the whole truck. That will be your price. This is a flat fee that covers everything. Even if the crew has to take a little extra time to dismantle something you want to get rid of you won’t be charge for that additional labor.
The best approach to getting a junk free home for the holidays is a session with Junk King Monterey. Make it happen today!
California fire officials know that October is one of the worst months for wildfires in the state. A combination of dry air and no rain contributes to the perfect conditions for fires to spark. The recent devastating fires that spread across the state are perfect reminder of this. There was also a fire in Monterey County that scorched several acres before being brought a control. This fire was traced back to a single cigarette butt. This is why we all have to be diligent especially this time of the year when it comes to any form of fire.
It also helps to take proactive measures to protect your property. Fire officials recommend creating and maintaining 100-foot zone of defensible space around your home. They also encourage using ember resistant building materials. This is something to keep in mind especially if you’re planning to replace your roof anytime soon. Clearing away the combustible debris from your property is a challenging task but one that is made easy to accomplish with the help of Junk King Monterey.
Junk King a professional junk haulers who typically remove furniture and appliances from a home. But this is a company that is very adaptable. You just have to tell them what you need removed and chances are they’ll be able to loaded onto the truck in no time at all. That includes any kind of dry shrubbery, piles of lumber, fencing or any other type of yard rubbish that could prove to be a hazard during fire season.
It also helps to maintain the inside of your home at all times. You don’t ever want to be caught scrambling in an evacuation in trying to find things that are important to take with you. The less clutter you have in places like your garage or closets the better off you’ll be. Junk King Monterey can help with that removal as well. There to send over a two-man crew to take care of all the things you want to get rid of. Put that crew to work!
Cost for debris cleanup with Junk King Monterey will be based upon how you felt the back of the truck. You know what that fee is before the work begins and it’s a price that won’t change or be saddled with any hidden fees. You can always trust Junk King Monterey to take care of your debris cleanup in a fast and affordable manner.
As you are settling an estate, the last thing you want to deal with is a bunch of old furniture and household goods. However, if you plan on putting a home up for sale that is part of an estate you first have to take care of clearing it out. An estate cleanout might seem like a perfect DIY job until you get into the details. What you need are strong movers, a big truck and the time to take care of it all. The best approach for an estate cleanout is to hire Junk King Monterey from the start.
Junk King Monterey has been clearing unwanted rubbish from homes for over 10 years. In that time, they’ve handled a lot of estate cleanouts. Typically, before an estate cleanout you might consider an estate sale. This will give you an opportunity to make some extra money while letting someone else move out the bulk of what you want to get rid of. If you’re handling the estate sale yourself, then you’re going to have to dedicate some time to pricing all the items, putting up advertisements and hanging out for the eight hours of the sale itself.
When the estate sale is over you’ll still be left with a bunch of things that it’s clear no one wants. That’s when want to bring in Junk King Monterey. They’ll send over a pair of movers and truck big enough to hold whatever you want to toss out. In no time at all, the entire house can be cleared from attic to garage.
Keep in mind, that the bulk of what you turn over to Junk King Monterey won’t end up in a landfill. Junk King has been dedicated to a green way of getting rid of junk since its inception as a business. That is why they set up working partnerships with recycling facilities and charities throughout the area. This is where your stuff will probably end up. You don’t have to designate items for donation. It’s something that the Junk King crews will handle automatically. It’s all part of the service.
An estate cleanout doesn’t have to be complicated when you give that job to Junk King Monterey.
Although were all entitled to form our own opinion, it is often the opinions of others that help us get to that place. That is especially true when you want to try out a new business. Reading reviews about a restaurant, dry cleaner or a plumber might sway your decision as to whether or not the hire that company. If you were in need of professional junk hauling, then it’s clear that reading the reviews for Junk King Monterey would definitely have you picking up the phone to book your first session. Here’s a sampling of what a few satisfied customers have posted in the last couple of days:
“Truck arrived as scheduled and within minutes, we knew we needed another truck. They made a call and here it came. Very good team.” – Mark K., Del Monte Forest
Junk King is good at solving problems. Their experience will dictate how many crew members and trucks will be needed to clear up just about any type of job. Best of all, you will be paying extra for additional crews or trucks. Your fee will only be based on how much space your junk fills on the back of the truck. It’s all about volume and not weight.
“The office was so prompt in responding to my request and very enthusiastic about helping me. The fellas who picked up our HEAVY and CUMBERSOME item on the SECOND floor did not hesitate. They were professional and pleasant. This is the second time they’ve had a challenging task and no complaints. I would highly recommend this entire group!” – Jill F., Del Monte Forest
The only time the junking crew hesitates is to figure out the best course of action with regard to moving something that’s bulkier heavy. Once they figured out the safest way to get it out of your house they will spring into action and you’ll be amazed at how quickly they clear out all your unwanted clutter.
“Junk removal services were available next day. They provided a quick estimate and hauled everything off within 30 minutes. Great service!” – A.P., Scotts Valley
That is the perfect way to sum up a junk removal session with Junk King Monterey. You don’t have to live with your clutter any longer when Junk King Monterey is just a phone call away.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.