The City of Monterey has some advice with regard to watering your lawn. They suggest that grass only needs watering every five to seven days. Of course, if there is a heavy rain you can put off that watering. It’s also better to water lawns in the early morning hours to prevent evaporation. If you’re someone who turns on the garden hose and lets it run don’t forget to turn it off. That hose can pour out up to 600 gallons of water in just under an hour. Imagine that on your water bill!
As far as cutting the grass is concerned, the recommendations are to raise your blade to at least three inches. A high lawn promotes deep root growth which in turn helps the soil to hold onto moisture. That’s going to mean less run off. If you’ve got a mower with a stuck blade that can’t be adjusted it might be time to send that gadget to the lawnmower graveyard. When Junk King Monterey picks up an old lawnmower that “graveyard” is usually a recycling center. All that good metal can be melted down and poured into new molds. There is no telling what your old lawnmower can be turned into. One thing is for sure, you’ll have a much better time cutting your grass when you’ve got a sharp blade and new model mower.
Having Junk King take away your old mower means they will load it up on their truck alongside any other bulky item you want tossed away. Why stop with the mower when you can also clean out your garage, closets and attic? Just how quick did you fill up those spaces after moving into your home? Hopefully, you didn’t bring any of your old junk with you in the move. If so, then you really need to set up an appointment with Junk King Monterey. Look at it this way; if you still have boxed packed up it’s clear you don’t need any of that junk. Just to be sure, take a quick peek inside the boxes then set them aside for Junk King to take away.
Because you’ll have a hard working Junk King crew at your disposal you can get them to move out all kinds of heavy items like old furniture, washing machines or bureaus. All you’ll be doing is pointing out what you want taken away. You’re back will be spared when the JK crew does the lifting. Removing all the clutter from your home is a great way to kick off the fall. Do it the right way with Junk King.
Are you ready for a new washing machine and dryer? If you’ve noticed that your current model is spending more spin cycles not spinning or the clothes aren’t coming out as clean as they should then perhaps this is the season when you’ll be making the upgrade. Before heading out to the appliance store you’ll want to consider the three main factors for picking the perfect washer/dryer combo for you: Space, convenience and cost.
When it comes to the question of space, your choices are really “stacked” or “side-by-side.” If you’re going with stacked then your only option would be a front-loading washer. Even if you have the space for side-by-side units you might find that stacking them can open up an area for shelves or a mini pantry. With regard to convenience, a top loading machine works best for someone who doesn’t want to be kneeling. Also, if you’ve been using a top loading washer and plan to make the switch you’ll find that you might also have to switch your detergent because you need to go for a low suds variety. Then there is the issue of cost. Most front or top loading washers cost the same but when you find a model that is more energy efficient you could find yourself spending a few extra bucks. However, that is money which will come back to you down the road in the form of lower energy bills.
Speaking of energy bills, you’ll also have the option between a gas or electric dryer. The gas choice could be a benefit if natural gas is readily available in your neck of the woods. They might cost more but are cheaper to operate than an electric dryer which could require you to run the machine longer.
To keep your washer running a peak performance levels you’ll want to clean out the water inlet screen at least once a year and replace all the rubber hoses every five years. With dryers it’s all about the lint as in cleaning up the lint trap after every couple of cycles.
Once you’ve settle on your new washer dryer combo you’ll also want to settle on the best method for removing and disposing of your old models. Hands down the best choice has got to be Junk King.
Junk King is relatively new to the Monterey area but certainly not new to the junk removal business. That’s because they’re part of a national franchise of professional haulers who excel in proper methods of recycling and disposal and customer service. Not only can Junk King Monterey remove your washer and dryer with little effort but you can use the same service call for them to haul off any other oversized junk item you’ve been itching to get rid of. Make the most out of Junk King be clearing out all your clutter at once.
There is an offshoot of the recycling philosophy that you might be using and not even know it. This is “upcycling” which basically means repurposing a disposable item. With true recycling items like paper, plastic or aluminum are grinded down into pulp and then mixed into a slurry the reconstitutes them as raw material to be used again. Upcycling is repurposing without the grinding.
A prime example is any glass jar with a lid that you wash out and use for the storage of things like buttons, screws or nails. An old tire that is turned into a planter for the garden is another good upcycling trick. You can upcycle copy paper by flipping it over and printing on the blank side. These are all very prudent and practical examples of this practice but there are some things that simply won’t fit like you old backyard barbeque grill. After many summer seasons of grilling that probably barbeque is ready to be replaced but what can you do with the old one? Tuck it behind the garage and hope no one will notice? It can’t be thrown out onto the curb because it will just stay there until you’re fined and ordered by the city to get rid of it. The best course of action is to reach out to Junk King Monterey and let them handle the removal and recycling for you.
Junk King Monterey is part of a national franchise of junk removal professionals. They might be relatively new to the Monterey area but they’re not new to this kind of business. Junk King specializes in eco-friendly practices which divert as much collected junk away from local landfills. That would include your barbeque grill. Yes, even that can be recycled. It’s basically all metal which is perfect to be melted down and converted into raw bars of steel. But you don’t have to stop with the grill. Junk King can remove all your oversized items. Things like furniture, sports equipment, exercise machines and mattresses could all end up at the local recycling facility for repurposing. By getting rid of all that junk you’ll find yourself with more work to put to better use.
Is a home office in your future? What about an arts and craft work station? Have your eye on a home theatre? This can all happen when you get rid of the junk and reclaim your space. Junk King can also remove any debris from your yard. Perhaps you want to make room for a new garden this spring or you want to replace the old patio furniture to match you new grill. No matter what you want gone, Junk King Monterey will cart it away. Give them a call today to see how they can help reduce your carbon footprint and give you space!
Did you hear about the great recycling event sponsored by the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority? It was called “Plug or Play” and was meant to target e-waste recycling. This was truly an event because it featured music and free gifts throughout the day. The “Plug and Play” aspect meant that if you had something that is plugged into the way and has a play button it can be recycled. Here’s their official pitch: “Recycling e-waste is important because it’s illegal to dispose of it in the trash or recycling bin. Bringing computers, TVs, monitors, VCRs, DVD players, cell phones, etc., to an environmentally responsible e-waste recycler like SVSWA ensures that toxic materials will be safely removed, personal data destroyed, and useful resources recycled.” Well said. Only there’s a slight problem with the “Plug and Play” event. It already happened. Did you miss it? You’re probably not alone.
Sponsoring an event like this does a lot for make the public aware of the need to properly dispose of e-waste. Even if you can’t make this event you’ll be on notice that you shouldn’t toss your old computer or TV out with the trash. That’s a good thing. But now what do you do with all your worn out or ancient “plug and play” gadgets and gizmos? Actually, you can do the same thing as you can do with the rest of your junk: hire professional junk haulers.
Believe it or not a professional junk hauling team really cares about your junk. In some ways, they’ll treat it with as much respect as you have by giving it a proper “send off.” This is especially true with your e-waste. There are many certified recycling centers located around the Monterey area. You don’t have to search them out when you’ve got the professional junk haulers at Junk King Monterey working on your behalf. They’ll do the drop off even if it means making several drop offs. That’s because not all recycling centers are the same. For instance, the big places will take in recycling materials like plastic or paper and just focus on that. For computer recycling, you need to go to a center that has trained technicians who are skilled at the “reverse manufacturing” process. They’ll be taking apart those computers, monitors and office equipment instead of putting them back together. Once they have been disassembled, the different components go into different bins all with the guarantee of not ending up in a landfill. But again, you don’t have to worry about any of that!
Junk King, who will take away your e-waste, can also handle any other bulky item in the same trip. If you’re getting a new computer why not set up a new home office? Clear out all the clutter and you’re good to go! So, what are you going to do with your e-waste?
The Monterey City Disposal Service has some helpful hints for anyone who is moving into a new home or apartment. For instance, they recommend that if you know you have a move coming up you should start collecting useful items like empty boxes, bubble wrap or anything else you might use to wrap up your fragile items. The goal would be for you to reuse the kinds of boxes that are thrown out by stores instead of buying them new. They also recommend that when you change your address with the Post Office just file it as a temporary change versus a permanent change. This is because the U.S. Postal Service sells lists of permanent addresses to junk mail marketers but they don’t do so with temporary addresses. Thanks Postal Service!
The city disposal service also has suggestions for what to do with some of the junk you might accumulate as the result of packing up your life. Once the move is complete they suggest that you can give away your moving boxes by posting a notice online at freecycle.org or 831classified.com. While that might seem practical you’re basically giving away your address to total strangers and letting them know you’ve just moved in. That might not be a very wise thing to do.
As for big items like refrigerators or large appliances you will need to make your own arrangements for their removal. The last thing you want to do is drag something like this out to the curb and hope it will be picked up. This could not only create a health hazard in your new neighborhood but also bring down the wrath of the local police as they fine you for what is considered to be illegal dumping. There are several drop-off centers located around the Monterey area which are more than willing to take in your old appliances. The trick is getting those appliances to those centers. Instead of going through all that kind of hassle why not simplify things and call upon a team of professional junk haulers like Junk King Monterey to help you accomplish this task?
These pro junk haulers will show up at the appointed hour with the right amount of muscle and empty truck space that they’ll need to take away any bulky item you want to get rid of. This means you’re not limited to just removing that old refrigerator from your house but also all kinds of other unwanted clutter you been dying to get rid of. This especially holds true for someone who has gone through a move and realized that that old furniture simply doesn’t work in the new home! Junk King Monterey’s pro haulers are also dependable contractors that will respect your home. Even if you aren’t involved in a move you can still use the same junk haulers to clear out all the stuff from your own garage, basement or closets. When that happens it will truly be like you’ve moved into a new space!