A Santa Cruz couple found a unique way to celebrate their recent wedding. Instead of throwing a big reception, they brought their wedding party to the Davenport Main Beach and set about to clean up the shores. The couple teamed up with the Santa Cruz-based Save Our Shores organization which sponsors groups to do weekly cleanups at the beach. This is a big issue because of all the careless campers who spend the weekend enjoying the great outdoors then leave all their trash behind. On this special day, the wedding party hit the trail leading to the beach with buckets and metal grabbers. After a just a couple of hours they managed to collect 104 pounds of trash and 77 pounds of recyclables. Not bad a bad way to celebrate a marriage.
If you’ve got junk in Santa Cruz then maybe you want to surprise your spouse with a cleanup. That can happen when you call Junk King Monterey and set up a removal appointment. As a couple you both probably agree on what you would like to have removed from your home. These would be the big objects that take at least a pair of movers and a truck to get the job done. Because of all that extra effort, those objects have probably stayed where they’re at for a long time. One call to Junk King can have all that stuff gone in a day. Imagine the surprised look on your partner’s face when they come home to find all that junk gone!
Just because you’ve got junk doesn’t mean you have to hold onto it for the rest of your life. Too often we bring our junk with us from move to move. Wouldn’t it be nice to finally toss it out? Instead of keeping your garage and closets cluttered, why not hire Junk King for a removal appointment?
In terms of cost, Junk King Monterey has an offer you can’t refuse. They’re going to charge you based on the amount of space your junk will be taking up on the back of their truck. Since they want to fill up that truck every day, they’re going to make sure they pack everything in tight. This means you’re going to be getting a good deal if you’re throwing out a little or a lot! That includes all your e-waste like computers, printers and fax machines that you’ve replaced. It can all be tossed onto the back of the Junk King truck where you can wave good-bye once and for all. If you’ve got junk, then Junk King is the only call to make.
If you hear some buzzing up in your attic you’re not going crazy and you’re not being haunted. Instead, it could be a hive of bees. Recently a bee removal expert took out a 25-pound hive from an attic with around 30,000 bees living there. Obviously, this was a situation that took some time to build up. You’re not going to get a 25-pound hive overnight. But it just goes to show you that you might not know what’s going on up in your attic unless you give it the occasional inspection.
In older Santa Cruz houses, some attics can be reached by staircase as opposed to fold down ladder. With those bigger attics there is just as much risk from infestation if you keep junk up there. The same can be said for your garage or any other space that is cluttered with piles of rubbish. Those kinds of areas attract bugs and worse. That’s not something you want showing up in your home. It doesn’t have to be that way and one call to Junk King Monterey will make sure of that. These are the local based junk removal specialists who won’t have a problem going up in your attic to get at your junk.
You don’t have to worry about the condition of your attic. The Junk King Monterey crew is experienced in all kind of challenging removal assignments. If you’ve got junk up there, then they’ll bring it down safely. That same crew will go anywhere on your property where you’re storing the junk. Imagine how helpful it will be when a two-man crew can sweep through your garage to clear out all the clutter. What could they remove from your backyard? There is simply no end to what the Junk King crew can haul away. They have the right amount of muscle and truck space to get the job done.
With Junk King on the job, you’ll be getting workers who are fully trained and insured. These are the only type of workers you should bring onto your property. As for pricing, Junk King Monterey will size up the amount of stuff you’re getting rid of and charge you by the amount of space that stuff will take up on the back of their truck. Yes, this is a volume business and that’s very good for you. That’s because it benefits Junk King to fully pack their trucks. Translation: You’re going to be getting an awesome deal. Give Junk King a call today and see how easy it is to get rid of your junk.
If you want a terrific model of eco-friendly practices look no further than the University of California Santa Cruz. The California Higher Education Sustainability Conference plans to honor the the UCSC campus next month with a 2013 Best Practice Award for improving energy efficiency at the Earth and Marine Sciences building on campus. Here’s what they did to earn this special honor: “Installed a new web-based energy management system, and fine-tuned the operation of the building through a process known as commissioning, helped staff reduce the building’s annual electricity use by 14 percent and its natural gas consumption by 20.5 percent. Those savings reduced the building’s carbon footprint by more than 300 metric tons per year, and saved enough money so that the project could pay for itself in three years.”
UCSC campus energy manager Patrick Testoni has nothing but praise for the campus’s Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning team. “This project reflects the importance of using modern technology to improve building performance, resulting in increased comfort, and reduced carbon footprint,” Testoni said.
As for businesses that are eco-friendly, you’ll find plenty of examples in the Santa Cruz area but there is one that stands out. That would be Junk King Monterey. When it comes to going green, Junk King is on the front line. That’s because they are directly responsible for collecting junk and deciding what to do with it. They can either dump it all in a landfill or find ways to reuse and repurpose that junk. Junk King Monterey is happy to go the recycle route and to date has managed to keep up to 60% of everything they collect out of a local landfill. If they keep this up, there won’t be any need for a landfill!
When you work with Junk King Monterey for something as basic as getting rid of your old furniture, you are guaranteed that furniture will end up in the right hands. This could mean turning it over to a charity for a little reworking. Either that or the entire piece can be recycled. You don’t have to designate what you want given to charity or recycling. Junk King will do this automatically. It might only take a few moments for the Junk King crew to clear away all your junk but it could take them several hours to make sure it is dropped off at the right place. Think of all the hours you’ll be saving thanks to Junk King. As far as scheduling is concerned, Junk King will pick a time that works for you. Call today to find out how you can become junk free tomorrow!
The caves situated along West Cliff Drive aren’t just for bats and spelunkers. It turns out these caves seem to be a kind of party destination for an undesirable element. That’s why you might stumble upon all kinds of nasty items like garbage, needles, drugs and medical gloves messing up the environment. You can look at something like that and merely shake your head in disgust or you can take action. Lynn Robinson, the vice mayor of Santa Cruz, decided to take action.
“The problem is how do you sustain it over the long haul, so that’s really where it’s a community effort,” she recently told a local paper. “If we see a problem and the community knows people are going in there they need to let us know and that’s when we can put all of our resources to it on a routine basis.”
That’s to Ms. Robinson’s leadership, the non-profit organization Save Our Shores was brought in for a little extreme cleanup. This particular group is in the best position for this type of work because of all their previous experience cleaning up the shores up and down the west coast.
“The long term is getting everyone together in the same room and looking how we can sustain that both environmentally and really resource wise,” Robinson said. “That’s what’s going to keep us in the long run and keep them up.” Volunteers are also being asked to pitch in for the effort and you can get more information from the City of Santa Cruz’s official website.
A cleanup job like that requires plenty of helping hands. You might just have your own cleanup job that also would be best served with a little assistance in the form of a dedicated crew from Junk King Monterey. Junk King is the professional junk removal service that has been helping a lot of your Santa Cruz and Monterey neighbors with getting rid of bulky items. If you can’t shove something into the trashcan than it’s an official bulky item.
With Junk King working on your side, you’ll be able to direct one of their crews to pickup any item from your home or property that you want taken away. That same crew will also climb any stairs or head out to any garage where you junk has been piled up. All you have to do to put this plan of action into effect is call up Junk King for a free removal estimate. Every junk removal job is different but you’re guaranteed complete customer satisfaction because Junk King Monterey gets every junk removal job done right!
When do you know if you’re a hoarder or not? Hopefully, it won’t get to the point of having a reality TV crew knocking on your front door. However, there are some “red flags” that you should be away off in terms of crossing over the line towards becoming a full fledge hoarder.
One of the biggest warning signs is that you’re holding onto a lot of stuff that most people would already throw away. The obvious culprits are old magazines or newspapers. It’s one thing if you’re a memorabilia collector who is holding onto milestone issues but if you’re just keeping piles of papers and old People magazines for the sake of keeping them you’re not doing yourself any favors. The same can be said for junk mail, clothes or anything in your home that is broken. Even if you swear you’re going to wear that old sweater or fix that chair someday you’re probably just fooling yourself. It’s junk, right?
Holding onto useless items is one thing. But when it has gotten to the point that certain areas of your home have become inhabitable then you’re entering into serious hoarding territory. Maybe you’ve got so much stuff piled up on a bed that you can only sleep on half of it. Perhaps your dining room table is cluttered with so much junk that you can’t even sit down to enjoy a holiday meal. When it has reached the point that you’re embarrassed to invite friends over then you’ve got to think about why you’re holding onto the stuff. If you simply can’t part with anything then you should seek professional help. But if it is just a matter of getting some help in the form of a junk removal specialist then that is easy to fix: all you have to do is call Junk King Monterey.
Ever since Junk King opened for business in the Santa Cruz area they have been helping folks break the hoarding spell and obtain a junk free existence. Working with Junk King will put a two man crew at your command. You can show them all the junk you want removed and they’ll take it from there. Whether that junk is out in the garage or up in the attic, the Junk King crew will pull it out and load it up on their truck. That’s the other big plus with Junk King: their big truck. You don’t have to bother with renting a van to get rid of your stuff. No matter what you’re throwing out, there will be room on the back of the Junk King truck.
When you hire Junk King you’ll have no more excuses. Get your house cleaned out today!
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.
While it might be true that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, whether or not that day will turn out to be any good could come down to whether or not you had a good night’s sleep. Most doctors recommend at least 7 to 8 hours of rest per night. While that is certainly a noble goal to strive for, it is often out of the reach for many folks. However, there are some helpful steps you could take to increase your chances of getting that good night’s rest.
One of the most important things you can do is to train your body to get ready for bedtime. This means setting a regular time for you to go to bed every night. Obviously there will be exceptions to this bedtime rule but you should pick the time when you feel normally tired. It’s important that you stick to the schedule especially during the weekend when you might be tempted to stay up late. This rule also applies when it comes to waking up in the morning. You should try to be consistent with your alarm clock setting every day. A perfect way to judge whether or not you’re getting the right amount arrest is if your body will naturally wake itself up without the need for the snooze button.
If there is an occasion where you might have your sleep hours cut back it’s better to grab a quick power nap to recharge your batteries then to sleep in late. This goes back to the above mentioned theory of setting regular times for going to bed and waking up. You just have to make sure you don’t turn a nap into slumber. This often happens after a heavy meal when you feel drowsiness come over you. The challenge is to stay awake until your normal bedtime our as opposed to drifting off during “Jeopardy.”
Often people will use their television as a kind of night light to help them drift off to sleep. Actually this has the opposite effect because the light coming from the television can actually decrease your body’s ability to produce melatonin which is the hormone that regulates your sleep cycle. If you like to read before going to sleep try to avoid bright lights and instead screw in a low wattage bulb. Essentially you want to create that darkened cave-like atmosphere for your bedroom when you’re ready to drift off.
Although these tips are certainly helpful nothing can beat a decent mattress to help with a good night sleep. If you’re sleeping on a mattress that’s at least five years old or older it’s time for a new model. A great way to shop for a mattress is to go to a showroom and try one on for size then head back to the Internet to find bargain prices. As soon as you arrange for delivery you should also schedule a pickup for the old mattress. You can get help with this task by hiring professional junk haulers like Junk King Monterey who make it their business to help you get rid of bulky items. When that new mattress has arrived and you set your sleep schedule sweet dreams await!
Whether you call it a swap meet, a flea market or yard sale there are plenty bargains to be had outside of the traditional brick and mortar type of retail stores. There have been many stories in the press about treasures found at a yard sale that turn out to be priceless objects of art or pieces of history. Most of us are just looking for good deal. Spending the weekend touring through the idyllic Monterey and Santa Cruz neighborhoods could have you overwhelmed with the opportunities of all the flea markets available to bargain hunt. One of the most popular in the Santa Cruz area is the Skyview flea market. No matter where you end up you should keep these helpful hints in mind especially if you’re shopping for a big item like furniture.
Don’t be afraid to haggle. Just because someone has a price tag on an object like a dining room table or sofa doesn’t mean that’s the price they’ll accept. Part of the fun shopping at yard sale is negotiating for a price. You might also find that the later in the day the better bargain you’ll have. That’s because these vendors don’t want to go home without cash in the pocket. And if they have a piece of furniture or other items they are selling on their front yard then they probably don’t want to drag them back into the house.
This brings up the issue of transportation. Many of these flea markets are a kind of cash and carry type of business. When you buy something you’re expected to take it away. However, you might also be able to bargain with the vendor to have them deliver the large item you just bought. Obviously they brought that piece in a truck and since you can’t take it home in your SUV you need to make other arrangements otherwise you can find that. Walking away from the sale gives you a lot of power!
Although you might be able to get a flea market vendor to drop off a big item chances are they’re not going to take away your old furniture. That’s why you need to have a professional team of junk haulers like Junk King Monterey
standing by. While it’s true that you don’t know what you’re going to find when you go out on a flea market tour that doesn’t mean you can’t be proactive when it comes to setting up the removal of your old junk. Of course, you could always flip that idea as well. For instance, you could make an appointment with Junk King’s professional team of junk haulers to come by your home on a Saturday and take away all your unwanted furniture. They can also haul off any other kind of junk you might want to get rid of in the same trip. That could free up plenty of space for you to fill up the next day during your flea markets scavenger hunt!
For the best in Monterey Furniture Disposal, or any other type of Junk Removal, simply call 1-888-888-JUNK or book a free on site estimate online.