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Got Junk Items in the Santa Cruz?

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.

 

Santa Cruz Eco Friendly Furniture Removal

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!

Spring Cleaning Tips in Monterey California

As you set out to tackle your spring cleaning project, you’ll want to get yourself organize. First, make sure you’ve got all of your cleaning supplies at the ready. You should also have a handy carrying bucket that you can take from room to room. As you step into that first room to clean you have a choice to make: De-clutter as you go or de-clutter first and then clean. One thing is for sure, you’re going to need to get rid of that clutter to really consider your home clean.

In the clutter arena there are trashcan worthy items and all the rest. The trashcan is anything you can simply toss out like junk mail, magazines, newspapers, pens that don’t work and all the small stuff. The “all the rest” would be those oversized items that aren’t so easily tossed out. We’re talking about things like furniture, appliances or mattresses. In other words, things that need two people to move. If you de-clutter these objects first then you’ve going to open up some floor space that will need cleaning. It makes sense to move out those big objects and to get that done you need to hire Junk King Monterey.

Junk King of Monterey is part of the same national franchise of professional junk removers which has been around for over eight years. Here in Monterey they’ve created a strong following of happy customers.

“Outstanding! Mario’s team of professionals were punctual, courteous, efficient and all around a pleasure to deal with,” writes Tristan on his Yelp review. “Removed the debris from a kitchen demolition and price very fair. Highly recommended.”

Frank, another Yelp reviewer, proclaims, “I had them come to home in Aptos this last weekend and things went as planned. They were fast and gave me a fair price. I would definitely recommend them if you need some junk hauled away.”

Tamara needed her hot tub taken away. Who did she call? Junk King Monterey, of course, “I had the Junk King crew come out and haul away my large old hot tub. It became a bit more of a job than expected,” she writes on her Yelp review. “Apparently the person who installed it, intended for it to never move. I want to express my thanks and appreciation for how professional, personal and what a great job was done getting that big piece of junk off my deck. The price was very fare and I will recommend The Junk King to all of my family and friends. You have one very satisfied customer.”

Are you ready to add your review? You will when you hire Junk King Monterey to help you with your spring-cleaning de-cluttering!

Monterey Landscaping Cleanup

What was once a granite construction yard is now being turned into a 4.9-acre park in Pajaro. This is being accomplished by a joint effort from the County of Monterey, Pajaro/Sunny Mesa Community Services District, Together in Pajaro (TIP), community residents and various business and community leaders. Among the many features of this park will be a plaza area complete with a bandstand, a synthetic turf field for baseball and soccer, an asphalt running track, a basketball and volleyball court. There will also be two distinct play areas, one for 5- to 12-year-old children and the other for 2- to 5-year-old children. Capping it all off will be a mural created by local schoolchildren. The price tag is just over $6 million.

If the idea of this park provides you with inspiration for your own backyard cleanup then you would greatly benefit from having Junk King Monterey on stand-by. Junk King is the professional junk removal company out of Monterey, CA which is part of a national franchise. Wherever Junk King has set up an operation in the country, they adapt to the needs of the locals. In urban areas like Chicago, Philly or Atlanta the Junk King crews have become adept at climbing stairs to get at the junk. Here in Monterey the focus is often on landscaping cleanup and Junk King can be the perfect partner for this type of project.

Digging in the dirt of your garden or backyard can be equal parts strenuous and rewarding. You can minimize the “strenuous” part by having a Junk King crew do all the heavy lifting of removal of things like dirt piles, sod or shrubs. The same truck which will be full of Mother Nature’s refuse can even house things you want to toss out like rusty patio furniture, bird feeders, fountains and even chunks of concrete or pavers. Once all that stuff is removed by Junk King Monterey you’ll have a clean “canvas” to create the kind of backyard you’ve always dreamed of.

As long as Junk King is coming to haul away your landscaping waste, why not put them to work inside your home? That same crew can load up their truck with things like your old sofas, computers, tables, chairs, stoves or any other bulky item.

Another important factor with regard to hiring Junk King is what they intend to do with your collected junk. Over 65% of everything that Junk King collects ends up at a recycling facility. This is a great thing for the local environment. The more trash that can be diverted away from area landfills the better we’ll all be. Let Junk King help you get your home ready for spring.

Santa Cruz Treadmill and Exercise Machine Removal

How are you doing with your New Year’s resolution to lose weight and get into shape? Did you finally fire up that treadmill you’ve got in the garage? Did you bust out the dumbbells? If not, don’t feel guilty. We all have made an exercise equipment purchase at some point in our lives. We thought we would be doing a lot more workouts if we did them at home. What happened? Life got in the way in the form of phone calls, kids, pets, making dinner and all the other daily distractions found around your home. This is why it’s never too late to join a gym.

When you join a gym you’re practically tricking yourself into getting into shape. After all, you’re paying for a membership why wouldn’t you use it? Joining a gym has many other advantages beyond just helping your shed those extra pounds. You’ll be giving yourself the opportunity to join a like-minded community. Everybody in the gym has the same goals; they’re just going about them in a different way and are at different levels. You’re sure to find someone to share your interests with whether that is through seeing the same people during your workout time or bonding during a class. There is nothing like a shared hatred of a spin class instructor to forge a new friendship.

After you’ve signed up for the gym, you’re not going to want any reminders of your failed attempts at working out around your home. That’s when you should schedule an appointment with Junk King Monterey to get rid of the unused treadmill or stationary bike or other equipment. Imagine all the space you’ll be getting after you get rid of that stuff. The same could probably be said of a lot of other junk in your home: You can get back a lot of space. In some cases, folks have managed to take back entire rooms and convert them into home offices or spare bedrooms. That’s a much better use for those rooms.

When Junk King is on the job, they’ll be doing all the work. You remember how hard it was to get that treadmill into your house. The Junk King workout consists of pulling that heavy item out and loading it onto the truck and the JK crew is happy to comply. You’ll only be paying a fee based on how much space your junk will take up on the truck. And if there is one thing the JK crew likes to do is pack junk into a tight space! Here’s your new to-do list: Join a gym and call Junk King Monterey today.

Santa Cruz Bulk Item Pickup

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!

Monterey Old Washing Machine and Dryer Disposal

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.

Do You Really Know What Junk Is In Your Monterey Home?

Hands down, Monterey has some of the best examples of historic homes in the entire state. You don’t have to take our word for it; you can see for yourself. Many of these historic homes are open for tours. For instance, the Casa Serrano Adobe is one of Monterey’s oldest adobe structures which dates all the way back to 1843. The home is furnished with many fine examples of local artwork and Spanish, Mexican and early American antiques. There are also garden tours that set out from the Case del Oro Memory Garden at Pacific and Scott. This time of the year, the gardens are decorated with holiday flair.

Now supposed you were going to open up your home for a tour today. Would you be ready? Yes, you might have already put up the holiday decorations to give your place a festive look but there might be some glaring items that stick out like a sore thumb. We’re not talking about those outrageous Christmas sweaters you get as gifts but all the junk you’re holding onto. You can define a piece of junk as any item which makes you say, “I’ve got to get rid of that one of these days.” The good news is that “one of these days” can be today if you call Junk King Monterey.

Junk King is the Monterey based local business who is helping keep a lot of homes junk free no matter how old or historic they might be. They do this by giving homeowners the ability to work with a two-man crew who will be doing all the heavy lifting. That crew has their own truck for the loading of your junk. Right off the bat, those are probably the two big items which have kept you from getting rid of that junk in the first place: muscle and truck space. Junk King has you covered.

The other good thing about hiring Junk King Monterey is that they’re going to make sure your junk is properly disposed of. Monterey is a beautiful town that doesn’t deserve to have junk dumped anywhere. Junk King is dedicated to maintaining eco-friendly policies which are all about diverting collected debris into recycling facilities as opposed to landfills. That’s going to be very good for Monterey and for your own desire to stay green.

And you don’t have to worry about what you want taken away. No item is too heavy or too oversized for the Junk King crew. They’ve taken away pianos, hot tubs, car engines, patio furniture and backyard grills. If you want it gone, all you’ve got to do is call Junk King!

Monterey Grill Disposal and Recycling

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!

Signs That Its Time to Call A Santa Cruz Junk Removal Specialist

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!