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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 Basement Junk Removal

You can’t think about Monterey without thinking about the beautiful beaches. They are what make this region so idyllic not only for the locals but for every visitor who is lucky enough to pass through. Yet, beyond the picture postcard perfect images there some who treat those beaches as their own dumping ground. It’s disgusting but luckily there is “Save Our Shores.” This is an international group of volunteer environmentalists who dedicate time throughout the year for cleanup of some of our most treasured shore lines.

Who is an “environmental volunteer?” That would pretty much be anyone who wants to make Monterey even more beautiful. Church groups, cub scouts, fraternities, families and friends can all participate. On a recent Saturday, 3,491 volunteers spread out across more than 70 sites in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties for the Coastal Cleanup Day. In Monterey County alone there were 1,137 volunteers who gladly gave up three hours of their Saturday to pitch in for the cleanup effort. The mission was simple: pick up anything that didn’t belong on the beach:

“This is generally a pretty clean beach, but last year we collected more than 40 bags of dog poop here,” said Laura Kasa, executive director of Save Our Shores. “We’re also going to find a lot of cigarette butts out here today,” Kasa said. “I did a cleanup yesterday on a very small beach and picked up about 600 pieces of trash, half of which were cigarette butts. Cigarette butts seem small and innocuous, but they are little time bombs that fish, birds, even dogs can eat. I met somebody yesterday who said their dog ate four cigarette butts and ended up in a hospital.”

By the end of the day, 16,827 pounds of trash were picked up Saturday in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. That’s a lot of trash to be left behind by such careless visitors. Perhaps reading about this type of clean up might inspire you to think about your own trash. We’re not talking about the trash you get to throw out every week but about that stuff which ends up “sticking around.” This would be the big bulky items which really have no business being a part of your lifestyle.

While it would be great if you could enlist an army of volunteers to help you clear out your basement, attic, closet or garage the only help you’ll really need is from Junk King Monterey. Actually, hiring Junk King is like hiring your own army. They’ll move in at the scheduled time and move out with your junk without you lifting a finger. You get to call all the shots and Junk King Monterey gets to do all the work. They wouldn’t want to have it any other way! Give them a try today. The sooner you clean up your junk the sooner you can get to the beaches!