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!
Have you heard of the vampyroteuthis infernalis? The literal translation would be “vampire squid from hell” and according to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute this underwater creature can be classified as a “living fossil that harmlessly subsists primarily on the ocean’s waste products, including fecal matter and discarded shells.” This particular squid lives 3,000 feet below the surface where there is very little oxygen. The researchers found out about the habits of this critter after studying underwater tapes. They also managed to snag one of the beasties and put it under the microscope. What they found was that this squid is kind of like an underwater goat eating up the garbage of the ocean.
That would certainly be a new approach to cleaning up your own kitchen mess. “Honey, can you pull out the squid to clean up the sink?” Even if you went full on goat mode that four legged fella could only consume so much. Try getting a goat to eat an old sofa you want tossed out. For the big junk removal jobs forget about the squids or the goats and focus on the king – as in Junk King Monterey.
Junk King is a proud member of the Monterey business community who has been helping the local homeowners, apartment renters and business owners clean up their property by removing all the unnecessary clutter. How can Junk King Monterey work for you? First figure out what you want to get rid of. This doesn’t have to be exact because even with a first pass through your house you might not find all the items you finally want to toss out. Once you have a good sense of what needs to go, give Junk King a call. They’ll send a supervisor out to your home to survey the junk. This is so they can create an estimate based on the amount of space your junk will take up in the Junk King truck. That’s how you’ll be charged by the truck space. There will be no hidden fees, landfill charges or labor costs. One price. The only way that price would change if your junk ends up taking less room than the estimate. In that case, you’ll be given a refund. If it takes up more space you won’t pay any extra.
As soon as you agree on this estimate, you’ll make an appointment for the removal. This will be based on your schedule. Whatever works for you is when Junk King Monterey will show up. On the appointed day at the appointed hour expect a truck and crew to roll up into your driveway. Show them the junk you want carted off and they’ll take care of the rest. You don’t have to move the junk or pull it out to the driveway. In no time that junk will be loaded up and driven away. Then it’s off to dinner for some fried calamari… just don’t tell the vampire squid!
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.
Do you know where your garbage ends up? Sadly for a lot of people in Santa Cruz they just don’t care. The result has been the creation of infamous floating garbage patch that is making its way around the North Pacific. Fortunately, there is a Santa Cruz nonprofit group called Clean Oceans Project that is determined to do something about that. They are working with a Japanese manufacturer to develop a plastic-to-fuel technology that can be put to work in the Monterey Bay. If all goes according to plan a specially designed solar powered catamaran will cruise the waters gobbling up fishing nets, plastic bags and Styrofoam. It will then funnel that garbage into a high temperature cooker to convert that litter into fuel. That fuel will then allow that boat to travel further and collect even more garbage until the Monterey Bay is completely clean. It’s an ambitious project that is getting a lot of attention and should be something that is on the radar of everyone living in Santa Cruz.
In fact, there are many recycling programs in Santa Cruz that are taking this plastic-to-fuel technology to heart. The idea is to melt down all these plastics and use their basic elements to power up generators. This is different than melting down the plastic to reuse for other purposes which is the primary goal of recycling. Either way it’s going to be a benefit when all of those tons of garbage can be diverted away from the area landfills. This spins right back to the question do you know where your garbage ends up?
If you’re doing your part then you’re also an active recycler. This means you are recycling all of your household plastics and paper into their proper recycling bins for the weekly pickup. Depending upon where you live you might also have a backyard garden that could benefit of creating your own compost pile of food garbage. The big issue is what to do with the big items. These should be all those bulky things you want to throw out that can’t be shoved into a garbage can or recycling bin. That would be an old sofa, a worn-out mattress, laptops, computers, television sets or major kitchen appliances. The good news is the bulk of those items can also be recycled you just have to make sure you’re working with an eco-friendly recycling team.
Getting rid of those big items requires help in the form of professional junk haulers like Junk King Monterey, a local business that is certified and insured when it comes to moving and hauling. Professional is the key word here because you’ll be able to achieve a certain level of guarantee in terms of where your junk will end up. Someone who drives by in a pickup and offers a throw out your junk could be throwing that garbage right into the side of the road. The professional junk haulers will know all the great recycling facilities around Santa Cruz and will make those the final destination for all of your junk.
For the best in Santa Cruz Junk Recycling
or Monterey Hauling, simply call 1-800-9595 JUNK or book a free on site estimate online.