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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!

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!

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!

Santa Cruz Moving and Junk Hauling

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.

Monterey Construction Waste & Debris Removal

For years there has been a battle raging in Monterey over one of the most pristine and scenic stretches of the Pacific Coast: Pebble Beach. At issue is a proposed expansion of the area put forth by developers who want to build a new hotel, expand existing hotels and develop 90 lots for new homes. All told this is a whooping 200 million dollar project that will be a boost for the local economy. What stood in the way were a group of environmentalists and local residents who all worried about the impact this project would have. After plenty of studies, hearings and debate the California Coastal Commission gave the green light to the plan. This comes as welcome news for the developers.

“It’s an historic day for us, because it shows that the public sector and private sector can work together in a cooperative manner,” said Bill Perocchi, chief executive and part-owner of Pebble Beach Company told the Wall Street Journey. This is the same company whose resort includes the Pebble Beach Golf Links and 17-Mile Drive.

As for the environmental impact, the commission took strides to insure that would be minimized. “If you walk in those forest areas, there is an amazing collection of coastal resources that will be protected by this plan,” Charles Lester, executive director of the commission, said in a hearing where the plan was approved.

Now with the plan approved, the construction work can begin in earnest. No doubt there will still be grumbling from some locals. One aspect of a construction project like this that can help smooth ruffled feathers is to insure that the construction waste is properly disposed off. On a big project like this, there will be mounds of construction waste created every day. Unless that waste is carted off quickly, it can prove to be an eyesore and a hazard. That’s why construction waste disposal is such a vital part of any project planning.

On a much smaller scale, you might be dealing with your own construction waste issue. If you’re planning any type of home remodel project you’ll be creating plenty of trash. That’s why you should arrange for a professional junk hauling team to handle you construction waste removal: Junk King Monterey.

Your contractor might offer to handle this responsibility which on the surface seems like a good idea; after all they are handling all other aspects of your project. The problem with this approach is that the contractor will be dealing with limited resources. To keep your project on budget, they’ll only have a small number of workers on the job site on any given day. If they have to stop the job early so these workers can load up the waste and drive it to the right dump site then you’re not getting a full day’s work in terms of your project. Hiring Junk King Monterey means they’ll be charge of the trash and you can make arrangements for a daily or weekly pickup. Just be thankful you don’t have to handle all the Pebble Beach construction waste!

Monterey Junk Removal – Professional Hauling Today

There is an early Christmas present that’s been unwrapped by many Monterey businesses. That’s the simple fact that the hotel occupancy rates in Monterey County have jumped up an impressive 64% since this past October. That’s the highest percent is jump of the 14 top travel destinations in California according to a travel research company. If that trend keeps up it stands to reason that this could be a very good holiday season with many visitors coming into town to share good times with friends and family and enjoy everything that Monterey has the offer. While some of these travelers will be booking hotel rooms it’s a safe bet that a lot of them will find guestrooms made up for them at the homes of their loved ones. This puts the pressure on those “loved ones” to make sure the house is ready. Fortunately for the citizens of Monterey they have a new ally in the form of the Junk King Monterey.
Junk King Monterey is part of a national franchise of independently owned junk removal businesses. As you might guess from the title, Junk King is in the business of dealing with junk; not so much selling it as getting rid of it for homeowners and businesses. These are professional crews who show up at a scheduled appointment to take away a homeowner’s junk. That might seem like an extravagant thing; after all if it’s your junk why can’t you get rid of it? Actually, there’s a very simple answer to that question and it all comes down to a matter of practicality.
Most Monterey residents only have the opportunity to fill up their garbage can for weekly pickup. This means whatever can’t fit in that garbage can is not to be gotten rid of. Sure you can smash down boxes and crush plastic containers but no matter how hard you try you just couldn’t fit an old sofa into that garbage can! That’s where the Junk King crews come into play.
The other benefit of hiring the Monterey Junk Removal crew is that they have them needed manpower to accomplish the task of hauling away junk. You won’t have to depend upon reaching out to a friend to help you move a large bulky item out of your home. Even if you did have a friend who’s got some muscle, what happens once you have that big piece of junk outside? Can you load it into your SUV or Prius? Probably not. That means you’ll have to rent a truck or borrow a truck and then spend your day off driving to the nearest landfill. Yes, there is a landfill that services the Monterey County area but it’s far removed from where folks live! That’s really not how you want to spend your Saturday or Sunday afternoon especially if you’ve got company coming over!
Working with the Junk King Monterey crew means you also be working with a crew that is licensed and bonded. That can make a big difference in terms of your own levels of security with regard to inviting workers into your home. These are crews you can trust to get the job done right!
For the best in Monterey and Santa Cruz Junk Removal services, simply call 1-888-888-JUNK or book a free on site estimate online.

Monterey Junk Removal Blog

Welcome to the Junk King Monterey official blog!   This blog will be one of our primary lines of communication to our customers, friends, fans and anyone else who is interested in our Junk Removal services.

We plan on launching our junk hauling business at the start of December, 2011 . Be sure to check in for frequent updates and news about our affordable, efficient and eco-friendly junk hauling services for Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties.  Also, be sure to check out our official Monterey Junk Removal page for more information.