Cool Recycling Facts

Did you know that of all the trash we throw out up to 75% of it is considered recyclable? That’s impressive to you find out that recycle up to 24% of those materials. Clearly, there is room for improvement. It might help to get the word out about how much better we can do and what recycling means for the planet. Here are some cool recycling facts that you can put into circulation:

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Recycling is not necessarily a new concept. Back in the day, one of the most recycled items were bones. Animal bones were often used for making buttons and in the process of glue and papermaking.

Each year, around 11 million tons of clothing, shoes and other textiles are dumped into landfills. If all of that material were recycled, it would be equivalent to creating 70 billion T-shirts.

How long does it take for things to biodegrade or decompose? A cigarette butt and filter takes 12 years. And aluminum can could take up to 500 years. Plastic diapers can last for 800 years. And the worst offender, Styrofoam, takes more than 5,000 years to biodegrade.

Right now somewhere in the Pacific Ocean there floats the “great Pacific garbage patch.” This is a pile of garbage that goes down 20 feet deep into the water and contains over 3.5 million tons of garbage. It is roughly the size of the state of Texas. It is also estimated that the patch will double in size in the next five years.

Over the course of your lifetime, you will come close to creating 90,000 pounds of garbage. Think about all the stuff you throw out and how much of it could still be recycled. For instance, the Hershey chocolate company uses about 133 square miles of aluminum to wrap 20 million kisses. That’s every single day. That tiny piece of aluminum is also totally recyclable.

What about your old cell phone? In the US alone, over 140 million cell phones are tossed into the trash every year. If all of those cell phones were recycled, then it would save enough energy to power 25,000 homes for single year.

Which cities are the best for recycling? The top five are San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Denver and Portland. There is no reason why Cleveland can’t improve its numbers for recycling. You can help that by making sure everything you throw out has the opportunity to be recycled. That’s where Junk King Cleveland can make a big difference. This is a professional junk hauling service that is part of a national chain of junk collectors with a 60% diversion rate. That means 60% of what they collect is kept out of landfills. When you want to get rid of junk, recycling is the only way to go and that means a call to Junk King Cleveland.

How To Get Your Home Ready For Winter

Winter is coming. For some people, that’s a good thing. They love the cold and the snow. Nothing beats bundling up in front of a warm fire with a cup of hot chocolate. Of course, it’s only when you have to venture out in the cold and snow that it becomes a problem! There a lot of things you need to do to get your home ready for winter. Here’s a good checklist to take care of in the coming days.

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Order Your Firewood

If you have a fireplace, then you want to make sure you have plenty of decent firewood ready. Hardwoods such as oak, maple or beach are perfect for firewood. It also helps if the firewood has been season for at least a year. In other words, it needs to have been cut down and kept in dry storage for that amount of time. Your own firewood should be stored away from your house preferably covered. Just be sure to shake it off before you bring it into the house to make sure you’re not also bringing in some bugs!

Clean Your Gutters

Icicles are a part of any winter storm but there also an indication that your rain gutters are clogged. It’s only one water builds up and overflows doesn’t form into an icicle. Clogged gutters can also create problems in your roof by causing leaks. Additionally, you want to make sure whatever water comes down from the gutter pours away from your house. It’s not a bad idea to dig trenches so that the water flows out into the street.

Seal Up the Cracks

You should inspect your home for cracks anywhere there is cement. That includes your foundation, driveway and patio. If water gets into that crack in phrases it can expand and make the crack a bigger problem.

Winterize Your Windows and Doors

Creating a warm home is a challenge if all of that hot air is seeping out of your windows and doors. Before it gets too cold, you should check caulking around your windows and doors. You can get a doorstop to prevent cold air from blowing in. You should also repair any crack windows.

Get Rid Of Winter Clutter

You might have a lot of winter clutter in your garage, basement and closets. This would be any object that you once used in the winter but aren’t using any longer. It could be sweaters, snow boots, skis or a broken snowblower. All of that stuff can be removed with a single junk removal session from Junk King Cleveland. Just think about how much space you’ll get back once you’ve gotten rid of all of that stuff. The best way to get your home ready for winter is to get rid of the junk with help from Junk King Cleveland.

Make Your Home Junk Free For The Holidays

Now that Halloween is behind us, it is time to focus on the next round of big holidays. Between now and New Year’s Eve there will be a flurry of activity in every house across the land. The majority of celebrations involve people coming over to the house to spend time catching up and exchanging presents. That means getting your house in order is a number one priority. The best partner for this goal is Junk King Cleveland. These are the junk hauling experts who can clear you house of all kinds of rubbish in the blink of an eye.

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Junk King likes to move fast. On any given day, the crews could have up to five to six pick up sessions. Sometimes that means filling up the entire truck, dropping everything back at depot and heading out again. All that before lunch! They’ll ask for a two-hour window for your junk removal session. It hardly ever takes two hours to load up all the things you want to get rid of. Only on those bigger jobs, like a hoarder clean up, would it take longer.

The first thing the crew needs to do when they arrive is asses the amount of junk you’re throwing out. They don’t care about the weight or the size. They’re only focused on how they’ll fit all that stuff onto the back of their truck. That is how you’ll be charge. The less room they take up, the less you’ll be paying. That is true if you’re tossing out old sofa or construction waste. After looking everything over, they’ll provide you with a written estimate. This you can lock down. The only time it changes is if your stuff takes up less room than the estimate. That means you’ll pay less. If you go over the estimate, then you’ll still pay that original price. Shop around and you’re sure to see Junk King Cleveland offers the fairest price in town for this type of work.

Once all that unwanted clutter is gone, you can focus on decorating the house and getting it ready for visitors. Junk King Cleveland has the perfect work crew to help get your home ready for the holidays.

 

Helpful Tips For Your Next Big Move

According to surveys, the average person moves at least 11 times in their life. Which move are you on? Whether it’s your first or your 10th, there are a lot of things you can do to take the stress out of that move. Here are some helpful tips for your next big move:

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Book movers early

The vast majority of people move into a new home on the first of the month. Because of that, you can bet that movers will be booked up at that time. That means you should book your movers on the same day that you give notice to move. You might find that if you can move during the week as opposed to the weekend you could score a deeper discount.

Get Free Boxes

Most everything you are moving has to be put into a box. That can be a very expensive proposition if you’re buying those boxes from a moving store. Along with getting free boxes from grocery stores, you could find folks on Craigslist who are eager to get rid of their moving boxes. Usually all they ask is that you come by to pick them up and you can get all the boxes for free. You can turn around and get rid of the same way once you’ve unpacked.

Label Everything

Your boxes should not only be labeled for what room they’re going in but also the contents. You don’t have to write out a detailed inventory on the box but it helps to know if there are dishes in one and clothes in the other.

Stop Grocery Shopping

Two weeks before the move, you should stop grocery shopping. The more you bring into the house the more you have to pack up. Instead, focus on going through your cabinets and freezer to clear out all that food. The last thing you should pack up on the day the move is your refrigerator and it should be as empty as possible.

Get rid of clutter

A move is a terrific time to get rid of your unwanted clutter. You’ll be going through literally every room in the house to see what you want to take with you. You’re sure to find plenty of things that you can live without. That might not just include old electronics but also furniture and other big items. That’s when you want to bring in Junk King Cleveland. One session with these professional junk haulers and all your unwanted clutter will be taken away. Don’t start living in a new space with old junk. Give it all to Junk King Cleveland before you move.

Fall Lawn Care Tips

Although spring is certainly the busiest time of year when it comes to gardening, there’s a lot that needs to be done in the fall to take care of your lawn. Obviously, the primary focus will be all those leaves! Don’t wait until the last leaf falls to rake them up. If you can devote a little time each weekend bagging the leaves, then you’ll be ahead of the game. Here are some other lawn care tips for your fall:

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Fertilize

There will come a time when you stopped watering the lawn in the winter. Before that happens, you should lay down a coat of fertilizer. This is a way of providing nutrients to your grass. It might help also to aerate your long before you put down the fertilizer. Easy to do when you rent the right lawn care equipment.

Plant Bulbs

The fall is the perfect time of year to plant bulbs for spring. It’s almost like putting little presence in the ground that will bloom when the weather turns warm. Any good lawn care store or nursery will have a nice selection of bulbs for planting. It might help to draw out a little map so you remember exactly what you put into the ground.

Shut Down the Pool

The saddest day of fall will be when you have to shut down the pool for the season. It is a good idea to drain some of the water down before you put the cover on. It might help also to put some flirtations under the cover like beach balls to keep it from sinking.

Trim the Trees

As those leaves come down off the trees, you should also be thinking about pruning and trimming them. You definitely want to make sure there’s no branches overhanging your house or power lines. If some of your tree is close to power line, then you should be doing the trimming. Instead, call in the power company and let them take care that.

Get Rid Of Rubbish

As you do all this lawn care work you’ll probably notice a few items that could be tossed out like an old lawnmower, broken patio furniture or a crusty barbecue grill. Those the kinds of things that are best turned over to Junk King Cincinnati. Junk King can sweep into your property and quickly don’t up all the stuff you want to get rid of onto the back of the truck. In a matter of minutes, Junk King can clear your yard of rubbish and debris. That’s the best way to get ready for fall.

Customers Add More Great Reviews For Junk King Cleveland

“The team took up a job of moving a lot of construction debris from our basement. They were professional and did an excellent job. Their prices were reasonable and saved the wear and tear on me!” – Pat G., Cleveland

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That is a great way to sum up how Junk King Cleveland can be a benefit around your home. This is a company that is dedicated to making your junk disappear with very little effort on your part. You don’t have to move a single item around. Just leave it all on the spot for the junking crew to pick up. Here’s what if you other customers had to say about this terrific service:

“High level of professionalism. The gentleman removed the legs of the sofa just to be sure to not scratch the house. Very thorough and they cleaned up the bits and pieces and they went. They were even watching for our cats, so they wouldn’t get out.” – J.M., Brookpark

Junk King teams are great problem solvers. Although they move fast, they also move efficiently. Then I can a Russian and yank something out of your house just to get it onto the truck. They’ll take great care with your walls and floors and the occasional cat!

“Crew arrived on time and ready to work. They were very courteous and worked very hard. The amount of stuff that needed to be removed was overwhelming, yet they did so in a timely manner. I am so relieved to have all of the clutter gone. The price was fair and I would recommend Junk King to others.” – P.L., Broadview Heights

Whether your amount of junk will fill up the truck or just take up a little space, you can always count on Junk King to have it removed in a timely manner. And yes, it is certainly a lot better than doing it yourself!

“Ivan thoroughly explained the services and helped direct me in preparation for the pickup. He and Sean were very pleasant to work with, were prompt on arrival, quick to do the removal and swept the area after completion. I would certainly recommend Ivan to any friend or family member!” – Alyssa B., Avon Lake

There really is no mystery with Junk King Cleveland: if you want junk gone, then they make it happen the fast and affordable way.

Step Up Your Green Plan With These Helpful Tips

Can you remember when you first started recycling your plastics, newspapers and water bottles? It has probably become such a routine that you don’t think twice about it. This is a good program for any household to be a part of but your recycling plan doesn’t have to stop at the recycling bin. There’s a lot more you can do around the house to reduce your carbon footprint. Here are some terrific ideas to help your house go green:

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Insulate Your Attic

The reason that most roofs are dark is to absorb the sun’s heat. And since heat rises, that puts your attic as one of the hottest zones in your home. In fact, it can be 50° warmer than the rest of the house. The goal is to have your attic properly insulated. That way it will act as a tight seal to keep cool and warm air from escaping. Do you know what is the recommended level of insulation for your area? It’s a good thing to look up and to measure in order to make sure your attic is properly insulated. While you’re at it, it might be a good idea to install and attic fan to help push hot air out of your attic. That can help keep moisture from building up.

Install Low-Flow Shower Heads And Toilets

A lot of water goes right down the drain. That especially happens when you were showering. The average family can use up to 40 gallons of water per day. A low-flow showerhead allows just for two gallons per minute to flow out versus the typical 5 gallon per minute. That can be some very substantial savings. The same thing happens with your toilet. Each flush can be as much as 6 gallons of water used versus one and a half gallons with a low-flow toilet.

Plant More Greenery in Your Garden

Clearly, the best way to go green is to add green. If you have the room in your backyard, then it will be a good idea to plant a tree or more shrubbery. The trees can take a few years to fully bloom but it will be a very positive impact on the environment and even increase your home value.

Recycle Junk

Instead of holding onto all your e-waste such as old computers and televisions, you should turn that over to Junk King Cleveland. Junk King has been a green company since they began collecting junk over 12 years ago. They’ve identified all the proper recycling facilities in the Cleveland area and will happily make drop-offs of all of your recyclable materials. They’ll even repurpose things like furniture, clothing and other household goods by donating them to charities. When it comes to hauling junk, Junk King Cleveland is your green ally.

Prepping A Room For Painting

Painting a room is a terrific way to spruce things up. If you have the opportunity to paint your house before you move in with empty rooms, then all the better. However, that shouldn’t preclude you from taking on a DIY task of painting a room. It all comes down to the prep.

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Removing Obstacles

First, you want to remove all the furniture. If that’s not practical, then push everything into the center the room and cover it with a plastic tarp. Next, remove any fixtures or hardware that might get in the way. That includes switch plates, door hinges and curtain rods. It takes a little time but it’s worth the effort especially when you don’t get paint splashed on those things.

Clean The Walls

It may seem counterintuitive to clean the walls that you’re about to paint. The reason is that grease, dust and grime can make it a challenge for paint to bond to your walls. That in turn can cause streaks. You should take a dry cloth a damp sponge and go over all the walls to remove that layer of dirt.

Plug Up the Holes

As you wipe down the walls, you should be on the lookout for any nail holes or gouges. These should be filled in with spackle and then send it over to make smooth. Even if you intend to rehang photos in the same spot it is better off that you make the repairs in the wall just in case you change your mind.

Put Down the Painters Tape

Now that you’ve removed obstructions, clean the walls and made repairs you’re ready to put down the painters tape. First, put down drop cloth. That can either be a literal drop cloth like old sheets. You can also use plastic and paper found in roles at any hardware store. This should all be taped down so it will come up during the painting process. You then want to use painters tape along all the baseboards, moldings and any built-ins.

What you’ll be left with is clean paint zones that will be easy to cover. You’ll find that the actual painting will take a lot less time than the prep work but it is definitely time well spent.

It might also help get rid of any unwanted clutter before you begin the process. The less you have to move around the better off you’ll be. This is a task you don’t have to take on as a DIY project. Instead, turn it over the Junk King Cleveland. There provide you with the manpower and the truck space needed to get rid of all your rubbish. The best approach for prepping your room for painting is a call to Junk King Cleveland.

How To Become A Successful Landlord In Five Easy Steps

Whether you invest in a two-family home or a multiunit apartment building, you will want your tenure as a landlord to be successful. It’s not just about collecting rent and fixing the occasional leaky pipe. There are some proactive steps you can take to ensure your success. Here’s what you need to think about:

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Have Your Lease Review by a Lawyer

The Internet is cluttered with boilerplate leases that are used every day between landlords and tenants. The problem with these leases is that they are often loaded with illegalities. Every state and city has different laws pertaining to landlords and tenants. You should hire a lawyer that specializes in landlord-tenant leases and is familiar with Cleveland regulations to review your lease. It also helps to pay attention to the news with regard to changing laws because you might have to change your lease.

Reward Good Behavior

If you’ve done your work to screen out potential bad tenants than what you’re left with our good tenants. They should be rewarded for their good behavior like advance rent payments or tenant referrals. You can pass along the occasional movie tickets or dinner vouchers. If they make a special request about putting up shelves or some other modifications to the apartment, then let them do it. They’re trying to create a home that they want to stay in and that’s just what you want.

Conduct Move In and Move Out Inspections

Whenever you put a new apartment unit on the market, you should take thorough photographs of that place. You can even do a walking tour on video. These are the photos that you will compare with your tenant after they’ve moved out. Aside from normal wear and tear, those photos should look very similar. They can be used in any legal dispute you have with one of your renters who is claiming your withholding security deposit unfairly. Before and after pictures can instantly shut down a case in your favor.

Set Your Office Hours

Your rental property is your business. As such, you should have business hours. Tenants should appreciate the fact that you cannot call them at all hours of the night with their minor complaints. Obviously, emergencies are a different situation but that is what answering services are for. If you tell a tenant that they can call you anytime, then that is exactly when they’ll call you.

Bring In Professional Help

Just because you have to have maintenance complete on your rental property doesn’t mean you have to carry it out. You should develop a trustworthy list of vendors that include plumbers, electricians and handyman to take care of those repairs. If you ever need junk hauling, then Junk King Cleveland is the only call you need to make. These junk hauling pros have been in this line of work for over 10 years. Your session will be staffed with two capable movers and a huge truck. That’s all you need to get rid of any rubbish left behind by a previous tenant or for general yard waste cleanup. Hiring Junk King Cleveland to clear away the rubbish at your rental property will definitely make you a successful landlord.

Smart Tips For Marketing Your Restaurant

As with any business, marketing your restaurant is key to its success. You have to pay as much attention to getting the word out as you do to your menu and staff. The good news is that once you set up some of these marketing ideas they will be easy to maintain. Here are some smart tips for marketing your restaurant:

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Highlight Your Staff

Along with highlighting your menu options through your social media post, you should also give a shout out to your staff. These are the people that are to make your customers experience worthwhile. Regular customers appreciate being noticed by a staff. And it doesn’t hurt to show the smiles of the people working for you. It just generates a lot of goodwill.

Monitor Your Social Media

Setting up Facebook and twitter accounts are important for your restaurant. A daily post is something to aim for but it doesn’t always have to be the “hard sell.” You can conduct surveys, initiate conversations or just post fun videos that are making the viral rounds. You should also pay attention to comments left on your social media pages. It is helpful if you can thank customers and respond to their positive reviews.

Network with Food Bloggers

You’ll probably find many food bloggers working around Cleveland. Many of these bloggers have a very strong following. Not only should you start your own blog for your restaurant but you could also invite those other bloggers in for a meal. A positive mention from food bloggers in many ways is more effective than a newspaper review. It’s something to strive for.

Time Your Posts

If you are posting about food or menu specials, then you need to time them carefully. Even though the Internet is open 24 hours, your restaurant might not be. The best time to post is an hour before traditional meal service like lunch or dinner. If you are just posting random notices, then they can go up any time during the day.

All of these marketing ideas will hopefully result in increased customers. That means your business needs to be prepared for that. The first thing customers will notice will be your establishment’s cleanliness. Junk King Cleveland to be a big help with maintaining a clutter free restaurant. These junk removal pros will be able to clear out all your unwanted furniture, appliances and other rubbish that might be cluttering up hallways or a parking lot. One session with Junk King Cleveland will make sure your restaurant is a junk free zone.

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