Do you find yourself making more of a mess in your kitchen looking for things than actually with your cooking? That is a clear sign you need to step up your approach to kitchen storage. Here’s how to get it done:
Declutter Your Kitchen
The first step is to declutter the entire kitchen. That means pulling everything out of cabinets, drawers and the fridge. Getting rid of expired food in the fridge and freezer is easy. Then you have to make the tough call about all the rest of the stuff. Are you ever going to use that ice cream maker you got as a wedding present year ago? Are there gadgets that you don’t even know what they’re for? All that stuff they you’re not going to use needs to be set aside. Focus on the practical items for your kitchen.
Use Space-Saving, See-Through Containers
The biggest contributor to kitchen clutter are all those food storage containers. You never seem to have as many as you need and the ones you do have are missing lids. The best way to store your containers is with another container. Put the empties in one bin and all the lids in another. Those two receptacles should be the only place a plastic container should ever go and they should always be side by side.
Make Use of the Back of Your Cabinet Doors
There is a lot of wasted space in your cabinets beginning at the door. Instead of leaving that area empty, you can utilize a lot of storage hooks for measuring cups, pot holders and even pot lids. Attach a magazine rack to the door and it becomes a perfect place to store your cutting boards. If you’re using a separate pantry with a door, then paint that door with blackboard paint and convert it into a chalk board for a kitchen grocery list.
Create Sections with Tension Rods
Tension rods are most often used to hang curtains but someone caught onto this concept and made smaller rods that can be used in cabinets. They work great under the sink to hold up cleaning bottles.
As you reconfigure your kitchen storage, you’ll come across a lot of things to get rid of. That’s where Junk King Philadelphia comes into play. These are the junk hauling experts who can quickly remove all that unwanted clutter. They can also load up an old futon, computer, TV or any other item you want to toss out that can’t go in the trash. You’re going to open up a lot more storage in the kitchen and house after Junk King Philly is done clearing out the clutter.
This past Christmas, it was very easy to recycle your Christmas tree in Chesterbrook. All you had to do was remove the decorations and take it out to the curb on trash pickup day. The only challenge was to make sure you got the tree down by that first week after New Year’s. When it comes to recycling an old computer, you’ll find it a bit more challenging. You would be hard pressed to find a convenient drop off site for your e-waste. You probably have a lot of other things you’d like to get rid of that can be put into a trashcan. That is when you call in Junk King Philadelphia.
Junk King Philly is part of a national chain of professional junk haulers who have been in this line of work for quite some time. They have worked out a system that not only benefits the homeowner but also the environment around Chesterbrook and beyond. Junk King wants to make it easy to get rid of your stuff. Unlike the Christmas tree, you won’t have to bring anything your getting rid of down to the curb. The moving squad who will be assigned to your appointment will carry everything out of the house and onto their truck. That even means bringing furniture down from a second floor or an attic. Are you considering the possibilities?
Junk King crews can also be tapped to help clear your yard of any kind of debris that has been gathering since last year. All those piles of wood, lumber, auto parts and tires can finally be picked up and cleared away. Think of the improvement that is going to make in your property.
All you need to do is pick a day when you want Junk King to clear away your rubbish. They only ask that you set aside two hours. That is less about how long it will take to remove your stuff and more about giving them time to get through Philly traffic. They’ll be calling on the day of your appointment to keep you posted on their whereabouts. If you want swift junk removal in Chesterbrook, then you want Junk King Philly on the job. They’ll know what to do with your rubbish.
Although it might not seem like it, spring is just a few weeks away. It is time to think about freshening up your home with some new decorating ideas. You could take a “top to bottom” approach and redo your entire house or just focus on one room at a time. Makeover the living room in the spring and your bedroom at the start of summer. Here are some fresh decorating ideas you can put into action today:
Go Bold With Color
One of the biggest secrets of an interior designer is “color is cheap.” You’ll find that you can repaint a room for a lot less money than it would cost to replace all the furniture. If you’re thinking about repainting, then you want to think about going bold with color choices. Think outside your current color scheme. Instead of a white wall for the dining room, go red. In the living room, you can try a pastel yellow or green. The bedroom is a perfect place for soothing blue tones.
Before you break out the brushes, you might want to narrow your color choices down to three or four top picks. Then get small samples of those colors and paint a square on the target wall. This will let you see what that paint is going to look like when it dries and in the light.
DIY Your Decor
Décor is defined as any item that doesn’t serve a practical function but instead provides decoration “accents.” Your décor elements can be artwork, rugs, candles and other selective knick-knacks. Décor is always open to personal interpretation. In other words, what is appealing to you is what should go into the room but not all of these items have to be bought from a high-end decorating store. You can create keepsake mementos using things you collect on vacation. Arrange them in a frame or shadow box. You also have plenty of photos stored on your cell phone. Print them out and put them into frames, too. There is also plenty of kid artwork you can use as a whimsical “artwork” piece for your décor.
Before you take on any one of these decorating projects, you want to make sure you’re working in a home that is clear of clutter. You wouldn’t want to clear out a room to paint it and then bring back in all the worn out furniture and other rubbish. Instead, turn that all over to Junk King Philadelphia today. Let them do all the clearing work. One junk removal session with Junk King Philadelphia is all it will take to get your home clear of rubbish and ready for decorating.
The city of Philadelphia makes getting rid of trash easy. They’ll send over garbage collectors once a week. In exchange, you have to bring your trashcan to the curb and make sure it’s not overflowing. It is a smooth operation that is only interrupted by snow storms and holidays. Even then, the garbage collectors manage to bounce back with out a lot of effort.
Things only get difficult when you want to those collectors to cart away bigger stuff like recliners or mattresses. To make that happen, you have to bring what you want tossed out down to the curb. That’s hard if you’re living in the top floor of an apartment building or the thing you want to get rid of is down in your basement. There also isn’t a guarantee it will get taken away. If it is too big or too heavy, the garbage collectors have the right to refuse it. A much better approach is to simply hire Junk King Philadelphia. They’ll get rid of whatever you want cleared away. Best of all, you won’t be doing any of the lifting.
When you hire Junk King, you’re hiring you own personal work crew. This is a team that is licensed and insured. Unlike a work crew who is remodeling your home, the Junk King crew isn’t going to stick around all day. They show up, grab your stuff and go. It isn’t complicated at all. There also isn’t any limitation to what you can get removed in terms of size or weight. The Junk King crews are equally skilled a removing an old treadmill as they are with a box of sweaters. They’re only focus is to make sure everything you want gone is loaded onto that truck.
You should also know that Junk King Philly is dedicated to keeping as much of what they collect out of local landfills. You can’t say the same about the city garbage collectors. Junk King would much rather make a drop off at a charity than a dump. You should feel good turning your stuff over to Junk King knowing it won’t get trashed. Ask around and you’re sure to discover that when it comes to quality junk removal, Junk King Philadelphia is the best service in town.
Magic only really happens in the movies. It would be great if you could wave a wand and have your clutter disappear. It would totally change the way you clean! Of course, there is a way to make your clutter disappear with one call as long as that call is to Junk King Philadelphia.
Think about shed clutter. This is the small structure in your backyard that has become a kind of “extension” storage unit. It is where all the things that can survive a cold winter end up. And much like your closets inside the house, your backyard shed could also have a lot of clutter you can probably toss out. The only time that clutter becomes an issue is when you go looking for something and can’t find it. Instead of fighting through that clutter, turn it over to Junk King Philly today.
The crew who will be coming out to your home will be able remove just about any item from that shed regardless of size or weight. You can finally get rid of the lawnmower that isn’t working or the snow blower that has been replaced. Say goodbye to all those rusty gardening tools and grimy planters. The best part of all of this is that you won’t have to lift a finger aside from pointing to all the things you want taken away. It is just that simple.
You aren’t limited to just clearing out the clutter from the shed in this appointment. You can also have the crew take a pass at your garage, basement and closets. Even if something can’t fit on the truck, like an entertainment center, the crew can break it down and load it up.
As for pricing, Junk King Philly has set up a pricing policy that is used with all the Junk King franchises across the country. That policy is based on truck space, as in, how much space will your stuff will fit on the back of the truck. You’ll know this price once the crew has looked over all the stuff they’ll be loading up. They’re expert packers and that’s going to be a huge benefit to your bottom line. If you’re looking for a way to make your backyard shed clutter and home junk disappear, then let Junk King Philadelphia work their magic.
If you need to get your home or your elder loved one’s home ready for retirement, then it’s time to senior proof. This is the process of making your home safe for anyone who might be having mobility issues. You’ll actually find that making some of these improvements would probably benefit the entire family. Everyone wants a safe home, right? Here is the smart way to senior proof your home:
Check the Exterior Entrances and Exits
The first thing to check is the ways into your house. Are the walk and driveway surfaces even? A small crack today can turn into a big problem tomorrow if you don’t make the fix. You might also want to think about getting the curb outside your home cut down to allow for easy access.
Moving onto the porch, are there sturdy handrails at the steps? Are they in good condition? You also want to check all these areas at nighttime to make sure there is plenty of light from the driveway, up the porch and into the house. Once at the door, are there durable locks and does the door open easily?
Check the Stairs and Halls
Once inside the home you want to make sure the pathways between rooms are clear. This is especially important when a wheelchair is involved. Are there sturdy railings for the stair leading up to the second floor? Here you’ll also have to make sure there is adequate lighting. There might come a time when your senior loved one will benefit from a stair lift. That is not as complicated as it might seem.
If there is carpeting on the stairs or hallways, then they need to be firmly attached to the floor. What if you have wall-to-wall carpeting? Make sure it hasn’t gotten so worn down as to become slippery.
Getting your home senior proofed also means clearing out the clutter. The more you can take out, the better off you’ll be. This is where Junk King Philadelphia can be a big help. For your junk removal session, Junk King will send over a team of movers and a big truck. What else do you need to do for this session? Just pick out the stuff you want taken away and Junk King will handle the rest. To senior proof your home, start with a call to Junk King Philadelphia to get rid of the unwanted rubbish.
What kind of winter rubbish do you have cluttering up your home? Winter rubbish would be all those things that you would normally use in the winter but have no plans of doing so this time around. Winter coats and boots that no longer fit are a perfect example of winter rubbish that is taking up valuable storage space in your home. The same could be said for any old sleds or snowboards that the kids have outgrown. How much space are they taking up in your garage? When you sort through it all, you’ll realize there is no reason to hold onto winter rubbish. That’s where Junk King Philadelphia comes into scenario. You want that clutter gone? Junk King is the company to get it done.
Not everything you want to get rid of this time of use is for strict winter use. You could have an old bedroom set up in the attic or a couch down in the basement that you want to finally get rid of as well. Those are more perfect jobs for Junk King. The two man moving crew who will be handling your session won’t be challenged by carrying stuff up and down stairs. They do that every day.
Going through your closets in search of those unwanted winter outfits might have you accumulating quite a big pile. When you turn it over to Junk King, you’ll be actually donating it to a charity. That’s what Junk King strives to do with the bulk of useable items they collect and it’s not just this time of year. That is Junk King’s policy all year long.
As for timing, you could book a same-day pick up with Junk King Philadelphia today. It all depends on timing and whether one of the crews is close to your location. If that can’t happen, then there is a good chance Junk King can make it out to your place by tomorrow. Yes, they move that fast.
Once all that excess clutter is gone, you’ll feel a lot better going into the holidays. If you want to get rid of your winter rubbish today, then call Junk King Philadelphia ASAP!
Recycling is part of our daily lives. Even if you don’t toss a water bottle into a recycling bin today, you probably opened a container made from recycled paper or drove on a road made from recycled asphalt. Recycling touches a lot of our world. How much do you know about recycling? You’ll know a lot after checking out these fun facts:
Recycling is all about saving energy. How much energy gets saved when you recycled one ton of paper? That comes out to 682 gallons of oil, 7,000 gallons of water and 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space. That’s a lot of saving on many levels.
About paper… 95% of all the data in the world is still stored on paper. And most of that data is never looked at again. That means there are tons and tons of paper sitting in filing cabinets, binders and storerooms that will just gather dust instead of being recycled. Yes, emails might have changed the way we communicate but we’re still using a lot of paper. Tough habit to break.
Plastic water bottles make up a large portion of the recycling stream. When you recycle a single plastic bottle, you’re conserving enough energy to light a 60-watt bulb for up to six hours. Remember, it takes less energy to recycle an item than it does to create it from scratch. That’s the whole game, right there. In the next hour, Americans will have thrown away 2.5 million plastic bottles. What happens if they end up in a landfill? Literally nothing because it takes 500 years for a plastic bottle to decompose.
There is also a real danger to animal life when we don’t recycle. Thousands of marine creates die by mistakenly swallowing a plastic bag. They think it looks like a jellyfish. Tragic. It’s a good enough reason to ban plastic bags.
What about soda cans? Every year, we toss out enough soda cans and bottles to reach the moon and back… 20 times. That’s a lot of cans out there.
How are you doing with your home recycling program? It is easy to get into the habit of recycling but you shouldn’t stop at plastic, paper and aluminum. You can also recycle all the junk you want to clear out of your house. At least you can if you hire Junk King Philadelphia for the job. These professional junk haulers have partnered up with several recycling facilities around the area and are happy to drop off your stuff to those centers. Keep up your recycling and get your junk repurposed with help from Junk King Philadelphia.
December 19th. That is an important day to remember for anyone sending Christmas gifts. That is the last day that the postal service will guarantee that the person you’re sending to will get the gift by Christmas. If you think the lines at the post office are bad now, then just try to send something on that day. Hopefully, you’ll get everything shipped long before that cut off. It helps to do some pre-planning around the holiday season. That also includes getting your house in order. Now is the perfect time to schedule your junk removal session with Junk King Philadelphia to get your home totally junk free for the holidays.
Getting rid of junk might have been a task you’ve been putting off for some time. If you missed clearing clutter during your spring break cleaning, then perhaps you wanted to wait until summer. Of course, who wants to take on that kind of job in the summer? The thing to remember about hiring Junk King is that you won’t actually be doing any work. You also won’t be sacrificing a lot of time either.
Junk King will send a crew over to your home to do all the heavy lifting. That includes climbing stairs. All they ask is that you set aside a two-hour window for the appointment. Most removal sessions only take a fraction of that two-hour. That “window” is put in place to give the crews time to get from one appointment to the next. Much better than the five-hour window the phone company asks for!
The moment the crew arrives, they want to get busy. That starts with them looking over all the things you want to get rid of. They don’t have to be in a single pile. They know how to size things up. This is how they’ll determine the price. It is going to be based on how much room your stuff is going to fill on the back of the truck. One rate covers everything from the pick up to the drop off. Get your holidays off to a junk free start with a Junk King Philadelphia session today.
Every city makes getting rid of garbage rather easy. They provide you with the trashcan and ask that you put it out on the curb on your designated trash pickup day. Most often, you pay for those services through your property taxes or by other means. Still, given the reliability of those pickups it is a very efficient way to get rid of all the garbage in your house. Of course, the only limitation is what you can put into that trashcan. You won’t be able to throw out a refrigerator or stove that way. Easiest way to take care of big appliance recycling is to turn that task over to Junk King Philadelphia.
Kitchen appliances are designed to slide across linoleum floors. This allows you to clean behind them or pick up anything that got dropped. The real challenge comes when you need to appliances out of the kitchen altogether. That is definitely a two-man job. That is exactly what Junk King will provide you. Every session arranged with Junk King is staffed by two capable movers who have a lot of experience moving big appliances. They will take great care to make sure your floors and walls aren’t scuffed up. That alone is worth hiring Junk King but there are more benefits.
Junk King Philadelphia a terrific recycling partner. The bulk of what they collect will often end up either at a recycling facility or charity. If the big appliance that you’re getting rid of still is operational, then those charitable organizations of the best option. The make sure those appliances are put to use again. If the item is completely shot, then recycling is the way to go. The Junk King crew has been trained to sort and categorize everything they collect. Don’t know just where to drop it off. That might sound like additional work on their part but it is work there happy to do because of their eco-friendly junk removal policy.
Although your main focus might be getting rid of those big appliances, hiring Junk King means you can get rid of the rest of your unwanted clutter the same session. This is a great way to get your home junk free before the holidays. Junk King Philadelphia takes the stress out of big appliance recycling because they do all the work.