Monthly Archives: January 2018

The Professional Junk Hauling Difference

We’ve all come to accept the term “professional” as referring to someone who gets paid to perform a service. In professional sports like the NBA and the NFL recruiters line up on college campuses to snatch up the best players. Once those grads sign a contact, they’ve become a professional.

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In our own lives, we seek out professionals all the time. When our car breaks down we want a professional mechanic, not some kid who has just taken auto shop in high school. If we’re looking to remodel our kitchen we want to hire a professional contractor. Do it yourself can only go so far! We surround ourselves by professionals: our doctors, our dentists, our lawyers even our kid’s piano teachers are all professionals. What about hauling away your junk? Shouldn’t you have a professional for that job? Yes, there are some very dedicated and experienced junk haulers who are extremely professional. They’re working for Junk King Portland.

Just because you’re hiring a professional junk hauler doesn’t mean they are going to show up in a suit and tie, carrying a briefcase. You’ll still get the guys with the work boots and gloves! However, these professionals will be treating taking the junk out of your home as if it were their own home. This means they’re not going to coming barging in to yank things out by dragging them across your nice wood floors or carpet. Remember, they are professionals who have been trained in the proper methods of moving heavy items. The goals are to have no scrapes, dings or chips anywhere on your floors or walls. The only way you should know that your junk has traveled out of your house is by the open space it leaves behind!

Any successful company stands on their reputation. Junk hauling is no different. If the junk hauling team that shows up to your house doesn’t behave in a professional manner, then you’re not going to hire them again and you’ll probably tell everyone you know to stay away. That business wouldn’t be in operation for very long.

When you need professional junk hauling, call on Junk King Portland to get the job done the right way.

Tips For Making The Toddler Bed Switch

There is a viral video making the rounds of a pair of twins caught on a monitor having all kinds of fun at night. What makes this especially interesting is that these twins have discovered how to climb out of their cribs. They don’t wander out of the room but instead, move around sofa cushions, rearrange furniture and generally do anything but sleep. Clearly, these toddlers are ready for their big beds. Is your little one? Here are some smart tips to help you make the switch to a toddler bed:

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Make Sure They’re Ready

Yes, a toddler who can already climb out of a crib is ready but what about other little ones? The age to start thinking about this is around 3 ½. Many toddlers can become very attached to their cribs because they see it as their own private safety cocoon. If a child is aware of friends or cousins who have a big bed, then they might ask when they’ll get one. You don’t need to rush things. As with the potty training, they’ll tell you when they’re ready.

Involve Them In Shopping

You don’t want to take your toddler to the bed store unless you’ve already been there. If all they offer are simple beds, then you can bring your child along to pick out their new bed. However, if they offer special designs like race cars or fire trucks, just be aware that is something your little one will become fixated on. If you’re not prepared for that type of purchase, then you want to avoid the temptation. One thing that can absolutely shop for is their bedding. There are plenty of fun choices for sheets and blankets. That will give them a sense of ownership.

Placement

You should try to place the toddler bed in the same area as the crib. Rearranging everything in the room can cause them some stress. Familiarity is key with making this switch.

To make room for the toddler bed, you might need to move out some of the old baby furniture. This is a good opportunity to go through the entire room including closets and dressers to pull out all those things that have been outgrown. Some of that you might want to keep. As for the rest, turn it over to Junk King Portland. One session with these pro junk haulers will have all those unwanted items safely removed from your home. Their next destination could be at a local charity so nothing has to go to waste. Let Junk King Portland help you make the switch to a toddler bed by clearing out the old furniture first.