As a result of a scheduling snafu, garbage was piling up across some Raleigh neighborhoods. A few weeks ago, the trash pickup days were rescheduled for over 43,000 households across the city. This was the first major change in trash pickup days in over nine years. Clearly, the city workers needed to work out the bugs in the new schedule because when the switch was made many households were forgotten.
Dave Close, who lives on Brooks Avenue near N.C. State University, told a local newspaper that he hadn’t, “Gotten a collection in more than two weeks when the truck finally arrived last Friday. The trash containers were inordinately full,” Close said. “It kind of looked like the sanitation workers’ strike.”
A lot of the confusion also came in households that has no idea the schedule had been changed. They were putting out trashcans days after the trucks already came through their neighborhoods. This meant the trash would continue to overflow until the next pickup. It would appear that everything got sorted out but it just goes to show you if you’ve got junk you shouldn’t wait to get it picked up by the city. Instead, you need to hire Junk King to take care of all your trash overflow.
When Junk King Raleigh is handed the task of a cleanup project they’re going to get the job done right and done fast. They get it right by dispatching a two-man crew who is capable of lifting any heavy object. If it took two movers to bring in your old sofa it’s going to take two movers to take it out again and that is just what Junk King will provide. That sofa of yours will then be loaded up onto the back of that truck. That also holds true for everything you want to toss out. Things like broken washing machines, kids furniture that they out grew and busted recliners are all perfect items for the back of a Junk King truck but you don’t have to stop there. That same Junk King crew will work around your yard picking up any kind of construction materials, old patio furniture or a rusty BBQ grill. If you want it gone, Junk King will take it away.
How much will this junk removal cost? That really depends on what you’re throwing out. That’s because Junk King is going to charge you by the amount of space your junk takes up on the truck. There will be no additional fees or hidden costs. Just one low price for all the labor, truck rental and dumping charges. Did we mention you’re not doing any of the work? If you’ve got junk then Junk King Raleigh is the only way to go.
A local gas station recently got into a bit of hot water when a gas spill seeped into the nearby Crow Branch Creek. This was an accident that police, fire and town officials responded to very quickly. By all accounts the cleanup went well but there is still a chance for some fines to pay for all that manpower. The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources has been testing the waters for contamination and won’t make a final statement until all those results are in. Still, it could be a hefty fine for this family run pit stop.
What is the biggest fine you’ve ever been slapped with? If you’re lucky it was just an occasional parking ticket. On the other hand, if you were ever sited by the county for violations around your property those could end up being some serious fines. Usually, it will be your neighbors who lodge complaints with the town about cleaning up the junk in your yards. They can’t really complain about what might be inside your home but the appearance on the outside impacts everyone in the neighborhood especially when it comes to assessing property values. If you happen to have junk issues then you need to hire Junk King Raleigh to clear them up.
Junk King are the pros in the Raleigh / Durham area when it comes to junk removal. They’ll make sure everything you want tossed out will be loaded up and sent off to the proper disposal site. All you have to focus on is what you want tossed out. Think about all the things you can’t lift by yourself. Those are perfect items to give to Junk King. Of course, you won’t need to do any lifting, not even to lend a hand. The JK crew does it all!
Not only can Junk King clean up your yards of debris but they can also go down into your basement or up in your attic to get to your junk. If you’re on a bit of a time crunch, don’t worry. Junk King Raleigh won’t keep you waiting. They usually ask for a two-hour window for a pickup. That’s a lot better than the cable company. There have been many customers who called Junk King in the morning and had their clutter cleared out by dinnertime.
Not every junk removal job is the same but what is the same will be how you’ll be charge. You’ll be provided with an estimate based on the amount of space your junk will take up on the truck. That’s an estimate that’s not going to change after the job is finished. When it comes to junk removal in the Durham or Raleigh araes, Junk King is the most trusted crew in the business.
When was the last time you truly pampered yourself? If you’re saying “That’s impossible because I don’t have the time” then you’re missing the point. You have to make the time. Pampering doesn’t mean you need to take a weekend off from all your responsibilities. Although that would be pretty sweet, you can achieve all the relaxing benefits with a little dose of pampering as you would with a full weekend away. For instance, why not set aside an hour to call and old friend and catch up. Forget Facebook, reach out and have a meaningful conversation.
Another simple treat is making yourself a cup of coffee or flavored tea. But wait, you do that every day, right? The difference would be in the pampering approach. Instead of pouring that drink into a “to-go” cup and gulp it on the run, take the time to savor the taste. Sit out back and just want the birds and bees do their thing in your backyard.
You could also take a bath by yourself. The operative phrase there is “by yourself.” If you have kids then you know what a hassle bath time can be. If you’re a shower person then it’s probably the same rush as gulping down the “coffee-to-go.” Draw the bath. Light some candles. Add in some fragrant bubbles and plug in your iPod. All together this process might take 45 minutes but it can really be a boost. The next time you go grocery shopping and see some treat you haven’t had in a while then buy it! Best of all, nobody has to know and you don’t have to share.
One way you can get the time for those pampering moments is another potential pampering appointment. That would be with Junk King Raleigh. These are the junk removal professionals based here in Raleigh that can help you scratch “get rid of all this junk” off your to-do list. Instead of taking hours to rent a truck, load it up and then drive around looking for a recycling center let the Junk King crew do all the work. They should be able to load up whatever you want tossed out in a very short amount of time.
Once that job is completed, they’ll still be on the clock because they have to make sure your junk is disposed of properly. But when you see the taillights of the Junk King truck pull away, you can turn your attention to your pampering. Will it be the bath or the cup of coffee? It really doesn’t matter because that time is all your own and Junk King Raleigh can help you get there.
How much drying space do you really need? That’s the question you’ll be asking when it’s time to upgrade your old dryer. Basic dryers come in a range between 25″ to 29″ as regular, wide or oversized. The big boys have 7 cubic feet drums all the way down to the mini 3 cubic feet. It might come down to the questions of where will you put your dryer and how big is your family? If you’ve got a large brood and the space you’re better off going for the bigger drum.
Another thing to look out for is a dryer with a moisture or dryness sensor. When activated, these sensors let the dryer know when your clothes are actually dry. It will then automatically shut off even if you have several minutes left in the cycle. This is going to cut back on your energy bills by a huge amount. Temperature controls are also important to help safeguard your fabrics. Low of fluffy drying cycles should be used for delicates while a high dry is perfect for everything else. How quiet do you want your dryer? If it’s next to a bedroom or the TV room it could cause problems. Ask about the noise factor and see if you can get an in store demonstration of the model.
The price of DVD and Blu Ray players are so cheap that it almost doesn’t make sense to get an extended warranty. However, you’ll be using your dryer a lot longer. That’s why it’s best to pay the extra for those warranties as long as parts and in home visits are covered.
When you’re ready to make the switch, you need to think about how you’re going to get rid of your old model. Not every delivery company offers a take away service. That’s why you’ve probably seen a lot of washing machines and dryers taking up space on people’s porches or in their garages. A terrific option for old washing machine and dryer disposal is hiring Junk King Raleigh.
You’ve probably seen one of their trucks making the rounds in Raleigh because the JK crews are extremely busy. They’re helping all kinds of folks get rid of all kinds of junk. Look at it this way; if you got something in your home that took a delivery truck to bring in then you’re clearly going to need that kind of truck to get rid of it. That’s just what you’ll be getting with Junk King Raleigh along with a dependable crew of hard workers and heavy lifters. You worry about picking out the right new machine and let Junk King handle the old machine.
To downsize is to shrink your living space and improve your quality of life. The reason is that with less property to manage you’ll save money and have more time to do the things you want that make your happy. A typical Raleigh downsize move would be to transition from a huge house to a smaller condo or apartment. This is a very popular move for parents who find themselves in a big empty house after all the kids have moved on. Why pay for all that space you’re not using? Retirees who don’t want to spend hours mowing lawns or keeping up with home repairs also benefit from downsizing. When you’re ready to downsize you should consider the following tips:
1. Make a List
This would be the list of all the things you can’t live without. This could include some of those furniture pieces, appliances, TVs, computers and kitchen equipment that you use on a regular basis. If you’ve got rooms of furniture or even a guest room where no guests ever go then those would be items you can get rid of. Always think smaller.
2. Start Sooner
Don’t wait until the week before you move to start thinning out your discarded items. As soon as you know where you’ll be living, you’ll know just how much space you’ll have to work with. That will be the time to start clearing out the clutter. The goal is to take less with you to your new home not the same amount of stuff.
3. Be Realistic About Your Keepers
The stuff you want to keep should be practical. Do you really need ten mixing bowls when you only ever use two? Do you need a dining room table that seats twelve when the most folks you ever have over for dinner is six? Depending on where you’re headed you might also be able to get rid of things like stepladders, lawn movers, gardening equipment and anything else you don’t need around the new home. This is especially true if you’re moving into a condo where all the outdoor maintenance will be take care of.
4. Call Junk King Raleigh
As you prepare to get rid of all your discarded items you’ll find that Junk King will become your perfect partner. They’ll be able to provide the manpower and truck space you’ll need to get rid of any amount of downsized items. With Junk King on your side you’ll find that making the move is going to be a lot less stressful. That’s because with one removal appointment, Junk King will have everything taken away and you won’t have to lift a finger.
Don’t put off a better way of living. Think about downsizing today. When you’re ready, Junk King Raleigh will be standing by to help.
Two questions: Do you know where the closest landfill is and do you know what is banned from that landfill? Unless you live within “smelling distance” you probably have no clue where the nearest landfill is and why should you? That’s not something you have to contend with. After all, your garbage is picked up and disposed of weekly by the trusted municipal workers. However, you should know what is banned from those landfills so that you don’t inadvertently toss it out. That would be all manner of televisions and computer equipment. As of July 1st, 2011 e-waste like that was officially banned from all North Carolina landfills.
Now, those same municipal workers could possibly pick up your e-waste and dispose of it in the right way but “when” that would do that depends on “where,” as in where is your quadrant? In a system that probably makes sense only to government workers but not many others, Raleigh is divided into 4 quadrants: NW, NE, SW and SE. Each of those quadrants has a designated pickup day but in order to unlock the clues to that mystery you’ll need to make your way through the maze of city’s automated telephone answering system and schedule an appointment. You’ll also have to drag whatever you want collected down to the curb. That might be easy if you’re tossing out an old laptop but a big screen TV? How are you supposed to manage that? There is a better way and that’s with Junk King Raleigh.
Junk King is the local Raleigh business that takes all the hassle out of junk removal. You still don’t have to worry about where the landfill is located or how to find the right recycling center for your e-waste. Junk King has you covered because those sites are all part of their daily drop off routines. And you won’t have to worry about lugging anything to the curb. The Junk King crew will do all the lifting and carrying.
If you have an old television to get rid of and intend to hire Junk King for the job you don’t have to stop there. Let the JK crew take away any other oversized item you’re ready to toss out. Furniture, appliances, mattresses, lawnmowers, remodeling waste: it can all go on the back of the Junk King truck.
This is the time of year when everyone is swapping out their old gadgets for new gizmos. By now you might have quite the collection of unused desktops, monitors or other types of e-waste. Get rid of them all at once with Junk King Raleigh; it’s really the only way to go!
Is it time for you to make a list and check it twice? No, we’re not discussing a “naughty or nice” list but a moving list. If you’re looking towards moving into a new home or apartment in the New Year then you should be well on your way to packing up. The earlier you can start the packing phase the better off you’ll be in terms of your stress levels. This doesn’t mean you have to pack up everything in a day but if you’re weeks from the big move day you can start with small things like a bookshelf a day or a cabinet a day. Before you know it you’ll have everything you need ready for the movers.
The thing to make sure is that you label those boxes not only with the contents but also where is will be going in your new home. The easier you can make it for the movers the better off moving day will be. It will also be less expensive because once the movers show up the meter starts running. If they have to waste time carrying boxes from room to room you’re going to end up getting a bigger bill then you expected.
Another way to save on moving expenses is to actually have a junk removal day before the actual move day. This is where you’ll be getting rid of all the junk you’ve noticed you’ve collected over the years. It’s when we’re forced to pack up everything that we realize just how much junk we’re hanging onto. You certainly don’t want to start a new life in a new space by carrying all that old junk with you. You don’t have to when you hire Junk King Raleigh for the removal chores.
With Junk King Raleigh helping out you won’t have to fuss with renting a truck; that’s part of the deal. You’ll also be getting a two-man crew to do all the backbreaking work of lifting and carrying your junk. But don’t feel guilty: those crews are professionally trained to haul heavy objects and think nothing of moving a sofa or fridge.
As you pack, you could start to build up a pile of your discarded stuff for the Junk King removal. But even that is more effort then you need to exert. The Junk King Raleigh crew will go where your junk is whether that’s down in the basement, up in the attic or out in the garage. Just tell them what you want removed and they’ll handle the rest. It couldn’t be any easier!
Tis the season for a new TV. Every year the deals for brand new televisions sets get better and better. Don’t worry if you missed out on the Black Friday door busters. You might be surprised to discover that those very same deals can be yours without camping out on the sidewalk. If this will be your first journey into the wonderful world of HDTV you’ll want to take note of a few things to be on the lookout for.
HDTV stands for High Definition Television. It refers to the picture and sound quality that is going to be delivered to you in this digital age we’re living in. The minimum quality of HDTV to look for is one that has 1280 x 720 pixels. A pixel is a point of light. The more points of light, the sharper the picture. You also want to check the plug-in ports. This is where you’ll be hooking up your DVD and/or Blu-Ray player. The best option is a HDMI connection. This is a simple plug in utilizing a special cable running between the machines and it will afford you the highest quality picture and sound for your playback. Most new HDTVs come with this kind of port as standard but it’s always good to double check.
You’re also going to discover that “slim is in” when it comes to the new design of TVs. Gone are those old tube types. In fact, you might not even be able to find them in the stores! Instead, you can treat your new TV like a painting and hang it on the wall. If you prefer there are plenty of stylish stand options for the TV as well. Your new HDTV might also have to be adjusted for your picture quality preference. There are different settings that adjust the color and brightness depending on the type of program you’re watching. There might be a setting for sports, cinema or natural viewing. Try them all out to see which is going to be the perfect fit. And as long as you’re going HDTV you might as well kick in for surround sound, too! There are plenty of “Home Theater in a Box” type of systems that let you plug and play with very little set up hassle. You’re going to need some external speakers but they should all be part of that kit.
Before you take delivery on that new TV you want to make sure you clear the space by getting rid of the old box. A TV is not something you can sit outside on the curb. It has to be properly disposed of and the best way to do that is with Junk King Raleigh. They are Raleigh’s best junk removal specialists and are happy to help you get rid of the clutter in your home. You don’t have to hire them just for the TV removal. Take advantage of this big truck by getting rid of all your unwanted junk. That’s what Junk King Raleigh is all about!
There was a time not too long ago when the only method of getting rid of junk in Raleigh was to do it yourself. This was usually an all day affair. First you would have to make sure you had help. A trip to the dump yard means you were taking bulky items that can’t fit into your trashcan and that means you needed help lifting them. This was when you saw who your true friends were for sure! You would also have to have had a big enough truck to haul off what you’re dumping. Once again, it meant asking a friend for help because they had a big enough pickup.
After loading up your friend’s truck it’s off to the dump you went. You already know what a beautiful city Raleigh is so that means the local dump isn’t really all that “local.” It’s going to be a bit of a drive. Arriving at the dump would have you waiting in line behind a lot of other folks looking to make a drop off. Keep in mind this isn’t a free service. You’d be charged for dumping in a landfill. By the time you get back home you’re tired, smelly and frustrated that this is how you spent your weekend off. Is there a better way? Two words: Junk King.
Junk King Raleigh is part of a national franchise of professional junk haulers and they’ve just opened up a shop here in Raleigh. A call to Junk King means you don’t have to do any lifting, borrowing or driving. A Junk King supervisor will be coming out to your place to take a gander at all your junk. You don’t have to move it around for him or clean it up. Just take him on a little tour and point out the furniture, mattress, stove or boxes of junk you want taken away. Once they get a sense of how much you’re tossing out they’ll write you up an estimate. That price will be based on how much space your junk is going to take up in a Junk King truck. This is the best way to give you a fair price without hidden fees or hourly rates. You then get to set up an appointment for the Junk King removal session. If you can’t be home and want to pile your junk up in the driveway that won’t be a problem. If weekends or after work hours are better for your schedule that won’t be a problem. Junk King is here to serve you not the other way around.
On the day of the appointment, the Junk King crew will show up on time and get the job done without any fuss. Before you know it you’ll have a home free of useless clutter. Isn’t that the way it’s supposed to be?
For the best in Raleigh Junk Hauling, simply call 1-888-888-JUNK or book a free on site estimate online today.
What’s your favorite whirligig? Never heard of a whirligig? It might be that you’ve seen a whirligig you just don’t know that was its name. Whirligigs are wind-driven creations constructed from motor fans, cotton spindles and other recycled parts. Simply put, its junk turned into functioning art and they’re being built right here in Raleigh. Vollis Simpson is a local artist who has a warehouse in Lucama. There he supervises a crew of about 16 towards the creation of these sculptures; some of which stand as tall as 50 feet. And Vollis is 93 with no signs of slowing down. In fact, he is pushing to put the finishing touches on the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park schedule to open in Wilson sometime next year.
All of this begs the question: What could you make out of your junk? Admit it; you’ve got junk, right? We all do. It’s a natural by-product of living. Through our travels we collect things. We even collect things if we never move from the home we grew up in. What makes something junk as opposed to a precious heirloom is time and usage. Those two elements work hand in hand. Suppose you have an old pool table down in the basement. There was a time when the kids loved shooting stick but now they’re grown up and moved on. Nobody plays pool. Doesn’t that make the pool table junk? Sure you could try to sell it on Craigslist but if the felt is torn up, it’s scruffy and billiard balls are missing then it really is heading towards junk territory. Unfortunately, you can’t toss that pool table out with the garbage.
You can apply that same scenario with just about anything: old furniture, boxes of clothes, auto parts, and lumber scraps. Basically, if there is something you haven’t used in over six months or it’s busted up its junk and it’s time to get rid of that. Thanks to Junk King Raleigh, getting rid of junk is easier than ever.
Junk King is a new company that is part of the Raleigh business community. They’re a national franchise of professional junk haulers. Because they are a national franchise they must adhere to high standards when it comes to the type of work they conduct. This isn’t some “fly by night” guy driving around in your neighborhood in a pickup truck. These are licensed and insured workers who know what they’re doing. And what they do best is clear out the clutter of our lives.
When you hire a Junk King Raleigh crew you’re getting a promise that they’ll show up on time and only charge you want their estimate will be for moving out all your junk. That estimate will be based on the amount of truck space your junk will be taking up. It’s just that simple. Don’t take any chances; call Junk King today for all your junk removal needs.
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