The first reported incident of hoarding as a disorder can be traced back to the 14th century. Today, there are some medical researchers that figure at least 5% of Americans could be certified as hoarders. Doctors really can’t pinpoint how this disorder pops up but they can defiantly recognize it when it occurs. So can all the neighbors. The help a true hoarder take a team of counselors and psychologists. Usually it reaches that stage when the hoarding has proven to be a health hazard for the hoarder and for the neighborhood.
The goal is to convince the hoarder that they really don’t need all that stuff they are hanging onto. You might be happy to get rid of all your junk if only you had some help. That doesn’t make you a hoarder. It just makes you in need of Junk King Raleigh’s services. With Junk King on call you can finally toss out all those things that have been cluttering up your home and yards. Yes, Junk King works their magic indoors and outdoors.
Let’s start with the indoors. Every home has a “storage locker.” This would be the place where all your collected junk goes. When you get a new sofa you put the old couch in this room. If a new stove comes, the old stove goes in the storage room. The minute one bulky item goes there there are usually boxes of stuff that follow. Before you know it you’ve got a full fledge hoarding zone. This could be a spare room, an attic, a basement or garage. No matter where the junk is the Junk King Raleigh crew can move in to move it out. You won’t have to pick up a thing; the JK crew does all the heavy lifting.
Once they’ve sorted through the indoors that same crew can do a tour around your front and back yard to take away anything out there you want disposed off. This will be your chance to clear out the leftover debris from a remodel job or patio makeover. If you’ve done some landscaping then Junk King can also haul off the dirt. Simply put there just isn’t anything that Junk King won’t take away for you.
After it is gone you’re free to do whatever you want with that open space. Did you have something in mind when you first moved into your home? Maybe a home office or arts and crafts workshop? That can be yours again. Call Junk King Raleigh at 1-888-888-JUNK to set up a removal appointment before you get too comfy being a hoarder.
“Computer equipment contains environmentally hazardous waste and should be disposed of properly.” That’s the official word from the state of North Carolina. They have followed up that ominous talk by enacting a state law that bans TVs and computer equipment from being dumped into any landfills in North Carolina. They haven’t left the citizens high and dry when it comes to getting rid of personal e-waste. You can drop off your e-waste at a few certifies centers around Raleigh but there are restrictions.
For instance, here’s what they will accept: “laptop computers (working or broken), flat-screen LCD monitors (working), desktop computers (dual core or faster, working or broken), rechargeable batteries under 2 lbs., laptop batteries, cell phones and cell phone batteries.”
However the list of what they won’t take is a bit longer: “broken flat-screen LCD monitors, CRT monitors, TVs, desktop computers (P4 or older), printers, faxes, copiers or scanners.” What happens if you want to get rid of that stuff? To get it done right you’ll need to go off the government grid and give Junk King a call. These are the junk removal experts who won’t turn away any of your junk!
Once you embrace the concept that your e-waste can only be safely disposed of with a company like Junk King then you have two choices. Give them a call to set up a removal appointment or hold onto your stuff. The first choice is easy and makes perfect sense. The second choice is just adding to the clutter in your home. If you’re never going to use that TV or computer again why hold onto it? With Junk King Raleigh that stuff can be gone for good.
Hiring Junk King to cart off your e-waste doesn’t limit them to that specific job. They’ll be coming with a huge truck. How can you fill it up? Take a stroll down the basement or up in the attic. Is there some furniture that has seen better days? Junk King can move that out and drop it off to a charity that specializes in refurbishing sofas, chairs and tables. On that same removal appointment, Junk King can also load up anything you have in your backyard that you want to get rid of like old auto parts, a lawnmower, BBQ grill or kid’s swing set. As with your e-waste, Junk King will make sure everything that collect is gotten rid of the right way. In fact, up to 60% of all the junk collected by Junk King is recycled. When you’re ready Junk King Raleigh will be standing by to help de-clutter your home.
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.
There are big changes coming for Capital Boulevard. For anyone traveling through this section of downtown Raleigh, it’s easy to see why this area is in need for a makeover. Simply put it’s an eyesore. Given the fact that this is the gateway into our fair town it makes sense to try and spruce it up. The goal is to revamp this entire area with new bridges, parks and greenery. Right now this area is crowded with abandoned warehouses and buildings. The first phase is to buy up those buildings and tear them down. The first building to come down will be the old AMF bowling alley. All of this means there’s going to be a lot of debris removed from this area and we’re not just talking about bowling pins. There will literally be tons of construction debris removed from this area before the real work of beautifying can begin.
On a much smaller scale, you might be dealing with the same issues around your home. Is there some debris that needs to be taken away in order for you to being sprucing the place up? Debris doesn’t have to be trash and you don’t have to be a over-the-top hoarder but that doesn’t mean you still won’t have plenty of stuff you’d like to get rid of. Instead of letting another spring come and go without being clutter free, why not hire Junk King Raleigh to do the job once and for all.
Junk King Raleigh is made up of junk removal specialists who can turn your home into a clutter free zone in the blink of an eye. Every Junk King assignment comes with a capable crew and truck. That’s really all you need to take care of your junk issue. All you really need to do is decide what you’re finally ready to get rid of. Then when the Junk King crew shows up you just have to tell them what’s going to go and they’ll take it from there. You don’t have to bring anything up from the basement or drag it out of the garage. Where ever your junk is will be where the JK Raleigh crew will pick it up from.
When it comes to pricing, Junk King Raleigh will be extremely fair. They’ll only charge you by the amount of space your junk will take up on their truck. This means you won’t be paying any rental fees or dumping charges. This estimate is guaranteed. Could there be a simpler way of getting rid of all your junk? The short answer is, “No!”
Raleigh is a great town for sports. Between all the fierce Raleigh high school rivalries and college games there is plenty for a diehard fan to enjoy on any given weekend. Nothing beats having the hometown favorite bring home a trophy. However, when the team loses a handful of rowdy fans can turn watching a good game into a violent nightmare. This brings us to the issue of dumpsters. It seems that in recent years, dumpsters have become the popular target for disgruntled sports fans that are looking to cause trouble. A few matches and a seemingly harmless dumpster becomes a flaming inferno.
Now, it’s true that if you don’t live near a stadium or sports bar your chances of having a dumpster rental set on fire diminish but that doesn’t mean they still are a target. There is something about a dumpster that seems to attract all types of unwanted persons. Some of those folks are only looking for a treasure in your trash.
Other Raleigh urbanites have taken to dumpster diving as a form of protest. They want to show how much food is wasted by dumpster diving and collecting all the cast offs. As unappetizing as that might sound, there is a lot of waste from restaurants and grocery stores who are compelled to throw out items as soon as they hit the expiration date. But that’s not something you’re really thinking about as your decide whether or not to rent a dumpster for a cleanup around your home. However, you should be thinking about who might be wandering by your home that might want to take a peek inside your dumpster. Sometimes the temptation is just too strong to pass up.
Then there are your Raleigh neighbors to think about. If you’ve ever dumped something in a construction dumpster or any other big container then you know how easy it is to take advantage of those things. How often do you get to throw out bulk items? Of course, if you rent a dumpster is should be for your trash and not the entire neighborhood’s. Is there an alternative to dumpster rental? Absolutely and that would be hiring Junk King Raleigh.
Junk King Raleigh is a private junk hauling company that is part of a national franchise. This means that every Junk King branch is maintaining the high standards set by the parent company. You’ll be getting courteous and dependable service from workers who are licensed and insured. Instead of having a dumpster sitting around your property for several days, a Junk King crew can swoop in and remove everything want taken away in a single trip. No worry, no hassle and no sweat. That’s the Junk King way.
There’s been a lot of talk about trees recently at the Raleigh city council. This is because they are revamping their tree ordinance policies as it relates to what the utility company can to in terms of maintenance. Right now the Raleigh utility company can remove branches anywhere from two to eight feet away from power lines but this only applies to public property. Private homeowners will have to take care of their own tree trimming. However, if the last round of super storms has proved anything it’s that trees and power lines don’t mix. This was the major reason for all those blackouts: falling tree limbs. You would be well advised to put aside your desire for lush foliage in favor of running power. When the utility company comes out to do a little tree trimming it’s free. They also clean up after themselves. If a tree has to come down all together they’ll grind down the stump and sweep up the sawdust.
Clearing out debris like that is a good thing for the utility company to be a part of. What about the debris you have around your home? Maybe it’s not all fallen tree limbs but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of junk you could get rid of. By doing that you’d be making your home more spacious and safer. Best of all, you don’t have to do it alone. Junk King of Raleigh is standing by to lend a hand. In fact, they’ll lending four hands when you hire them because every job comes with a two-man moving crew. They’ll also be sending along a truck with enough space to cart off whatever you’re throwing out be it a pool table or computer.
When it comes to pricing, Junk King is extremely competitive. How much you’ll pay depends on how much space your junk will take up on that truck. There are no other fees like other companies charge such as dumping costs or travel time for the crew. That estimated price will be determined by a Junk King supervisor who will come out to your home for the assessment. Once they offer you that estimate and you agree it’s locked in. If it turns out that your junk takes up more room on the truck you won’t be charged a penny more. On the other hand, if it takes up less room you’ll be getting a refund. That’s a very fair way of doing this type of business. Call around to check out other so-called junk haulers. You’ll be coming back to Junk King Raleigh for sure!
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.
You’re favorite shopping partner this holiday season could be a smart phone app. There are dozens of scanner apps that let you wander into a nearby Raleigh store and take a picture of a product’s UPC bar code. The app then shows you if you can get that item at a better price somewhere else. What’s great is that armed with that information, you might be able to convince the store to sell you the item at the discount price. Chances are you’ll get the deal because they want to keep you in the store. This would make you a very smart shopper indeed.
Having an app like that is great but you should also do some other research in advance of shopping especially when you’re looking for big ticket items like major kitchen appliances. One of the most common things that folks forget to do is measure the space. If you’ve got custom cabinets where a fridge slides in for a perfect fit then you want to make sure your new fridge won’t be oversized. That holds true for stoves, dishwashers, washing machines and dryers. Measure twice just to make sure.
You should consider the life of the new appliance you’re getting in terms of how long you’ll be using it. Typically, something like a fridge or stove could last five years and beyond. That’s why you should treat yourself to buy something with a few more bells and whistles. Why scrimp when you can get exactly what you want? And make sure whatever item you get that it will be EnergyStar rated. This will insure your appliance is energy efficient. With a new refrigerator this matters a lot because that’s the single item in your home which uses up the most energy. An EnergyStar ice box can bring your electric bills down significantly.
After picking the perfect new appliance, you’re going to need to get rid of that old one. If you’re not donating it then chances are it’s destined for the trash heap but you just can’t toss it out the door and be done with it. Instead you should consider hiring Junk King Raleigh for the pickup and removal of any oversized item like a stove, fridge or dishwasher. Junk King Raleigh has the man power and truck space to cart off any large item. You don’t have to hire them for a single pickup. After they load up your old fridge, they can also help you get rid of anything else you want tossed out. This is a golden opportunity to clear out the spare room or clean out the garage to your car can park indoors again. Junk King is fast and affordable and they’re just a phone call away!
For the best in Raleigh Appliance Disposal, simply call 1-888-888-JUNK or book a free onsite estimate online today.
What shape are your “white goods” in? These would be all of your appliances. Perhaps they’re called “white goods” because back in the day all of our stoves, refrigerators and washing machines were all white. An interesting fact is that here in Raleigh you can’t take your white good appliance to a landfill and yet you’re already paying for that kind of disposal. As it turns out, every appliance sold in the state is slapped with a surcharge to cover the cost for those landfill owners to recycle that appliance that has already been dumped in their place. However, this surcharge doesn’t cover the cost of collecting that appliance. That’s all on you.
Here’s how the Department of Solid Waste for the state explains this: “The cost of collecting white goods has not been calculated into the solid waste collection program that is funded mostly by property taxes and partly by the solid waste fee included on utility bills. Since the disposal/recycling of white goods is not a routine service, it would not be cost effective to fund a crew simply to collect white goods. Instead, white goods collection is treated as a user fee situation.”
In other words, you can schedule a pickup and removal of a bulky kitchen appliance but it’s going to cost you. You also can only get that single item removed. What if you have more junk you want to get rid of? The best bargain for your bucks would be to hire Junk King Raleigh for all your junk removal needs.
Junk King is the local Raleigh business that has been cleaning up the clutter in homes and businesses all around the city. By now they’ve collected literally tons of useless items and made sure they were properly disposed off. For something like a refrigerator or stove, the Junk King crew will drop that item off at the proper recycling facility. Don’t worry if this center is an hour drive from your home; you’re not going to be charged for any travel time. In fact, you’re only going to be charge for the amount of space your junk will take up on their trunk. That is a true bargain!
Now you can finally get rid of that old fridge along with oversized items like mattresses, furniture and even backyard debris. Yes, Junk King Raleigh will even collect all the leaves that have fallen in your yard. Junk King is fast, efficient and dependable. Their workers are all licensed and insured. Simply put, Junk King is a solid company who depends on the recommendations of their customers. You can only achieve that level of success when you do the job right!
Did you have a good gardening season? This past summer was certainly proof positive that we’re living through some wacky weather but that doesn’t mean home gardeners didn’t manage to eke out a decent little harvest for themselves. As winter approaches, the temptation is to kind of let the gardens wither back into the ground and have Mother Nature take care of it all. However, most professional garden experts recommend that you clean up the spent garden debris to help diminish the occurrence of fungal disease. Worst case scenario would have those debris piles becoming a breeding ground for insects. Yes, there are bugs in the winter!
The suggestion is to deep plow that debris and get down to the roots. When roots are exposed to freezing temperatures there is a greater chance of reducing the emergence of plant pests. You could plant what is referred to as a “cover crop.” This would be something like rye grain, wheat or crimson clover. These plants will reduce erosion and provide nutrients for the soil. When these plants mature just plow them over about six weeks before you start the spring planting. We can all agree that it’s a lot of work to keep a garden growing and healthy but there are plenty of rewards to be had from all that work.
In terms of that hard work, you don’t have to do it alone. You can contract with Junk King of Raleigh to help with all the yard waste removal. While it is true that the bulk of what Junk King takes away is actually “junk” that doesn’t stop them from hauling off dirt, sod, fallen tree limbs, shrubs and leaves. In fact, there isn’t much that Junk King won’t haul away.
As a backyard gardener you might have the tendency to rake debris into piles. Nothing wrong with that. But when you hire Junk King Raleigh know that they can do all the work. In other words, if something has fallen in your yard, leave it where it fell and Junk King will take it from there!
Take note that all the work Junk King can do in your backyard doesn’t have to stop there. Why not take full advantage of their removal appointment by finally getting rid of some of the junk you’ve been hanging onto over the years? This will be all that useless stuff taking up valuable space in your garage, basement, attic and closet. Surely you could find plenty of other items that would make a perfect companion for your yard waste.
After Junk King has done their thing, you can focus on making sure the rest of your home and gardens are ready for the winter. Taking time to prepare now will set you up for a safe holiday and great growing season next year.