Monthly Archives: October 2012

Richmond Old TV Disposal

Our televisions are a lot like our cars. When we buy a model we intend to hold onto that for several years. Typically, folks replace a television set when it has either “gone up” (as in busted) or when they want a new and improved model. Around ten years ago when the first flat screen plasma TVs came on the market they were retailing for around $10,000 a piece. Imagine paying that kind of money for a TV! Today, those same screens can be bought for a mere fraction of the cost. And the great news is that nearly every TV made today is a HDTV. Even if you want a tiny tube for your bedroom you’re still going to be getting amazing picture and sound quality all at an affordable price.

As you head out to go shopping for your new TV set you’ll want to consider your program delivery options. If you have basic cable then that cable has probably gone digital. What this means to you is that you are going to be getting more programming and sharper pictures. Just because you have a HDTV doesn’t mean every channel you want will be broadcast in HDTV. For those channels that are, you might have to pay an additional fee to your cable provide. There are also other options with regard to deliver of programming beyond basic cable such as satellite and fiber optics. As long as you’re investing in a new TV you might do a little research to find out if you’re getting the best deal. You could find packages that bundle your internet, TV and phone all into one affordable price.

In the realm of television buying, size does matter. Remember you’ll be holding onto this TV for several years. If the difference between a big screen and smaller screen is a few hundred dollars you might want to splurge for the big screen. Just divide the cost over five years of use. You could end up spending pennies a day!

You also have to consider placement. Your new TV could either work on a stand or mounted on the wall. If you go with the wall option, leave the job to the professionals. The last thing you want is your TV to come crashing down because you missed drilling into the stud.

Finally, you’ll have to consider getting rid of the old TV. This is officially classified as electronic waste or e-waste and it needs to be properly disposed of. You don’t want to sit it out on the curb and home someone will pick it up. Instead, give Junk King Central Virginia a call and let them handle the job. While they’re at it, Junk King can also remove any other bulky item you want to get rid of. You’ll enjoy watching your new TV a lot better knowing you’re in a junk free home!

Richmond Dumpster Rental Alternatives

People can sometimes be tempted to do a bit of unauthorized dumpster dumping.  Picture the scenario, you may have been in the same position at some point: there were some left over boxes or clutter around your home that couldn’t be thrown out in the garbage. Two blocks over was a perfectly fine and empty dumpster sitting on the street just waiting to be filled up. By the time those boxes made their way into the dumpster is was clear a lot of other folks in the neighborhood had the same idea. What was once an empty dumpster had become half full in just 24 hours. Imagine that was your dumpster rental? The problem is that when you are ready to do your actual dumping your dumpster might already be full. Even someone who should know better may not resist the temptation. Call this the “curse of the dumpster rental.” If they see it, they will fill it.

On the other side of that coin would be all those folks that would come by the dumpster after it’s already been filled to do a little dumpster diving. Just because you threw something out doesn’t necessarily mean its garbage; at least not in everyone’s eye. There are some local Richmond artists who love finding scraps of debris to turn into their next masterpiece. Other DIY types can see a discarded chair or end table and think they can refinish it. Of course, there are also many others who like dumpster diving for all the recyclable bottles and cans. To them a dumpster is a like a potential gold mine; there is just no telling what they would find.

To sum up: you’re going to rent a dumpster and put it outside your Richmond home. What follows is you have strangers dumping in their trash and other strangers picking through that trash. Is this what you want going down around your home or business? If you know in advance that you’re going to be tossing out a huge amount of stuff in one outing then you might be better served hiring Junk King of Central Virginia for your junk removal needs.

Junk King specializes in all kinds of junk removal. A Junk King crew consists of a multiple man team and a large empty truck. That team can be put to work in many effective ways. Unlike the dumpster on the curb, the Junk King crew will go to where your junk is and take it from there. That means you don’t have to do any heavy lifting; they’ll handle that. Once all that junk has been collected Junk King will also do their best effort to make sure it ends up are one of the many Richmond recycling centers and not the landfill. That’s good for the environment and good for reducing your carbon footprint. Break the curse of the dumpster rental and hire Junk King Central Virginia today!