Monthly Archives: November 2013

Junk Removal For Your Home Town Richmond, VA

Over in nearby Chesterfield, there is one neighborhood who is taking a serious bite out of crime. The Meadowbrook Estates have powered up the local residents to take back their neighborhood. This is being accomplished with random patrols, a log book of criminal activity and rapid response from the police who are alerted by neighborhood watch volunteers of any nonsense. It starts with designating the area as a neighborhood watch zone. In other words, folks are on the lookout.

“It says six youths were trespassing at their pool property,” said neighborhood watch president, Julius Higgins. He was sharing an entry from his log book with a local news station. Team members are encouraged to write down any incident. “Let’s say if I was coming on today, I could read the narrative and say, ‘ok, this is what happened and I know what to look for.’ Communication is the key. Education is power.”

In addition to keeping an eye out for trouble, the neighborhood watch volunteers also do their part to keep the area clean by picking up trash. It appears to be working. Police say that involvement is paying off.

“This neighborhood has come full circle,” Cpl. Scott Gordon with the Chesterfield Police said. “When I started 24 years ago as a police officer it had its issues and it was things like a little bit of blight and people weren’t taking care of their properties like they should.”

That issue of “blight” is something we can all work on. If you live close to a vacant lot you can see how easy it is for that lot to be turned into an illegal dumping ground. All it takes is one sofa or tire to be tossed in there any folks think this is the place to leave their trash. For a vacant lot you might want to put pressure on the city for the cleanup.

Of course, you can help the effort by making sure your own property doesn’t have junk scattered about. To help clean that up you need only call Junk King Central Virginia. These are the junk removal pros that will show up at your property with a truck and hard working crew. They’ll be doing all the work which means you only have to point out what you want removed. In no time you can have your front yard, your garage, your basement and your attic cleared of all kinds of clutter. One call to Junk King will help you and your Richmond neighborhood clean up.

Haul Away Junk From Your Richmond VA Home

Haul Away Junk Richmond VAIt’s that time of year where most homes in America will be clearing out a space for the Christmas tree. If you’re a traditionalist when it comes to holiday decorating then no artificial tree will do. You’re going old school Douglas Fir. For those who have moved into a new Richmond VA home or are going back to a real tree this holiday season you might want to take advantage of some helpful Christmas tree shopping tips.

Buying a Christmas tree is a lot like buying a piece of furniture: You need to measure the space where it is going… twice. The last thing you want is to drag that tree into your living room only to find out you have to drag it back out to shave off a couple of inches from the trunk. You also want to measure the width of the space that tree will be going in. Now, take that very same tape measure with you when you go tree shopping. Just because a tree is labeled 7 feet doesn’t mean it is exactly seven feet. Better to have it trimmed on the lot then in your living room.

You also want to get a tree stand that is up for the challenge of the size tree you’re buying. The higher the tree, the wider the trunk and that is going to require a decent size stand. You also want a stand that will hold a lot of water. It’s vital that you keep your tree properly hydrated. It only takes a day or two of no water for the tree to dry out. When you’re picking up the tree, ask for a watering funnel. This lets you pour water down a spout without bending down and getting the presents all wet!

Naturally, you’ll want to clear out the space where the tree is going to go. For most of us this will mean shifting around a few pieces of furniture. What happens if you’ve got no room to shift? What if you need to put that chair in another room but the room is overflowing with clutter? This sounds like a job for Junk King of Central Virginia. These are the Richmond area junk removal pros that can pull up to your home and get rid of your junk in a flash.

When you open the door for the Junk King crew you just have to show them what you want removed and they’ll handle the job. Before you know it, your home will be free of clutter which means lots of room for that Christmas tree and presents. Start the holidays off right with a house clear of junk. Let Junk King of Central Virginia lend a hand!