Holidays and snow. Those are the two major reasons why trash pickup is delayed. Whenever there’s a holiday you can expect that trash delivery will skip a day. That’s not too big of a deal. But it is the snow days that cause bigger problems. When you can’t get to the curb with your trash because of the snow then you might be stuck with it for longer than just a day. Unless the streets are plowed garbage trucks can’t make their way through. It simply becomes a mess!
There is one company that prides itself on a speedy turnaround for their junk hauling services. Junk King Richmond usually completes their assignments within 24 hours of first contact. Yes, the snow might slow them down, too, but you’ll find more often than not that there’s never a delay with Junk King for your rubbish removal.
Although Junk King is happy to pick up your trash overflow, the best used of their moving crew and truck is to get rid of the big bulky objects from your home. These movers will swiftly be able to clear out things like a loveseat, recliner, futon, mattress, baby furniture and any type of major kitchen appliance. Getting rid of one of those items can have a big impact around the house. If you have a half a dozen things that size to clear out, then you really wanted put Junk King on the task.
Everything that Junk King collects will be sorted back at the depot. They’re going to be looking for things that can be donated or recycled. These extra drop-offs might take up time for the Junk King crews with a considerate time well spent. They don’t want to go to a landfill any more than you would want to! Thankfully, the partnerships they develop with the charities and recycling centers keeps them on alert for exactly the type of things those organizations are looking for. You have to do any of the sorting. The that all for the Junk King team.
When you hire Junk King Richmond to take care of your rubbish removal, you won’t be waiting very long at all. Make your session happen with one call.
What is your big Christmas wish for this year? Most kids have one special present in mind and that seems to be all they can think about. In fact, they even made a movie about that! The older we get the more we just want to make sure everything is nice for our friends and family. That could mean opening up your home for a special Christmas dinner or an open house party. Those always fun and festive. The best way to get ready for your Christmas guests is to make sure the home is decorated. That should start with a session from Junk King Richmond. They won’t be able to help string up any lights but they can certainly do a lot when it comes to removing rubbish throughout the home and property.
One of the things you’ve been looking at all year in your home that you’d like to get rid of? These might be items that aren’t always visible. For instance, you could have some old furniture down the basement that you will see go to do some laundry. There might be some electronic gear and outdated computers that you tucked away in a spare room. And there’s no end to the kind of unwanted clutter that can be crammed into your garage and closets. If you were the take the time to go through your entire house and designate all the items that you want removed, then you might discover it’s quite a lot of things. It might seem overwhelming but when you bring in the crew from Junk King all of that stuff can be gone in a matter of minutes.
As soon as you know exactly what you want to get rid of, you’ll want to schedule your appointment with Junk King. They might be able to provide you with the same day pickup. Yes, you could call Junk King when you’re having your breakfast and have all your stuff gone by dinnertime. They like to work that fast!
Let Junk King Richmond help make your home entirely rubbish free for Christmas.
When was the last time you found a “treasure” up in your attic? Around these parts, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to stumble upon some piece of family history that was kept up in the attic without anyone remembering it was there. In extreme cases, there have been things like copies of the Declaration of Independence or masterpieces from famous painters discovered in attics. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with finding some treasures from your baby!
It might be worth spending an afternoon up in the attic going to all the things you have in storage up there. This will also give you a chance to decide which of those things can be removed. When that decision has been made, you will want to call in Junk King Richmond. These are the junk hauling professionals that can empty out your attic in no time at all.
The challenging aspect about emptying out the attic would be how many trips you have to make up and down the stairs. Although it would definitely be a good workout, you don’t want to navigate those stairs with heavy boxes. That is a task best left for experienced movers like the kind you’ll be assigned from Junk King. This crew won’t have any problem making as many tracks up the attic stairs as needed to get rid of all the things you want hauled away. It can also be a bit dusty but the Junk King crews aren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty.
Before they make their first trip down with a load of unwanted rubbish, they’re going to lockdown the price that you be charge. This will be a flat fee based on how are going to pack up the truck with all your stuff. One price covers all the labor, transportation and disposal. Keep in mind, that disposal might include several trips to a charity or recycling center but you won’t be charge extra for that. It’s all part of the package.
Getting your attic empty of unwanted clutter is the perfect job for Junk King Richmond. They do all the work and you get the empty space!
A smart rule to establish with your kids is that any time a new toy comes into the house, an old toy has to go out. This way they can learn about donating and you won’t be overwhelmed by clutter. Of course, if you establish a rule like this, then don’t be surprised if your kids remind you of the rule when you bring something new into the house. For instance, if you’re buying a new fridge, then you need to get rid of the old fridge. It can’t just go out on the porch or into the garage. Getting rid of appliances like that isn’t complicated when you put Junk King Richmond on the job.
Have you ever tried to move the fridge or stove on your own? You can usually pull it away from the wall for a couple of feet before it becomes a challenge. The team from Junk King who will be helping you out won’t be challenged at all. They remove big appliances from home and apartments nearly every day. They’ve got the skills, experience and equipment to make it happen safely and without damaging your home.
The appliance you’re getting rid of might not be broken as much as in need of a repair. When you have Junk King remove it from your home, that appliance could be dropped off at a charity that specializes in fixing these kinds of items. For all the rest, recycling might be an option and it’s all part of Junk King’s playbook.
Along with the old appliances that you want to get rid of, you can also put the crew from Junk King to work removing anything else you want to get rid of. If they can clear out a fridge, then they won’t have any issue with hauling off a sofa or mattress.
If you know when the new appliance is being delivered, then you can make that the same day for your Junk King pickup. The Junk King Richmond approach to getting rid of appliances and rubbish is to make it easy on you from start to finish. Give them a try.
How is your business doing? Is it living up to the expectations of your original business plan? It is not uncommon for a business to hit the occasional “snag.” Even a terrific staff could find themselves stuck in a rut. If you’re in need of productivity boost, then you might want to put some of these plans into action:
There are some bosses that believe the best incentive if a weekly paycheck. There might be some truth to that but your staff would appreciate a bit more in terms of motivation. Once you set goals, there is no reason why you can’t incentivize those goals. This doesn’t mean giving out a jet ski every week but something as simple as buying the office lunch on Friday if that hit the goals can get them fired up to perform and help each other.
Let Them Know You Trust Them
When was the last time your told your staff that you trust them? Just saying the words, “I trust you with this assignment” can go a long way towards empowering those workers. Everyone needs encouragement.
Set Realistic Goals
Telling the staff on Monday that they need to generate a million dollars in sales by Friday might not be the most realistic of goals. As a result, you’re essentially setting them up for failure. That is going to drive a spike into whatever productivity you had going. Instead, set achievable goals. Once those goes are made, you can move onto the next batch. Accomplishing goals sets up for future achievements.
A boss needs to be part “cheerleader.” You need to radiate positivity. It means getting out into the office and circulating among the staff to check in on their progress. If your staff sees your positive attitude, they’ll reflect it right back.
Provide a Productive Workspace
Productivity is tied to the workplace environment. Works who toil away in a drab office don’t tend to be very productive. It’s not just about company perks (also important) but about providing a workspace that is clean and efficient. This is where a session with Junk King Richmond can be a big help. Junk King can dispatch a team of movers to your worksite to remove all kinds of unwanted equipment, furniture and files. That is going to open up a lot more space and make the office look a lot less junky. Let Junk King Richmond help with your business productivity by getting rid of office rubbish today.
No matter how big your home is when you moved in, storage is the first thing you need more of. This is why closets and garages fill up so quickly. You might have added a backyard shed to your property for additional storage space. It makes perfect sense to use the shed for gardening tools and equipment. This is also a good spot for outdoor toys and winter sporting goods. Over time, that shed can fill up with stuff just as quickly as the garage. Are you ready to make more room in your shed? Then you’re ready for a session with Junk King Richmond.
Junk King Richmond specializes in removing those bulky objects you can’t toss out into the trash. An old rider lawnmower would definitely fit into this category. So would rusty rakes, hedge trimmers and snow blowers. It could be the only reason you’re holding onto that stuff is because you can’t simply throw it away. That is where Junk King Richmond can be a huge help.
When you set up a junk removal session, Junk King is going to dispatch a team of movers. Think of this hard-working crew as the ultimate problem solvers. Their goal is to get everything you want tossed out onto the back of their truck. When it comes to packing up a truck, the Junk King teams know no rivals. That matters because it is how they pack the truck that will impact what you ultimately pay. The less space your junk takes up, the lower the amount. You’ll know that the price is before the work begins.
Clearing out your shed of unwanted rubbish might be the big mission but you can put the Junk King crew on a bunch of little missions as well. They can just as easily load up any old furniture or electronics you want disposed off from the inside of the house. Junk King Richmond is also a company that wants to keep things green, even in the middle of winter. That’s why they’ll happily drop your stuff off at a recycling center or charity. It’s all about avoiding a trip to the landfill. Open up more storage in your backyard shed and the rest of your house with help from Junk King Richmond. It can happen today.
We all hope our homes will increase in value. The only way to know for sure is to get a certified appraisal. Most folks think that an appraisal just covers the location and number of bedrooms and bathrooms. It actually goes a bit deeper, which is why you should consider taking some proactive steps to add value to your home appraisal. Here’s how to get it done:
Boost Your Curb Appeal
How “fresh” does your home look from the outside? A good power washing can work wonders as long as that washing doesn’t take off the paint. You can also boost your curb appeal by placing fresh flowers throughout the area. You don’t have to plant the flowers but place container gardens. Yes, you can take those containers with you when you move!
Around the back of the house, make sure the grill is clean, the lawn is mowed and the patio furniture cushions are wiped down.
Make a List of Improvements
What improvements have you made over the years? Have you repainted walls? Put down new carpeting? Remodeled a bathroom or kitchen? All of those improvements should be documented. You don’t have to show the appraiser “before and after” photos but you can provide permits and invoices for those projects.
Pull the Comps
There was a time when only real estate agents could obtain comparable prices (comps) for homes in your neighborhood. Now that information is readily available to you online. Those comps can provide a good baseline for your home’s value.
Don’t Be Pushy
When your appraiser shows up, greet them warmly, ask if they need anything and then let them do their thing. Those files you can provide at the end of their inspection. You don’t need to follow them around the house unless they ask for a tour.
Get Rid of Junk
You have to make sure your home is clean. Yes, that is totally cosmetic but it goes a long way towards adding value through your appraisal. In additional to traditional dusting and mopping you want to get rid of your junk. This would be all the clutter you would probably get rid of if you have movers and a truck. That is exactly what Junk King Richmond is going to provide. One session with Junk King Richmond is all it will take to get your home ready for an appraisal.
You may not like how fast summer flew by but fall is now almost upon us. This is when things start to get really busy as you head into the holidays. It starts with getting your home ready for Halloween and ends with the ball dropping a New Year’s Eve. That’s why it’s important to do as much prep work now before things get too hectic. Here’s what needs to get done:
Rain Gutter Cleaning
The big priority is getting your rain gutters cleaned. This is a somewhat arduous task that requires a ladder, a pair of work gloves and plenty of trash bags. It might work best as a two-man operation. One person goes up the ladder while the other one holds the bag down below. Once the rain gutter is clear, you might want to hose it down and make sure the spout is flowing as well.
Check the Foundation
Cracks in the foundation can be structural or cosmetic. If you see a crack, then it’s a good idea to patch it up. If this is something that’s outside of your handyman wheelhouse, then bring in a professional contractor who knows their way around patching cement.
Cleaning the chimney
A fireplace is a great feature for any home. But if it is full of ash and soot, then it’s not going to be a very pleasant experience to light a fire in there. There are some brushes that you can use on your own to clean out the chimney from inside the living room. This can be a very messy proposition, which means make sure everything gets covered with old sheets or plastic.
Have Your Furnace Inspected
Your furnace needs to be in proper working order. You’ll notice when you turn it on for the first time there might be a funky smell coming from the vents. That should clear up very quickly. It will help to make sure you keep the vent filters clean as well. As for this furnace itself, if it hasn’t been professionally serviced then you should definitely consider contacting the company who installed in the first place and have them come do a cleanup job.
Get Rid of Your Rubbish
Getting rid of rubbish is another good idea to do in the fall for the hot they start. That rubbish can take on many forms from yard debris to unwanted clutter from your garage. Go through your entire property and identify the things you want taken away then give Junk King Richmond a call. They’ll spring into action and dispatch a team of movers and truck to your location for fast junk removal. It’s the easiest way to handle this big type of job. Start the fall with a serious junk removal session from Junk King Richmond.
Now that you have dropped your kid off at college you may be asking yourself, “What am I supposed to do?” For the first time in 18 years, you don’t have to schedule your day around carpooling, afterschool practice or packing lunches. Of course, you didn’t mind doing all those things and you probably miss them but now is the time to refocus your attention on some of the things you might have been putting off while raising the kids. They’ll be fine in college. Here are some great things to do while there a way:
Take up a Hobby
Perhaps there is something that you use to do back in the day that you could go back to. Did you enjoy taking photographs or spinning pottery? Maybe you enjoyed sewing or other arts and crafts. Those are the kinds of things you can return to now you have some free time on your hands. You can also start a new hobby. Did you ever want to learn how to play the piano? Build a ship in a bottle? Go for it.
Traveling is the number one thing that many parents do after their kids go off to college. You don’t have to go around the world but there might be some fun weekend trips to go on. Perhaps it’s time to book that crews adventure you always dreamt about. Think of this vacation as a reward for all the hauled work you did getting your kid off to college. That is definitely something that should be celebrated.
If you miss being around your kid, then there are plenty of opportunities where you could be help other kids. There are always programs at the local library for afterschool reading. You could even get a job at a preschool or day care center.
Organize Your Home
This is also a perfect time to organize your home. Start with the junk drawer in your kitchen and expand to your closet, basement, garage and attic. You should go on a quest for all the unwanted clutter that is taking up valuable space in your house. It doesn’t just have to be old computers but also futons, sofas, mattresses, appliances and any other household goods you know you’re not going to use again. All of that stuff could fill up a truck and that’s just what Junk King Richmond can provide. They’ll also be sending over a crew to do all the lifting and loading. You can just sit back and watch all that rubbish leave your home for good. You can always count on Junk King Richmond to help organize your home by hauling away the junk.
A lot of time, energy and hard work goes into every remodeling project. As a contractor, you’re the one overseeing all that work. This is your chosen livelihood. It is also a business that can constantly be improved on. By making small improvements you can go a long way towards attracting even more customers. The goal should be working throughout the year and not just during spring and summer. Here are some smart ways to improve your contractor business:
Keep A Watchful Eye On Your Finances
Many contractors get into trouble with finances especially if they are “robbing Peter to pay Paul.” It’s very tempting to use the money from one job to buy materials for your next job but that will quickly get you into trouble. Cost overruns are another area that can spell disaster on the job. This is why you need to be upfront with your clients and present them with a workable budget. That budget should also have a contingency built in to cover those potential overruns. If the bookkeeping is too much for you to handle, then turn that work over to someone with the accounting skills to help you make sense of it all.
Find a Niche
The way to stand out in any business is to find a niche. In the world of contracting, that might be a specialty that your company does better than anyone else. This might mean hiring an exclusive stonemason that does decorative tile work. Once word gets out that you are creating these wonderful environments you’ll find a lot of customers are coming your way.
Pick Your Customers Wisely
Your potential customers are going to be doing a lot of screening with regard to your business. You should also look at them carefully. You’ll get a good sense of how accommodating a customer is going to be within that first interview. You’ll also get the sense if they’re going to be a micromanager to your work. It might not be worth devoting energy to a small job when you could be working on a much larger scale.
Maintain Your Job Site
Outsourcing various tasks on a project is a smart move that any contractor can make. You’re going to be hiring subcontractors for all kinds of work. Included on that list should be Junk King Richmond. These are the junk removal professionals who have dedicated themselves to keeping homes, businesses and job sites clear of rubbish and waste. Let Junk King Richmond handle your job site cleanup. Always fast and always affordable.