Monthly Archives: November 2010

Sacramento Junk Pickup – Items Around Your House

The late, great comedian George Carlin once did a routine about phrases you never hear. One of the funniest was, “hand me the piano.” Obviously, you can’t pass a piano around like a salt shaker. That is probably the number one reason why people hold onto their junk: it’s just too big or bulky to move on their own.

At some point, you’re going to say enough is enough. When the day comes when you want to empty your house of unwanted stuff, it will be time to call in a professional Sacramento junk pickup crew like Junk King Sacramento. They’ll have the man power and the equipment to take away whatever you want. Look through this list of potential junk items and think about how many of these you have around your Sacramento home.

-  Old Furniture: This can mean many things for many people. The top of the list would be worn out sofas that might have been shoved out to the back porch or down into the basement. That’s usually as far as these items go because of their size and bulk. Added to this item can be recliner chairs that have seen better days, collapsing tables, broken chairs, chests of drawers that are forever stuck and old baby furniture that no baby would ever want again.
- Kitchen Appliances: Like that old sofa, when a stove or dishwasher is busted beyond repair it often gets unhooked and dragged out to the garage. That’s where it sits until you move away. You could also have a broken freezer or washer/dryer unit. Anything that needs a dolly to be moved could fall into this category.
- Auto Parts: If you live with a tinkerer, then it’s a good bet that you have some parts to an unfinished car engine sitting around. “I can do something with that someday,” is a typical response when asked to get rid of the rusty heap. Along with engine parts there might be fenders, rims, tires and even entire backseats that could all make their way onto the junk heap if someone else was doing the heavy lifting.
- Construction Debris: A recent remodeling project could have left behind a veritable mound of junk like wood scraps, drywall or plaster chunks. Not to mention whatever junk you created with the demolition before the project. If your contractor didn’t take this away, then you’re stuck with it. Nothing good will come from this pile.
- Yard Waste: Just because the junk pickup crew is going to take away the stuff you don’t want any more doesn’t mean they can’t take away the stuff you never wanted. This could be fallen tree limbs, dead bushes or piles of unused sod. It’s amazing what one backyard can collect after a fierce storm. Do you have a pile of yard waste debris that’s good to go?

As the saying goes, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. The addition to that is sometimes junk will always be junk. Get it out of your life once and for all by calling in a local based Sacramento junk pickup team like Junk King Sacramento at 1-888-888-JUNK.

Sacramento Foreclosure Cleanup

It’s no secret that the foreclosure market is an out of control roller coaster ride. One week all foreclosures are suspended because of bank officer’s robo-signing practices. Another week there is a congressional hearing being planned. Then it’s back to business as usual. Who gets caught in the squeeze? The homeowners who have fallen on hard times and the real estate agents charged with cleaning up the messes.

This is the real front line of the Sacramento foreclosure market, not the bank board rooms. Realtors are presented with a fresh list of foreclosed homes everyday with one goal: turn them around. Of course, to accomplish that goal you first have to get the house ready. Do you really have time for a top to bottom cleaning of a foreclosed home? Of course not. That’s why you should hire a locally based Sacramento foreclosure cleanup company like Junk King to handle whatever mess you might find behind those locked doors.

Looks can be deceiving. Nowhere is that truer than in the real estate market. A lot of houses look great from the street or in pictures. In reality, the interiors can be a hoarder-like disaster area left behind by disgruntled homeowners. If they were forced out or merely abandoned the property then they’re really not going to care what they leave behind. In many cases, it’s a total walk away with a toss of the keys over the shoulder. All kinds of garbage could be festering inside. No one is going to show a house like that. Hiring a foreclosure cleanup crew lets them handle all the dirty work: literally!

There’s also the issue of how long the house has been sitting in squalor. Just because the foreclosure papers came through today doesn’t mean the homeowner didn’t leave months earlier. In cases like that, there is no telling what kind of moldy furniture might be festering in the home. A professional foreclosure cleanup crew like Junk King Sacramento is not going to be shocked by anything they find inside a home. They’ve already seen it all.

Once Junk King does their thing and clears out the house, you’ll be able to make a more comprehensive assessment of what really needs to be done to get the house ready for the market. You can’t see what shape the floors are in until the old carpet is pulled away. You won’t be able to put fresh coat of paint on the walls until the old furniture is hauled away. And don’t forget the kitchen. There might be a need for all new appliances which means the old, rusty and out of date stoves and fridges have to go. Unlike contractors, a foreclosure cleanup crew is going to work pretty fast. Junk King Sacramento will be able to clear out a house in a day as opposed to weeks. The sooner this can be accomplished the sooner this home can move off the loss leader books.

If you are a real estate professional in need of an efficient, foreclosure cleanup crew call 1-888-888-JUNK or book a free on site estimate online.