Monthly Archives: October 2011

Alternatives to Sacramento Dumpster Rentals

There is an apparent epidemic spreading through Sacramento. No, this has nothing to do with our health but with outage of street lamps. According to the Sacramento County Department of Transportation industrious thieves have been ripping off copper wire used to wire up the street lamps and then have been selling that wire for profit. This has lead to up to 2,000 street lamp outages since the beginning of 2010. Although 800 lamps have been fixed there are still 1,000 other lamps waiting to be fixed. Is this the work of one copper hunting crew or a lone wire thief? It would seem that it would take more than one person to steal all that wiring. If you have street lights that are working consider yourself lucky. However, you should be concerned about that gang of thieves roaming through your neighborhood looking for their next target.
For the late night prowler, there are actually several tempting targets beyond a street lamp. If someone is really out to snatch something, they’ll probably start by looking for unlocked cars. In the unfortunate case of someone leaving something in their backseat like a laptop or camera, there could be a busted window as the result.
Another target outside your home would be your garbage cans or a temporary rental dumpster. While it is true that most of the folks who pick through garbage aren’t necessarily thieves that doesn’t mean they are always just looking for bottles to recycle. Any kind of bank statement or credit card bill could yield some information that an identity thief would pay good money for. Now think about how that rental dumpster would look to a would be scavenger.
That’s a lot to pick through and there’s no telling what they might find. If you want to remover that temptation then you need to remove the dumpster. But how would you get rid of the large trash items? That’s easy: you can hire a professional Sacramento Junk Removal team like Junk King to cart off all your trash.
Now, if you’re renting a dumpster because you’ve got a remodeling project going on then you could be thinking, “Hey, it’s only going to be construction waste so who cares if someone goes through the dumpster.” It all comes down to the issue of what kind of “element” you are attracting to your home. Think of it this way, would you leave your door open just to let in a cool breeze if you weren’t home? Wouldn’t that be a target for someone wandering past that might not have the best intentions in mind? That’s why we lock our doors!
With the Junk King professional teams you can schedule a specific pickup time for all your trash without placing a “target” on your driveway. That’ really the best approach to take when you’ve got a major cleanup project going on.

Clear Some Clutter Before Your Sacramento Halloween Party

Over the last few years an interesting phenomenon has taken place: Halloween has become a major holiday for adults and kids. There was a time when Christmas was the only holiday where folks would decorate the outside of their homes or schedule parties. Now Halloween home decorations have evolved into a billion dollar business and it is growing each year as neighbors try to outdo each other by spooking up their yards. If you’re getting into the Halloween spirit and plan on throwing a party this year, here are some tips that can help for a fun ghoulish gathering.
Pick a Theme
Yes, it’s Halloween but that doesn’t mean you can get specific as a way of elevating your party. First, you need to consider who you’re throwing this party for. If kids are welcomed then you might have to back off on the “gore”  or scarier type of decorations. While it is fun to see how creative your friends can be with their costumes, you might want to challenge them by focusing on a specific category.
For instance, you could have an “all zombie” party which means no matter what they are wearing, they have to zombie it up. Another great party theme is superhero. While you’ll certainly have your fair share of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman you could also encourage your guests to create their own superhero and see what they come up with. No matter what the costume theme, you should definitely have a prize for the best outfit!
Pick Games to Play
This is probably more advice for parties with kids involved. You could fire up a game of Zombie Tag which is really just “Marco Polo” out of the pool. Then there is the old school bobbing for apples which is everyone’s favorite. There are also many cookie decorating kits you could make available to the kids to spice up their own ghost, pumpkin or witch sugar cookies. The same idea can be used for decorating cupcakes. Of course, these “decorations” won’t last very long as they will be quickly gobbled up.
Pick A Menu
There are plenty of wonderful ideas for Halloween party menus that don’t have to do with candy. Although, there’s nothing wrong with Halloween candy! Pizza Mummies are pizza bagels with mozzarella cheese as “wrappings” and two olives are “mummy eyes.” You can slice up hot dogs into long “worms” and serve them up that way. And no Halloween party should be thrown without a Jello brain!
Pick Up the Clutter
While you’ll definitely want to decorate your home with all manner of appropriate spider webs, scarecrows and other Halloween art, you should first consider giving the place a complete clean up to make room for the party. This is the perfect excuse to hire a team of professional junk haulers like Junk King Sacramento to show up the day before the party kicks off to load up your clutter and drive it away. Then let the fun begin!