Monthly Archives: May 2017

Great Tips For Throwing A Backyard Party This Summer

Will you be hosting a backyard party this summer? You don’t have to wait for the Fourth of July to have fun in your backyard. If this is the first time you’re going to be hosting a party, then you may want to put some of these terrific tips into use. They will definitely improve your party game!

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Rent Chairs

Although your backyard may be a great place to hang out in it may not be a great place to stand around in. You want to make sure all your guests have a place to sit. Even if you pull out some of the chairs from inside the house, you still might need to supplement your seating with rentals. It’s easy to get folding chairs, tables and even a bigger grill from a party rental place.

Breakout the Christmas Lights

There’s a good chance your party may go into the evening. When that happens, you want to make sure there is some nice lighting. Your Christmas lights could do the trick. You can string them up throughout the backyard and when it gets dark, flip the switch.

Keep the Mosquitoes Away

One of the most effective ways to keep mosquitoes away is with a fan. It may seem counterintuitive to turn a fan on when you’re outside but having a fan on low setting can keep the mosquitoes from landing. A tabletop fan is also a good idea for your food area. A week before the party starts, make sure there’s no standing water in things like flowerpots or birdbaths. This is where mosquitoes breed. As for repellent, you can’t go wrong with the old standby citronella candles. Get several and spread them throughout the backyard.

Spread Out the Music

If you are using a boom box or an iPod dock, then you want to put it above your level so that it’s not blasting directly at your friends years. You may also want to turn it toward the side of the house. That way the music will bounce back and spread out more evenly. If you’re using speakers, then try to spread them out as far as possible to generate the sound. As for your playlist, you should have enough music to last for at least five hours. Stick to the fun summer classics.

Clear the Clutter

Before you set up for your party you definitely want to get the yard clear clutter. Not only could there be a lot of palm fronds or fallen tree branches to remove but also some bigger items. Taking down the swing set or playground set that the kids aren’t using will open up a lot more space. Clearing away yard clutter is a perfect job for Junk King Sacramento. They’ll send over a two-man team and a big truck capable of holding whatever it is you want to get rid of. And if something needs to be taken apart first, then you can count on Junk King Sacramento to handle that as well.

Get your yard ready for a backyard party with a call to Junk King Sacramento today.

Fantastic Grilling Tips For Your Weekend BBQ

We are just a few weeks away from the official start of summer. That means all throughout the neighborhood grills will be firing up once again. Whether you go for the “old school” charcoal fire or the fancy fast igniting propane grill there is some tips you shouldn’t ignore. The following grilling advice can definitely help you improve your grilling game:

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Get Your Grill Hot

You should fire up your grill at least 25 minutes before the first slab of meat goes down. Not only is the heat needed for cooking but also for killing bacteria. The optimum temperature is 450 at the high end. You’ll know your grill is ready when you can get an instant sear on the meat. Also, when your grill is hot it is the best time to scrape the crunchy bits off from your last meal.

Sear Your Meat

Searing your meat in a skillet before going on the grill can go a long way towards locking in the juices. This creates enhanced flavors through the caramelization. If you do your grilling job right, then the meat juices will take care of themselves.

Start Your Meat at Room Temperature

Before lighting the grill, take out your meat from the fridge. Grilling at room temperature can insure an even cook throughout.

Don’t Forget the Flavor

If you’ve done any grilling in the past, then you’ve probably already developed your favorite flavor profiles. Whether it is a dry rub, a marinade of a glaze, your choice will determine the ultimate flavor of your chosen meat or poultry. Maybe this summer you can indulge in a little flavor experimenting. Go out of your comfort zone and try other flavors for your seasoning. Who knows what you might discover!

Oil the Veggies

If you’re grilling veggies (and you should) coat them with a little olive oil first. This will keep them from sticking to the grill and prevent them for drying out. BTW, you can also oil your grill by using tongs and an oil-soaked paper towel.

Avoid Flipping

Too much flipping works against the meat getting flavored and you’ll lose tasty juices. After you’ve got a good sear all around, let the fire do its thing on one side completely and then flip.

Check the Temp

An instant-read meat thermometer can be your new grilling BFF. It’s the best way to determine when your meat is done. Meat temperatures don’t lie.

Let It Rest

When your meat is done cooking, it’s still not ready to eat. You have to let it rest for at least ten minutes before the first slice.

Now that you’re ready to grill, you want to make sure the backyard is ready to entertain. It might be helpful to hire Junk King Sacramento for yard debris removal. Not only can these professional movers clear way piles of stone, bricks and dirt but they can also take down something like an old swing set or hot tub. This can free up a lot more room in your yard for entertaining.

Follow these grilling tips and you’ll make the most of your backyard fun this summer.