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Sacramento Thanksgiving Clutter Cleanup Project

That next knock you hear at your front door could be some guests coming over to spend the holidays with you. Hopefully, you’ve invited them and they’re not just popping in for a weekend unannounced. In either case you should have your home ready for the holidays even if it’s just for the family and friends who might stop over for a little visit. In order for you not to be overwhelmed, you should plan ahead. This doesn’t mean you’ve got to sanitize your home from top to bottom but a good room-to-room cleaning might be in order.

The first thing your guests will see will be your entryway. How cluttered is this area in your home? It’s rainy season in Sacramento which means you’ll want to make room for umbrellas, shoes and coats. Since this is the holidays, you can also spruce up that entryway with a fresh evergreen wreath for the door and other holiday themed decorations. To clear out this clutter, you’ll need to get your family engaged in the efforts as well. A little Christmas cookie bribing goes a long way towards enlisting this kind of help.

For your clean-up plan you really only need to see your home through your guests’ eyes. What would they notice? An overflowing laundry basket? Stacks of magazines and newspapers destined for the recycling bin? Blankets and pillows on the sofa? All of that is general clutter that can easily be picked up and tossed out but what about the bigger items like a ratty couch you’ve been meaning to get rid of or some other pieces of furniture that have seen better days? If you’re planning to have overnight guests you might need to make room for them in your guest room or den. That means tossing out even more junk like unused exercise equipment or boxes of useless stuff. You can get easily get rid of all of those kinds of items with a call to the Junk King Sacramento.

Junk King is the Sacramento business that helps folks clear out the clutter all through the year but especially during the holidays when we got into visitor overdrive. Working with Junk King Sacramento means you’ll actually be working with a two-man crew who will do all the heavy lifting. You don’t have to drag anything out of your home or closet; the Junk King team will handle that. The final destination for your junk will be on the back of their truck. Once it is there you don’t have to worry about it again. It will be properly disposed of.

After cleaning out your home, you can focus on decorating to your heart’s content. Make it as warm and cozy as you want. The holidays are for special memories and those can start in a junk free home thanks to Junk King.

Home Downsizing Tips in Sacramento

Unsustainable. That is the fear of many folks as they at the current economy. We just can’t continue to spend money we don’t take in. But could that same idea of un-sustainability be applied to your own situation? Are you living in an unsustainable environment? If so, it might be time to downsize.

Downsizing isn’t so much about making sacrifices as it is about making more financially sound decisions which can actually improve your quality of life. Deciding to downsize is a choice a lot of Sacramento residents are making for the better and they’ve already discovered that living in a smaller home or apartment is allowing them to pay off debts faster and grow their savings. Is this a major decision? Of course, which is why you need to think through all the steps carefully.

When you downsize you might be giving up space but you don’t have to give up what you like about your neighborhood. As you begin your search for a new home, you might discover there are many affordable, smaller options available right around the corner or within a couple of blocks from where you are currently living. This means you don’t have to leave your favorite restaurants, shops or coffee houses behind.

If you can visualize that your new downsized home might just be the last home you buy then you need to think about the future as in your retirement. Look for a property that is easy to get around. Single level is the best. You might also find a huge benefit moving into a community that is governed by some kind of association. That way you won’t have to worry about the maintenance.

You also want to be smart about the actual move itself. Once you know where you’ll be relocating to, you should have a good idea of your new floor plan and storage space. Now the focus is on which of your pieces of furniture will you be taking with you and which will be destined for the trash heap. Anyone with a large home would have taken advantage of all that space by filling it up with all kinds of stuff. Over the years that stuff can deteriorate and be of no use to anyone. When that happens it has officially become junk and that’s not something you want to be taking with you into your new downsized world.

Hiring professional junk haulers like Junk King Sacramento to cart off all this junk is a smart call. Not only will they be able to get rid of the old furniture but anything else that you know you won’t be taking with you like a backyard grill covered in grime, unused sporting equipment (that kayak?) or boxes of holiday decorations that have seen better days. You should free yourself from all of that junk!

Sacramento Cardboard Disposal and Recycling

According to a recent article in the Sacramento Bee, when Kyle Truitt was helping his friend, Josh Cox, move into a new home they became frustrated with all those cardboard boxes they needed to do the packing and moving. Because these friends were dedicated recyclers they wondered if there could be an alternative.

“He and I both try to recycle as much as we can in our own daily lives and leave as little footprint as we can,” Truitt told the Sacramento Bee. “It was one of those things where we thought, ‘There’s got to be an easier way.’”

As it happens there was an easier way; one that Truitt and Cox created. They co-founded an eco-friendly moving box rental company called Green Box Go. How this works is that anyone who is planning to move can rent industrial-strength plastic boxes from the company. These bins measure 27 inches long, 17 inches wide and 12 inches high can be used for packing up all kinds of personal belongings. What’s more is that they can be reused over a 100 times instead of the three or four times that a typical cardboard box can be used. After every rental Green Box Go cleans out the boxes using non-toxic, biodegradable and environmentally safe cleaning products. This innovation in moving is finding a lot of willing customers who are looking for a more eco-friendly way to get from point A to point B.

“Our goal is to eliminate cardboard boxes from the moving experience,” Truitt said. “When you use cardboard boxes, you can’t really use them more than three or four times without the box wearing out or having to re-tape them. Indiana doesn’t really have anything like this, so why not try to put it out there and make Indiana moving just a little bit greener.”

If you are now smacking your forehead and exclaiming “d’oh!” because you didn’t rent reusable boxes don’t be too hard yourself. After all this is a very new concept but now that you know you’ll be ready for your next move. Unfortunately, you might now be stuck stacks of cardboard boxes taking up valuable storage space in your home. You can get rid of those cardboard boxes and do your bit for the environment by hiring a professional junk haulers who specialize in recycling like Junk King Sacramento.

A professional junk hauler is someone who is dependable and responsible. This is their business so they’re going to treat you as a valuable customer. When you call up to schedule an appointment to remove your cardboard boxes and other junk items ask them what they intend to do with your stuff. Hopefully, they’ll tell you how every effort will be made sure that your junk ends up at the right recycling facility. As you get rid of your cardboard boxes you can also get rid of anything else that you dragged along in that move. Even if you’ve been living in your home for a long time it’s never too late to get rid of the clutter.

Sacramento Christmas Tree Disposal & Holiday Trends

As this past Christmas is quickly becoming a memory it’s interesting to look back on the top holiday shopping trends for the year. While it is true that the traditional brick and mortar stores had a really good season with strong sales beginning over the Black Friday weekend, it’s the online retailers who really got a boost this holiday. How much of a boost? Try 15% more shoppers then last year. This meant that a record $1.25 billion was spent on Cyber Monday alone.
One of the things that enticed these online shoppers was another trend for the holiday season which was free shipping. Nine out of ten online retailers offered free shipping on most of their orders. It was only those procrastinators who waited until the last minute that had to pay extra for shipping.
Speaking of procrastinators, that was also one of the top holiday shopping trends for 2011. By some estimates up to one quarter of all holiday shoppers didn’t even start their shopping until at least one week before Christmas. In some cases those shoppers turned out to be the smart ones because the closer it came to December 24 the more prices were slashed. Then there was the self-gifting trend. It turns out that six in 10 shoppers said they were also buying gifts for themselves. And why not? They were good all year saving money weren’t they?
As for the big winner in online retailing that prize has to once again go to Amazon. They took the holiday shopping season very seriously by offering Black Friday deals 24 days before the actual Black Friday. They also encouraged most of their customers to go shopping for an item in the store then come back to Amazon and buy it at a reduced price. That’s just what many holiday shoppers did.
Of course, another major trend for this and every other holiday season is the gift returning. This makes shopping the day after Christmas almost as crazy as the day after Thanksgiving. Even though there might be as much as $47 billion of returns this year that’s not necessarily bad news for the economy. Most of those returns end up being in store credit which means more products will end up being sold. As for the gift, cards they keep the spending for months to come which is another great boost to the economy.
Beyond studying the shopping trends, the other tradition for the holiday is actually taking down all the holiday decorations. Even if you wait until after New Year’s you want to make sure to get that Christmas tree out of the house as quickly as possible before it becomes too dried up. You’ll need to make arrangements with Sacramento’s top Junk Hauling team – Junk King –  to take away your Christmas tree. But don’t just use them for the Christmas tree; let them take away all your big boxes, bags of gift wrapping, and any other pieces of junk you want to toss out!

Sacramento Scrap Metal Removal

At the end of every year there are all kinds of lists put together to add up the facts and figures of the previous 365 days. Among the popular lists are the top 10 picks from critics for favorite movies, television shows and recordings. There are also some dubious lists that are put out each year such as the list of which are the most popular cars that thieves have stolen. That particular list is provided by the National Insurance Crime Bureau who is a nonprofit insurance organization monitoring crime statistics from around the country. While you might think that car thieves are just on the lookout for the fast and furious cars like BMW or Jaguar the truth is that the most popular cars to steal are also the most common cars on the road. This is because the car thieves are stealing these automobiles to strip them down for their parts and not necessarily resell them.
For 2011 the 10 most popular cars that were stolen by thieves was the Chrysler 300 Hemi, the GMC Yukon, the Chevrolet Avalanche 1500, the Ford F-350 pickup, the Chrysler 300, the GMC Sierra 1500, the Ford F–450, the Chevy Silverado, the Ford F-250 and the Cadillac Escalade. This information shouldn’t dissuade you from buying one of those models if that’s what you have your eye on. It just might mean you need to take a look at extra precaution in terms of making sure your car alarm works properly or that you have an antitheft device like a Lojack that can track your car in case it is stolen.
Another popular item for thieves to target is scrap metal. This would pretty much mean any kind of metal that is gathered together in a pile waiting to be tossed out. Even metal in the form of old kitchen appliances like a stove or refrigerator could be a tempting target for a scrap metal thief. For a thief dealing in scrap metal they need to get as much of that together as possible because they’re only going to be making pennies on the dollar. This could mean that savvy thieves roam through neighborhoods looking for scrap metal that they can fill a truck up with. So what do you have lying around your own backyard? Is there a pile of scrap metal that needs to be disposed of? While it is true that you might find some recycling centers that would pay for your scrap metal you probably won’t make enough money to justify your time and expenses.
First of all, you’re probably going to have to rent a truck to haul away that scrap metal. Secondly, you’re going to be spending several hours driving to the closest facility which in reality is on the far outskirts of Sacramento. It would be so much easier and more cost-effective for you to just hire a team of professional Sacramento junk haulers and use their own manpower and truck to cart off all your scrap metal – we’re talking Junk King Sacramento. Stay safe by locking up your car and getting rid of your junk!
For the best in Sacramento Scrap Metal Removal, simply call 1-888-888-JUNK or book a free on site estimate online.

Back To School Home Improvement Projects Sacramento

Now that the kids are back to school, you’ve got a chance to take an assessment of your surroundings and consider some valuable home improvement projects. Whether you take these on as a DIY scenario or hire professional contractors, this could be a golden opportunity to improve your surroundings and actually increase the overall value of your home. Take a causal stroll through your home while you think about all the possibilities. You could:
  1. Add an attic bedroom. If your attic has the standing room, it really doesn’t take a lot of effort to convert that useable space into a practical room or den. This same philosophy can be applied to other spaces like a garage or basement. All it might take is some dry wall, paint and furnishing. It’s also a fun project that you can do yourself with busting the budget. This spare room could also come in handy if you have siblings who are now sharing a bedroom. As they get older, they’ll be lobbying for their own bedroom. Why not get that ready now? If you don’t need a spare bedroom, why not consider a home office or just a quiet space for reading? Surely you can find a purpose for an extra room!
  2. Add a wood deck out back. It has been estimated that when a home owner installs a wooden deck to their backyard they can actually recoup close to 80% of the cost of installation based on the increased value of the home. Adding a deck might be a bit more labor intensive which could require hiring professional deck builders. The advantage of this is that you’ll find many prefabricated options that can lower the cost. You could also design your own deck to accommodate whatever type of entertaining needs you have in mind. Would you prefer and open deck or enclosed one? Will you be grilling out there? The possibilities are limitless.
  3. Replace all your windows. Depending on the circumstances, your windows might be in desperate need of an upgrade. If you still have old windows they might be letting out all your warm air or let in all the cold air which is going to force you to crank up the heat and increase your energy bills. Replacing windows is another great way to increase the value of your home. New windows are also easier to clean and make for a brighter look all around.
  4. Update your kitchen. This doesn’t mean a complete remodel but instead you could simply replace your old appliances with new, energy efficient models to give your kitchen a facelift. Of course, there is nothing wrong with a total remodel. This would involve replacing cabinets and countertops. If your kitchen is really the “heart of your home” then perhaps it’s time to get the most out of that space by widening the walls and brining in a center prep island. A top chef needs the right space to create culinary magic!
To help move along any of those projects, you’ll also want to have Sacramento Junk Removal team like Junk King on standby. They’ll be able to take away all the clutter to open up a room or all the waste left behind from a remodel project. You focus on the improvements and let them focus on the junk removal!

Sacramento Appliance Disposal

There are two major kitchen appliances everybody has in their Sacramento home: a stove and a refrigerator. Some folks have the added advantage of dishwasher and a washer/dryer combination. That’s just the major kitchen appliances category. All the juicers, blenders, microwaves and food processors go into the small kitchen appliance category. Why the two lists? We’re actually going to be discussing getting rid of the old appliances and for the purposes of this discussion anything you can throw away in your garbage can doesn’t count. It’s when you need to hire an appliance disposal company like Junk King that you’re dealing with the major kitchen appliances.
Have you considered that those kitchen appliances of yours might be costing you money? Sure, they are probably paid off by now, but if those appliances aren’t the newer energy efficient models then you could be throwing away cash on your electric bills. Energy Star is the official seal of approval for appliances that meet the new standards of saving energy. You’ll see Energy Star on most of the new models of fridges, dishwashers, dryer and washing machines. Depending on the appliance, you might even be qualified for a rebate from the government for turning in your clunker for an up-to-date design.
Shopping for appliances can be a lot of fun, especially if you haven’t done it in a while. Even the most basic of kitchen appliances have been given a total electronic make over. Thanks to smart chip computer technology, these appliances have all kinds of added features that can make your kitchen the kitchen of tomorrow. On the washing machines, you can program specific cycles with a push of a button. Some washers even act as dryers which means you’ll only be buying one machine instead of two. For the new line of refrigerators, you can regulate different temperature zones all while maximizing your energy output.
Once you’ve settled on a new model, waiting for it to be delivered will make you think of your old appliance as a dinosaur. Typically, whatever appliance store you bought your new item from won’t be taking away the old one. They just aren’t equipped to handle the flow. Even if they do offer hauling services you’ll be paying extra. Of course if you hire a Sacramento appliance disposal company like Junk King you’ll be paying them as well but once again think about how you’re spending your money.  A team like Junk King Sacramento could actually take advantage of the situation by getting rid of a lot more junk that you’ve got collecting dust around the home.
How would you load up a truck? Is it time to get rid of that smelly sofa or old mattress? What about the abandoned kayak in the garage? That was fun while it lasted, but nobody is using it so out it goes. All it takes is a little planing to put together the list off all the junk you can toss out with one pick up trip!
For the best in appliance disposal, or any other kind of junk hauling, simply contact Junk King Sacramento at 1-800-995-JUNK or book a free on site estimate online.

Sacramento Junk Hauling with Junk King

Everybody strives to remove the stress from their lives. We go on vacations. We take yoga classes. We try to find our “happy place.” Whatever the method is, getting rid of stress can be a huge benefit not only for our overall health but for all the people around us. No stress in our lives means good times. One major contributor to stress is clutter. Not just the kind of clutter you might find in your kid’s closet (although that’s an entire whole other level of stress!) but the big piles of junk that just have to go.

You know this type of junk. It makes you grit your teeth and roll your eyes whenever you see it just sitting there in your basement or garage or backyard. When that kind of clutter causes you stress, call in a professional Sacramento junk hauling company like Junk King. One call to Junk King Sacramento and your stress is going to be “gone with the wind.”

See if you have any of these junk items laying around your Sacramento home or yard: broken appliances like dishwashers, dryers or fridges; building materials like drywall or sheetrock; electronics like old computers, TVs or monitors; furniture like torn up sofas, love seats, easy chairs or tables; yard waste like leaves, fallen branches or dead bushes; car parts like rusted fenders, old tires or engine parts. If you can say “yes, I’ve got that” to anything on that list then you need to call Junk King Sacramento right away! They can haul away any of that and so much more. Junk King also works great for Sacramento construction clean up – both big and small.

Nowadays, most folks are concerned about their carbon footprint, as well as they should be. There might even be some hesitation with getting rid of your junk because you don’t want it dumped in a landfill. Good news: Junk King Sacramento is green! They’ll be able to sort and recycle most of what you have to get rid of. By diverting your junk to the proper recycling facility, it will be repurposed and reused. Basically, your trash can become somebody else’s new goods!

Even if you don’t have piles of junk that needs removal, what about an upcoming project? Maybe you’re considering a remodeling of the bathroom or kitchen. Or perhaps a major landscaping overhaul is in your future. If so, then make sure you’ve got a Sacramento junk hauling company like Junk King on full stand-by alert.

A simple call to Junk King Sacramento at 1-800-995-JUNK will bring out their estimate team to take a gander at your “project.” They’ll be able to tell in an instant how long the removal will take and what it will cost based on the amount of space it takes up in their truck. Then you set up a follow-up appointment for Junk King to roll up and get the job down. And Junk King isn’t like the cable company which keeps you waiting all day. You’ll have a short two hour window for the job and be called 15 minutes before the crew shows up. In, out and nobody gets hurt! Say good-bye to your junk once and for all!

Sacramento Junk Recycling

There’s a great saying about Californians that proudly proclaims “so goes California, so goes the rest of the nation.” That basically means that California is a leader when it comes to important social movements. Nowhere has this been more evident then with the desire to create a more eco-friendly environment. Nowadays, everybody is going green and Sacramento is certainly leading the charge.

Folks are pitching in all across the city with their own personal home and office recycling programs involving plastics and papers. They’re bringing canvas bags to grocery stores and cutting back on the driving. All of these are positive steps towards achieving a smaller carbon footprint and they’re simple to pull off. But there might be some “big ticket” items socked around your home that also need the “green touch” of recycling. However, these items might be too big for you to manage or even move from where they’re stuck right now. That’s where a Sacramento Junk Recycling service can come into play.  With one quick phone call, you can set up an appointment to rid your home of that junk once and for all. Plus you’ll get the added bonus of knowing that junk is going to be recycled.

Informing the citizens of Sacramento about living green is the proverbial “preaching to the choir;” they are down with the program! However, that doesn’t mean everyone who wants to go green can haul away that busted fridge sitting in the garage or that moldy mattress in the basement. And don’t forget the obsolete electronics. These items just can’t be taken out with the rest of the garbage. To help reduce your impact on the environment these items should be recycled. You have a clear choice: load up your car and make about a dozen trips all around Sacramento to the various recycling centers or make one call to a green junk hauling service and let them do all the work.

Part of recycling is safely breaking down the components of any item and finding a way to reuse it. That’s easy to see with paper and plastic. You just chop it up or melt it down and it’s good to go. But you big junk items need to carefully be broken apart.   Don’t take the risk. Let a professional green junk hauling service sweep in and get rid of all that junk.

There’s a great benefit for the environment when you use a Sacramento Junk Recycling service to clear out your refuse. But there is an equally great benefit for you. Imagine the extra storage space you can create for the really important items you want to keep safe. For some “hoarder” types, there can even be the discovery of an entire new room that can be converted into an office, playroom or guest room.  Sacramento green junk hauling: Good for you and good for the planet!

Junk King Sacramento is the best in green junk hauling.  We pride ourselves in recycling up to 60% of the materials we haul.  If you’d like to get rid of your home or business junk in an eco-friendly way, feel free to book online or call 1-800-995-JUNK to schedule a free on site estimate.