Monthly Archives: January 2018

Keep Plastic Bags Out Of Recycling Bins

Do you recycle the plastic bags you get from the grocery store into your blue recycling bin? Noble but wrong. States like California have already implemented a plastic bag ban. Here in Salt Lake City, the city council is moving towards changing the recycling ordinances to keep those bags out of the bins.

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“It used to be economical to capture those plastic bags. Now they are proving much more of a nuisance. They get caught on equipment,” said Sophia Nicholas, a spokeswoman for Sustainability Department, to a local news outlet. “What we really want is for people to be focusing on the ‘reduce and reuse’ aspect of bags, not thinking of recycling all their plastic in their blue bin as a solution, because it’s not.”

When those bags gum up the recycling equipment the entire process comes to a screeching halt. Plus, when people put other recyclables into the bags, it makes it harder to sort, which can cause further delays. For now, the city is working to educate the public. They’ve taken plastic bags off the list of recyclable items and will be adding stickers to residential blue bins.

Recycling restrictions shouldn’t prevent you from making the effort. In fact, there are some ways you can expand recycling around the house especially when it comes to getting rid of your junk. Did you know that your old kitchen appliances and furniture can be recycled? The same can be said for unwanted clothing, coats, shoes and hats. All of those things can be turned over to a charity, which is just as effective as recycling. As long as stuff is kept out of a landfill, it counts towards that goal. To help with this project, you’ll want to enlist the services of Junk King Salt Lake City.

Junk King Salt Lake City is a professional junk removal service that is dedicated to an eco-friendly way of getting rid of junk. They’ve been at this for several years and know all the certified facilities to drop off what they collect. All of that is included in their junk removal service at no extra charge. Hire Junk King Salt Lake City for your junk removal and take your recycling to the next level.

Advice For Switching To A Toddler Bed

One of the first lessons new parents learn is not to buy too many clothes of the same size. That’s because kids are always growing. Pants that fit a few months ago, not look like shorts. That same growth is going to eventually compel parents to make the switch from a crib to a toddler bed. Will you be ready? Here is some good advice on how to help make that switch.

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Don’t Rush It

If you’re toddler is happy in their crib, then let them stay there as long as they like. Most moves happen between 2 and 3 ½. Before making the switch, you have to be prepared for all kinds of things like your child climbing into bed with you in the middle of the night or waking up early to go exploring. These are things you have to plan for and be prepared to set boundaries.

When They’re Ready

A good sign that your child is ready for a toddle bed is if they are already climbing out of the crib. The moment that starts to happen, your child could be a risk for a serious fall and no amount of “Don’t do that” will stop them. Another indication is when they start talking about the move themselves. They could pick up on clues from TV shows they watch or visiting other kids who have already made the switch. Then there is the arrival of a new sibling. You have to make room and that means it’s time for the toddle bed.

The Right Bed

The right bed is one that is low to the ground. It might also have guard rails installed to help stop accidental roll outs. You could also think about a bed and box spring directly on the floor. Not that crazy of an idea. What you might want to steer away from are those “cartoon” beds. These are the ones shaped like race cars or boats. Just think about how they outgrow clothes. They’ll out grow that bed, too and then you’re back to square one.

Before you bring in the new bed, you’ll need to make room. The team from Junk King Salt Lake City is standing by to help with that. These professional junk haulers can take away any piece of furniture you know your done with. You can also clear out a lot of other outgrown items from that room as well. Everything you turn over to Junk King has a chance of being dropped off at a charity so there is no waste. Let Junk King Salt Lake City help you make the smooth transition from crib to toddler bed.