Monthly Archives: October 2011

Clear Some Clutter Before Your San Antonio Halloween Party

Although Christmas has long been the holiday that many folks look forward to each year, Halloween is certainly a close second in San Antonio. Many folks would probably rather throw a Halloween party than a Christmas party because there is more chance to show off their creative side, albeit a spooky creative side. If you’re gearing up for a Halloween party this year here are some helpful tips to make sure your party is a big success.
Pick Your Own Costume Early: The last thing you want to do on the day of your big party is to be running around looking for your costume. That’s why you should settle on your idea early and get it ready. Keep in mind that as the host you’ll need to be fairly mobile throughout the night. This might mean going as Gumby would be a mistake. Keep your costume loose.
Pick Some Halloween Party Games: Just because you’re throwing a party with adults doesn’t mean you can’t go old school with some party games. Even the classic bobbing for apples can be a lot of throwback fun. You can also add some pie eating contests or pass the orange. Why not? These games can be a great ice breaker. You can even have silly prizes standing by for the winners.
Run a Costume Contest: Speaking of prizes, you should also have some awards for the best costumes among your guests. Once again, these awards can be completely cheesy and cheap. You can also make a list of categories like funniest, scariest, cutest etc.
Plan Your Soundtrack: After you’ve loaded the “Monster Mash” and “Thriller” onto your iPod for playback, then what? While mixing in some classic party music why not add in soundtracks from scary films. Thanks to iTunes, these are all easy to download. Keep the theme going by playing classic horror films like Frankenstein or Dracula on the TV.
Think Out of the Box With Decorations: You can find plenty of Halloween party decorations to create a fun atmosphere for your party but you can also go beyond the cut outs. Why not turn your home into a crime scene? Tape out body outlines on the floor and have some “bodies” strewn about. It is Halloween!
Clear Out the Clutter Beforehand: You’re also going to need to give your place a good cleaning before you invite guests over even if you are going to string up spider webs. This is the perfect time to hire a team like Junk King to handle your San Antonio Junk Removal needs, and let them help you clear out the clutter. They can load up a truck full of your junk to make room for your guests. They can also show up the day after the party to cart away all the trash.
Take Plenty of Pictures: Make sure you snap plenty of photos to share on Facebook and keep as mementoes of your big night.

Alternatives to San Antonio Dumpster Rentals

One of the most popular attractions in the San Antonio area is the annual Rattlesnake Festival. The idea for this gathering started around 40 years ago as a way to raise money and get rid of snakes. That idea has evolved into a fun filled weekend of food, rides, games, music and of course all things rattlesnake. This includes rattlesnake boots, rattlesnake skins and even rattlesnake chili. As with any major gathering you can bet that the organizers have made accommodations for the guests by providing plenty of parking and plenty of dumpsters for filling with trash.

Believe it or not, ordinary folks can rent their own dumpsters if they know they are going to be throwing a big party. After an event like that, you might find that your weekly garbage can pickup isn’t going to be enough. That’s when a dumpster would come in handy – but renting a dumpster is not without its drawbacks. Suppose you throw a party on Friday and rent a dumpster to toss out all the trash? It might not be until Monday before that dumpster can be picked up. Do you really want that thing sitting on your property? There is no telling what kind of trouble that might attract both of the two-legged and four-legged variety.
So, what’s the alternative? You could simply arrange for Junk King San Antonio to come by for junk and trash pickup. By doing that you can coordinate the pickup on your own schedule. This same crew could also be hired to haul away all kinds of bulk trash items that you might have around your home and are itching to get rid of. Once again, what’s the better choice: a dumpster or a professional crew like Junk Kings’?
With a dumpster you’re on your own. That bin will get dropped in your front yard or driveway and that’s where it will stay until it’s picked up again. It will then be up to you to haul your trash out of your home and into the dumpster. Sounds like loads of fun. On the other hand, when you hire the pros like Junk King San Antonio, they can go right up to the junk wherever it might be living and take it away. You won’t have to break a sweat.
Hiring the pros also means the job is accomplished very quickly. With the dumpster that eyesore could be sitting around in the blazing sun for days. Not very pleasant. Junk King San Antonio’s professional haulers are just that, “professional.”  You won’t have to question who will be coming in your home because they will be fully licensed and bonded. This is their job, not something they are doing just for the day. They want to make sure they get the job done right because that means they get to keep their job! Clear out your junk the right way by hiring experience.