Monthly Archives: November 2011

Haul the Junk Out of Your San Antonio Home – Build A Gym

Every January, San Antonio gyms overflow with new members. These folks are committing themselves to that New Year’s resolution to get in shape. Sadly, by March many of these same folks have forgotten about that resolution and the gym membership has lapsed. The usual excuses crop up: not enough time, not enough motivation and just plain bored by the whole gym scene. What is unfortunate is that we all need exercise to stay healthy. How we get that exercise shouldn’t be a deterrent. That’s why many homeowners have discovered the many benefits of having an in-home gym. It’s hard to come up with an excuse not to exercise when all you have to do is merely walk down the hallway or into the garage.
Having a gym in your San Antonio home might seem like an extravagance but in reality it’s no different than any other room in your home with a purpose. In your family or living room, you’ll watch television. What would you need for that? Sofa, chairs, coffee table and of course that television. Along with TV you might add in a Blu-Ray player and surround sound system. You gave this room a purpose. Now, take that same attitude and apply it to a spare room or garage in your home. The purpose is an exercise room. First, you’ll have to clear out the junk that might have built up in that space. That’s easy especially when you call upon the services of a professional team of junk haulers like Junk King San Antonio. One call to this crew and you’ll be able to get all the clutter removed from your home.
Once you’ve reclaimed the space, you could start out your home gym with a simple piece of cardio equipment like a stationary bike. Here’s a helpful hint. Add a television to your exercise room. You spend at least a half an hour watching TV every day. Why not watch your favorite program while working out. Before you know it, the show will be over and you’ll have burned off a bunch of calories.
Depending on the space, you can add to your exercise bike by bringing in some free weights. Here is where that TV will come in handy when you can hook up a DVD player and pop in some exercise programs to follow. This is your own space and you won’t be in competition with anyone else to get at the exercise equipment.
Another benefit of putting this exercise room goes back to the idea of hiring the top San Antonio junk haulers. While you’re clearing out your exercise space, you can also take advantage of those pro Junk King movers to get rid of all the junk inside and outside of your home. As long as they are brining over a big empty truck, why not fill it up with all those items you’ve been wanting to get rid of? Get a jump on your New Year’s resolution and open up your own personal gym before New Year’s.

Clear the Clutter for your San Antonio Thanksgiving

Let’s face it, when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner there are two types of people: those who eat the dinner and those who cook the dinner. For those folks in the latter category pulling off a successful Thanksgiving event requires preparation; you can’t just wish for a good dinner! Besides everybody knows all the real wishes take place on the wishing bone. Getting ready for Thanksgiving can be helped by putting together a preparation list. Here’s what you need to be thinking about:
The cooking: this is obviously the reason why everyone gets together for Thanksgiving; that big turkey dinner. The planning for this meal should begin at least several weeks in advance by putting together a menu and writing out a comprehensive shopping list. The more grocery shopping you can do before the event the better off you’ll be. A trend has developed in recent years where major grocery stores are open on Thanksgiving Day to accommodate all the last minute frantic shoppers. You definitely don’t want to be in that category!
The guest list: picking which friends and family to have over for Thanksgiving dinner is easy but you might want to go beyond that list and reach out to someone who might not be fortunate enough to have a family around to spend the holiday with. Perhaps there is a neighbor who doesn’t have anywhere to go that you could invite into your home for dinner. Not only should we be thankful for our blessings but we should also consider sharing them as well.
Setting the table: putting out the plates and silverware is easy. This could even be accomplished several days in advance and would allow you to check that off your to do list. Once you do set your table you can see what’s missing in terms of centerpieces or candles. Keep in mind that no matter how brilliant a centerpiece might look if it’s going to get in the way of a casserole or the bird it’s got to go! This year you might also consider name cards for your guests so everyone knows where they’ll be sitting and there will be a mad scramble for seats.
Cleaning up: obviously you want to clean the house before guests arrive but it shouldn’t just be about dusting and vacuuming. This is a perfect opportunity to get some junk out of your home that can open up spaces and provide more room for you and your guests. This matters the most if you are having friends or family stay over for the weekend and need to accommodate them in a spare room. Instead of cramming them into your family storage space why not get rid of all that junk by hiring professional junk haulers like Junk King San Antonio? These crews can show up on your schedule and clear out the clutter to make way for your guests. If home is where the heart is then you want to make sure your home is junk free!