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San Antonio Hoarding: How to Get Rid of Junk

There is a dangerous side to hoarding especially when it involves animals. All too often people who were suffering from this type of obsessive-compulsive disorder use animals as their “collectibles.” Too often there are news stories about homeowners living amongst dozens of cats, birds, dogs and in extreme cases rats. These types of hoarders don’t even realize they are causing great harm to these animals. It only takes the intervention of authorities to rescue the animals and make sure that hoarder deals with their psychological issues.

Fortunately, most of us have only slight hoarding tendencies which have more to do with our own issues of convenience as opposed to some type of disorder. But that doesn’t mean our own hoarding can’t get out of control. It’s important to nip hoarding in the bud, so to speak, before it gets out of control.

An amateur hoarder is someone who has no trouble throwing things away; it’s just that they are a bit of a procrastinator when it comes to cleaning up. Often it easier for these types of people to stuff something in a drawer or closet instead of getting rid of it. Of course, it doesn’t take long before those drawers and closets are overflowing with junk that can simply be tossed out. The same holds true for entire rooms in our homes. It’s not uncommon for people to use a space like a garage or basement as a kind of hoarding zone where everything that’s not being used is placed.

Hoarding experts will tell you that if you don’t use something at least once every six months you should throw it out. This means clothes, shoes, magazines and anything else that is taking up space in your home. Even that pasta maker you got as a gift for Christmas three years ago could be considered junk if you’re never going to use it.

You could de-clutter your home by adopting the “bin method” of organizing. This will have you putting the items scattered around your home into one of those big plastic bins which can then go on a shelf. While that does help clean up the clutter it might turn you into a bin hoarder! And that type of organizing only really works with small objects.

A strong approach to curb your hoarding tendencies would be to hire Junk King San Antonio. These are the San Antonio-based professional junk haulers who are extremely experienced in removing all kinds of junk and clutter from a home. Suppose you schedule an appointment with Junk King to show up at your house two weeks from this coming Saturday. That gives you 14 days to go through your home and identify every item you’re ready to let go of. Once you’ve made those decisions all you’ll have to do is tell the Junk King crew what they need to take away. Within a matter of hours you’re home will finally become free of clutter and no one could ever accuse you of becoming a hoarder!

San Antonio Scrap Metal Removal

For many thieves copper has become their new gold. Because copper prices are trading at record levels, some local San Antonio thieves have decided they should be stealing pipes and wiring for a quick cash reward. As a result there have been over eight major thefts of copper and other scrap metal reported by the Kendall County Sheriff’s office.

“Generally we have cases of copper theft but it’s generally on a small scale, these have been large scale thefts,” said Lt. Shad Prichard an investigator with the Kendall County Sheriff’s office. “What we’re seeing this year is it has increased significantly from last year.”

These same criminals are becoming extremely brazen in their attempts to steal copper and other scrap metal. In one incident, a would-be thief applied for a job at a construction site only to return the next day to try and steal some of that scrap metal material. He was chased off by other workers but it just goes to show how desperate these criminals are to score scrap metal. This is why it’s so important for you to get rid of any scrap metal you might have around your property before some thief decides to make you his next target.

Scrap metal is pretty much anything that is piled up outside a home or garage that is made of steel, iron, copper or aluminum. You might not think there is much value in something like aluminum siding scraps or an old tub and you probably be right. But that’s not going to stop some thief from snooping around hoping they can make a score. Even things like old car parts or a lawnmower could be considered scrap metal. This is why you need to take a proactive stance and make sure you clear out the clutter by hiring a professional team of junk haulers – Junk King San Antonio.

What this pro junk hauling team can do is show up at your home on an agreed upon time. They’ll be bringing with them a big truck and plenty of manpower to haul away any amount of scrap metal you want to get rid of. They’ll also be able to take that scrap metal to the right recycling facility to make sure it doesn’t end up in a local San Antonio landfill.

It’s not just scrap metal these professional junk haulers can get rid of – they can haul away pretty much anything you have that collecting dust or rust. This could be the perfect excuse to finally tackle cleaning out your garage. A simple approach would be to drag out anything you want to throw away into a pile on your driveway on the same day that the junk haulers are showing up. The moment they arrive no get to work loading up their truck and before you know it you’ll have an empty garage!

You can also utilize Junk King San Antonio in a whirlwind removal tour of your home. Guide them through your house and point to all the things you want taken away like old pieces of furniture or unused kitchen appliances or boxes of junk. They can cart it all off. In the blink of an ideal have a house is free of clutter.

San Antonio Computer Recycling and Disposal

A local group called the Texas Campaign for the Environment is tackling the growing problem of getting rid of electronic waste by sponsoring a bill called the Producer TakeBack Recycling Program. The idea is that the manufacturers of computers, televisions, monitors and other electronic devices should be responsible for collecting and recycling those items. Here’s how they explain it on their website: “Texas Campaign for the Environment and the Computer TakeBack Campaign advocate Producer TakeBack Recycling, an equitable waste prevention solution for collecting and recycling electronics that creates a cleaner environment and saves taxpayers money. Producer TakeBack Recycling is a product and waste management system in which manufacturers (“producers”), not consumers or government, are financially responsible for the environmentally safe management of their products when they are obsolete.”
While that is a very noble idea and one worth supporting we all know how long it takes for the government to do something right! By the time this bill would come up for a vote and then be implemented you might already have gone through a half a dozen cell phones, three desktop computers and two televisions! Does this mean you should be hanging onto all that electronic waste while you waiting for this all to be sorted out? There is no need to do that especially when there’s a Junk King right here in San Antonio that can handle all your computer recycling and disposal needs.
Junk King San Antonio is part of a national franchise specializing in the removal of all that stuff that clutters up our lives. There is a level of quality that has come to be expected of a Junk King business. One of the main missions of the Junk King is to divert a majority of all items they collect away from landfills and into proper recycling centers. Junk King San Antonio is no exception. When it comes to computer recycling and disposal these are very delicate matters to handle because of the hazardous materials that are released when electronic waste is crushed. In other words, you can’t just toss out a computer in the garbage; it has to be properly disposed of.
Keep in mind that if you have a computer you want to get rid of and hire the hauling crew they don’t just have to pick up that one computer and call it a day. They’ll be showing up at your home with a big empty truck that you can fill to the rafters with all your junk. This can include an old coffee table or bedroom set you want to get rid of. It can also mean tossing out all those engine parts and rusty bumpers that might be collecting dust in your garage. No item is too big or too small for the Junk King crew to take away. You can start with your old computer and end with all the junk in your San Antonio home!