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Declutter You San Antonio Home

The numbers are in for the San Antonio real estate market for 2011 and they look a lot like the numbers from 2010. Last year there were 17,914 homes sold in San Antonio which is only 42 less sales than in 2010. The good news for homeowners is that the median price of a San Antonio home bumped up by 1% from $150,400 to $152,000. Even though on paper it looks like there has been stagnation, the prospects for 2012 are for better numbers all around. At some point in every home owner’s life they will be faced with the question to sell or stay put. Selling a home is often decided upon when a couple wants to downsize after all the kids have move out to start their own lives. There could also be a desire to retire to a different city. If you are thinking about putting your San Antonio home on the market, you’ll probably want to fix it up a bit.
A real estate agent would like nothing better than for an old house to get a fresh paint job and have all the furniture removed so that it can be restaged to appeal to potential buyers. Of course, all of those expenses would come out of your own pocket. One positive step you could take towards getting your home ready for sale is to get rid of all the junk that is taking up space. As a matter of fact, getting rid of the junk is probably a good idea whether you’re going to sell or stay put. If this seems like a task that’s too big for you to handle on your own, you’re probably right. That’s why you might want to set up an appointment with Junk King San Antonio. These are the professional haulers who are part of a national franchise dedicated to decluttering our lives. While that is a very noble endeavor to undertake, you have to assume the first step and that’s recognizing that you’re ready to get rid of your junk.
A great way to define your junk would be all those things you have to make excuses for when visitors come a calling. For instance, there might be some rusted car parts stacked up on the side of your garage that you explain away with, “They were supposed to be sold for scrap but it’s not worth it.” Or there could be old furniture stored in the basement that nobody wants to sit on. The excuse? “We didn’t have any other place to put that.” What items in your home are you making excuses for? Whatever they are you can finally get rid of them when Junk King is given the assignment.
All it takes is one call to Junk King’s San Antonio Declutter Team for you to set up an appointment for the junk removal. You don’t even have to drag that stuff out of your home; the Junk King crew will handle it. With Junk King on stand-by, you really don’t have any more excuses!

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!

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.