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Junk King San Antonio – House Cleanout After A Death

Our Junk King San Antonio – House Cleanout services are always respectful when there’s been a death in someone’s family. In those unfortunate times when people come together to cleanout the deceased’s home, some careful planning needs to be implemented.

This is a big project. While our Junk King San Antonio – House Cleanout teams are always ready to help, we understand how delicate these times can be. That’s why we thought it would be a good idea to put together a list of steps that you can use in the estate cleanout process.

Decide How Big the Job Is
One of the ways that you can decide how big the job will be is by looking at the square footage of the house itself. After you’ve made that calculation, you can go through all the different rooms.

Then you can narrow it down even further by listing all the furniture as well as everything in the closets. Make sure to go through all of the drawers. Don’t forget that you should inventory any boxes that have been left in the basement or the attic. You’ll also need to include everything that is in the garage.

Over the years, the Junk King San Antonio – House Cleanout projects we’ve worked on go a lot more smoothly when you do this kind of preplanning.

Set Some Goals
You should also sit down with friends and family of the deceased to decide what your goals are. If you’re looking to sell the place, you might not focus on the contents as much as you would otherwise.

On the other side of that coin, everyone might decide they want to get as much money as possible. That can also mean selling the contents before the actual structure. Another careful inventory is a good idea here. For example, the relative who’s just passed might have had some valuable antiques. You might want to have them appraised before you go any further.

In the end, you’ll need to put together an efficient cleanout team. This can include friends and relatives and even contractors if repairs need to be made. Finally, if you’re looking at the monetary value of the contents, you’ll want to throw less away.
For example, an old television might bring back a lot of emotional memories but isn’t worth much money. We have Junk King San Antonio – House Cleanout experts that are both sensitive and efficient.

Junk Removal for San Antonio Realtors

The headline from a recent San Antonio Business Journal article was a welcome relief to many. It read: “San Antonio Housing Market Moving in the Right Direction.” As with everywhere else in the country, the San Antonio housing market took a huge hit when the recession creeped in. But now the average price of a home is at the highest level since 2008. That is according to the San Antonio Board of Realtors. Bottom line: savvy realtors are making the move to expand their business and Junk King can be a huge help.

With prices going up, more folks are going to be looking for a bargain. It stands to reason that the more choices you can offer them the better off you’ll be at closing contracts. This might mean going outside of your comfort zone of neighborhoods and exploring areas where foreclosures dominated. The trick with scooping up a foreclosed property and getting it ready for sale is where Junk King San Antonio comes into play.

Junk King is based right here in San Antonio. The good folks working for the company might just be your neighbors. What they specialize in is all kinds of junk removal. You could step into a foreclosed property that is layered with garbage, furniture, broken appliances and just a plain old mess. Don’t be deterred. If it is a good price in a good location grab the listing then call Junk King.

Cleaning up a foreclosed property is probably among the easiest jobs that Junk King handles. That’s because they’re not really working with a fuss owner who might be picking through things on the way out to the truck. All you need to do is throw open the doors and tell the crew to haul it all away. In a matter of hours, that home which was once piled high with trash will be wiped clean to the bare walls. You then have the option of bringing in paint crews to spruce it up a bit more. Even still, with empty rooms and the removal of ratty carpet you’re sure to impress prospective buyers.

Of course, there is nothing stopping you from hiring Junk King for your own home as well. If you’re in need of a home office then Junk King can get you started by moving out the clutter from your garage or spare room opening up the space to move in a desk and file cabinet. You might not need much but at least with the clutter gone you’ll have a decent work zone set up for you to get busy in. Whether it’s for your listings or your home, Junk King should be on your speed dial.

San Antonio 4th of July Junk Removal

Sadly, last year there were no fireworks in San Antonio, at least not the big shows sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. That’s because the surrounding land was just too dry to risk a spark flying off from the rockets. But this year, the fireworks are roaring back… provided it doesn’t get too much hotter! The plan is for a huge celebration to take place at the Woodlawn Lake where the San Antonio Parks Foundation will present their water reflected fireworks display. This is a truly unique experience that promises to be fun for the whole family.

According to the San Antonio Fire Department, the recent rainfall makes conditions a bit more agreeable for fireworks but that doesn’t mean we’re completely out of the woods. A sharp increase in the temperature could result in drying up the area and forcing another cancellation. Could you still celebrate the 4th of July without fireworks? Absolutely. But for that to happen you need to refocus your efforts on your own backyard. That’s where you can gather your friends and family for a good old fashion summer cookout.

One of the fun things about a cookout is that you probably won’t have any trouble getting the men to do most of the cooking. Naturally that “cooking” really means grilling. At any backyard barbeque you won’t have to look far for the husbands and dads. They’ll all be gathered around the grill discussing the merits of what makes the best BBQ. As for the kids, all they need for backyard fun is a sprinkler and a waterslide and they’re good to go. In fact, with the hot July temperatures it might be hard keeping some of those grown-ups off that water slide.

To get your backyard ready for this kind of fun celebration you’ll going to have to do a bit of safety proofing. Essentially this will mean inspecting every corner of your yard for any hazardous junk. Don’t forget if you have kids playing here than anything that isn’t nailed down can become a trap! Piles of lumber, chunks of concrete, busted planters or rusted kitchen appliances will all become fair game as those young ones explore and imagine. You can clear all that junk out in one afternoon by hiring a team of professional junk haulers like Junk King San Antonio.

The professional junk hauling team from Junk King will arrive at your home for a scheduled appointment. They’ll be working on your schedule not the other way around. If you need to be there to supervise they can show up after work hours or on the weekend. You could even pile up what you want taken away in your driveway. Attach a note saying, “All this junk goes!” and the pros will do the rest! Make sure your 4th of July and rest of the summer will be a safe one with a clean backyard.

Home Downsizing Tips in San Antonio

What do you really need to get by in life? We’re talking about the physical things like furniture that make for a comfortable living environment. Beyond the kitchen (because we all need one of those!) the basics are a bathroom, a bedroom and a living room. That would be just for you. Now multiple that by the members of your house and you’ve got the need for more bedrooms and more bathrooms. Perfect. But what happens when those “extra” family members go off to start their own lives? Suddenly having all those extra rooms doesn’t seem very practical. You’ve still got to keep them clean. When you heat the home it all gets heated. And then there is all the annoying yard work. This is why you might want to seize upon the idea of downsizing by moving out of that big empty house and into a smaller place. If you make this choice, you’ll be joining thousands of other San Antonio residents who have already embraced the idea of downsizing as a better way to live.

If you do make the move, you need to have a strong sense of your new living environment. This will help you decide which pieces of furniture you want to hang onto and which pieces should be given away or tossed away. One of the first things to go is often that big dining room table and chairs. Do you really eat in the dining room or in your kitchen? Sure, for holidays you would bust out the good china and serve in the dining room but is it really worth having a big house with a room you only use two times a year?

Also, it’s time to be realistic about your work-out equipment. If you have a huge treadmill that gets more of a workout as a clothes hanger than an exercise machine do you really need to space to keep it in?

Downsizing doesn’t necessarily mean you have to throw all of this stuff out. You could offer it for sale on Craigslist or have a yard sale or even pass it off to another family member. The key point is that if you’re not going to need something then get rid of it. As for all that stuff that is left over which nobody can use and no charity would want, you can turn that junk over to a crew of professional junk haulers like Junk King San Antonio

These hard working crews are every bit as able as a solid team of professional movers. The difference is that they’ll be taking your stuff to its final resting place as opposed to your new home! Getting rid of the clutter in your life can be a truly liberating experience even if you’re not moving. In other words, downsizing applies even if it simply means to downsize all the junk you’re hanging onto.

Why Junk Removal is Getting Big in San Antonio

“Everything’s bigger in Texas.” That’s a very popular slogan that many locals are happy to share with out-of-towners. Usually, this will happen when someone is delivered a fresh piece of grilled steak that is as big as their head!

That slogan can always apply to your home that is overflowing with junk. If everything is bigger in Texas then maybe you’ve got more junk than you can handle. What’s that doing for your home value? What about the value of your neighbor’s home? We’ve all seen “those houses.” You know the ones with the car up on blocks in the driveway. Or an above ground pool that hasn’t been used in years. Or old furniture sitting out on the porch. Does that describe your home? It doesn’t have to be that way; especially when there is experience help in the form of the pros at Junk King San Antonio standing by to help you get rid of all that junk once and for all.

There are some folks who travel all around the country and the world and bring back all kinds of trinkets and treasures they are proud to put on display. But you don’t even have to leave San Antonio to get all kinds of junk piled up in your home. Sometimes that junk begins as leftovers from a home improvement project. Instead of hauling the construction waste off to a dump yard it gets piled up alongside the garage. There could be left over Cinco de Mayo party decorations that can never be used. Maybe it’s an old fridge that is totally busted but what can you do? You know you’re not supposed to put these things out on the curb. You might even feel guilty about tossing them out because you paid good money for them at one point. That’s true but ask yourself, “Are you ever going to use this junk again?” If the answer is a quick “no” then you know what has to be done. Get it gone!

When you make the smart move to hire the professional junk haulers at Junk King, you’ll be getting some expert help. You might not think you need to be an expert to haul out a heavy piece of furniture but if you’ve ever thrown out your back then you know how important it is to “lift things right.” That’s what these experienced junk haulers will be able to do: move the right way. They’ll also have a big enough truck to hold whatever you’re tossing out. Even though the pick-up is the most popular truck in San Antonio, there is just so much that a pick-up bed can hold. Remember “everything is bigger in Texas.” So how big will your junk pile be? No matter how big, it’s going to be a distant memory once the pros get a hold of it!

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 Christmas Tree Guide and Disposal Methods

Christmas trees come in all shapes and sizes. The type of tree you might buy for your own living space has a lot to do with just exactly how big that space is. Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t have a live Christmas tree. And if your home has the space you might the type that embraces the floor to ceiling variety of Christmas tree! When it comes to decorating the tree and keeping it fresh there are some helpful hints to put on your own holiday checklist.
With regard to keeping your tree green, you should make a fresh cut on the stump of the tree and put it in water right away. If you’re buying a tree from a lot just ask them slice off an inch from the bottom in order to facilitate this. A fresh-cut tree can absorb several quarts of water right from the get go. That’s why it’s vital that you refill your Christmas trees planter several times a day in that first week. After that, you can cut back on the amount of water but it’s best to have a planter that’s large enough to hold water so your Christmas tree can drink whenever it’s thirsty!
Everyone has their own methods for decorating the tree. The best approach seems to be hanging up lights first, then the garlands and then the ornaments. You can then finish it all off with some tinsel. When it comes to hanging those Christmas lights don’t discount the inside of the tree. If you weave your light strings along the branches from the inside and move out to the outer edges you’ll get a much more robust array of twinkling lights. The same can be said for when you hang ornaments on your tree. Don’t just put them on the tip of branches but hang them inside for a bit more depth. This also creates a very interesting look for your Christmas.
As for your ornaments they’re probably fall into two categories: filler ornaments and keepsake ornaments. The filler ornaments are the round balls or other discount ornaments that might not be a family heirloom but certainly provide a lot of color and sparkle. Your keepsake ornaments are all those special ornaments that have either been given to you as gifts or handed down through the family. These one-of-a-kind ornaments should be spaced apart every 2 feet horizontally to create a layer of keepsake and filler.
Many families like to keep their Christmas trees up until at least January 6 which marks the end of the advent calendar. By that time your Christmas tree will definitely be more brittle than when you first bought it. You should make sure that you remove it from your home and have plans to make sure it properly disposed of before it creates a hazard. If you know when you’ll be taking your tree down then you can set up an appointment today with Junk King San Antonio to make sure that tree will be picked up from your curb. The last thing you want is to have that tree turning brown waiting to get picked up!

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.

How to Buy & Get Rid of Old Appliances in San Antonio

Ever since the food network launched, cooking shows have gained in popularity. Not only have these lead to a whole new batch of fun personalities but they’ve also started a trend towards cooking competitions. Today you could try out be an Iron Chef, a Master Chef or a Top Chef. All you really need is to be an excellent cook. If you’re someone who amazes folks with your culinary creations then you know the value of a good oven. This is the hearth from which all great meals come from! If your old stove isn’t living up to your cooking potential then you definitely need to treat yourself to a new oven. You might not make it onto a reality cooking show but that doesn’t mean you can’t cook like an expert as long as you have the right equipment.
As you consider a new stove option you might want to think about a convection oven. This is what all the professional chefs use. A convection oven has a fan inside the baking zone that circulates the hot air around your food. This results in a more even cooking environment. With the convention oven you don’t need to constantly rotate your baking dishes. That hot air circulation does the trick.
The key factor with any type of cooking in an oven is temperature control. The average oven uses a standard gauge that is turned by your hand to the appropriate temperature setting. The problem is that over time these settings can often be off by as much as 25°. When you are timing of roast or turkey a difference like that could sap all the succulent juices from your meal. It’s also hard to make the adjustment in the middle of a meal that you’re cooking. The way around this is to find an oven that has electronic controls. This doesn’t mean an electric oven but simply an oven that uses digital readings to set the oven temperature. This lets you adjust the settings within a range of 5°. You’ll have much more precise baking and cooking with this type of oven.
The other thing you have to be aware of is where your steam is going to go. Every oven releases steam during the cooking process. If that steam is improperly vented over time it can cause damage to the ovens electronic systems. If you’re going through all the trouble to buy a new oven make sure you’ve got proper ventilation installed.
You can also say goodbye to the coils and flames with your new oven. This is because you can now pick from radiant or halogen burners. These burners are fitted underneath a glass surface and heat up very quickly. Heat is still heat whether it’s coming from a flame or another source. The benefit with using a radio or halogen burner is how easy it will be to clean up. It’s the difference between wiping a stove with one swipe of a rag as opposed to taking apart all those different pieces to get down to the grease.
As soon as you discover all the great features for your new oven you’re good to be very excited to try it out. First you have to get rid of that old oven in your San Antonio room to make room for the new one. One phone call to a professional team of junk haulers like Junk King San Antonio can take care of that. From then on it is happy baking!
Simply call 1-888-888-JUNK to book an onsite estimate today!

5 Reasons to Hire Junk Haulers in San Antonio

For many of us, acquiring junk is far easier than getting rid of it. Obviously, we don’t pick up some item and declare, “This is junk. I think I’ll keep it.”  Most of our junk didn’t start out as junk but instead had a practical purpose. Then over time and use (or abuse) something breaks or gets worn down which turned a practical piece into a piece of junk. When it comes to getting rid of that junk, help is standing by in the form of your professional junk haulers based in San Antonio – Junk King.
Here are the five top reasons for hiring Junk King’s junk haulers in San Antonio:
  1. Your Time: Your time is precious especially if you’re juggling a full time career and managing the hectic schedule of a busy family. Time is also the contributing factor as to why you might have all that junk in the first place: You just don’t have the time to pack it up and haul it off to the landfill. With professional junk haulers, you schedule the time you want your junk carted away. They show up, load up and drive off. It’s as simple as that.
  2. Your Back: Lifting junk and tossing it onto the back of a truck is not for everyone. In fact, it should really only be done by professional movers. These are the guys who have the experience and live by the rule “life with your legs, not your back.” If you’ve ever strained your back or know somebody who has, then this is not something you ever want to go through again. Leave it to the professionals.
  3. Your Space: Picture where your junk is now. Then picture it gone. What’s left? Empty space. Depending on the amount of junk you could have a lot of space. This could mean regaining an entire room, attic, basement or garage. What could you do with all that space? How about a guest room? How about a home office? How about an arts and craft workshop? The possibilities are truly limitless.
  4. Your Peace of Mind: If you live alone then you might not be bothered by piles of junk collecting dust. However, if you are sharing a space that junk pile could be a point of contention as in, “When are you going to get rid of all junk?” If the answer to that question can become “Soon as I call the junk haulers.” That is certainly going to deliver peace of mind to any household!
  5. Your Convenience: Hiring a professional crew of junk haulers means you’ll be able to schedule all your junk removal needs with just a phone call. Make that two phone calls. The first is to set up your appointment for an estimate and the second is the confirmation call you’ll receive when your team is on the way to carry out the job.

Simply call 1-888-888-JUNK or book an appointment online!