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Signs That It’s Time To Call In A San Antonio Junk Removal Specialist

There is a fine line between hoarding and collecting. Rachel Dealy, has turned her love of collecting into a thriving business called Collective. It’s become a great go-to spot in downtown San Antonio when you need that one-of-a-kind gift. The storefront was born out of Rachel’s love for rummage sales, estates sales, garage sales and thrift shops. After several years of bargain hunting, Rachel found herself surrounded by all she had acquired and decided to turn it loose onto the world.

“I had accumulated enough clothes and furniture and other stuff that I had to hold an estate sale before I could leave,” she told a local newspaper. “And even after that, I filled a U-Haul to come back to Texas. Whenever I walk into an antiques shop, I light up,” she says. “I get some sort of endorphin rush. I don’t hoard,” she says. “I acquire. I pick up things that I see value in. If it’s cool, I want it. If it’s a good price, I want it. If it’s a project that I could work on, I want it.”

She also shares the space of her store with a rotating roster of local artists who are offered the opportunity to sell their work on consignment. It’s a 3,000 square foot space just chock full of all kinds of objects. Now, there are some cynical types who would pass by a store like Collective and think, “It’s all junk.” But what might be junk to someone is a valued treasure to someone else. As with beauty, junk is in the eye of the beholder.

You might think that you could turn your junk into gold or at least some cash. There might be a way to do that but not without a lot of effort. A yard sale is always the good way to go. To pull that off you have to drag everything you want sold out to your front yard bright and early. Hopefully you spent the day before putting up posters otherwise how will anybody find out about your sale? At the end of the day whatever you haven’t sold you have to drag back in. You could leave it on your lawn and hope someone might take it but one night in the great outdoors and you’ve created trash.

Bottom line: if you’re committed to getting rid of your junk then just do it. Call in a junk specialist and get it over with. That junk specialist would be Junk King San Antonio. They are the professional movers based right here in San Antonio who make it their business to clean up your clutter. Whatever you want tossed out, they’ll load up on their truck and you can wave good-bye. Get real: your junk is just junk. Get it gone with Junk King San Antonio.

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!

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.