A group of Texas A&M student volunteers are spending their spring break far away from the maddening crowds and instead have chosen to cover themselves in muck. They’ve slipped on the waders and are trudging through the marshes at the Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge for a learning retreat that is helping clean up Liberty Pond. Part of this project includes removing the aggressive Water Hyacinths from one the ponds. This could only be accomplished by wading in waist-deep water and kayaking to pick up the plants by hand one at a time. If these particular plants aren’t trimmed back, they can quickly overwhelm this delicate eco-system.
One of the students from the San Antonio area told a local newspaper about why she is doing this while a lot of her classmates are off sunning themselves. “This is what I love. I could do this every day. Even though I am exhausted, it is not like work. It is fun.” That includes the bout of poison ivy she got while on the clean up grew!
This kind of story certainly puts your own spring cleaning project in perspective. You’re only dealing with cleaning up your home or yards; you’re not going into waist deep pond water! You’ll also be working indoors which means access to cool drinks and fun tunes. Plus, you’re entitled to take as many breaks as you want. One advantage that the Liberty Pond cleanup effort has it there is an entire team doing the work. That will certainly make it go faster. Fortunately, you’ve got the exact same opportunity to have your own team. Call it team Junk King San Antonio.
Junk King is the San Antonio based business of professional junk haulers who have multiple crews and trucks standing by to be dispatched for any junk removal chores. How Junk King can work with you is by helping get rid of the clutter from your home before you clean. This is all that junk you’ve been staring at for months and years wondering when it’s going to disappear. Instead of waiting for magic, just call Junk King. They will make it disappear for sure! Another approach would be to call Junk King after your spring cleaning. That’s because you might discover a lot more junk you want to throw out as you clean through closets, under beds and in garages. All you need to do is start a pile for Junk King. Even if that pile grows as big as your own home, Junk King San Antonio won’t freak out. Whatever you throw at the crews, chances are they’ve seen worse! As soon as that clutter is gone from your home, then you’ll be able to do a deep cleaning like never before. It’s a perfect way to kick off the spring!
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!