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Alternatives to Sarasota Dumpster Rentals

As any mathematician will tell you, the shortest distance between two points is a direct line. That theory comes handy if you’re planning a trip and want to map out your route. It can also apply to cleaning out the junk in your home. The shortest distance between you and a clean house would be a direct line to a rented dumpster. On paper that might work but when you put that theory into practice you’re going to find there are some major flaws.

First thing to consider is where you’re going to get that dumpster “dumped.” Will it be on your driveway? Will it be on the street in front of your house? Those are really your only two options. With the driveway choice you’re practically inviting any potential dumpster diver to step onto your property to check out what’s in the dumpster. You might think it is all worthless trash but to a dumpster diver there could be gold in that metal container. There are a handful of dumpster divers who have noble intentions. This would be all those talented artists who use other people’s trash for their creations. Unfortunately, most dumpster divers are just looking for trash.

Putting the dumpster on your street could result in the same amount of dumpster divers but you’ll also be inviting anyone with junk to fill up your dumpster. Most people wait until a dumpster appears on their block before they get rid of their clutter.

Then there is that “direct line” theory to think about. By placing a dumpster anywhere outside your home, that direct line between getting rid of your junk and that dumpster will involve you walking the walk. This will mean climbing up and down stairs lugging heavy stuff. It’s also going to mean getting help from some other able bodied person. Try making that pitch to one of your friends!

The better alternative to a dumpster rental is to hire professional junk haulers like Junk King Sarasota. They’ll show up for a scheduled appointment with an empty truck bigger than any dumpster you could ever rent. They’ll also have the manpower to get the job done. It doesn’t matter how heavy an object might be or how many times they have to walk up stairs, they’re going to be doing the work. Your only responsibility will be to point out what you want taken away and make sure the crew has cool drinks!

With this approach to junk removal you’ll find that the job will be getting done a lot quicker and with a lot less hassle. Seriously, what is more disruptive: having a dumpster sitting in your driveway for a week or getting rid of your junk in one day with Junk King’s professional junk haulers? The choice is obvious.

Hoarding Cleanup in Sarasota

If there can be a bright spot in the case of animal hoarding is that so many concerned citizens rise to the occasion to help out those who can’t help themselves. Recently, Sarasota County officials had to deal with an exhaustive case of animal hoarding that involved 260 different animals being kept in one home. That kind of rescue can put a burden on animal shelters all around the county. Fortunately, many local private rescue foundations stepped up to the plate and offered their assistance. VIP Rescue, which is based in Clearwater, was able to take in around two dozen dogs and provide them shelter and a path towards adoption. The Unleashed Spa in Largo found volunteers among their work staff to work for eight hours cleaning up dozens more dogs from this rescue. When you add up all the bills it clear to see this type of hoarding is not only the service to the animals but also a burden that the taxpayers must now endure.

On some level, you can’t really blame the hoarder because they are suffering from a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder that compels them to do this kind of hoarding. Hopefully the person who was responsible for this neglect will find proper counseling and care to help them break the cycle. Meanwhile, the dogs appeared to be getting the attention they need which could mean new homes for many of them. Even the most scraggly of pups will look amazing after a bath and a haircut. The same can be said for the hoarder’s home. Once all that garbage and junk is removed that home can resemble the place it once was. What lesson can you take from a story like this?

It you are lucky to have a pet in your life then you already know what kind of joy they can bring every day. Beyond that, you need to assume the responsibility for making sure they are living in a safe environment with food, water and lots of TLC. Having one or two pets doesn’t have to become a burden but 260 pets could certainly qualify as trouble!

As for those living conditions, you probably haven’t reached a true hoarding level but that doesn’t mean you don’t have some junk piled up in your home, garage or attic that can be tossed out. What are you waiting for? If you need help, then look no further then Junk King Sarasota.

Junk King is a neighborhood business that is part of a national franchise of professional junk haulers. These qualified crews take their work seriously. They know how to lift heavy objects, what equipment to use and will have the big enough truck to accommodate all levels of junk. The major difference from a mover is that instead of moving stuff into your home the Junk King crew will be moving out all your unwanted junk. Who knows? Maybe once Junk King helps clear your house of clutter, you might just consider rescuing one of those pups in need. That would be a win/win all around.