Monthly Archives: August 2012

Home Downsizing Tips in Sarasota

Downsizing is a concept being embraced by many senior residents in Sarasota. To downsize is to scale back. Often that will mean moving into a smaller more manageable living space. Instead of keeping up with all the maintenance required on a home, you could transition into an inviting community of like-minded retirees who are enjoying an exceptional quality of life. When you don’t have to worry about leaking roofs, old water heaters or mowing the lawn you’ll be amazed at how relaxed you’ll become. Trying to fit all your possessions into a smaller place can be a daunting task. But you have the perfect ally in Junk King standing by to help.

The first thing to remember is to make this transition at your own pace. If you’re selling your current home and moving into a new place then make sure you have plenty of time on either side of that move to sort through all your possessions to determine what you really want to take with you and what you can get rid of. Start with the closets. Do you need all those clothes? Are there other items that you can do without like sporting equipment, holiday decorations or unnecessary papers? If you judge an item by how often you’ve used it in the last year or how many times you might use it in the coming years it will be easy to decide if it belongs in your new space.

When it comes to the bigger pieces like your furniture, knowing where you’re moving to is going to be a big help. Take some measurements. If that big living room set isn’t going to fit in your new cozy family room then it’s got to go. Don’t hang onto anything that is broken with the promise of “I’ll get around to fixing that some day.” How long have you been saying that?

Most importantly, make sure to hang onto mementoes and keepsakes but instead of stashing them away in a box look for a way to put them on display in your new home. There are some wonderful frame or shadow box options that can bring a smile to your face every time you pass by.

So, how can Junk King Sarasota help with all of this? Think of them as the perfect assistants for the move before the move. Once you have determined what is going to be tossed out, Junk King will load that up on their trucks and take it away. You’ll be provided with an estimate based on the space your junk will take up on that truck and that’s all you’ll be paying. No hidden fees or travel charges. Best of all you won’t have to lift a finger. Once you’ve made the move, you’ll be living stress free and junk free: two great options for life!

Cool Off By Clearing Clutter In Your Sarasota Florida Home

August is chock full of “dog day afternoons.”  We know that means it’s hot outside but do you know where that saying comes from? For the answer you’ll have to go back to ancient Rome. Back then Sirius or the Dog Star rises before sunrise in the late summer months. Because this time was tied to increased heat it was thought that dogs would go mad and people would get hysterical just because it’s too darn hot. As any decent astronomer will tell you Sirius can no longer be seen in that same position in Rome but that phrase has stuck. Through the years it has come to mean a hot, sticky, muggy day where all you want is to crawl into a refrigerator. Residents of Sarasota, Florida know all about dog day afternoons. What’s your favorite way to stay cool?

Drinking all those fluids that everyone recommends you drink can actually quickly cool you down. It’s best to stick with things like water or ice tea. You can spruce up either of those drinks with a sprig of mint or orange slice. The goal is to keep drinking so that you never get thirsty. The moment you’re thirsty you’ve become dehydrated and now have to play a catch up game replenishing your body with fluids. Here’s something else you should consider: sweating in the heat is actually a good thing. It’s your body’s way of cooling you down. When it’s hot out and you stop sweating is when you should worry.

A lot of folks around Sarasota find welcome relief heading to the shore or dipping into a pool but you can’t stay in the water for hours. The alternative is to head indoors to one of the many cool malls, theaters or museums in the area. When that fails you’ll be stuck back at your place hoping to find relief.  If it doesn’t feel like the cool air from your fans or AC unit is circulating it might be the fault of junk. If your home is full of clutter then that air can’t flow. Look around your space. How much clutter are you holding onto? If the answer is anywhere around “a lot” then it’s time to call Junk King Sarasota.

Junk King is the local Sarasota & Bradenton business whose mission statement is to take all the junk out of our lives. That includes all kinds of oversized items like furniture, mattresses and major appliances. If something is busted or you’re not using it then it’s junk and it should be taken away. As long as you’re hiring Junk King to handle those big items you can also get them to load up any other small pieces of junk. In no time you’ll have your basements, attics and closets stripped to the walls and cleared of junk. That’s a good thing which will free up space and allow your cool air to circulate more efficiently. And if you’re buying a new air conditioner, make sure Junk King takes out the old one!