Monthly Archives: January 2013

Seattle Dirt Removal and Hauling

What happens when a mud or dirt slide occurs and blocks a road? Seattle residents who live near hillsides are all too familiar with this type of problem. Recently a slide of dirt tumbled down 55th SW blocking the access to Alki Beach. The Seattle Department of Transportation was alerted and a crew was dispatched the following day to handle the cleanup effort. Until then residents had to find a way to drive around the mess. Then there was the issue of who is going to pay for the cleanup. Is it the responsibility of the slope’s owner? Or does the city of Seattle pick up the tab because the dirt fell onto a public roadway that they’re supposed to maintain. According to officials at SDOT the question of how is going to foot the bill has not been resolved.

Do you have a dirt removal project that is unresolved as well? A pile of dirt happens because of displacement. You need to dig up something to plant or remove. The result is that dirt. But dirt can’t easily be thrown out. There are weight limits as to how much you can throw out in the weekly garbage pickup. Of course if you’re filling up your garbage can then there is no place for your trash to go. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take on a project in your yard that will require dirt displacement. It only means you need to partner up with a proper dirt removal company and that would be Junk King of Seattle.

Don’t let the word “junk” in their title fool you. Junk King Seattle can handle just about any type of removal you throw at them including dirt, sod, shrubs, tree branches or any other type of yard waste. And it doesn’t have to be “natural” yard waste. You could have patio furniture, birdbaths, sheds or even an old hot tub you want to get rid of. That’s all good to go with Junk King on your side.

After the Junk King crew has clear out your yard you can have them remove all the other stuff from your property whether that stuff is out in the garage, down the basement or up in the attic. The Junk King Seattle crew will do all the climbing of stairs. After everything is loaded up on their truck and you sign off on the job, they’ll be disposing of that stuff in the responsible way. For the bulk of collected items this means recycling that junk. That’s good for your personal carbon footprint and for Seattle. Don’t let things pile up. Hire Junk King today to clear it all out!

Home Downsizing Tips in Seattle

The two biggest benefits to be found with downsizing your Seattle home would be money and time. Both of those items are tied together in the sense that a smaller home or apartment will cost you less in electric, heating and water bills not to mention rent or mortgage payments. Less space means you won’t be spending so much time cleaning rooms you never use or mowing lawns and cleaning out rain gutters. You’ll be free to take up a hobby, spend more times with friends and family or just to relax. How great would that be?

Making the downsize transition means you’ll need to pick a new home first. As soon as that has been accomplished you’ll have a great sense of what you’ll be able to take with you in terms of furniture, appliances and all the rest. This is when you should put a company like Junk King Seattle on stand-by alert. They should be at the ready to remove all the items you won’t be taking with you. Best of all, Junk King can make many of those items donated pieces to a charity that can use them. All the rest can go right to the dump!

When you start to survey what you want to get rid of, begin with the rooms you don’t actively use. These could be kids’ room where the kids have grown up and moved on, the basement storage area or the garage. As soon as you have earmarked which items you’ll want Junk King to take away, you should consider slapping a sticker on them. Any sticker will do. Then the instruction can be given to the Junk King Seattle crew to take away anything with that sticker. What could be simpler than that?

You don’t have to accomplish everything in a day. If you know you’re moving out at the end of the month then tackle a room at a day. You might just be amazed at how much stuff you can actually live without. The Junk King crew can also make a sweep of your front and back yards. They’ll be able to remove play sets, hot tubs, sheds, lawnmowers, kayaks, wood and any other type of yard waste. There is no need to leave anything behind for the new tenant as long as Junk King is on the job.

Downsizing isn’t a step “down” but a proactive way of making the most out of what is important to you. Being able to save up for retirement and increase the time you can spend doing things you like matters a lot. Give Junk King Seattle a call today and ask them how they can help you with your downsizing move.