Monthly Archives: December 2017

Get Your Home Safe For Seniors

Many retirees are opting for downsizing. This means moving out of a big house and into a smaller home or apartment. There are some retirees that are moving back in with their children. That is a terrific way to keep families together. If you’re thinking about moving your parents in with you, then you’ll need to make some adjustments regarding safety. Here are some suggestions for how to make your home safe for seniors:

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Secure the Rugs

Rugs on the floor are something you probably don’t even think about until it is time to vacuum them. But they could become a potential tripping hazard for someone who shuffles more. Make sure the edges of the rugs are properly secured to the floor. In the bathroom and kitchen, you should only use non-slip varieties of rugs. Simple test: Try moving the rug with your foot. If you can’t, then it is safe.

Add More Light

A pet in a dark hallway can spell trouble. You can’t always keep your pets from plopping down wherever they want but you can add light. Instead of attempting to rewire lighting and adding switches, you can put motion sensor lights along the baseboard. These will be bright enough to light the way along the hallway. You can also place these lights on stairs.

Tighten Railings

Railings are a big help for seniors getting up and down stairs. You’ll want to make sure all your railings are firmly in place and don’t shake when leaned on. If you don’t have railings on a front or back porch, now is the time to add them.

Remove Clutter

Not only should pathways throughout the house be well lit, but they should also be clear of clutter. You’ll want to break the kids’ habit of dropping things as they cross through the house. More importantly, you’ll want to remove any unnecessary furniture or other items that could get in the way.

If you’re moving your parents into a guest room, then you’ll want to make them feel welcome by clearing out the clutter in those closets. All of this decluttering could create a huge amount of things to get rid of. That’s when you hire Junk King Seattle. It will only take a single appointment with these junk hauling pros to remove all your unwanted items. Best of all, you won’t have to lift a finger to get it done. Junk King does all the work. Get your home safe for seniors by getting rid of the clutter today. Junk King Seattle makes it happen.

Organize Your Shed Without Any Clutter

The key to a successful organization plan is to find a “home” for everything. Whether it is your car keys or shoes, they should have a proper place to be put when you come in the door. Some things that need a place are items that aren’t used every day. That doesn’t mean they can’t be organized. Consider your backyard shed. You might be keeping a lot of things in storage out there that you only use for gardening or other yard activities. Are those items organized or just tossed inside the shed? The only way to really get organized is to get rid of the clutter and that begins with a call to Junk King Seattle.

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You can take two approaches to scheduling your shed clearing with Junk King. You can call to lock down an appointment ASAP or you can sort through all the things you want to get rid of and then call Junk King. You don’t actually have to lock down your final list of junk items until the Junk King crew arrives for the appointment. That could give you more sorting time. It will help if they know they’re moving a few things or cleaning out a hoarder type situation. They just want to make sure you have the right amount of work force and the truck space.

For the big jobs, Junk King is happy to send more help but typically, they are taken care of with the standard two-man moving team. This is the crew who is going to do all the work for them and they mean that quite literally. Clearing out the shed could get a bit  dirty but your hands will remain clean with Junk King on the job.

Along with all the junk from your shed, you can also have the crew load up any item from the inside of your home. Remember, you have a moving team at your disposal. Think of how much more room you can create when you’ve gotten rid of all that old furniture and stuff from the closet. Clearing out your shed and home of clutter is simple: Just call Junk King Seattle. Done.