Monthly Archives: August 2019

5 Steps to an Easier Estate Clean Out

The weeks following the death of a loved one are usually hard and hectic. If you were named the executor of the departed loved one’s will, you undoubtedly have a lot on your plate. Even at a time you are mourning, you have to accomplish certain tasks that are quite taxing. One of the difficult tasks that are usually on top of the to-do list is estate clean out. We’ve laid out a 5-step guide to an easier estate clean out to help you tackle the job with as little stress as possible. Take a look:

  1. Take a Look at the Will

You don’t want to get rid of those musical instruments only to learn later on that the deceased would have loved the grandchild who shares the same passion for music to have them. So, before you start the estate cleanout, you should familiarize yourself with the will left behind by the departed loved one. This will enable you to know his/her wishes regarding the household items.

While some wills are pretty straightforward, some are a bit complicated such that they require a probate attorney’s counsel. If there was no will left behind, be sure to bring the family in to claim the items they would like to keep. This will help when it comes to the next step below.

  1. Sort out the Items

sofa chair inside room behind opened doorGoing through your loved one’s personal belongings might be the hardest part of the entire estate cleanout process. This is especially if you were very close to the deceased. No matter how depressing it might be, you must do it. When sorting out the items, be sure to organize them into groups, for instance, those you intend to keep, to donate, and to sell.

  1. Hire an Appraiser

Unless you are an appraiser, you may not be equipped to determine what items count as valuable assets and which ones are not as worthy as you may think they are. If you aren’t sure whether the pieces of art left behind are worth something, you need professional help.

An appraiser plays a crucial role in the estate clean out process as they can help to determine the true value of different items. An appraiser can also help with information about an heirloom that the family didn’t know about.

  1. Hire an Estate Liquidator

If you have a large number of valuable items to sell, hiring an estate liquidator is your best bet to get the job done swiftly and efficiently. Estate liquidators are conversant with the market, the values, and the ideal ways to sell valuables. If there are few valuable items to sell, you can contact an estate buy-out person or take them to a consignment shop.

  1. Hire a Professional Estate Cleanout Service

After family members take the items they want to keep, selling valuable items and donating some items, there will be some unwanted junk lying around. This is where the services of a professional estate clean out company like Junk King come in handy. We not only facilitate easier estate clean out, but we also dispose of junk responsibly and in an eco-friendly manner.

How Junk King Can Help

Junk King is a trusted junk removal company that provides a wide range of junk removal services, including estate cleanout services. If you don’t know where to begin with cleaning out a departed loved one’s home, office, or any other property left behind, we can help.

Our crew is well trained and experienced, thus can handle all kinds of junk. No matter the type of debris you dispose of, they will be efficient in removing any junk and unwanted items that you may want to get rid of. What’s more is that our crew is duly insured, so you can have peace of mind knowing that we will handle your project effectively and in a professional manner.

If you’d like to find out more about our estate clean out service, be sure to call us at (707) 744-4254 or contact us online for more information.

TV Recycling: The Best Way to Recycle Your Old TV

Television technology has changed dramatically in the last 15 years. Big and bulky CRT televisions have gone the way of the Dodo bird, but if you’re like many people in Marin, you still might have one laying around the house. People do this because these TVs can seem really difficult to move and throw away. Even older flat-screen TVs can be heavy and cumbersome, so we tend to let them sit around rather than putting them to good use.

Worker holding television at a TV recycling centerWhen you finally need to get rid of an old TV, you can’t simply throw it into the trash for several reasons. First, it probably won’t fit in your normal garbage bin. Second, dropping a television into a normal landfill can be hazardous to both the environment and the local health of the community. CRTs contain cadmium-based phosphorus, several pounds of lead and other highly toxic metals and chemicals. That’s why TV recycling is likely to be your best option for disposal.

The Benefits of Recycling Televisions

If you have an old TV that still works, donating it to a local charity or returning it to the manufacturer may be an option. When your TV doesn’t work, however, TV recycling is clearly the best choice. In fact, there are both federal and state laws that require companies to recycle televisions rather than send them through the normal waste stream. Recycling has a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Conserving natural resources like rare earth metals and petroleum
  • Supporting local schools and organizations with refurbished units
  • Promoting the economy in Sonoma and nearby areas at recycling plants and related businesses
  • Protecting the local environment from hazardous materials

Recycling your old television is clearly the right choice, but what about getting it to your local recycling center? At Junk King Sonoma, we eliminate the need for you to haul your old TV yourself. Simply give us a call or schedule an appointment online and we’ll pickup your TV right at your home or office.

We Take It All

Junk King Junk King Sonoma is ready to take any type of old television you have sitting around your home or office. We can take that 30″ bulky CRT that feels like it weighs 100 pounds or those old 17″ LCD monitors that have been laying around your office for years. We can even pickup that huge rear-projection television that’s taking up space in the garage. Our professionals are ready to pickup one or more televisions or monitors of any size and weight.

To get a free quote for your upcoming television pickup, contact us today. At Junk King Sonoma, honesty and integrity are cornerstones of our TV recycling business. We make it easy to schedule an appointment through our online booking system or over the phone.