Monthly Archives: March 2012

Stockton Office Cleanout

A common site among your Stockton neighbors during the weekend are various yard sales. This is a great way for anyone to get rid of junk and maybe put a few dollars in their pocket. Anyone who is having a yard sale increases their chances of traffic by encouraging other neighbors to have a sale during the same weekend. If you can get the whole block engaged in one big community sale, you’ll be in really good shape to draw in potential customers. The one drawback with a yard sale is that whatever you don’t sell you have to drag back into your home at the end of the day. Of course, you can always throw all that junk away since you don’t want it any more but that’s not always practical. Instead, you’ll probably try again next weekend or when you get more junk!

Imagine if offices could have yard sales? There are many local businesses that occasionally will set up a table of goods to sell in front of their stores but corporate offices never get in on this act. That’s probably because whatever junk they have to get rid of should really be thrown out. Would you really be interested in buying a broken office chair? What about cubicle walls? A fax machine that doesn’t work anymore? All of those kinds of items are really meant for the trash heap. Ironically, offices seem to hold onto this junk as much as we hold onto our junk. Part of the reason comes down to a matter of ownership.

When a company buys a piece of office equipment, that item becomes the property of that company. It’s an asset. Yes, even the mini-fridge with leftover lunches is a company asset. Every purchase becomes a business expense that can be deducted and businesses lover their deductions! As time passes and the normal wear and tear occurs, those items can break down or fall out of use. What happens then? As an employee, you can’t simply throw away a “piece of property”  unless you have permission from upper management.  So, instead of going through the hassle of sending out memos and waiting for approvals, those unwanted office junk items are shoved into a storage room or empty cubicle. Want to know when they get cleared out? Usually when the big boss comes into town for a company review. Then it’s all hands on deck to clean out the offices.

If your office is ready to get rid of its junk, it might make smart business sense to hire professional junk haulers like Junk King Stockton to accomplish this task. These are experienced movers who understand the nature of carrying out bulky objects from an office space. They’ll get the job done right and on time which is then something you can take credit for! Take the initiative and get your office cleaned up the right way!

Stockton Scrap Metal Removal

Recently it was reported that seven cars were stolen from a Stockton auto repair lot. Fortunately, the owner of those stolen cars was able to locate his vehicles at a chop shop not far from his own lot. In case you never heard of the term “chop shop” before it refers to an illegal garage whose sole purpose is to take stolen vehicles and dismantled them down to the hubcaps. In this particular crime a batch of Volvos, Mercedes and BMWs were swiped from Automeister, a Stockton area dealer that specializes in engine repairs on those types of cars. One of the owners got a tip as to where these stolen cars might’ve been taken. It only took him a few hours to track them down within the same community. He called up the California Highway Patrol to handle the rest of the matter. One of the cars recovered was a 68 Volvo Alcoriza that the owner drove in high school.

All of this points out how bold and daring scrap metal thieves can be. Whether it’s a car or copper piping these criminals think there is money to be made and therefore they’ll stop at nothing snatch up any metal they can get their hands on. In order to make any real money scrap metal you need to have dump trucks full of the stuff. That’s the only way to get a decent return. Most of us who might have a little scrap metal around the home could discover that it’s not worth the time and effort required to haul that metal to a dealer in the hopes of getting some cash. You’ll probably spend more on gas then you might make on the metal!

Bottom line: you need to get rid of any metal around your home or business that might become a target to scrap metal thieves. Instead of doing the work yourself call upon some professional junk haulers like Junk King Stockton to handle the job for you. These junk haulers will be experienced with this type of removal. Scrap metal is not like ordinary garbage. In fact, it can be quite hazardous to move about. That’s why you want to let professionals handle this type of job.

Scrap metal can come in many forms. Even an old refrigerator or stove that you were hanging onto in your garage is considered scrap metal. In other words, this type of metal doesn’t have to be rusted or in a pile. The same holds true for things like car fenders or aluminum siding. Basically if you can stick a magnet onto it then it’s metal. As these same junk haulers are carting away your scrap metal they can also take on the task of removing any other type of junk you might want to get rid of. This can include old furniture, boxes of clothing or even a piano. The goal should always be to keep your home as free of clutter as possible.