Monthly Archives: January 2018

Getting Your Toddler Ready For A Big Bed

Somewhere between potty training and staring kindergarten is a good time to make the switch from crib to a toddler bed. Even though your little one might be in preschool, they could still be sleeping in a crib. Nothing wrong with that. But by the time they are ready for kindergarten they will definitely be too big for the crib. You also want to wait until after the potty training because you don’t want to give them too much to process. Here are some other things you can do to get your toddler ready for a big bed:

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Set New Rules

As with any milestone, there are new rules. When a baby learns to stand, they also have to learn not to pull things off of tables. A toddler bed allows for “in and out” privileges that weren’t around during the crib years. Just because they have that freedom doesn’t mean they can explore. You should let your child know that they can only leave the bed by asking permission.

There might also be an issue of crawling into bed with you. That is fine during the occasional thunderstorm but you don’t want to get into the habit. Even if they come to sleep in your bed, you should carry them back to their own bed. That is where they should wake up.

Increase Safety

Of course, just because you tell a child a rule, doesn’t mean they’re going to follow it. They’re going to get out of that bed at night if for no other reason than to test their boundaries. A bedroom on the second floor would benefit from a security gate at the top of the stairs. Elsewhere throughout the house, you want to make sure kitchen, bathroom and medicine cabinets are secure and out of reach.

It will help to place the new bed in the same position as the crib. Keep it away from windows and blind cords. To make room, you might need to tap the services of Junk King St. Petersburg. These are professional junk haulers who can make quick work of clearing out your toddler’s bedroom of all the stuff they’ve outgrown. Those items can then be donated to a charity so nothing goes to waste. The best approach to getting your toddler’s room ready for the big bed is hiring Junk King St. Petersburg.

Making The Most Out Of Home Junk Removal

Every week the city garbage collectors will make their appointed rounds picking up your trash, recyclables and yard waste. It is a very efficient system provided you follow the rules. Those rules include proper placement of the trashcan itself and making sure there is no overflowing trash. Anything that is outside of the trashcan is considered a bulk item. That puts pickup into a whole other category. You might be able to schedule a single item bulk pickup from the city garbage collectors but what if you’re cleaning out a garage or organizing your closet? You’ll be tossing out a lot more than one item. That’s when you need to hire Junk King St. Petersburg to make the most out of your junk removal.

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Do you think you could fill up an entire moving truck with all the stuff you want to get rid of in your home? You’ll have that opportunity with Junk King on the job. They’ll not only provide you with the truck but also the manpower. Unlike renting a dumpster where you have to do that loading, the Junk King team is going to do all the heavy lifting for you. That includes climbing any stairs.

You can imagine what a difference having movers to handle this type of work can make. You won’t have to hesitate getting rid of any have object like a couch or loveseat. The Junk King crew is also the perfect team to turn over things like broken appliances like an old stove or washer. They can even bring up a water heater from the basement!

You’ll also make the most of your junk removal with Junk King with how they will dispose of your items. Not everything they collect ends up in a landfill. The only way to achieve the goal of zero-waste is to avoid the landfills all together. Junk King helps with that by making drop offs to charities and recycling centers. All of this work is included on the package. You don’t even have to decide what items could be recycled. You might be surprised at what the crew picks out! Don’t just toss out one piece. Get rid of all of your junk with help from Junk King St. Petersburg.