Getting Rid of Your Old Box Springs

How do I Get Rid of an Old Box Spring?

old and dirty mattress left on the side of the streetBox springs are used as a stable platform that supports your mattress to ensure that the weight evenly distributed, and you can stay as comfortable as possible. Without it, your mattress would gradually start sagging in different areas, which could turn it into an uncomfortable and lumpy mess. Humans sleep for around 1/3 of our lives so it’s very important that we sleep well when we do, the quality of your sleep often dictates to some degree how your day goes.

It’s generally recommended that if you get a new mattress, you also try to invest in a new box spring, just for the sake of keeping them the same age. While high-quality box springs can last anywhere between 10-20 years, unfortunately, low-quality ones may only last a few years, and there are a handful of red flags to help you spot signs of a worn-out box spring. A quick visual inspection will give you plenty of clues of a dated bed frame, things you will want to look out for are;

  • Any broken slats.
  • Squeaking noises, which may be indicative of weak joints,
  • Sagging or bowing.

Box springs are more recyclable than you may imagine, they’re mostly made of wood which is always going to have some kind of recyclability or possible alternative usage. Even if you want to just use some of the wood for a home project and use the rest as fire starter, that’s far better than just throwing it all away! If you just throw it away, the cloth and other parts of it will never break down and will just harm the local wildlife.

Disposing of an Old Box Spring

Some people may think they can just literally throw out their box spring, but they’re not so easy to get rid of and you need to be mindful when you do it. Not only would you have to contend with some very unhappy neighbors, but you could face hundreds of dollars in fines and penalties if you’re caught littering so just don’t do that. Here are some methods you need to consider;

  • If it still has some life in it, donate it to a local shelter or charity.
  • The cost of recycling mattresses and box springs has decreased; if you live close to a recycling center this is a fantastic option.
  • Box springs are bulky and heavy, if you just want it out of your house then we recommend calling in a home junk removal company to take care of it.

Whatever you do, just ensure that you’re not littering or doing something counterproductive with your box spring, be smart about what you do. If you need further advice or guidance, contact us. Sustainability is extremely important to us, and we don’t want to see any junk disposed of improperly or littered. 

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Take Back Your Garage!

Take Back Your Garage for Once and for All

If you are a homeowner, then you know how easy it is for your garage to transform into a storage space instead of a place to keep your car. You may find your garage gradually becoming so full of things that have no space in your house that you may even lack space for your car. If you have reached this point, then it is probably time for a garage cleaning. Garage maintenance can seem intimidating but if you follow some guidelines, it can be easier to do.

Remove Everything

Before decluttering the garage, you first need to try to figure out what is where. Start with a specific area of your garage and just start going through it. Lay it all out and start working. This makes it easy to work while enabling you to see how much storage space you have in your garage. Take anything out that you’re not going to keep so you can see how much more space you’re getting.

Decide What to Keep

Once most of the junk is removed you need to start identifying what you DO want to keep. As you decide what you will keep in your garage and what you will toss or donate, ask yourself whether you were keeping an item for a specific reason or because you did not know what to do with it. If you do not know what to do with an item, it is advisable to either get rid of it or find uses for it. Items you should keep when cleaning your garage include tools you can borrow or rent, anything in working condition and items you have not used more than once in within the year. If you’re holding onto things for sentimental reasons, look into getting bins or some other better storage option for it.

What to Do With Clutter

Anything you do not keep is obviously just in the way, so you should not let it stay in your garage. Ensure you have plastic bags, plastic bins, or cardboard boxes on hand to help you pack donation items to move them out of the way. Anything you will not donate will go in plastic bags or boxes to toss in a dumpster. DON’T let them sit around to “take them one day”, take them now and get it all gone.

Deep Cleaning

After completely cleaning out your garage, it is advisable to clean it thoroughly before putting anything back. You’ll never be at a better starting point than you are right now. Ideally, you should clean your garage starting from the top and ending at the bottom. Dust off and wipe down the cabinets, shelves, or other surfaces. Wipe the walls and doors in the garage with mild household detergent and a damp cloth. Sweep the garage floor to get rid of dust and then mop or hose off the floor. Allow the room to dry before putting things in.

Organize the Garage

Once you’ve got what you want to keep and removed the rest – it’s time to get organized and stay organized once and for all. Put things where you’ll be able to remember them, make room for cars that you never had before, take back YOUR garage.

Yard Waste Removal Tips

Yard Waste Removal Tips

It seems like it was just this time last year, but now it’s time again where you need to deal with all of your yard waste. While it may SEEM like an easy process, yard work in general can easily become overwhelming and be exhausting. This process is not complicated, but you need to know where to start. With the right tips and motivation, you can maintain a wonderfully clean and orderly yard. Below are some tips that will help you to remove your yard waste and just deal with yard work in general.

Invest in the right bags

Waste bags can actually vary a lot, you need to know exactly what you need for your specific needs. The different types of waste, organic and non-organic cannot all go into one type of bag. The best alternative that will accommodate the leaves, twigs, weeds, and grass without any trouble are biodegradable bags. You should be able to seal these bags up and just put them out with your trash, most trash companies will certainly take them. If you aren’t sure you can always contact your trash removal service and see when they do yard trimming collection.

Know yard waste pickup days

Trash companies have a schedule for how they pick trash considering that they have to visit different areas of a town. It is difficult for companies to pick trash on a daily basis from the same stops, they plan it out in such a way that they sweep across their area and in the span of a week cover it all. The last thing you want it something to happen to your trash on the curb spreading it all over the place, so we recommend timing putting out your trash with when it’ll be picked up, ideally on the night before.
A lot of people don’t even know that trash companies pick up yard stuff, a lot of people just assume you have to take it to a dump yourself.

Rent a dumpster

For companies or individuals with large yards, renting a dumpster will come in handy for gathering all of the stuff in your yard you’re looking to get rid of. While renting a dumpster comes with an extra cost, it is well worth it. Dumpsters are more useful for larger areas. With a dumpster, you don’t have to bundle everything up or wait for the trash to come, you can load up the dumpster at your own rate. You also eliminate any risk of your stuff falling out and spreading trash all around. A junk removal company should be able to both rent you out the dumpster and come pick it up when you’re done. For big projects, this is certainly the easier way to go and we fully recommend it.

Do something alternative

For individuals with big chunks of wood, a chipper is a great solution. Transporting wood from one place to another is time consuming, cumbersome, as well as tiring. And in a lot of city limits, you’re prohibited from burning in your yard so that option is off the table. A chipper will turn your wood into mulch, and that serves as a great base for any plants or open areas of your yard. One fantastic thing you can do with your yard clippings is starting a compost pile. A compost pile is essentially all of the biodegradable stuff that you usually throw away, but instead, you keep it all together and eventually, it will turn into super-rich soil that you can use in your own garden! This kills two birds with one stone, you don’t have to worry about buying fertilizer and your plant debris is all taken care of! Plus, you’ll have a booming garden with that great soil.

Their is nothing wrong with enlisting help with your yard work and removal of any surpluses. A lot of people call in junk removal companies to take care of this stuff, more than you’d think. If you’re anywhere near the Raleigh Triangle area, McJunk is the company you need for all of your junk removal needs.

Tips to Stop Hoarding in its Tracks

All You Need to Know About the Quick Tips to Stop Hoarding in Its Tracks

Are you a hoarder? Did you know that hoarding is sometimes hereditary? It can actually get passed through generations like a disease. Hoarding is not about being lazy or stubborn or too attached to worldly possessions. This article should give you some real insight and good advice for your own issues.

 

  1. Recognizing hoarding: Hoarding is a disorder as categorized in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, (DSM-5). It is closely related to OCD. Hoarding is a disorder that focusses on having difficulty parting with physical possessions. This is not linked to value, just the mere possession of the object. If you feel like you have a serious disorder, make sure you contact a therapist for help. Hoarding creates a heap of active clutter in the living home areas or the workplace of the person. The items are rarely used but the individual still feels the need to retain them. The main symptom of hoarding is significant distress for self and also for others. Therefore, you might not be a hoarder but you might have the tendencies. Make sure you evaluate yourself and know where you lie.
  2. Slow down: Do not impulsively throw away everything. Take your time and analyze why you are have chosen to keep something. If you throw everything away, this may lead to feelings of anxiety and regret.
  3. Limit the number of times you handle items: Refrain from handling things one at a time. Make sure that you make decisions immediately instead of setting aside to go through again later. This is a common practice for people who hoard emails.
  4. Scale down: Most of us like to hang on to some of our childhood memorabilia. The best thing to do is group similar items and pick one to keep. Have your children choose two or three of their childhood artwork or collections and discard of the rest. You may miss these things right off the bat but in the long run, they won’t mean much to you either way.
  5. Box them: If you can’t throw it away, at least store it in a box. This’ll make it easier to find things and get around your home as well as get rid of things when you realize that you haven’t opened a certain box since you put the items in there.
  6. Toss the items that are not regularly used: We all have general things that we keep around in the hopes of using it some day. If it’s not something you’re sure you’ll use, you might as well just get rid of it. Once your area is clean, the best thing you can do for yourself is keep it that way.

Tips to Stop Hoarding in its Tracks

All You Need to Know About the Quick Tips to Stop Hoarding in Its Tracks

Are you a hoarder? Did you know that hoarding is sometimes hereditary? It can actually get passed through generations like a disease. Hoarding is not about being lazy or stubborn or too attached to worldly possessions. This article should give you some real insight and good advice for your own issues.

 

  1. Recognizing hoarding: Hoarding is a disorder as categorized in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, (DSM-5). It is closely related to OCD. Hoarding is a disorder that focusses on having difficulty parting with physical possessions. This is not linked to value, just the mere possession of the object. If you feel like you have a serious disorder, make sure you contact a therapist for help. Hoarding creates a heap of active clutter in the living home areas or the workplace of the person. The items are rarely used but the individual still feels the need to retain them. The main symptom of hoarding is significant distress for self and also for others. Therefore, you might not be a hoarder but you might have the tendencies. Make sure you evaluate yourself and know where you lie.
  2. Slow down: Do not impulsively throw away everything. Take your time and analyze why you are have chosen to keep something. If you throw everything away, this may lead to feelings of anxiety and regret.
  3. Limit the number of times you handle items: Refrain from handling things one at a time. Make sure that you make decisions immediately instead of setting aside to go through again later. This is a common practice for people who hoard emails.
  4. Scale down: Most of us like to hang on to some of our childhood memorabilia. The best thing to do is group similar items and pick one to keep. Have your children choose two or three of their childhood artwork or collections and discard of the rest. You may miss these things right off the bat but in the long run, they won’t mean much to you either way.
  5. Box them: If you can’t throw it away, at least store it in a box. This’ll make it easier to find things and get around your home as well as get rid of things when you realize that you haven’t opened a certain box since you put the items in there.
  6. Toss the items that are not regularly used: We all have general things that we keep around in the hopes of using it some day. If it’s not something you’re sure you’ll use, you might as well just get rid of it. Once your area is clean, the best thing you can do for yourself is keep it that way.

What Junk CAN We Pick Up?

All You Need To Know About the Junk We Can Pick-Up

Are you on the lookout for a professional and capable junk removal services? You are in luck, Mc-Junk is the premier junk removal service in the area. The best aspects of junk removal is that it’s done at an affordable price point and we absolutely recycle as much as we can. Eighty percent of junk that we haul ends up being recycled. McJunk is very environmentally conscious and is consistently improving our own recycling methods. We can recycle most items and types of things that may be around your home and business, even large machines like an old tv or copy machine. When it comes down to it though, it’s all about getting your area clean. If we come out and do work for you, we guarantee that it will be done both efficiently and completely, to the best of our abilities.

We pick up anything that our customers no longer want and needs such as old electronics, household goods, yard waste, demolition and construction debris, furniture, and appliances, among other things. We do NOT, however, do anything with hazardous waste. If you have that, you’re going to need to get in touch with more specialty services. Contact us and we can talk about your junk removal needs, what you can do to prepare for us, and just to chat about any questions on concerns you may have! We’re lucky to be able to work with both residential & commercial clients.

Residential Junk Removal

Other junk removal services could be costing you a ton of extra cash, you need to check out McJunk!

We pick up junk from residential homes all over the triangle area on a daily basis. It’s easy to let a lot of stuff start collecting in your home and before long, it can be overwhelming. People contact us to haul their junk because we have a top-notch reputation for working well with anyone, and getting our jobs done completely and in a timely manner. We’re also very affordable compared to other junk removal services.

We remove junk from less traditional residential areas such as barns, yard, storage sheds, basements, garages, and attics, among other areas. These are the most common areas where you’ll find junk is stored in most homes. The best part about our service is that you do not have to do the heavy lifting or even think about your junk again, once we’re on the job, it’s all as good as gone. As professional junk removers, we’re always ecstatic to see a job well done. That feeling of accomplishment when a tough job is well done is unrivaled.

Commercial Junk Removal

Unlike residential homes, businesses tend to accumulate more junk faster. They just have more people working in them, using more resources. No one wants their business to be full of a bunch of junk because it just looks unappealing and turns people off. McJunk has professional experience when it comes to dealing with trash in commercial settings, from a few big old copy machines to getting rid of 20 office chairs, we can take whatever you need us to! With all of our experience, we can even come in during work hours and make very minimal distractions. We have mastered the art of doing our job but staying un-noticed. But we do also offer after hour services if we need to come in when no other employees are there. Then we can really focus on the work and getting it done in a timely manner.

How Junk Removal Could Help You Sell Your Home

How MC Junk Can Help You Prepare Your Home for Resale

When you are looking to sell your home efficiently and for a good price you need more than luck on your side. You need to plan carefully and prepare your house professionally in order to convince potential home buyers to close, and MC Junk can help you do this. First, you need to disassociate from your home, even though it will be difficult, especially if you have lived there for quite a bit. Letting go of the house mentally will help you prepare the house for resale more efficiently.

MC Junk can help you depersonalize your space by carefully packing up any personal, family heirlooms and photographs for you so you can easily access them in your new place. This is an important step because buyers will have a hard time trying to see past your personal effects and they will become distracted instead. McJunk can haul away any trash you may have and that’s the last you have to even think about it, from there we recycle all that we can and trash the rest.

One Good Clean Up

junk removalThe process of depersonalizing will also include decluttering the home and junk removal, which is what we at MC Junk specialize in. Many people collect a lot of unnecessary junk in their homes and you probably have too whether you realize it or not. The best way to go about decluttering is to get rid of any items that you have not used in over one year because if you have not used it by now, then you probably do not intend to use it. We can keep any important items you use on a day-to-day basis in small boxes and put them away in a closet when they are not being used. Consider this as a head start in terms of packing since it is something you will need to do eventually. Clearing out your junk will make packing SO much easier.

Another necessary step in home preparation is the upgrading of one’s curb appeal. For some buyers to even consider going inside the house to take a look, the home exterior really needs to draw them in. Go take an objective look at your home, would you stop by? You can start by making the front door a bit more aesthetically pleasing with a paint job or other minor decorations. Don’t do too much, just give it a little life. You will also need to mow the lawn and clear your sidewalks. If need be you can plant some beautiful flowers and paint any faded window trims, things that small DO make a big impact.

Junk Removal Services VS Cleaning on Your Own

Deciding whether to hire an outside services or do it yourself comes down to you’re willingness to spend money. A professional company is going to be able to come in and clear every single piece of junk away and get rid of it quickly, you on the other hand may not be as motivated, may not get everything. Then you have to haul it all away yourself and figure out where to take it, you’ll usually have to end up paying to dump somewhere and won’t be able to recycle much. Save yourself the headache and go with a professional company like Mc Junk.

After MC Junk has done our job cleaning, you’ll be truly amazed at the difference we can make. If you think our junk removal services could do you some good, go ahead and get in contact with us and let’s see how we can help you!