Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ready to Downsize? We Can Help!

Each year many people around Ottawa decide it is time to downsize. Some downsize their home, while others downsize their office space. Whether the kids have flown the coop or you have just decided a smaller office suits your needs better, downsizing your home or office can be a huge process. After all, you need to get rid of a lot in order to get it to all fit into the smaller space. That’s where we come in!

At Capital Junk we specialize in helping people, both personal and commercial, with removing unwanted junk. No matter what it is that you need to get rid of in your downsizing, we are up to the task.

We are experts in junk removal in Ottawa, including:
- old appliance removal
- house clean outs (including furniture and appliances)
- junk hauling
- appliance recycling
- disposing of old computers
- debris, yard waste and paint removal
- old tires and box springs
- building material
- construction cleanup
- much more!

If you are ready to downsize, or just need junk removed for another reason, contact us at Capital Junk. We will arrange a convenient time to stop by and help you out. We handle the entire loading and cleanup!

Our professional and courteous team members will work hard to help you with all your junk removal needs. We will do all the physical work of taking care of the loading and clean-up. Meanwhile you can feel good knowing that we make every effort to be environmentally friendly, by reusing and recycling everything that can be.

By choosing our eco-friendly junk removal service, you are helping to keep items and materials out of Ottawa area landfills. Our record speaks for itself – we keep 70 percent of all we collect out of Ottawa landfills, by donating items to local charities, churches, etc.

Monday, June 7, 2010

5 Tips for Having a Great Garage Sale

It is garage sale time around Ottawa! Here are five tips to keep in mind that can help you have a great garage sale:

1. Get the word out. Whether you are advertising in the local paper or putting up flyers on the grocery store bulletin board, let people know about the sale. And don’t forget to use the Internet to get the word out. Check out Ottawa Garage Sales, which lets you add your sale for free.
2. Display nicely. While you may think of it as junk, others may find it to be a treasure. Whether it is old appliances, furniture or household items, you can make it more appealing in your display.
3. Be flexible. While putting a price on everything is ideal, keep in mind that you should try to be flexible and negotiate with people. After all, you have it out there because you don’t want it, and you probably don’t want to still be stuck with it at the end of the sale, either.
4. Have good signage. Nobody likes it when they try to find a garage sale and instead find themselves driving in circles, unable to locate it. It is important to have good signage that provides proper directions to your location.
5. Clear it out. After the sale is over, cherry pick what you still want to keep and/or give away. Then arrange for Capital Junk to pick up the rest and haul it away for you. That is the best way to ensure that it doesn’t continue to clutter up the house.

At Capital Junk, we provide a hassle-free junk hauling service; we will pick up and haul away everything from mattresses and appliances to old tires and household junk. We also do it in an eco-friendly way, helping to keep Ottawa beautiful by recycling and reusing as many items as possible. And when you book your appointment online, we’ll even give you a $10 discount.