Tuesday, July 20, 2010

5 Tips for Successfully Organizing Your Garage

Summer is the perfect time of year to get the garage cleaned out and organized. After all, you have been putting it off for months on end, waiting for the ideal time. Well, that time is here!

Here are five tips to keep in mind for successfully organizing your garage:

1.Plan. Before you get started, think about your vision for the garage. Do you want to be able to park a vehicle in it or just have an organized area for all your outdoor belongings? You will also need to consider whether you need a kid’s area, storage or even a small workshop location.
2.Prepare. Once you’ve defined the vision, prepare by properly organizing what you need. While many people don’t want to put out the money, the benefits from the purchase of shelving, hooks, labels and cabinets is well worth the investment.
3.De-clutter. Roll up your sleeves and move everything out of the garage that you no longer need, or find a corner in the garage to stack it all. There will most likely be a lot of unwanted junk and items that you no longer need. You will need to get rid of these in order to really de-clutter and organize.
4.Install. When the garage is clear of all junk and unwanted items, it’s time to install the shelving or cabinets that you plan to use. Make sure that everything has a place. You may find it helpful, especially if you have children, to label exactly where things go, in order to help it stay organized. Another good way to organize is to mount peg board and hooks and outline the objects that go in each space.
5.Remove. At this point, to get the full effect of an organized garage, you should have all the unwanted junk hauled away. Contact a company like Capital Junk and they will promptly have it all removed.

When it comes to having junk removed in the Ottawa area, Capital Junk has a great reputation for providing professional services, being environmentally friendly, and helping to keep unwanted items out of Ottawa landfills. Capital Junk specializes in all types of junk removal, including old appliances, house clean-outs, garage clear-outs, and de-cluttering your space!

Friday, July 9, 2010

What to Consider When Hiring A Junk Removal Service

While you may be familiar with the idea of hiring a junk removal service to help you haul away junk and old appliances, you may not be so sure about which service to hire. In order to have an experience that goes smoothly, you will need to consider several things when deciding which company to hire, including:

Variety. You want to make sure that the junk removal service you hire doesn’t put a lot of limitations on what they are willing to pick up and haul away. At Capital Junk, we will haul everything from old appliances and drywall, to old tires, yard waste and furniture.

All-Inclusive. Since you are hiring a company to do the junk hauling, you will also want them to do the work of loading up your items. Be sure to look for a company that provides the full-service treatment; it will make the job that much easier for you!

Reputation. Ask around, seeking referrals and testimonials from people who have used the junk removal services you’re considering. Also, make sure that the company you choose is fully licensed and insured.

Eco-Friendly. If you are like most people, you prefer that the service you hire do more with your junk than just taking it and dumping it into an Ottawa landfill. Look for a company that is eco-friendly. Capital Junk sees to it that 70 percent of everything it picks up stays out of landfills. Better yet, a large portion of the junk they haul supports the local branch of the charity Habitat for Humanity along with other organizations & churches.

Pricing and Savings. Be sure to select a company that provides up-front pricing and may even offer some discounts. This will help you avoid any unpleasant surprises on the day of the junk removal. Always be sure to confirm any surcharges or commissioned workers….with Capital Junk there is no need to worry about this!

Capital Junk is a company that has built a solid reputation in the junk removal business by providing the entire Ottawa area with top-notch service, environmentally friendly disposal, and providing competitive pricing. You can even save when you book your appointment online!