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3 DIY Home Improvement Project Ideas for the Fall

When it
comes to home improvement, you can’t be a fair-weather fan – it is
a year-round commitment. Just because the weather is getting cold,
that doesn’t give you an excuse to put off housework until the
spring. Here are three home improvement ideas that you can get started
on now.

Landscape Cleanup

If you
have some trees or shrubs that you’ve been meaning to get rid of,
there is no better time than now. With all of the leaves gone, you
have easier access to the trunk, crown, and branches. It is also a wise
idea to do this before winter, when the weight of the snow can cause
branches to collapse.

Demolition Projects

Got a
shed, garage, deck, patio, gazebo, or pool you want to do away with?
Stop thinking about it and get it done! Demolition is much easier
than any kind of construction, and it can be fun to break something
down with a sledgehammer – just be sure to stay safe and wear
proper protection!

Home Clean Out

this isn’t classified as your typical “home improvement” project,
but by decluttering you are certainly improving the living
conditions of your home. Basements, attics, garages, and sheds are
all common areas that have been overtaken by junk that we will never
use again – so get rid of it once and for all and give yourself more space.
As you
may have noticed, these projects can produce a lot of garbage, which
is why you should rent a dumpster from 1-866-We-Junk-It. Just call us
to set a time and date for us to drop off the container, fill it as
you go, and call back when you are ready for us to come pick it up – it’s that easy. If you
live in Long Island or New York City and are in need of a rental
dumpster, call us for a free quote at 866-935-8654.
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5 Things You Need to Clean Before Winter

As the
leaves continue to fall from the trees, we are reminded every day that winter
is closer and closer. Just as we have to mentally prepare
ourselves to deal with the upcoming frigid temperatures, there are
things we must do to prepare our homes as well.
are five things that you should clean before winter is


trees are close to bare, but not all the leaves that fall end up in
your yard. Many of them collect in your gutters, and if you don’t
clean them out now, you will regret it in a few months. If your
gutters are clogged with leaves, the melting snow on your roof will
have nowhere to drain, leading to problems such as ice dams and
ceiling leaks.


air filters and coils on your furnace could hurt its energy
efficiency and cause a spike in your heating bills. Call a local HVAC
company now and give your heating system a tune-up; the technician will clean the
various components in your furnace and inspect them for signs of
future problems. Remember to replace or clean your air filter every month
or two.


All the
snow, slush, and salt that your shoes drag into your home can really
take a toll on your carpeting and hardwood floors. Combat this by
renting a steamer and deep cleaning your carpets. Your hardwood
floors should also be thoroughly cleaned and waxed to minimize
potential damage.


If you
haven’t had your chimney professionally cleaned in a few years, the
inside of it could be covered in creosote. Not only is this a fire
hazard, it also prevents carbon monoxide from escaping your home.
Carbon monoxide is undetectable without special equipment and too
much of it in your home can be fatal.


If your
garage is too packed with junk to fit your vehicle, you should
consider cleaning it before snowfall. Having an enclosed space to
park your car during the winter will help prevent it from taking a
beating from the harsh weather.
If you
need a hand cleaning out your garage, give the junk removal experts
at 866-We-Junk-It a call. We offer professional clean out services
and provide dumpster rentals if you are more of the DIY-type. We serve all of Long
Island and New York City, so call us for a free quote at 866-935-8654.
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How to Downsize for a Move

comes a time in many of our lives where we have to downsize. Whether
you are starting off college in a dorm, moving in with your significant
other, or trading in your spacious home for a more cozy apartment,
sometimes you just can’t take all of your stuff with you.

that’s okay. At 866-We-Junk-It, we are experts in getting rid of
junk, so we are here to help you. This is how to downsize as quickly and painlessly as possible:
Decide what is truly
there was only one rule to downsizing, this is it. Figure out what
you can and cannot live without, and pack accordingly. If you are
having trouble deciding whether something is worth keeping, ask
yourself these two questions:
  • Have
    I used it within the past year?
  • If
    I lost everything I own in a fire, would I bother replacing this
Move quickly and move
wait until moving day to start the process – this will only
overwhelm you and lead to one of two things: keeping a bunch of stuff
you don’t need, or throwing out a bunch of stuff you do. Start the
downsizing process as soon as you plan your move, and once you decide
something is garbage, get rid of it as soon as possible before second
thoughts kick in.
Give your old stuff a
second life…
maybe even make some money doing it. Just because you don’t have a
use for something, it doesn’t mean that someone else won’t. Host a
tag sale or use websites such as eBay and Craigslist to sell your goods which are still in working condition. If no one wants to
buy them, donate them to a local charity or thrift shop. Only throw
away that which has no other use.
help downsizing your home? The junk removal professionals at
866-We-Junk-It are happy to assist you! We offer junk removal
services, or you can rent a dumpster and fill it yourself if you are more of the DIY-type.
We serve all of Long Island and New York City, so call us today for a
free quote at 866-935-8654.