With Terrifying Disasters Like Hurricanes, It Is Always Better To Kind By Donating

August and September were 2 months packed with natural disasters. Texas, Puerto Rico, and other non-US territories were left in shambles from the hurricanes and storms that took place. Although it may not always be fully disclosed on the news or in the paper, please be aware that many are left without homes, food, or shelter.

Families lost homes and therefore clothing, furniture, and everything that makes home “home.” If you want to help, for current endeavors or future, inevitable disasters, here are some donation items that anyone would benefit from.

  1. Food: canned food especially beans, fruit and vegetables are great donation ideas for natural disasters. They have far-out expiration dates and are jam-packed with ingredients that keep it wholesome and edible. Water bottles are more durable (though not eco-friendly as boxed water) and can be shipped far to help those in need. Boxed foods are good for people to snack on and stay full, whether its crackers, cereal, or any kind of pantry-safe foods.
  2. Clothes: everyone who lost their homes is in need of winter-safe clothing, as well as t-shirts for more warmer climate areas like Texas and Puerto Rico. Donate t-shirts, shorts, denim clothing, sneakers and flip flops, bras, sweatshirts/sweaters, hats, gloves, and sunglasses. If you could invest in something, buy new packaged underwear (men or women) and socks to send over as well. You’ll touch the hearts of families who may be struggling and would be more than grateful to have these donated to them in their time of need.
  3. Furniture: donating furniture may feel confusing if you don’t know who it is going to. When families who lost their houses finally find a space to call “home” again, having donated furniture will make it that much easier to settle in. Instead of curbing or throwing away old furniture, donate them to hurricane relief families in need.
  4. Bedding: any pillows, pillow cases, bed sheets, blankets, throws, and even towels can be donated as well. Even if they’re not in the best-shape, donating to homeless families is helpful to keep them warm during chilly nights.

Be sure to find a local hurricane-relief donation team that is supporting families suffering from hurricane damage. Be certain that this team is actually donating, and not selling or profiting off of your generous givings. Doing so ensures that families are actually protected and safe during their times of need.

For more helpful tips, hints, and ideas, stayed tuned with Cleanout Express junk removal blog. We offer tips on how to cleanout your home, or we come and do it for you.

Have a lot of items? Whether big, small, heavy, or light, Cleanout Express’ Cleanout crew can come help lift, load, and haul away any and all items that are in need of being removal. We can help sort through and separate what is for donating, and what is for the trash can. For more information, click here and stay tuned with Cleanout Express!

It’s that time of year again where the weather is getting chilly and we’re staying indoors. We’re susceptible to stressing out over cleaning the house and not being able to go outdoors, so you should take that energy and get creative. Don’t let the lack of sunshine stop you from enjoying life. Here are some ideas of how you can turn household junk into decorations for outside of your house! This is a fun and innovative way to decorate, especially for fall!

  1. 1. Lanterns. Have any wine bottles or mason jars that are seemingly useless? Rather than trashing them, invest in some solar bottle lantern kits and turn the jars into outdoor lamps! Uninterested in solar? Go to your local dollar store and buy some tea candles. They come in scented or unscented and very cheap! You can buy a whole lot without spending a lot of money. With Halloween right around the corner, you can buy some harvest scented candles or see if they have any spooky/creepy scented ones! The best part of this lantern trick is you can continuously switch candle flavors and sizes.
  2. Worn Out Furniture = Patio Furniture! If your yard is looking a little empty, and you were considering buying some patio furniture, look inside your house first. Old useless furniture (desks, chairs, tables, and even couches) can be made into lovely patio furniture. Don’t worry about dusk andcobwebs, because a spider will make home out of your home if your furniture is new or old! A better investment might be new indoor furniture instead. Or, maybe you just had some stuff locked up in storage. Modern-day gardeners love to put plants in desks, shoes, and even purses. This is a fun way to look edgy, artsy, and clean!

These are just two simple ways to get creative during the cold seasons. Stay warm and have fun while you “clean” and make some art. Not only is this fun, but it helps remove clutter and de-junk your home. For more tips on how to keep your house clean, or for junk removal and trash disposal in New York City areas, stayed tuned with Cleanout Express!

Call 718-658-0979 or click here to contact us with any and all questions. We look forward to helping you.

Recycling

Many times, in our rush to keep our home clean, throwing away unused items seems easier than setting up a garage sale or listing the item for sale online. We get new television sets and refrigerators and kick our old ones to the curb. When we toss our old items to the curb, however, it just goes to the landfill.

Did you know you could recycle many household appliances, television sets, and even air conditioners? You could of course give working items away to family or a friend, but if they are looking to upgrade their TV’s and appliances, you may consider recycling. Listed are a few appliances that can be recycled as well as suggested ways to do-it-yourself.

Television Sets

There are over 300 million television sets in the United States, and too many of those are tucked away in basements, garages, storage, or some other area that leaves them unused and collecting dust. CRT televisions have a long lifespan which is why people store them away rather than selling or recycling it.

CRT, or cathode ray tube televisions, are composed of several pounds of lead, at least a layer of cadmium-based phosphorous, and other toxic heavy metals. Old generations of flat screen TV’s still contain other toxic materials.

Electronic waste, or E-waste is tough to dispose of and often illegal to just throw away for the landfills which makes a lot of sense.

Appliances

Appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, blenders, and the like fit into the same category as cans and bottles. Yes, these items can and should be recycled whether they work like a charm or are outdated and useless.

Pay attention to appliances that are broken, have frayed cords, or no longer unsafe. Anything that fits these or similar categories should be disposed of by recycling. New appliances are a great investment but you should ensure your old products are brought to the right “home.” Of course, this isn’t simple.

Some appliances are heavy to move. Most won’t sell at a garage sale or online (although it’s always worth a try). Thrift stores and non-profit businesses are another great place for donation. Recycling such products can create a better future for all of us.

Recycling Made Easy

If you’ve chosen to recycle your household items, Cleanout Express can help make this process safe, fast, and easy.

While we cannot help with hazardous materials, we can lift, load, and haul away all other materials for you. No need to hurt yourself lifting up a heavy washing machine or air conditioner, let Cleanout Express’s professional clean up crew do it for you.

When on a cleaning mission, our rubbish removal crew makes sure we get all waste and debris. We are also the junk removal company that will sort through and recycle whatever products can be recycled! This ensures the safety of families and the environment to create a greener future.

We are available 7 days a week and offer same day service and FREE onsite estimates in NYC, Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx. Don’t let waste and junk pile up in your home, get recycling today with Cleanout Express.

For further information about E-waste, hazardous material, recycling, or about Cleanout Express, call 718-658-0979.

Preventing Your Home From Bad Odors

Unfortunately, spraying your home with air fresheners will not do the trick. Bad odors in your home often mean something is wrong. It could be as simple as kitty litter or as complex as a dirty water pipe. Either way you must tackle it before it worsens and worsens. For more serious issues, always get professional help.Here are some tips on stinks that are engulfing your home, and whether or not they are serious issues to be concerned about. To start with, open all windows for fresh air. Invest in indoor plants for purified air. Kitty litter needs to be changed as often as possible, as well as cages for pet such as ferrets and hamsters, fish bowls, dog pens and any animal beds. Be sure to make sure your pet didn’t have an accident around the house that has gone unnoticed, and don’t be angry with her/him if there was an accident. Cooking can also add to stinks as grease sticks around. Clean light fixtures and walls once a month to prevent odors, and clean floors and counter tops weekly. If you or the previous owners of your home smoked, this may be more difficult of an odor to get rid of. First, don’t smoke in your home. If you already do, stop immediately. It’s foul smelling and hazardous to your health and well-being. Guests and children don’t appreciate that odor either. Opening windows and investing in indoor plants are especially beneficial for this circumstance. Address smoking problems immediately for best results. Leave washing machine doors open to eliminate air to prevent smelling. A helpful home remedy is to run your dishwasher with white vinegar which helps clean out the washer (and also helps make your glasses come out shiny!). Water heaters, plumbing, and pipes should be left to the experts. If you notice awful smells stemming from these areas, call an expert immediately. Don’t try to handle it on your own based of a DIY video, you’ll end up breaking a pipe or hurting yourself. Again, let an expert handle this. Dust, sweep, vacuum and mop your floor weekly or every other week for the super busy-bees. Guests with allergies and pet peeves will not appreciate coming to visit your dirty home, nor will people who are afraid of bugs. Dirty homes attract bugs more often than we would like to admit, so keeping good cleaning habits is essential to eliminate odors. Keep your house purified and ventilated and also be aware of water damage. Water damage is stinky and dangerous, and so is carbon monoxide. If you are afraid that either of these are affecting your home, seek expert help immediately. If none of those are the reasons for the stink- clean out your fridge and take out the trash. Don’t wait for your kids to do it or for your mom to do it, if you notice the stink, do this immediately. Often food rots in the trash or in plasticware and we have no clue until we are cleaning out these areas. Take the trash out each time you put something in that will rot very soon.

 

Following these tips are effective ways to keeping odors out of your home. Don’t be afraid to seek out an expert for serious odor smells, because experts always know what you’re doing. Stay tuned with Cleanout Express for more helpful tips on cleaning and organizing your home!

Junk removal services on Long Island are essential in keeping the environment on the up and up, recycling and maintaining the natural beauty of our surroundings is essential. There are services that usually take good care of everything you no longer need and offer safe and effective disposal solutions to all kinds of rubbish. Clearing and getting rid of your junk can be a difficult / tedious / laborious task, particularly when you need to think of where to dispose of everything you no longer need. Fortunately, there are junk removal professionals who will do all the work on your behalf.

Just like hiring any other kind of service, you have to make several choices before selecting the top company to take and remove your junk. Here are questions you should ask your service provider to help to make the best choice for your requirements?

Are your services for commercial or residential properties? This is crucial because there are businesses that handle only specified properties. Nevertheless, a good supplier will provide the services both to commercial and residential clients. The endless services go to reveal the professionalism of the business. Cleanout Express is proud to say, we do both residential and commercial rubbish removal.

Which kind of trash do you handle? The term junk covers a large amount of waste and your company ought to be in a position to handle any kind of thing that you no longer need. The professionals understand just what to do with your junk or waste and they can decide to dispose the waste, recycle useable things and donate the ones that are still functional and helpful to other people who have a demand in their opinion.

How will you dispose my waste? Learn which waste it’ll clear and the disposal intends the provider has so you understand your waste won’t end up being part of environmental pollution. A good business should offer the best disposal procedures for the different types of waste and items. Choose one which caters to the environment and ecology by using the finest disposal techniques. Cleanout Express is a eco friendly green company.

What waste management equipment do you have? This really is essential because some wastes require special treatment and you ought to be sure everything will run smoothly throughout the process. Discover what waste collection equipment and techniques the business uses in addition to the transport mode for the same. Garbage trucks ought to be presentable, well kept and in good shape. It’ll be less difficult for the company to handle any volume of waste and any type of waste when it has the right gear so consider this before making your choice.

What areas do you cover? It’s of course important to employ local junk removal services, but occasionally you might wish to use a more reliable business from contiguous areas. When hiring, make sure your place is covered by the services. Cleanout Express provides rubbish removal in Long Island , Nassau County and the five boroughs.

What are your rates? The service rates should match the standard of the services which you get. The rates can be determined by a variety of factors, but when you take the time to compare companies and services offered, you can get quality services at a reasonable rate. Consistently work using a supplier you can afford and expect excellent services from like Cleanout Express.

furniture removal nycNYC is a great place to live, and a great place to work. There comes a time in everyones life when the need for new furniture comes up whether its furniture for your home or business/office. Then the question comes up “What am i going to do with my old furniture?” Well, needless to say that is where we come in, we take away all of your old, bulky, heavy, stained, used and abused furniture away. We serve all of New York City, and are on the call 7 days a week. We have our furniture removal trucks dispatched all over NYC removing your furniture from anywhere including: Condos, townhouses, brownstones, stores, offices, commercial furniture and more.

We have a knack for getting your furniture out ASAP, and you can get on with your life and your newly acquired furniture. We also sweep the area clean after we remove what needs to be taken out. We remove any kind of furniture you can think of, beds, desks, dressers, bed frames, mattresses, couches, sofas, love seats, chairs, chaise lounges, any kind of furniture you can imagine we will take it away in the blink of an eye.

We are open 7 days a week and offer free estimates and same day services in a lot of cases, we are very competitive on our pricing and strive for customer satisfaction and service. We build an excellent reputation in NYC as the finest junk removal company that is professional, affordable and always on time, under budget and in uniform. Please call us if you have any questions on getting your old furniture removed.

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