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5 Ways to Cool Down During This Summer's Heatwave

Posted by Junk King on Aug 2, 2021 5:00:00 AM


[This article was originally published in August 2011 during a previous heatwave. It has been revised and updated for August 2021.]


It’s hot! Climate change or just a normal cycle of nature, it's hotter than ever and staying cool has become a priority.
But it's not just because we don't like the heat. Drought conditions and record-breaking heat can be dangerous for many people. So knowing how to cool down can be a vital health hack.
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When It's Too Hot for DIY Junk Removal

The truth is, if you're living in the parts of the US that are sweltering under a heat dome and record temperatures, you probably aren't too worried about junk hauling.

And you certainly aren't likely thinking about doing it yourself right now. 

But if you have a situation where your junk items need to go soon - if you're moving, perhaps, or you have large quantities of organic waste that can't sit for long - then you'll still need to take care of  junk hauling.

So, what's your best alternative to making that trip to a hot, not-so-nice-smelling, landfill or waste transfer station to unload your junk? And that's assuming you even have the means to load, haul, and transport it yourself.

Junk King specializes in residential junk hauling and disposal. And we have locations all across the country, which means you can have a professional and courteous junk hauling team at your door within days or less.

In other words, with just one quick call you can dispense with the loading and tying down of all your junk items. You can forget about the long, hot trip to the dump or transfer site. And you won't have to spend the best part of your day needlessly adding to landfills that are already too full.

And the best part is that, when you call on Junk King, you can relax and sit back while we do all the heavy lifting. You simply need to point out what's going and where it is!

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5 Ways to Keep Calm and Cool On

It's been hot all across the country since late spring and there's no real relief in sight anytime soon in most locales. 

So, what can you do to cool off?

Here’s Junk King's Top 5 List:

Go Swimming or Play in a Pool

Definitely the best way to find relief and have some fun at the same time. Got to a local pool, river, lake or even the ocean if you live on one of the coasts. Having your own pool can be great, but not everyone can afford them. But even a small above-ground pool can be a real treat when the temperatures are hovering in the triple digits. 

Travel to a Cooler Climate

Canada is great this time of year and it’s a lot cooler than in most of the US, but there are travel restrictions in place. Alaska is beautiful, but you’ll find the prices for goods and services are much higher than you’ll find in the Canadian Provinces, or out in New England. And, if you have the time and resources, there are also some great Northern European areas that are wonderful places to visit you might want to visit to cool off.

Create Some ‘Cool Room’ at Home

Back at home, you will find that the heat can be much more oppressive when there’s no where to go. Give Junk King a call to come and clear out your back yard to make room for sprinklers and kiddie pools. They can also get rid of all that clutter inside your home so you can create cooler, more open spaces. You’ll be amazed by the cool environment you can create when you have more space to work with.

Buy a Portable Air Conditioner

This can be a life saver. The portable air conditioners manufactured today are lighter, more efficient, and can cool almost any size room in a matter of minutes. Air quality in closed up areas can degrade, as well, but these modern units can also serve as air filtration systems. Need a new unit for the central air or the old one still chugging away in the living room window? Junk King can pick up your old clunker of an air conditioner after you replace it.

Close Window Blinds or Shades During the Day

This probably is obvious, but we often tend to forget, especially if you've been leaving windows open at night to let in cooler air. You may be able to open them at night to cool down your home, but definitely keep them closed when the heat is on during the daytime. It may seem a bit dreary, but it makes a significant difference in inside temperatures. And, if you do decide to travel, make sure all the shades or blinds are closed while you’re gone.

Cooling down during a heat wave is more than just about comfort; it can be a health concern,  particularly if you’re a senior citizen. Staying cool, staying hydrated, and limiting time outdoors is essential for the health and safety of those susceptible to heat diseases such as sunstroke.

If you have an elderly parent or grandparent living near you, try to make sure that their home is as cool as possible during these hot summer months. In addition, ensure that they have plenty of water in the refrigerator.

On average, a person should have roughly two liters (64 ounces) of water every day. During the hot weather, you should increase this to roughly two and a half liters. Sports drinks are okay, but sticking with water is the best way to stay hydrated.

Unfortunately for coffee lovers, it’s also a good idea to cut down on coffee during heat waves as the caffeine tends to dehydrate the body.

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Quick and Easy Junk Hauling Service so You Can Keep Cool

Junk King provides an efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly junk hauling and large junk removal services for homeowners and renters. And our goal is to make the whole process easy for you.

Our courteous and professional junk hauling teams have the resources needed to haul off those large, bulky, and heavy junk items quickly and easily, along with any other junk you need to get rid of. And they can do it all without damaging any part of your home on the way out.

Ready to get rid of your old large junk? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.

Our professional and insured junk hauling and disposal team will call 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive at your home. And, once we’re there, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your junk and other debris takes up in our truck, including any other large junk items you want to get rid of.

It's fast and easy - you simply point and we load your items into our junk removal trucks, with no hidden fees.

You can make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).


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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, junk removal, health and safety, summer fun, safety tips

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