27Oct/16
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Five tips for choosing a good junk removal company

Acquiring the services of a good junk removal company is not something that most of us do every day. More often than not we use a junk removal company about as many times as we may use an electrician, a plumber or even an auto mechanic. But just like those skilled laborers choosing a good junk removal company is just as important.

Here are five tips for choosing a good junk removal company:

  1. Make sure that the company that you use has good customer service and is easy to contact. All Exclusive Transportation Services can be reached by phone, email or contact form on our website: allexclusivetransportation.net
  2. Will they try to work around your schedule of availability? All Exclusive Transportation Services will do their very best to schedule the junk removal process according to your availability. Book early and you are highly likely to get the times that you want.
  3. Make sure that the company has the proper experience to complete your job. If a client wanted to hire us to move an entire landfill, we will probably not be the right company for that job. If the client wanted to hire us to clean their warehouse, yards, storages, homes and attics, basements, businesses, offices, then we are the right one for the job.
  4. Make sure that the company that you want to hire has access to the proper equipment necessary to complete your job. All Exclusive Transportation Services has over 20 years of experience, and we have access to all of the proper equipment required to complete your job including resources that deliver dumpsters and pick them up when they are full. We have access to several different size trucks and all of the equipment necessary to clean up your mess quickly.
  5. Be careful if a junk removal company submits a bid with a price that is too good to be true. As with all if not most services, you get what you pay for. All Exclusive Transportation will never claim to be the cheapest good junk removal company on the market, but we will stand by our promise to provide a fair price for the services that we render. And we provide those services in a professional and timely manner.
27Oct/16
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Junk removal list of recyclable items

Here is a useful junk removal list of recyclable items. When you are cleaning out your yards and garages and businesses if you can’t reuse or reduce, items don’t forget to recycle.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claims that recycling has saved over 72 million tons of trash from landfills in 2003, and it creates millions of jobs, reduces greenhouse gasses, saves energy and natural resources and decreases pollution.

Recycling your un-usable items which cannot be refurbished allows those things to take on a brand-new life when they are remade into new objects that contain a significant amount of post-consumer recycled material.

Everyday trash junk removal

Most municipalities maintain programs that as on regularly appointed schedules pick up recyclables at least once a week or more. It is your responsibility to separate what goes into each recycling bin. For the most part, municipalities require a been for plastic, one for paper and one for metals.

According to the New York State Department of Sanitation, the following is a comprehensive list of recyclable items:

Paper:

  • Newspapers, magazines, catalogs
  • White and colored paper (including lined, copier, and computer paper; staples are acceptable)
  • Mail and envelopes (any color; window envelopes are acceptable)
  • Paper bags
  • Wrapping paper
  • Soft-cover books (such as paperbacks and comics; no spiral bindings), telephone books

Cardboard:

  • Cardboard egg cartons and trays
  • Smooth cardboard (such as food and shoe boxes, tubes, file folders, and cardboard from product packaging)
  • Pizza boxes; remove and discard soiled liner, and recycle plastic supporter in your blue bin
  • Paper cups (waxy lining is acceptable if the cups are empty and clean; plastic lids go in the blue bin)
  • Corrugated cardboard boxes, flattened and tied

Not Accepted:

  • Paper with thick wax or plastic coating (such as candy wrappers, and take-out containers)
  • Soiled or soft paper
  • Hardcover books

Metal, Glass, Plastic & Cartons

Empty and rinse containers before recycling.

Metal:

  • Metal cans (including soup and pet food cans, empty aerosol cans, dried-out paint cans)
  • Aluminum foil wraps and trays
  • Metal caps and lids
  • Household metal (such as wire hangers, pots, tools, curtain rods, knives, small appliances that are mostly metal, and certain vehicle license plates)
  • Bulk metal (such as large metal items like furniture, cabinets, and large appliances)

Glass:

  • Glass bottles
  • Glass jars

Plastic & rigid plastic:

  • Plastic bottles, jugs, and jars
  • Rigid plastic caps and lids
  • Rigid plastic food containers (such as yogurt, deli, or hummus containers; dairy tubs, cookie tray inserts, ” clamshell ” containers, and other plastic take-out containers)
  • Rigid plastic non-food containers
  • Rigid plastic packaging (such as ” blister-pack ” and ” clamshell ” consumer packaging, acetate boxes)
  • Rigid plastic housewares (such as flower pots, mixing bowls, and plastic appliances)
  • Bulk rigid plastic (like crates, buckets, pails, furniture, large toys, and large appliances)

Cartons:

  • Food and beverage cartons (such as cartons for soy milk and soup)
  • Drink boxes
  • Aseptic packaging

Not Accepted:

17Oct/16
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What metals should be recycled in New York

As we tidy up our backyards and clean up our garages and storage units, we should keep the environment in mind and recycle as many items as possible. That raises the question: What metals should be recycled in New York?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, New Yorkers are producing way too much trash. They estimate over 4.5 pounds per person per day in New York State! Apparently, New Yorkers have a terrible habit of throwing all garbage into one receptacle. That includes metals, glass, plastic and all types of compost materials.

New Yorkers are steadily filling our 30 landfills with approximately 6 million tons of waste per year across the entire site. We also send nearly 2.5-3 million times of rubbish to special facilities called “Waste to Energy” facilities.

In addition to all of the massive amounts of trash being transferred to the landfills and Waste to Energy (WTE), we also send an enormous and additional 6.1 million tons to neighboring states (circa 2008).

We can all help in reducing our pollution and reduce our carbon footprint by learning what metals should be recycled in New York.

The following metals are on the list:

  • Aluminum
  • Steel
  • Bronze
  • Copper
  • Lead

Bear in mind that dishwashers, refrigerators, ovens and many other appliances manufactured from before to thousand and one have as much as 100 pounds of steel in them. All of this steel is recyclable as evidenced in new steel products which typically have 25 to 100% recycled content according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

It is very much worth your time and energy to separate out all metal items for recycling. You will be helping to minimize our carbon footprint on the planet. When you hire us for our junk removal services, we do all that is possible to recycle as much of the trash that we remove from the premises.

12Oct/16
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New York junk removal services

New York Junk Removal Services

We have been providing New York junk removal services for over a decade. No job is too large or too small, we take pride in our attention to detail in New York junk removal services. We proudly serve the following areas:

  • New York City
  • The Bronx
  • Long Island
  • Brooklyn
  • Queens
  • Staten Island
  • New Jersey
  • Connecticut

We offer competitive prices for our New York junk removal services, while other companies play the bait and switch game, we offer transparency in pricing and superior personalized service. When you request an estimate, we come to your property and evaluate the amount of rubbish and debris that will need to be removed from your property, and also, we recycle materials in accordance with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation’s rules and regulations.

Our New York junk removal services include the removal of the following items and more:

  • Furniture Removal
  • Appliance Removal
  • Warehouse Cleaning
  • Computer Equipment Removal/Recycling
  • Back Yard Debris
  • Storage Cleanout
  • Mattress Removal
  • Property Management’s Abandoned Materials
  • and much more

Don’t get stuck with rubbish like tires, furniture, electronics, yard waste, fallen tree limbs, garbage and other debris that can cause you to be fined by the EPA or any other governing agency. Remember as part of our New York junk removal services we recycle and our pricing is competitive and affordable.

Our New York junk removal services is an excellent alternative dumpster rental for two good reasons.

First of all, we do all of the labor, and we do the cleaning and junk removal fast and efficiently. Leave all of the heavy liftings to us.

Secondly, not only do we take care of all of the lifting, loading and hauling away of your junk but the pricing is about the same if not less than renting a dumpster and breaking your back doing all of the work yourself.

Please call us at 1-800-427-7050 for free no obligation consultation regarding your New York junk removal services request. As always all quotes are free, let us do all of the work for you.

14Sep/16
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All Exclusive Transportation Services, Inc. – Three questions to ask your mover

All Exclusive Transportation Services Inc. wants to be your preferred mover; we are striving to meet your expectations every day. As you shop for a mover and hopefully select us, here are three questions to ask your mover to start things off on the right foot:

  1. Are you a licensed mover or do you broker?
    All Exclusive Transportation Services Inc. does not broker away your job to unknown and untested movers. We have our own crew and our own equipment. We have been doing this job for over 30 years. We are licensed and insured to work in the New York metropolitan area. So no, we are not a broker we are a legitimate moving company.
  2. Do you offer binding quotes?
    As a licensed moving company, we are able to provide binding or “not to exceed” quotes for your convenience. We will never attempt to give a binding quote over the telephone. We will need to give you a face-to-face quote to make the quote as accurate as possible. We will always want to inspect your job in person so that we can minimize or completely eliminate the possibility of any misunderstanding. Best of all, our quotes are always FREE!
  3. What type of payment do you accept?
    We recommend that you never hire a company that accepts only cash. This is a terrible red flag.We accept all major credit cards, personal and business checks and of course cash if it is necessary. We will provide you with a quote, and if you accept our estimate and wish to hire us, we will inform you of the deposit amount which will need to be made to secure your specific moving date. We will let you know specifically as soon as the job is booked. There would never be any hidden charges.

All Exclusive Transportation Services Inc. hopes that this article about three questions to ask your mover and that it has been very helpful to you, furthermore we would like to speak to you directly if you have any other questions. Our telephone number is 347-308-5885, or you can email us at info@allexclusivemoving.com

Thank you for reading our article.

13Sep/16
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All Exclusive Transportation Services Inc. – Moving mistakes to avoid

All Exclusive Transportation Services Inc. knows that moving all of your belongings and uprooting your day-to-day routine can be a tough proposition, here are some common moving mistakes to avoid.

Moving mistakes to avoid -NOT CHECK YOUR MOVING COMPANY

We are a reputable moving company with an AAA rating with the Better Business Bureau. We trust and value our Better Business Bureau rating far more than we value Yelp, Google reviews and other fly-by-night review companies where any crazy customer can leave a fake review and hurt a business without any repercussions. We have plenty of references from corporations and nonbusiness clients. If you would like to see any of our references, just ask. Using unreliable movers can hurt you badly, so please check references. Check ours; you are welcome to check our references anytime. Pick All Exclusive Transportation Services Inc. as your preferred moving company. We have a AAA Better Business Bureau rating.

Moving mistakes to avoid – PACKING HEAVY ITEMS INTO LARGE BOXES

Packing the heaviest items into the largest boxes you have can lead to catastrophic damage to your property. It can injure our workers as the boxes can be way too heavy to lift or move. Although our crews always where safety equipment like boots, moving belts and gloves, moving is still a very dangerous job and we want to keep our worker’s injury free and you and your family safe.

Moving mistakes to avoid – FORGETTING TO LABEL BOXES

One of the absolute worst things that you can do that will be almost guaranteed to give you massive headaches down the road is forgetting to label your boxes. It is imperative that you mark your boxes so that you can quickly figure out where the boxes go to in your new apartment, home or office. If it goes in the kitchen then clearly mark It KITCHEN. If it goes in the living room then clearly mark It LIVING ROOM. In addition to that, if your items are fragile mark them so. You may also want to mark the top of the box as in “this side up” for instance, that will be very helpful to keeping your items safe as we move them.

Moving mistakes to avoid – PACKING FLAMMABLE ITEMS

Do not ever, under any circumstances whatsoever, pack flammable or explosive items along with all common items included in your moving job. Packing hazardous materials can cause a fire or an explosion, and it can endanger the welfare of our workers and threaten your safety as well. DON’T DO IT EVER.

There are many other moving mistakes to avoid, and I’m sure we missed a few. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.  All Exclusive Transportation Services Inc. hopes that you found this article useful and that it made you think about the mistakes they can cost you money. Please feel free to call us at 347-308-5885 if you have any questions or if you prefer to email us,  our email is  info@allexclusivemoving.com

08Aug/16
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All Exclusive Transportation Services, Inc.- Standard Moving Box Sizes

In this article, we cover what the standard moving box sizes are and what we suggest that you should pack into those boxes. All Exclusive Transportation Services, Inc. hopes that you find this information useful, and please call us at 347-348-5885 if you have any questions, or if you need a FREE moving or packing estimate.

Standard Moving Box Sizes:

  • 1.5 Cubic Feet Small Box (16x12x12) – This box is ideal for packing smaller heavier items such as DVD’s, CD’s, Books and small collectibles. Smaller items that way a bit can be tough and dangerous to lift if packed into bigger boxes. Another drawback to packing small heavy items into larger boxes is that the box itself could fail and cause a big mess for you if it splits open and spills all over. We suggest that you use the Small Box for all of your small items.
  • 3.0 Cubic Feet Medium Box (18x18x16) – This box is ideal for a wide assortment of household and pantry items such as towels, blankets, pots, and pans. The Medium Box is the most versatile moving box. It won’t get too heavy (unless you fill with books which you shouldn’t) and is the most popular standard moving box size.
  • 4.5 Cubic Feet Large Box (18x18x24) – Excellent box for games, toys, bedding and large items such as lamp shades, etc.
  • 6.1 Cubic Fee Extra Large Box (24x18x24) – The Extra Large Box is ideal for larger lamp shades, comforters, bulky clothes.
  • Small Wardrobe Box (20x20x45) – A stand-up box with a bar that goes across the top. You can hang clothes right inside the box without removing them from the hangers. Includes bar for hanging your clothes. Holds about a foot of closet items.
  • Large Wardrobe Box (24x20x48) – A stand-up box with a bar that goes across the top. You can hang clothes right inside the box and put shoes and other items on the bottom of the box without removing the clothes from the hangers. Includes bar for hanging your clothes. Holds about a foot and a half of closet items.
  • File Box (15x12x10) – Standard file box holds letter and legal size documents.
  • Extra Large File Box (24x12x10) – Large File Box hold letter and legal size papers. Features handles for easy lifting.

Thank you for reading our article on standard moving box sizes, if you need moving company, please call All Exclusive Transportation Service, Inc. for a FREE no obligation estimate 347-348-5885  or complete this quote form.

22Jul/16
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All Exclusive Transportation Services- How to pack your dishes

All Exclusive Transportation Services Inc. provides the best moving tips for our clients and future clients. We hope that this article about moving your breakable items like dishes and other fragile ware is useful and easy to understand.

This article concerns moving your breakables. Using the right boxes and other moving materials will make moving your fragile glassware a snap, so for the sake of this tutorial we will mostly stick to detailing the materials needed to protect your items just like a professional would. We use these materials everyday:

  • Dish pack boxes. Often called dish barrels or china boxes, dish pack boxes are specifically manufactured using thicker corrugated materials to give them strength. The ticker cardboard helps too absorb some of the shock of moving and it also protects the items if the boxes shuffle around while they are on the moving van. They  cost more than regular moving boxes, but are well worth it.
  • Newsprint. This product is exactly what it sounds like. It’s the same grade of paper used to print a newspaper but without the ink. It will keep your fancy China cleaner then if you use regular newspaper. Using newspaper works in some cases, just keep in mind that the ink can transfer onto your dishes or other fragile items you are packing.
  • Bubble wrap-This option is a lot more expensive, but if it’s in your budget, then this option will do just fine.

    When it comes to packing your China or fragile items starts by patting the bottom of your dish Pack Box with some newsprint. Wrap each individual item was more news print and stack them evenly inside the box. Use more corrugated cardboard as dividers to keep the dishes from separating. As you pack the box check the weight of it to make sure that it doesn’t get too heavy.

    Make sure that you used enough newsprint to cushion the items in the Box. It’s better to use multiple boxes then to try to cram every piece of glassware that you have into one box making it and possibly heavy or dangerously easy to damage the items inside.

    Once each box is packed to your satisfaction and cushioned enough for shipping or moving, seal the box and don’t forget to mark the box “fragile” on all visible signs of the box.

    11Jul/16
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    All Exclusive Transportation Services, Inc. – Summertime Moving Tips

    All Exclusive Transportation Services Inc. knows how difficult and challenging it can be to relocate during the extreme heat of the summer months.  Here are a few summertime moving tips to keep in mind during your move. We hope that these tips will make your experience more enjoyable and safe for the whole family.

    1. STAY HYDRATED
      Make sure to drink plenty of cool When working in a sweltering environment, you should drink cool water in small amounts frequently. About 1 cup every 20 minutes at the minimum is what is recommended by OSHA. To further avoid dehydration do not consume alcohol, coffee, tea or caffeinated drinks.
    2. DRESS FOR THE WEATHER
      Loading and unloading are strenuous types of work; they are very taxing, especially so in the heat. One of the best ways to battle the heat while working in it is to wear light-colored, lightweight, loose-fitting Doing so keeps your body cooler.
    3. SPF 40
      It is incredibly easy to lose track of time and spend too much time in the sun. So just in case you forget to take frequent breaks from the sunlight, wear sunscreen to help protect your skin from nasty sunburns. It’s also a good practice to wear a hat in extremely sunny and hot weather.
    4. LIMIT YOUR WORKLOAD
      To minimize the risk of heat stress or heatstroke, not only should you stay hydrated by avoiding liquids that cause dehydration like alcohol, coffee, tea or caffeinated drinks, but you should take more frequent breaks when working in scorching Working shorter time frames and taking breaks more often can save you from heat exhaustion or worse. Heatstroke can happen so be careful.
    5. WATCH FOR PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS
      Heart Disease, asthma, and other pre-existing medical conditions should be taken into consideration when planning your move. If you or anyone on the moving job has ever suffered from any of these conditions, they may be risking serious injury. If you think there is any chance of that your pre-existing condition could cause a severe reaction, consider hiring a moving company. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

    If you require a quote for your moving job, All Exclusive Transportation Services can provide a free estimate with no obligation; please call 347-308-5885.

    27Jun/16
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    All Exclusive Transportation Services, Inc. – Our review of Yelp

    Our review of Yelp is bad as our experience with Yelp has not been a good one the last couple months. You would think that a company created as a portal in which people give their honest reviews would be a cinch to get good reviews right? That would make common sense, after all, they collect reviews for a living. Well, that hasn’t been the case at all, at least not for us. Yelp does not get a good review from us. We would give them one star.

    About Us

    First and foremost, we run an honest business. We stay away from any bait and switch schemes, lowball estimates and any other shenanigans regularly perpetuated against clients by other unscrupulous and deceitful moving companies in the industry. There are a few bad apples in this business; we’ll admit that much for sure, but we don’t belong bunched together with those bad guys at all.

    Our business philosophy has always been to meet the needs of our clients as best as we possibly can while balancing the requirements and profitability of our company. More often than not, our clients are repeat customers and that says quite a lot about us.

    About reviews

    Reviews are like a double edged sword. On the one hand, they are an excellent tool for customers who want to use the reviews as part of their selection process. On the other hand, reviews can be an awful weapon that terrible people use to say dreadful things in reviews that may not be true. Yes, some people just make stuff up.

    Our review of Yelp

    The most unsettling part of the Yelp review procedure is Yelp’s supposed algorithm that allegedly filters out what it considers being untrustworthy or suspicious reviews. Herein lies our main gripe with Yelp. We are expected to trust this algorithm even when it filters legitimate reviews.

    As we stated earlier we have gotten some positive reviews, and our assessments had apparently passed the sniff test, or to put it more precisely, our reviews did past the Yelp algorithm sniff test.

    They were up on the Yelp website and listed as regular reviews for months.

    That is until we were contacted by Yelps advertising team. We were asked, prodded, harassed and bothered about advertising on Yelp by their sales teams. They emailed us. They called us. They emailed us again. We thought about it, and we almost pulled the trigger on placing ads but eventually we decided not to advertise on Yelp.

    What happened after we notified Yelp about our decision seemed very suspicious.

    Right after declining to advertise on Yelp, our reviews were all of a sudden rejected by the so-called algorithm after having been accepted and displayed on the website for months. The reviews simply disappeared. Yelp stripped our profile of most of our reviews and placed them in a “not recommended” section. Our clients can still see our good reviews but they’d have to click A “see all reviews” but first.

    Now we’re not making the accusation that maybe Yelp employees manually stripped our profile of most of our reviews and placed them in the “not recommended” section as a punishment for not placing advertisements on the site, but it sure did look that way.

    Check out this videos we found on YouTube. First, a professional chef describes how he is convinced that Yelp is manipulating reviews.

    As Chef Marcus Guiliano so eloquently explains, Yelp does a lot of things that are suspicious, to say the least.

    We found the next YouTube video posted by the Washington Post back in 2013 that describes Yelps unfair practices:

    Overall, our experience dealing with Yelp has left a lot to be desired, to put it mildly. We think the whole idea the whole website is crap, and we do not ask our clients to leave reviews on Yelp nor do we ask our customers to read or look for our reviews on Yelp. We are happy an A+ rated business with the Better Business Bureau. The BBB is a real unbiased entity that can be trusted.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at 347-308-6290.