Now that the weather is improving for most of the cities with a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise–and now that there are more hours of daylight–there are great community clean-up events happening this spring. There’s probably something going on in your city right now! Here’s some information to get you started:
Human house sitters are so 2010. Keep your plants watered, your house lights active, your mailbox empty, and your dog fed from anywhere in the world!
You work hard to keep your home on track; don’t let a holiday derail your domestic duties. Here are 4 smart home solutions that are a threat to house-sitters everywhere!
Another school year has come to an end, and now you need to move out of the dorm and back in with the parents. What are you going to do with that chair you inherited from your friend? Do you really need two microwaves or two sets of dishes at home? What about the homemade pirate costume you wore during the first week of classes but you’ll never wear again? College students accumulate a lot of stuff over the year, and residences often find themselves overwhelmed with waste on move-out day. This is not only inconvenient, but unsustainable as well. Resist the urge to abandon it in your room or throw it all in the dumpster! Here are three ways to get rid of your extra ‘stuff’ once classes are over:
After all these years in the industry of stuff, items and belongings, we’ve realized that items can hold significance far past their physicality.
This Sunday marks Mother’s Day in North America. In order to commemorate your Mother, whether related by blood or by heart, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? challenges you to choose a belonging that best represents her. This could be an item that holds memories of your Mother or it could simply be an item that evokes the same emotions as she does. The team that brings you this blog challenged themselves; the results are touching… Read more…
You’re about to hear a lot about 3D printing if you haven’t already. 3D printing allows you to produce 3D items – anything from silver jewellery to plastic guitars. A 3D printer can even print out your own cast if you sprain your ankle! As the 3D printer enters the consumer market, I wonder if they’ll help reduce waste given the customizability factor or will they just create a whole new way to produce throw-away items that won’t last.
So how does it work? Find all the info after the jump!
We’d be hard-pressed to find ourselves professionals in an industry more related to our service than Professional Organizers. Read more…
By Tania Venn
Happy Earth Day! Today more than one billion people in 192 countries are participating in Earth Day, an annual tradition to help make our world a greener, healthier place to live.
In our small part of the world, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise partners staged Earth Day events, including electronic waste pick-ups. Here’s a snapshot of two weekend success stories.
Each year our Quebec franchise partners team up with Réno-Dépôt for La Collecte Verte, an event that invites the public to dispose of their unwanted electronic devices for free. Sunday they had spectacular success, collecting 26 tonnes from 800 visitors in Montreal and 22 tonnes from 500 visitors in Quebec City. In addition, the crew handed out 300 White Spruce seedlings to visitors in an effort to offset the carbon footprint created by cars and trucks driving up to the event.
In Kelowna, BC franchise partner Yoree Grozenok rolls out his annual Earth Day event and each year he attracts more people. This weekend the crew collected 2 tonnes of electronic waste, shredded 3 tonnes of paper, and donated 20 boxes of food bank donations, including $300 in cash for the Kelowna food bank. View Yoree’s front page news coverage in the Kelowna Daily Courier!
We challenge you to start something new for the environment today. We all know it takes just 30 days to cultivate a habit or stick to a change in routine. Why not put that to the test today with a commitment to help improve our Mother Earth!
Tania Venn is Director, PR for 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. Her other responsibilities include leading the PR team for WOW 1Day! Painting and You Move Me. In her spare time Tania enjoys the outdoors, hiking in summer and skiing and snowshoeing in winter. Tania can be found on Google+ and LinkedIn.