Posts by Andrea Hanft

How to Host a Holiday Swap Party

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With the holidays just around the corner, your home will soon be hit with an influx of toys, clothing, housewares and other gifts. Get ahead of the “stuff” this holiday season by hosting a holiday swap party with your friends, and part ways with the unused clutter in your home.

The most wasteful time of the year

From Thanksgiving to the New Year, our calendars are jam-packed with holiday parties and gatherings. Not only is this the busiest time of the year, it’s also the most wasteful, with Americans throwing away 25% more trash than any other time of the year. All this waste adds up to an additional 140,000 garbage trucks…

National Thrift Shop Day is on August 17

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At 1-800-GOT-JUNK? we donate much of the gently-used “junk” we collect to charity thrift shops, giving back to the communities in which we operate and diverting a large percentage of what we collect from the landfill. Donating to your local thrift shop is an easy way to make a difference in your local area! In…

3 yard decorations made with junk

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We all know how quickly the costs of landscaping, flowers and plants can add up, so why spend a lot on backyard accessories?  This summer, jazz up your yard without spending a cent by decorating with the junk you can find around the house. Tin Can Bird Feeders Materials: a clean tin can with the…