Posts by Andrew Sutherland

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Packing light for travel

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Here’s your challenge for vacation season: travel light. A house full of unnecessary junk can slow you down and so can an overstuffed suitcase. Whether it’s a weekend getaway to a local vineyard or a 2 week European romp – don’t take more than a bag and a carry on. Once you go unchecked you…

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What is 3D printing?

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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…

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How to spring clean your clothes

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Spring is here (for most of us anyway)! You can see signs of the season throughout the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Junktion (our office) in the form of white shoes, pastel pants and short sleeves. I love pulling out my spring/summer clothes and rediscovering favorite pieces. It’s also time to store winter sweaters and wool pants until the brrrrrr of…

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1-800-GOT-JUNK? phone battle!

Members of the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? leadership team took over our sales centre for an afternoon of heavy competition. Their challenge: answer calls from potential customers and help them book an appointment. Watch the video after the jump for all the hard hitting action! It’s a great day here at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Thanks for calling! You’ve got Brian…

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Back-to-Basements: Our top 8 favorite basements

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I love basements. They’re a kid’s indoor playground, a teenager’s private hideaway and an adult’s quiet sanctuary. Even with all their potential, many choose to use their basements as a dumping ground for junk – that broken appliance, that box full of who-knows-what and that chair you swear you’ll reupholster one day. Let this post…