Posts by Sam Landa

DIY kids crafts from junk!

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When the kids are looking for something to do, you just want to keep them busy. Why not hold on to some of the ‘junk’ you were planning to throw away and use it to bond with the family? If you have old clothes, books, and furniture that ‘needs to go’, consider keeping a few…

Top tips for eco-friendly junk removal

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Keeping the environment top of mind when you are clearing out years of junk from your home can be a challenge if you don’t have a solid game plan. There are many reasons why we have so much stuff in our homes. Some of us have fallen victim to our increasingly consumer-driven society and have…

Upcycling 101: How to decorate your house with ‘junk’

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‘Upcycling’ is the process of taking something destined for the trash, and repurposing it into a useful object. Our franchise partners regularly come across junk where the item, or its components, could potentially find other uses with just a little TLC! Alison Belbin, Franchise Partner for Vancouver Island (Victoria and Nanaimo, BC), decorated her son’s…

Tips to clear away the junk in storm prone regions

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Junk may seem harmless and unassuming (aside from being hazardous to look at, and the leading cause of stubbed toes), but did you know that junk can result in serious injuries? If you live in an area frequented by powerful storms, junk in your yard could become dangerous projectiles in a storm. Broken lawn furniture,…

An Organized Junk Drawer in 6 Steps!

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This blog post was written by 1-800-GOT-JUNK?’s Public Relations Intern, Stephanie Whalen. Everyone has that one hidden space in which we throw the odds and ends that don’t quite fit anywhere else. Yes, I am referring to the junk drawer. I have always been curious about the history behind the junk drawer. How did this…