Posts by Sam Landa

Your Top 6 Priority Areas to Spring Clean

1-800-GOT-JUNK?

(This blog post is written by 1-800-GOT-JUNK?’s Public Relations Intern, Stephanie Whalen.) Happy spring everyone! It is time again to embrace the sunshine, enjoy all that is in bloom and tidy up our lives!  Tradition has it that when spring has sprung, we clean out the junk that is bringing us down. We shake out…

1-800-GOT-JUNK? Franchises of the Year!

Bo Eason's motivational keynote

We recently had our annual 1-800-GOT-JUNK? conference, called ‘Kickoff’, which is the time for all franchise partners, managers, and head office staff to come together to share ideas, learn new things, catch up with each other, and celebrate the previous year’s successes. One of the most exciting parts of Kickoff is the awards gala, where…

Hoarders wins big at the LA Organizing Awards!

1-800-GOT-JUNK?

Sometimes, we junk-lovers just need to dress up and feel classy! This past weekend, Andrew and Natalie–two of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?‘s PR mavens–flew to the City of Angels for the LA Organizing Awards. We regularly work with professional organizers, so this was a fantastic opportunity to reconnect with some of our favorites while seeing some new faces as…

How we donated a 1937 fire truck back to Baltimore

It sounds impressive, doesn’t it? “How and why did 1-800-GOT-JUNK? send a fire truck to Baltimore, and where on earth did they get it?” Well, the fire truck isn’t exactly a full size vehicle–it’s about five feet long, and was handmade by the Baltimore Fire Department in the 1930s. Here’s the amazing story behind its…

How we deal with hoarding situations

While we don’t come across hoarded homes all that often on the job, compulsive hoarding is still surprisingly common: research suggests it affects millions of people in the US and almost 1 million people in Canada. When 1-800-GOT-JUNK? does come across these situations, we make sure we’re physically equipped to deal with the massive amount of stuff in…

Take the Pledge to Recycle Today!

Today is America Recycles Day! This means that all around the US, people are doing their part to help make the country more sustainable. We published a blog post last week that gives an example of what one community in Illinois is doing to raise awareness of green practices and recycling–check out their ‘trashion show’…

‘Trashion Show’ walks the runway on America Recycles Day

Calling all Americans who missed Earth Day with 1-800-GOT-JUNK? back in April: you have another opportunity to ‘be more green’ this November 15, also known as America Recycles Day. Communities all around the country are participating in their own way, whether it’s with e-waste collections, recycling drives, outreach programs or neighborhood cleanups. Google your city…

1-800-GOT-GOLF? How to socialize your company

A few weeks ago, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? hosted its first annual Fall Classic, which included a golf tournament and a buffet dinner at the golf course. Check out the video from the event here! As a company who takes pride in its corporate culture, word spread quickly following the announcement. We provided two options at the event–golf…