Posts by Sam Landa

An Organized Junk Drawer in 6 Steps!

Junk Drawer

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…

Your Top 6 Priority Areas to Spring Clean

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(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!

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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…