Posts by Tania

Brian Scudamore in studio with CKNW’s Bill Good

Recently our Founder and CEO Brian Scudamore sat down with well-known BC media personality and CKNW Host, Bill Good. Their audience was about 100 students from the Beedie School of Business at SFU in Vancouver. The interview covered Brian’s journey building a world class brand and best practices as a CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. Here is…

5 Reasons Why Fall Cleaning is Better than Spring Cleaning

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If we all agree that our homes need at least one ruthless and focused de-cluttering clean-up each year, then I propose the fall for this event. Nesting instincts notwithstanding, the fall offers us the best timing for your annual elbow-greasing housework. Consider these 5 reasons to get organized right now: Fall’s harvest is bountiful but…

Hoarders Premiere September 10th at 9pm PDT/EDT

It’s hard to believe we are about to welcome Season 6 of Hoarders! I can still remember like it was just yesterday getting a call inviting us to participate in a new show about compulsive hoarding. And the show is still appealing to die-hard fans and new viewers all across North America and other countries….

Junk Hauler to be the Next Spiderman?

The upside of being a franchised business is that we are host to almost 200 individual business owners. Our franchise partners throughout North America and Australia come from a variety of backgrounds and have diverse interests. As we’ve mentioned, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has jumped on board on international levels with select charities. We have a corporate partnership…

First 1-800-GOT-JUNK? truck retires

13 years ago Founder and CEO Brian Scudamore convinced his good friend, Paul Guy, to drive a shiny blue and green junk truck more than 3,000 kilometres from Vancouver to Toronto to set up the first franchise of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. Shortly thereafter, TOR1 went into service. All these years later, with Toronto the top-revenue producer and…

What counts as “Junk” in your home?

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What counts as junk when it comes to your home? A healthy guideline is to think of “junk” as anything that is not actively helpful to you in living a life that you love. Everything is energy, and the “energy” of what’s in your home either boosts you up, or it brings you down. It’s…

Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA)

Do you work in an environment where customer experience can make the difference  to your entire organization’s reputation? If so, you’ll find this an interesting read. Our VP, Franchise Operations, Simon Lowe, recently delivered the keynote speech at the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA) Members Insight Exchange  in San Diego. Simon’s topic, “How we turned…

Moving Day

Imagine living in a place where almost 5% of the population moves on one day? This is what happens every year in the province of Quebec. July 1, Canada Day, happens to also be Moving Day in Quebec. Colossal moving days notwithstanding, fair weather moves are always preferable and the summer remains a popular moving…

The Relationship With Junk

Just like most things in life, our belongings are really all about relationships. The things we choose to surround ourselves with build a pattern of our personal journey through life. We are defined by the stories our stuff can tell, from family memories to souvenirs, from items that portray our values and interests to the…