More Junk Stories

My First Hoarders Episode

Source: The New York Times I have learned a lot about compulsive hoarding while working to set up junk removal for the hit reality show, Hoarders, on A&E. But nothing prepared me for the experience of participating in the real thing – cleaning out a hoarder’s home! I approached my task with one goal in mind: to…

Don’t take junk with you!

How difficult is it moving all your worldly possessions from one home to another? When I moved from Scotland in 2008, I packed up an entire apartment of  goods and…well, rubbish… and brought it with me across the other side of the world, only to join the rest of the rubbish I had already stored…

Clutter Close Call

Some of the dangers and pitfalls of a cluttered home are more obvious than others. When your home is dominated by clutter you can’t use your valuable space to the height of its potential. In other words, you are bound and controlled by your possessions.

As evidenced in shows like A&E’s Hoarders, clutter is often related to mental illness, such as compulsive and obsessive hoarding.

But living in a space that is stifled by junk poses another problem that can have more physical effects.

Hello, Junk!

How many different meanings do you suppose there are for the word junk? A cursory review of any daily newspaper is bound to emit a handful of junk’s with as many meanings. Depending on the context, junk can refer to illegal drugs, large anatomical parts, useless information, unhealthy food, and of course, junk: “discarded material,…

Our Blog

Welcome to the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? blog. Over several years, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? staff, franchise partners, customers, friends, and family have shared stories about the junk in our lives – from heartwarming to horrific to hmmmm?…. Our blog is a place to begin sharing these tales.  Our aim is to provide our readers with a variety of captivating stories,…