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New resources offer help for hoarders

I stumbled on The New Old Age Blog on the New York Times when the blogger, Paula Span, first wrote about hoarding back in January. After receiving more than 223 comments (!) on that first post, another post popped up this week  highlighting two exceptional resources for those struggling with hoarding. One had been on my radar for awhile, but the…

Company Fitness Boot Camp Builds Culture

Is it wrong to admit the most fun I’ve had at work recently was at our first company Fitness Boot Camp? Errr…I think not. You see, I’m one of those people who sees the value in elevating employees from the average Joe to the average Evangelist. Any Google search of the definition of company culture…

Best Practices of Best Companies

Moments ago I filled out our company survey for Best Company to Work for in BC! Wahoo! Bring it on! One of the tasks I was asked to perform at the end of the survey was to list 3 areas in which my company can improve. Hmmmm….opportunity knocks! This actually, is an easy task for…

Your Clutter Can Cure Cancer

The countdown is on for the 5th annual Yard Sale for the Cure, an amazing charity for breast cancer that 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is proud to be a sponsor of once again. This year things are a little different…the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation has taken Yard Sale on as one of its signature fundraisers. Wow! This is…

Plastic Ocean

Each year International Earth Day arrives and departs bringing us a brief smattering of hard-hitting, often downright shocking truths about how we are wrecking the planet. This past 40th anniversary edition of Earth Day delivered some of the worst news I’ve heard about our collective environmental footprint. Many of us are becoming aware of  “Garbage…

Review: NAPO 2010 in Columbus, Ohio

Having been to the LA Organizing Awards in January, I knew that professional organizers could throw one heck of a party. After attending the National Association of Professional Organizers Annual Conference and Organizing Exposition in Columbus, Ohio last week, I know that they can pull off a phenomenal conference too. Not that it comes as…

Another Year, Another Earth Day.

A reporter today posed the question whether Earth Day has become more of an opportunity to promote a company or an event than a serious reflection of our Earth’s fragility. I can’t tell you more about it than that because I merely glimpsed the headline somewhere during my rush to start the day, and I…

Announcement: Marriage!

The 1-800-GOT-JUNK? PR Team is privileged to inform you of the marriage of the “Everybody’s GOT JUNK” blog with the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? website. We have observed, with anticipation and excitement, the growth of our new blog and believe there is no better time to create its union with our website. Please join us in wishing these…

Inside the LA Organizing Awards

I had no idea how my day would unfold when I arrived at my office last Tuesday. Waiting for me was a message from Dorothy Breininger, professional organizer who has appeared on Hoarders, Dr. Phil and The View to name a few: 1-800-GOT-JUNK? was invited to the 2010 Los Angeles Organizing Awards!

Women Working in Male-dominated Industries

Twenty or 30 years ago, seeing women in hard hats leading construction crews through a project or skilled craftswomen fusing together the structure of a downtown office building was a rare sight indeed. Today, those doors to working in commercial real estate and construction are now open — even though many admit it’s been a…