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Earth Day Event Round-Up

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  Happy Earth Day! Today more than one billion people in 192 countries are participating in Earth Day, an annual tradition to help make our world a greener, healthier place to live. In our small part of the world, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise partners staged Earth Day events, including electronic waste pick-ups. Here’s a snapshot of two…

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…

Spotlight on WOW 1 DAY! Painting

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Our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? crews know their customers are often in the midst of a renovation, spring cleaning, or moving when they call us up to haul away their junk. The opportunity to recommend complimentary brands happens every day. As a result we have established alliances with a number of service-oriented companies in the moving, renovation, storage, organization…

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…

Working with Hoarders: How do we do it?

To celebrate the triumphant return of A&E’s Hoarders (an all new episode airs tonight at 9pm/8pm Central), I thought I’d share with you one of my favorite moments from the set of Hoarders. As a PR Manager for this company,  I am fortunate enough to go out on the road to oversee our product placement…

The Landfill Harmonic

Every now and then a story, or video, comes along and takes your breath away. The story of the Recycled Orchestra is one of those, especially for us at 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. The creativity to create something so meaningful from trash coupled with the ability of this town to see such a large project through is simply inspiring….

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…

Holiday Message

I would like to share with you a holiday message sent out by Dr. Suzanne Chabaud to her co-workers on A&E’s Hoarders. Thank-you, Dr. Chabaud, for permission to share! Wonderful were the days of few options and unquestioned beliefs. When being good meant getting something on a simple list of things. When wishing was more…