Junk is our business – our franchise partners and their teams come across plenty of it every day. But some finds are a bit stranger than others. From coffins and mechanical bulls, to John Wayne’s bible, junk can be weird, spooky, sometimes moving, and even priceless.
2015 was a big year for O2E Brands and, as 2016 kicks off, we are taking a look back at the last twelve months and the amazing work done by our franchise partners from 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, You Move Me, and WOW 1 DAY PAINTING.
By Brian Scudamore I often get asked advice from young people who are interested in starting their own businesses, and what I tell them is, “Don’t do what I did!” Okay, that’s not exactly true. As the owner of three companies, I’m a huge proponent of entrepreneurship as an exciting and rewarding career path. But…
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Are you looking to make an impact? Donation drives organized by community leaders are critically important to non-profit organizations and local charities. No matter how big or small, a community donation drive can make a huge difference to someone in need – and every little bit helps! Why should you organize a donation drive? Well,…
Did you know that since 1989, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has saved over 1.5 billion pounds of junk from the landfill and counting? We do our best to donate and recycle as much as we can. Whenever possible, we donate reusable items to local charities. Our franchises work with a number of community-based charities as well as local…
It’s hard to believe how quickly the year goes by. We’ve seen junk (a lot of it), recycling, donating, community events, and holidays. It’s time for our 2013 roundup: our favorite posts of the year!
One day. Two yard sales. Thousands of items and countless people. The Toronto 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise raised over $37,000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in just a few hours at May 25th’s Yard Sale for the Cure, which brings the total amount fundraised in eight years of one-day yard sales to $145,000.
We’re in the business of physical stuff. The over-accumulation of tangible junk in our lives is one of the reasons why 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is a viable service today. It’s no surprise then, that a recent discussion among some employees here at the Junktion about virtual caught my attention. The conversation was about the Bitcoin. A quick…
Now that the weather is improving for most of the cities with a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise–and now that there are more hours of daylight–there are great community clean-up events happening this spring. There’s probably something going on in your city right now! Here’s some information to get you started: