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Spotlight on WOW 1 DAY! Painting

1-800-GOT-JUNK?

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!

1-800-GOT-JUNK?

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…

How we deal with hoarding situations

While we don’t come across hoarded homes all that often on the job, compulsive hoarding is still surprisingly common: research suggests it affects millions of people in the US and almost 1 million people in Canada. When 1-800-GOT-JUNK? does come across these situations, we make sure we’re physically equipped to deal with the massive amount of stuff in…

The Business “Instinct” of Junk Removal

Ever wonder how successful entrepreneurs arrive at the right business decision? Are decisions made from experience, advice from colleagues and mentors, research and analysis, or intuition? My guess is most seasoned entrepreneurs find the right balance of each. Recently, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Founder and CEO Brian Scudamore was asked to participate in a CMA Magazine article studying…