1-800-GOT-JUNK? Blog http://blog.1800gotjunk.com Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:12:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 First-year college students need to ditch the clutter before ditching home http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/08/27/first-year-college-students-need-to-ditch-the-clutter-before-ditching-home/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/08/27/first-year-college-students-need-to-ditch-the-clutter-before-ditching-home/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:12:04 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6252 The average American university and college dorm room is about 12 feet by 19 feet. Most of these rooms house two students, which means the amount of space a student has for his or her belongings is a mere 114 square feet. The back to school season is upon us and as many students prepare...

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Declutter your work space http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/08/24/declutter-your-office-space/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/08/24/declutter-your-office-space/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:50:32 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6240 Is a cluttered desk the sign of a genius at work…or a signal of an overdue clean up? Well, it depends on who you ask. Albert Einstein once famously said, “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” While the desks of Einstein...

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Packing for business travel – lose the junk http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/08/17/packing-for-business-travel-lose-the-junk/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/08/17/packing-for-business-travel-lose-the-junk/#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:00:02 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6213 All of my life I’ve been an over packer.  I always figured, “Better safe than sorry!” as I would neatly and proudly pack the equivalent of a week’s worth of clothing for what was meant to be a weekend away. Checked baggage was my standard and, at times, this meant baggage fees, difficult operational maneuvers...

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National Thrift Shop Day is on August 17 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/08/13/national-thrift-shop-day-is-coming-up-august-17/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/08/13/national-thrift-shop-day-is-coming-up-august-17/#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2015 22:33:18 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6221 At 1-800-GOT-JUNK? we donate much of the gently-used “junk” we collect to charity thrift shops, giving back to the communities in which we operate and diverting a large percentage of what we collect from the landfill. Donating to your local thrift shop is an easy way to make a difference in your local area! In...

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How to recycle your bicycle http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/07/30/how-to-recycle-your-bicycle/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/07/30/how-to-recycle-your-bicycle/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:08:26 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6208 Did you know that up to 15 million bikes are thrown away each year? They’re simply added to landfills. Think about it: bikes are made of steel, aluminum and rubber, and it all just gets added to the pile. Given that bicycles are a useful way for people to get around, not everyone can afford...

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3 beautiful backyard decorations you can make with junk http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/07/16/3-beautiful-backyard-decorations-you-can-make-with-junk/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/07/16/3-beautiful-backyard-decorations-you-can-make-with-junk/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 23:04:14 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6192 We all know how quickly the costs of landscaping, flowers and plants can add up, so why spend a lot on backyard accessories?  This summer, jazz up your yard without spending a cent by decorating with the junk you can find around the house. Tin Can Bird Feeders Materials: a clean tin can with the...

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It’s a “Junk-erful” Life – 7 Items Made from Junk http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/07/06/its-a-junk-erful-life-7-items-made-from-junk/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/07/06/its-a-junk-erful-life-7-items-made-from-junk/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:36:28 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6180     You may have seen the recent news that Adidas has designed a shoe that’s made almost entirely of trash from the ocean. It may just be a prototype, with no plans for a line to go into production at this stage, but we have to admit that it got us pretty excited. And...

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Junk removal for real estate agents http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/06/24/junk-removal-for-real-estate-agents/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/06/24/junk-removal-for-real-estate-agents/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:00:55 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6138 Help potential buyers envision their new home with these tips. When putting a home on the market, try to see it through the buyer’s eyes: a misplaced ottoman or a handful of dusty knickknacks can kill a sale. Buyers need to see the potential the home has to be theirs, so make it as clean and spacious...

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The junkyard challenge: Try this at home! http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/06/23/the-junkyard-challenge-try-this-at-home/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/06/23/the-junkyard-challenge-try-this-at-home/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:07:10 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6164 Wondering what to do with all the junk that seems to keep building up in your home? Don’t throw anything out; instead, create these beautiful items using the junk around your house. Ready, set, create! Create children’s jewelry with buttons Buttons make the perfect craft supplies for kids – they’re small enough for little hands,...

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Quiz: What kind of junk ‘collector’ are you? http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/06/22/quiz-what-kind-of-junk-collector-are-you/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/06/22/quiz-what-kind-of-junk-collector-are-you/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:00:49 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6142 Take this quiz to find out if you have too much junk. From sports equipment and clothes to souvenirs and other knick knacks, we all seem to have a tendency to accumulate stuff. It can be hard to get rid of our things, especially sentimental items or stuff we think has true value. Some of us...

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