1-800-GOT-JUNK? Blog http://blog.1800gotjunk.com Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:13:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Tidy for love http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/02/19/tidy-for-love/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/02/19/tidy-for-love/#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 20:00:21 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=5924 Don’t let your junk jeopardize your chance at love! Scenario: You’re on a date and things are going well. So well, in fact, he or she wants to come back to your house. Panic sets in! There are piles of clothes on the floor, dishes in the sink, magazines askew on the coffee table …...

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Break up with your junk http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/02/17/break-up-with-your-junk/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/02/17/break-up-with-your-junk/#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:16:42 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=5920 It’s time to end this messy relationship. Valentine’s Day is a great day to assess your relationships: Tell your spouse you love them, dot your ‘I’s with hearts, and bake some sugar cookies. But this holiday is also a perfect time to reflect on the relationship you have with your belongings: Do you have many...

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Our 10 Best Posts of 2014 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2014/12/31/our-10-best-posts-of-2014/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2014/12/31/our-10-best-posts-of-2014/#comments Wed, 31 Dec 2014 19:39:28 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=5902 25 years in business. 5 years of blogging. Here’s the best of 2014! 2014 was 1-800-GOT-JUNK?’s 25th anniversary, so it was a big year for us! But we also like to compile our best posts published on the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? blog in the past 12 months. It’s a fun way to reflect on what our readers...

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How to take care of your Christmas lights http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2014/12/29/how-to-take-care-of-your-christmas-lights/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2014/12/29/how-to-take-care-of-your-christmas-lights/#comments Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:41:34 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=5891 Store, recycle, or toss? We answer your light string questions. Guest post by Brett Caron We may be well into the holiday season, but your neighbor keeps their Christmas lights up all year round. The problem is, half of them are burned out and not looking too festive. How can you avoid being ‘that house on the...

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Make your own ugly Christmas sweater http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2014/12/19/make-your-own-ugly-christmas-sweater/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2014/12/19/make-your-own-ugly-christmas-sweater/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:00:48 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=5882 It’s that time of year again: when (some) people bust out their ugly Christmas sweaters! This has become a tradition over the years, but because of their popularity, these sweaters are in high demand and as a result, it might not be easy to find the perfect hideous sweater at your local thrift store. Not...

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How to declutter before the holidays http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2014/12/15/how-to-declutter-before-the-holidays/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2014/12/15/how-to-declutter-before-the-holidays/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:00:43 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=5864 Read on if you don’t know where to start. It’s officially the holiday season and it’s best to declutter your home now before the guests start to arrive. While this time of the year is normally joyous and festive, it can also be stressful and expensive; in order to stay on track, it’s important to...

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5 recycled holiday decorations http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2014/12/11/5-recycled-holiday-decorations/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2014/12/11/5-recycled-holiday-decorations/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 22:00:59 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=5845 ‘Tis the season to get crafty! While the holiday season is an exciting time for many, it also creates a lot of waste. In fact, people in the U.S. throw away four million tons of gift wrap and shopping bags every year. We know you care about the planet, so this year opt to make...

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How to plan a green holiday party http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2014/12/08/how-to-plan-a-green-holiday-party/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2014/12/08/how-to-plan-a-green-holiday-party/#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 22:00:14 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=5834 Party season is here! And we have another environmental challenge for you. For many, this means a chance to catch up with family, friends and colleagues while enjoying some delicious food and beverages. This year, we challenge you to throw your very own environmentally friendly holiday party! Here are five steps to help you plan....

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Tips for indoor gardening http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2014/11/28/tips-for-indoor-gardening/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2014/11/28/tips-for-indoor-gardening/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:00:11 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=5790 What’s better than year-round spring and less to clean up outside? By choosing the right plants and materials, you can discover a green thumb you didn’t know you had! Fresh By growing your own herbs in a window garden, you can add some life to your cooking. Draw inspiration for dinners and lunches from what...

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Save energy, stay warm http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2014/11/27/energy-saving-tips-for-staying-warm-this-winter/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2014/11/27/energy-saving-tips-for-staying-warm-this-winter/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:00:39 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=5744 Save energy, save money, stay toasty. Winter is coming, and it may be tempting to crank the thermostat, but there are many other ways to stay toasty—and be sustainable, as well! No more drafts The ‘door snake’ is a long, weighted tube of material that fits snugly across your door and blocks cold air from...

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