1-800-GOT-JUNK? Blog http://blog.1800gotjunk.com Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:08:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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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6 ways to upcycle old clothes http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/06/19/6-ways-to-upcycle-old-clothes/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/06/19/6-ways-to-upcycle-old-clothes/#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 16:00:36 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6121 A good rule for keeping your closet under control is “one in, one out.” This is a great rule for keeping your wardrobe organized, but what should you do with the clothes that are “out?”  For clothes in good condition, there are a few options. Visit a consignment store If you have clothing that is...

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Upcycling geniuses http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/06/17/upcycling-geniuses/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/06/17/upcycling-geniuses/#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2015 19:00:14 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6109 We challenge you to try some of these at home. (Guest post by Brett Caron) People call 1-800-GOT-JUNK? every single day, and some start off by saying that what they have isn’t junk. These are usually things in good condition, like a TV that’s only slightly out of date or a couch as-yet untouched by cats and...

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4 things ‘not’ to do with your junk http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/06/12/4-things-not-to-do-with-your-junk/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/06/12/4-things-not-to-do-with-your-junk/#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2015 19:01:54 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6077 Why burying and burning it are terrible ideas. (Guest post by Brett Caron) Your mouth twists right before you throw it in the trash can. Sweat beads on your forehead. Above the garbage, your hand trembles. Wait. Can this be recycled? Can I just…drop this in the regular garbage? Should I be doing something with...

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How to work safely in the summer heat http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/06/12/how-to-work-safely-in-the-summer-heat/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/06/12/how-to-work-safely-in-the-summer-heat/#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:59:26 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6098 Don’t expect your usual performance in hot weather. With the warm weather approaching, many of us need to take extra care while working outside. Whether you are employed in an industry that requires you to work outdoors, or you’re an avid runner or gardener, taking extra precautions in the summer heat is important. At 1-800-GOT-JUNK?,...

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