1-800-GOT-JUNK? Blog http://blog.1800gotjunk.com Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:46:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 How a green lifestyle can make for a great move http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/02/10/how-a-green-lifestyle-can-make-for-a-great-move/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/02/10/how-a-green-lifestyle-can-make-for-a-great-move/#comments Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:35:20 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6401 There is a misconception that a “green lifestyle” means only eating vegetables and living like a hippie. And while there are great benefits to both of these things, you can also live “green” by simply adopting a few new habits. This will ensure you are more eco-friendly and also be a great help when the...

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A culture of celebration http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/01/18/a-culture-of-celebration/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/01/18/a-culture-of-celebration/#comments Mon, 18 Jan 2016 18:42:05 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6391 At 1-800-GOT-JUNK? we like to celebrate. Period. We know that a culture of celebration is beneficial for our corporate family of staff and franchise partners. It’s also good for our customers and good for business.   In September, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? customers across North America had the opportunity to participate in our WIN BACK email contest. During...

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The Top 10 Weirdest Junk of 2015 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/01/13/the-top-10-weirdest-junk-of-2015/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/01/13/the-top-10-weirdest-junk-of-2015/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2016 23:42:39 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6366 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. As weird junk found should be weird junk celebrated,...

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Highlighting a charitable 2015 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/01/01/highlighting-a-charitable-2015/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/01/01/highlighting-a-charitable-2015/#comments Fri, 01 Jan 2016 22:32:35 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6352 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. It’s not only the work they do for our customers that makes...

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How to Host a Holiday Swap Party http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/12/07/how-to-host-a-holiday-swap-party/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/12/07/how-to-host-a-holiday-swap-party/#comments Mon, 07 Dec 2015 23:18:24 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6338 With the holidays just around the corner, your home will soon be hit with an influx of toys, clothing, housewares and other gifts. Get ahead of the “stuff” this holiday season by hosting a holiday swap party with your friends, and part ways with the unused clutter in your home. What’s a swap party? At...

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The most wasteful time of the year http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/11/05/the-most-wasteful-time-of-the-year/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/11/05/the-most-wasteful-time-of-the-year/#comments Thu, 05 Nov 2015 17:03:10 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6320 From Thanksgiving to the New Year, our calendars are jam-packed with holiday parties and gatherings. Not only is this the busiest time of the year, it’s also the most wasteful, with Americans throwing away 25% more trash than any other time of the year. All this waste adds up to an additional 140,000 garbage trucks...

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Huddle Up! 7 Minutes That Will Change Your Company http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/11/03/huddle-up-seven-minutes-that-will-change-your-company/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/11/03/huddle-up-seven-minutes-that-will-change-your-company/#comments Tue, 03 Nov 2015 21:25:53 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6326 Meetings can be painful. A quarter of all office workers complain they spend more time in meetings talking about work than actually doing it. In fact, research suggests that unproductive meetings may be the biggest time thief on the job. But they’re not the only one. Our e-mail in-boxes are crammed. Texts and calls stream in...

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Do your part for Waste Reduction Week http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/10/19/do-your-part-for-waste-reduction-week/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/10/19/do-your-part-for-waste-reduction-week/#comments Mon, 19 Oct 2015 20:04:05 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6313 Waste Reduction Week is coming up on October 24 and we’re making it easy to do something good for your home and the earth at the same time. We have partnered with STAPLES to host e-recycling events across Canada. On October 24, from 10am – 2pm simply go to a STAPLES and drop off your e-waste, where it...

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Entrypreneurship: An Easier Route to BYOB (Becoming Your Own Boss) http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/10/19/entrypreneurship-an-easier-route-to-byob-becoming-your-own-boss/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/10/19/entrypreneurship-an-easier-route-to-byob-becoming-your-own-boss/#comments Mon, 19 Oct 2015 17:03:45 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6305 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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WHEN FOOD ISN’T JUNK: WORLD FOOD DAY http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/10/16/when-food-isnt-junk-world-food-day/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/10/16/when-food-isnt-junk-world-food-day/#comments Fri, 16 Oct 2015 23:41:45 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6301 In our lives, many of us have the privilege to be able to ask ourselves , “What should I eat today?” as we consider how we should fuel our bodies and minds. With too little time to prepare or leave our desks to get meals; an overwhelming number of options to choose from ; or...

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