1-800-GOT-JUNK? Blog http://blog.1800gotjunk.com Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:12:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 6 Tips for Easing the Back to School Transition http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/09/27/6-tips-for-easing-the-back-to-school-transition/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/09/27/6-tips-for-easing-the-back-to-school-transition/#comments Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:39:39 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6575 Welcome to Fall, a season punctuated by crisp, early mornings filled with cries of “Where are my soccer cleats?” and “Mom, I can’t find my library book!” as the mad rush to get out the door begins. Help yourself out with a few of these organizing tips that will make the return to school a...

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Keep Your House Cool (Without Cranking Up the A/C) http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/09/16/keep-your-house-cool-without-cranking-up-the-ac/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/09/16/keep-your-house-cool-without-cranking-up-the-ac/#comments Fri, 16 Sep 2016 19:31:30 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6558 When temperatures tip into the triple digits and you start sweating just thinking about going outside, your home’s A/C unit can seem like a godsend. “Thank goodness for air conditioning!” you think, as you slide the thermostat down to 60. Of course, after you get your first high summer electricity bill, you snap right out...

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Organizing Your Kitchen for a Good Morning http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/08/30/organizing-your-kitchen-for-a-good-morning/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/08/30/organizing-your-kitchen-for-a-good-morning/#comments Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:33:52 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6545 While there are plenty of people who wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready to face the day, there are many of us for whom mornings are a serious struggle. If you are constantly forgetting important items at home, having to stop for pricey coffee or order out for lunch because you didn’t have time to...

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You Bought A Hoarder’s House: Now What? http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/08/23/you-bought-a-hoarders-house-now-what/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/08/23/you-bought-a-hoarders-house-now-what/#comments Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:00:08 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6541 It’s estimated that as many as 1.2 million people, or roughly 1 out of every 300 people, suffer from compulsive hoarding. Yes, hoarding is common — and while there’s been much more awareness brought to hoarding in recent years, thanks to television shows and mainstream media reports, it’s important to keep in mind that perception isn’t...

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6 Handy Tips to Keep Your Move Tidy and Stress Free http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/08/16/6-handy-tips-to-keep-your-move-tidy-and-stress-free/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/08/16/6-handy-tips-to-keep-your-move-tidy-and-stress-free/#comments Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:00:52 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6537 Have you ever heard anyone say ‘moving was such a breeze’? Of course you haven’t, and chances are, you never will! Packing all of your possessions, saying goodbye to your home and neighbors, getting ready for new surroundings, and helping your family cope with all of these things can be downright overwhelming. That’s why there are...

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Where Does Your Junked Car Go When It Leaves Your Driveway? http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/08/02/where-does-your-junked-car-go-when-it-leaves-your-driveway/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/08/02/where-does-your-junked-car-go-when-it-leaves-your-driveway/#comments Tue, 02 Aug 2016 17:00:01 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6533 While it can be easy to make junk disappear from your basement or garage, there’s actually a lot that goes into ensuring that as little as possible ends up in landfill. Consider the case with cars: More than 95 percent of them are recycled once they reach the end of the road—that’s more than 12...

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Organizing Hacks to Declutter Your Car http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/07/26/organizing-hacks-to-declutter-your-car/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/07/26/organizing-hacks-to-declutter-your-car/#comments Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:01:10 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6530 Clutter afflicts vehicles of all stripes, and you’ll see it in everything from brand new BMW coupes to 10-year-old Hyundai hatchbacks. There are many reasons to banish clutter from your car: loose items and debris can be a safety hazard—a sudden swerve or stop could cause something to tumble and distract you at a critical...

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Empty Nesters: 5 Tips to Consolidate and Keep the Memories Alive http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/07/19/6525/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/07/19/6525/#comments Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:00:11 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6525 A child leaving home inevitably creates a void, but that bit of extra free time can allow you to invest in your family in new ways. For most parents, there’s a huge backlog of projects around family photos and videos. Shoeboxes are filled with half-organized piles of pictures and most of us don’t have the...

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Pro Tips for Living Large in a Smaller Home http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/07/07/pro-tips-for-living-large-in-a-smaller-home/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/07/07/pro-tips-for-living-large-in-a-smaller-home/#comments Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:00:19 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6518 When it comes to housing today, less is the new more. More people are choosing lifestyle over living space and discovering the rewards of living with less—more freedom, more time, more energy. Even more money. Thinking about downsizing? These pro tips will help you streamline your belongings without guilt or regrets. Whether you’re planning to...

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Causes of Bad Odors in Your Home http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/06/14/causes-of-bad-odors-in-your-home/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2016/06/14/causes-of-bad-odors-in-your-home/#comments Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:33:04 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6508 When you find an unpleasant odor in your home, you may have a problem. People will often spray air fresheners in their homes and assume the smell will disappear. However, the only way to guarantee the odor will be gone for good is to remove the source of the smell. For health and safety reasons,...

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