1-800-GOT-JUNK? Blog http://blog.1800gotjunk.com Wed, 20 May 2015 22:36:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in Pittsburgh ‘PaYS’ it Forward http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/05/20/1-800-got-junk-in-pittsburgh-pays-it-forward/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/05/20/1-800-got-junk-in-pittsburgh-pays-it-forward/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 22:23:36 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6070 At 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, it isn’t just about diverting waste from the landfill and helping people regain their space (although we love doing those things) – we also love to give back to the community and provide opportunities for people to learn ‘Business 101′ out on our trucks. Our Pittsburgh team recently signed up to participate in...

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Revitalize junk with paint http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/05/19/revitalize-junk-with-paint/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/05/19/revitalize-junk-with-paint/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 21:35:43 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6064 Get more life out of your stuff with just a coat (or two) or paint! With summer right around the corner, many people start their spring cleaning, assessing their stuff and tossing anything superfluous. But not so fast! Before you chuck your junk, consider revitalizing it. A fresh coat of paint can work wonders for...

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How much is your junk worth? http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/05/09/how-much-is-your-junk-worth/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/05/09/how-much-is-your-junk-worth/#comments Sat, 09 May 2015 16:00:46 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6055 Here’s how to find out your junk’s value. It’s spring cleaning time, and as you’re sorting through the clutter in your basement, attic, garage, and other storage spaces, you’re likely to come across plenty of interesting (and possibly valuable) pieces of junk. While finding a map to the lost treasure of One-Eyed Willy (sneaking in a The...

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The best thing about yard sales http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/05/08/the-best-thing-about-yard-sales/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/05/08/the-best-thing-about-yard-sales/#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 12:00:45 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6045 Bargains, treasures and collectibles, oh my! Yard sales are the best thing to happen in a summer season if you’re looking for deals and sales, unique home decorations, and a bartering extravaganza. In celebration of this year’s Yard Sale for the Cure (details below!), here are some tips for your thriftiest shopping adventure, no matter your...

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How 3 common junk items get recycled http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/04/29/how-3-common-junk-items-get-recycled/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/04/29/how-3-common-junk-items-get-recycled/#comments Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:00:57 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6010 Behind closed drawers: What really happens to your stuff (Guest post by Brett Caron) Sometimes people love their stuff as much as they love, well, other people.  They enjoy many happy years together – or rather the person does, because the other one is an inanimate object. But just like real-people love, sometimes we fall...

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What do charity thrift stores accept? http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/04/28/how-charity-thrift-stores-decide-what-to-accept/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/04/28/how-charity-thrift-stores-decide-what-to-accept/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:23 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6029 Can you donate a table with scratches on it? When it comes times time to decide what to do with items you no longer need, making a donation to a charity thrift store is always a great option. At 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, we donate much of the gently-used “junk” we collect to charity, as a way to...

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How to recycle 7 renovation materials http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/04/24/how-to-recycle-7-common-renovation-materials/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/04/24/how-to-recycle-7-common-renovation-materials/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:57:47 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6012 The project is over (or halfway there) and you need to get rid of the mess… (Guest post by Brett Caron) Guest beds are hitting the curb to make way for an office or a studio, and those basements that always seemed on the verge of being emptied and furnished are growing drywall and floorboards...

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10 ways to know it’s just junk http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/04/21/10-ways-to-know-its-just-junk/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/04/21/10-ways-to-know-its-just-junk/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:49:07 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=6002 Here are 10 signs that your treasure may actually be trash. To junk or not to junk, that is the question. Are you tossing up over whether to toss it out? You haven’t used it in over a year Has it been sitting on the shelf gathering dust for months on end? Is it taking up...

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How to balance motherhood and cleaning http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/04/13/how-to-balance-motherhood-and-cleaning/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/04/13/how-to-balance-motherhood-and-cleaning/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:00:03 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=5993 Suddenly, it’s loud, your belongings are everywhere, and you can’t remember your last shower. No, it wasn’t a tornado. You’ve become a parent. Motherhood is a wonderful, life-altering event, but for the most part, finding the time to regularly clean your home evaporates. For the neat-obsessed, this is a difficult adjustment – but with these...

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5 Creative Ways to Celebrate Earth Day http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/04/09/five-creative-ways-to-celebrate-earth-day-2015/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2015/04/09/five-creative-ways-to-celebrate-earth-day-2015/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 21:35:52 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=5985 Make an impact on April 22! Earth Day is coming up on April 22 and it’s the perfect excuse to take some time out for the planet on which we tread. Here are five creative ways you can celebrate Earth Day. Private Community Clean-up You don’t need to join an organized effort to make an...

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