1-800-GOT-JUNK? Blog http://blog.1800gotjunk.com Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:00:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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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‘Green Friday’ is the new Black Friday http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2014/11/25/green-friday-is-the-new-black-friday/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2014/11/25/green-friday-is-the-new-black-friday/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:00:59 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=5796 Green is the new Black. Challenge consumerism and get rid of your stuff instead. This Black Friday, you’ll be flooded with messages of consumption: Buy this! Buy that! Get more stuff! Do you really need to bring more stuff into your house just for the sake of buying it? We challenge you to spend Black...

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8 creative things you can do with leaves http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2014/11/24/8-creative-things-you-can-do-with-leaves/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2014/11/24/8-creative-things-you-can-do-with-leaves/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:00:27 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=5738 Leaves make a mess of the yard. Clean up the creative way! Fall is well under way for those who live in the northern hemisphere. Orange, gold and crimson leaves blanket lawns, streets and playgrounds, and the air has turned cool. It’s a lovely time of the year, but for some, leaves mean hard work....

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The recycled Thanksgiving dinner table http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2014/11/20/the-recycled-thanksgiving-dinner-table/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2014/11/20/the-recycled-thanksgiving-dinner-table/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:00:53 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=5742 We challenge you to have a green Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is traditionally a festive time of year spent with loved ones over a huge, delicious feast. It’s an opportunity to be thankful and catch up with people you don’t often see. It’s also an opportunity to indulge in the usual spread of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce...

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5 Recycled Thanksgiving crafts for kids http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2014/11/18/5-thanksgiving-crafts-for-kids/ http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/2014/11/18/5-thanksgiving-crafts-for-kids/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:00:39 +0000 http://blog.1800gotjunk.com/?p=5740 Trees, hats and place cards bring Thanksgiving to life. With the holidays just around the corner, for many this means getting together with family and friends, enjoying a hearty meal, and appreciating the good things in our lives. If the kids are coming home from school inspired to tackle some Thanksgiving-themed arts and crafts, go green...

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