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On being busy: Think differently

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“How are you?” “Busy!” Being “busy” is a common response for many of us when we are asked how we are today or how things have been.  Between careers, family and friends, passion projects, and keeping up with daily life, our schedules – along with our minds – often feel packed to the brim.

National Thrift Shop Day is on August 17

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At 1-800-GOT-JUNK? we donate much of the gently-used “junk” we collect to charity thrift shops, giving back to the communities in which we operate and diverting a large percentage of what we collect from the landfill. Donating to your local thrift shop is an easy way to make a difference in your local area! In…

How to recycle your bicycle

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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…

3 yard decorations made with junk

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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…