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Toys Find a Second Chance

Over the past several weeks, 6000 pre-loved plastic toys found their way out of the waste stream and into the hands of disadvantaged children across the northeast United States. For the past four years, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has been partnering with Second Chance Toys to, well, give toys a second chance. Outgrown playthings which would otherwise be…

Why Professional Organizers Are Cool

Oh, let me count the ways…beginning with the fact that they steal the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? fleeces off our backs to pose for silly photos like this one!  Well it’s all in good fun! Every year members of the National Association of Professional Organizers get together for a convention to share best practices and network. For us,…

Mt. Everest Got Junk!

Our blog is titled, “Everybody’s GOT JUNK” and it’s true! Even this season, as we all start our spring cleaning rituals we know that deep down, hidden in a closet, is a box of items we will never use. But turns out, junk isn’t just accumulated because of an emotional inability to let go, in…

Success Against the Odds

That’s the title of Entrepreneur Coach and Author, Vonda White’s new program and book, full of motivating and inspirational examples of people who’ve realized their life dreams and true potential – against the odds.  White’s program delivers 16 key principles of success against the odds, and she backs them up with real life examples. Here…

Midway Tragedy

The cliché “out of sight, out of mind” is  the only suitable expression I can find to describe the horrible complacency many of us fall into over topics such as environment. We all know that to affect impactful, positive change for our planet we have to sacrifice in a way that we will never benefit…

The “New” Donating to Charity

Sometimes doing the right thing can be difficult. Even when we want to do what’s best for someone or something, we face obstacles beyond our control. Here’s such an example; one of our society’s more common actions:  donating used items to charity. There was a time when a charity store would accept anything you dropped…

Talk About Landfill Diversion

The cliché: one person’s trash is another person’s treasure has never been so appropriate as now for the the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Oahu franchise. Just returned from the company’s annual conference, Operations Manager Matt McKinney knows he faces challenges that many of his 200 counterparts haven’t had to deal with. With the Island’s only landfill, Waimanalo Gulch,…