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Effective Meetings

Running a junk removal company with franchise partners across three countries demands a disciplined approach to time management. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Founder and CEO Brian Scudamore has often been asked by the media and business community for his top tools for success at the office. When this came up again recently, I thought it would be helpful…

Recycle, Reuse…Resell?

Goodwill

So long as your junk is not all dumped in the landfill, how important is it, really, what happens to it? You’re thrilled to have your space back. You’re happy the friendly 1-800-GOT-JUNK? driver who made your day has also promised to responsibly dispose of your items. Does it matter to you if you see…

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…