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Why is e-Waste Different?

So – we now have the iPad in Canada, and the iPhone 4G is coming. I’m sure all the gadget geeks among us are frolicking with joy – I’m a geek, I get it. But nowadays, when there’s a shiny new model rolling out every year or so…what happens to last year’s model? E-waste is…

Junk Removal for Breast Cancer Research

Do any of us truly realize the potential of our junk to heal the sick, make people smile, raise big bucks?! Can computer recycling, TV disposal, or appliance removal be achieved at a charity yard sale on a sunny day in May? Yes, they can! There’s a lot to celebrate after last weekend’s successful Yard…

It’s Not Just Entertainment

A full-day marathon and two new episodes of A&E’s Hoarders airs this Memorial Day (May31) and the taping of season 3 has been in full swing for several weeks. The success of the reality series is a testament to the great need people suffering from compulsive hoarding have, as well as everyone else’s insatiable interest in it. Here at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? the majority of our daily…

New resources offer help for hoarders

I stumbled on The New Old Age Blog on the New York Times when the blogger, Paula Span, first wrote about hoarding back in January. After receiving more than 223 comments (!) on that first post, another post popped up this week  highlighting two exceptional resources for those struggling with hoarding. One had been on my radar for awhile, but the…

Company Fitness Boot Camp Builds Culture

Is it wrong to admit the most fun I’ve had at work recently was at our first company Fitness Boot Camp? Errr…I think not. You see, I’m one of those people who sees the value in elevating employees from the average Joe to the average Evangelist. Any Google search of the definition of company culture…

Best Practices of Best Companies

Moments ago I filled out our company survey for Best Company to Work for in BC! Wahoo! Bring it on! One of the tasks I was asked to perform at the end of the survey was to list 3 areas in which my company can improve. Hmmmm….opportunity knocks! This actually, is an easy task for…

Playoff decluttering challenge

I was mulling over ideas for this blog post while watching the Canucks lose to Chicago last night when I stumbled on a connection between junk removal and playoff sports. Crazy, I know!  No matter your sport of choice, there is something special about the playoffs. It’s not just the prospect of your team winning the championship,…

Your Clutter Can Cure Cancer

The countdown is on for the 5th annual Yard Sale for the Cure, an amazing charity for breast cancer that 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is proud to be a sponsor of once again. This year things are a little different…the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation has taken Yard Sale on as one of its signature fundraisers. Wow! This is…

Plastic Ocean

Each year International Earth Day arrives and departs bringing us a brief smattering of hard-hitting, often downright shocking truths about how we are wrecking the planet. This past 40th anniversary edition of Earth Day delivered some of the worst news I’ve heard about our collective environmental footprint. Many of us are becoming aware of  “Garbage…

Review: NAPO 2010 in Columbus, Ohio

Having been to the LA Organizing Awards in January, I knew that professional organizers could throw one heck of a party. After attending the National Association of Professional Organizers Annual Conference and Organizing Exposition in Columbus, Ohio last week, I know that they can pull off a phenomenal conference too. Not that it comes as…