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Confessions of a Junk Hauler

I was hired at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to work at the corporate office, the Junktion. But last Tuesday, my workday began and ended in full-on 1-800-GOT-JUNK? gear, and I was even dropped off at my house at the end of the day in a familiar blue and green truck.   My roommates stared at me in confusion as I removed my steel-toed boots and…

An Update on the Cathedral

It is with great sadness that I report there’s been a development in regards to the Cathedral of Junk that I wrote about last week. Sadly, some folks aren’t so fond of having a 30 foot high collage in their neighbourhood, and they’ve succeeded in petitioning the city to have it ordered demolished. Vince Hanneman, the…

Spring into Summer Clean!

What are the 6 top reasons to de-clutter the home and garden during the summer? How about you procrastinated in January, February, March, April, May and June? Well, now that the summer solstice has officially been checked, the holidays are about to begin, and the weather is fair, let’s get to it! Here’s your simple,…

Hard Working Junk

What has your junk done for you lately? What’s it really done for anyone lately? Other than lazing around, taking care of all that pesky ‘free space’ for you, that is. I don’t expect much from the stuff, and I don’t think anyone really does. I mean…it’s junk! I doubt anyone’s counting on it to bring…

What Does 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Do…Exactly?

Oh, I remember that question well. In my early days with the company I heard it often, in various forms:  Do you charge? You mean we don’t have to take it to the curb? You clean up afterward? Really?   Eventually, the confusion dissipated into the afterlife of oh-so-simple-business-concepts-now-understood. Yet, here I am fulfilling one of…

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…