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What lies beneath….

Picture this: You open a door. Peer in and see nothing but years of what appears to be just useless junk. It needs to go. So it’s gone. But like the Transformers, there may be more than meets the eye! Take The Lido for example. Our Vancouver team walked into this mysterious building, that hadn’t been cleaned for decades,…

“JUNK”

On the topic of “junk”, if there’s something I’ve increasingly become aware of in recent years, it’s that “junk” doesn’t always equate with happiness. In future, I’ve decided to be more careful about acquiring junk. Junk costs us money. We have to work hard to buy junk. Junk then needs to be stored; requiring more…

My First Hoarders Episode

Source: The New York Times I have learned a lot about compulsive hoarding while working to set up junk removal for the hit reality show, Hoarders, on A&E. But nothing prepared me for the experience of participating in the real thing – cleaning out a hoarder’s home! I approached my task with one goal in mind: to…

The Zen of Junk

Contrary to what the media and a myriad of junk removal, de-clutter, and get-organized companies will tell you, some people like a little junk in their living spaces. Books piled high on a curios-cluttered coffee table; packing boxes marked “STORAGE” vying for space with a split ottoman in the corner of the living room; a…

Don’t take junk with you!

How difficult is it moving all your worldly possessions from one home to another? When I moved from Scotland in 2008, I packed up an entire apartment of  goods and…well, rubbish… and brought it with me across the other side of the world, only to join the rest of the rubbish I had already stored…

Clutter Close Call

Some of the dangers and pitfalls of a cluttered home are more obvious than others. When your home is dominated by clutter you can’t use your valuable space to the height of its potential. In other words, you are bound and controlled by your possessions.

As evidenced in shows like A&E’s Hoarders, clutter is often related to mental illness, such as compulsive and obsessive hoarding.

But living in a space that is stifled by junk poses another problem that can have more physical effects.

Hello, Junk!

How many different meanings do you suppose there are for the word junk? A cursory review of any daily newspaper is bound to emit a handful of junk’s with as many meanings. Depending on the context, junk can refer to illegal drugs, large anatomical parts, useless information, unhealthy food, and of course, junk: “discarded material,…

Our Blog

Welcome to the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? blog. Over several years, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? staff, franchise partners, customers, friends, and family have shared stories about the junk in our lives – from heartwarming to horrific to hmmmm?…. Our blog is a place to begin sharing these tales.  Our aim is to provide our readers with a variety of captivating stories,…