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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…

Another Year, Another Earth Day.

A reporter today posed the question whether Earth Day has become more of an opportunity to promote a company or an event than a serious reflection of our Earth’s fragility. I can’t tell you more about it than that because I merely glimpsed the headline somewhere during my rush to start the day, and I…

The Junk Inside

The majority of times we engage in conversation about getting rid of junk, we are referring to the excess stuff we have neglected, hoarded, abused, or otherwise not needed, in our homes and businesses. Recently, I’ve begun to view organizing the junk in our minds as a precursor to successfully dealing with the other junk…

Taking Control

Earlier this week I flicked through my saved searches on Twitter and came across a brilliant piece on NPR, “For Hoarders, the Mess Begins in the Mind”.

It’s a moving 4 minutes and 30 seconds.

The discussions between psychologist Catherine Ayers and one of her patients, Cheryl Sherrell, hit on something very important: control.

Announcement: Marriage!

The 1-800-GOT-JUNK? PR Team is privileged to inform you of the marriage of the “Everybody’s GOT JUNK” blog with the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? website. We have observed, with anticipation and excitement, the growth of our new blog and believe there is no better time to create its union with our website. Please join us in wishing these…

How I Love Moving!

Five months ago, after packing up 8 years worth of living in a 3400 square foot home, I vowed it would be at least one year before I moved again! Various challenges arose that dictated I rent for a short period of time before purchasing a new home.

The Story of Stuff

In our never-ending pursuit of helping people to live cleaner, healthier lives, I wanted to take a moment to talk about stuff. Several months ago, I stumbled on Annie Leonard’s “The Story of Stuff“. For those of you who have never heard of this before, on the surface it’s just a 20 minute video that looks at the…

Inside the LA Organizing Awards

I had no idea how my day would unfold when I arrived at my office last Tuesday. Waiting for me was a message from Dorothy Breininger, professional organizer who has appeared on Hoarders, Dr. Phil and The View to name a few: 1-800-GOT-JUNK? was invited to the 2010 Los Angeles Organizing Awards!