More stories

De-clutter your home for back to school

b2s

  Spring is often touted as the time to get busy organizing and cleaning the house. Another great time of year to focus in this direction is the fall and back to school time. Why? It’s the perfect transition to take your kids from holiday mode back into the routine of school. During summer vacation and…

DIY kids crafts from junk!

Dollarphotoclub_62964638

When the kids are looking for something to do, you just want to keep them busy. Why not hold on to some of the ‘junk’ you were planning to throw away and use it to bond with the family? If you have old clothes, books, and furniture that ‘needs to go’, consider keeping a few…

Top tips for eco-friendly junk removal

Dollarphotoclub_40540381

Keeping the environment top of mind when you are clearing out years of junk from your home can be a challenge if you don’t have a solid game plan. There are many reasons why we have so much stuff in our homes. Some of us have fallen victim to our increasingly consumer-driven society and have…

Upcycling 101: How to decorate your house with ‘junk’

montage2

‘Upcycling’ is the process of taking something destined for the trash, and repurposing it into a useful object. Our franchise partners regularly come across junk where the item, or its components, could potentially find other uses with just a little TLC! Alison Belbin, Franchise Partner for Vancouver Island (Victoria and Nanaimo, BC), decorated her son’s…

Tips to clear away the junk in storm prone regions

1-800-GOT-JUNK?

Junk may seem harmless and unassuming (aside from being hazardous to look at, and the leading cause of stubbed toes), but did you know that junk can result in serious injuries? If you live in an area frequented by powerful storms, junk in your yard could become dangerous projectiles in a storm. Broken lawn furniture,…

Packing light for travel

suitcase-e1360168283263

Here’s your challenge for vacation season: travel light. A house full of unnecessary junk can slow you down and so can an overstuffed suitcase. Whether it’s a weekend getaway to a local vineyard or a 2 week European romp – don’t take more than a bag and a carry on. Once you go unchecked you…

Bitcoin Explained

1-800-GOT-JUNK?

We’re in the business of physical stuff. The over-accumulation of tangible junk in our lives is one of the reasons why 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is a viable service today. It’s no surprise then, that a recent discussion among some employees here at the Junktion about virtual caught my attention. The conversation was about the Bitcoin.  A quick…