The Health Benefits of a Clutter-Free Home: A Junk Removal Expert’s Insights
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by Linda Barrett
10M ago
A clutter-free home is not just visually appealing, it has a significant impact on the overall well-being of your family. The state of our living areas can influence our mental and physical health in various ways, which we’ll look at in this post. And we’ll explore the health benefits of a clutter-free home, with expert tips on how to manage clutter. Reduced Stress and Anxiety Did you know that a cluttered living space can contribute to feelings of stress and anxiety? Studies show shown that an untidy home can lead to heightened cortisol levels, a hormone associated with stress. Living in a cl ..read more
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Downsizing for Retirement: Simplify Your Life with Professional Junk Removal
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by Linda Barrett
10M ago
Retirement is an exciting phase of life that brings new opportunities, freedom and a chance to simplify your life. One of its key aspects is downsizing and decluttering your home of unnecessary possessions so you can have the space and freedom to enjoy your retirement. While this may seem like a daunting task, professional junk removal services, like those offered by 123JUNK, can make the downsizing process more manageable. As retirement approaches, downsizing your living space becomes an important consideration. Over the years, we tend to accumulate a multitude of possessions that can weigh u ..read more
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Get Inspired by The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning TV Show
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by Linda Barrett
11M ago
We’ve written about Swedish Death Cleaning in our blog before, and we were interested to see that there is a new TV show featured on Peacock titled “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning” now featured in 2023. After all, it’s about getting rid of junk…our favorite subject. Inspired by the popular book of the same title by Margareta Magnusson, each of the current eight episodes features an organizer, designer and psychologist from Sweden who come to the United States to help subjects sort out their home and life, and confront their overabundance of stuff. Each subject is at a different stage ..read more
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Why Can’t You Throw Out an Old Appliance?
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by Linda Barrett
11M ago
When we’re busy, it’s easy to overlook the environmental consequences of our everyday actions, and we often discard items without considering their long-term impact. One such commonly-overlooked area is the disposal of old appliances. When your trusty refrigerator, washer or microwave has finally failed, did you know that you can’t just drop it off at the landfill? So why can’t you throw out an old appliance? Let’s explore the answer and look at some sustainable alternatives for their disposal. 3 Reasons You Can’t Just Throw Out an Old Appliance Environmental impact. Many appliances contain m ..read more
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The Essentials for Spring Yard Cleanup
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by Linda Barrett
1y ago
Now that the weather is beautiful, your family will be spending more time outdoors and want to have a beautiful environment to enjoy. That means spring yard cleanup! To make this chore easier, we’ll explore in this post the tools and techniques you’ll need to get the job done. Basic Tasks for Spring Yard Cleanup You likely haven’t touched the yard in several months, as winter wreaked its storms and cold air, so now there are tasks to do to get your yard ready. They include: Raking leaves and removing debris such as leaves, twigs, and other debris accumulated during fall and winter months. Thi ..read more
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What to do with Moving and Packing Materials
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by Linda Barrett
1y ago
Moving is hard! You not only have to pack up everything you own, transport it to your new home and then unpack and place it all, you have to worry about what to do with all the moving and packing materials afterwards. You’re already exhausted from the move and the last thing you want to worry about is all the moving boxes that are piling up in your rooms or garage. Some of the most common packing items disposal dilemmas include: Cardboard moving boxes. Mountains of cardboard are taking up space in your home, garage and stress limits. Bubble wrap. You unwrapped the fragile items and now wonder ..read more
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Your Exercise Equipment Didn’t Work Out
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by Linda Barrett
1y ago
Did you set lofty fitness goals in January and purchase exciting new exercise equipment to help you work out at home, only to discover in a few months you’ve lost interest? You’re not alone. A survey study by Strava, a social network for athletes, found that January 12th is the day people are most motivated to stick to their New Year’s fitness goals. However, they also report that by the end of January, the athletes began to lose their momentum. By mid-February, activity decreased by 25%, and by year’s end, only about 10% of those who set fitness goals actually achieved them. What does this me ..read more
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Moving Season is Here: It’s Time to Clean Up and Clean Out!
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by Linda Barrett
1y ago
Springtime represents a rebirth, a return all things new. The excitement builds from the burst of color from the first spring flowers to the smell of the fresh spring air through open windows. Spring also represents a seasonal uptick in the real estate market as families look for new homes and give in to their itch for new opportunities. That’s right…moving season is here. Moving Season: Staging a Home If you are looking to sell your home and are working with a Realtor, they are likely to recommend staging your home in order to garner a quicker sale at a higher price. This means clearing out c ..read more
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Meet Nate Price, Fleet Operations Manager
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by Linda Barrett
1y ago
We have yet another fabulous team member to introduce you to here at 123JUNK: Nate Price! Read on to meet Nate. “Live life to the fullest because tomorrow is never promised.” What is your role at 123JUNK? As the Fleet Operations Manager (FOM), I am in charge of the operations side and the direct supervisor for the 123JUNK fleet team—the operators and navigators on the trucks. My role is to ensure that they are not only properly doing their jobs, but they have all the tools needed or required to do the job to the best of their abilities. Tell us about your journey so far at 123JUNK I started he ..read more
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Earth Week
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by Linda Barrett
1y ago
Earth Week is a global event celebrated annually from April 16th to the 22nd to help raise awareness about environmental issues and promote actions that would protect our planet. During Earth Week, various events and activities take place, such as community cleanups, tree planting, educational campaigns and sustainable living initiatives. Organizations, schools and individuals can participate by organizing events, activities and programs to promote environmental awareness and encourage people to take action. Activities in the past have included environmental film festivals, eco-friendly art sh ..read more
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