Brian Heiser of 1-800-GOT-JUNK discusses what to do with all those big, bulky discards that just aren't going to fit into a few bags for donation.
Brian grew up in rural upstate New York. He holds two degrees in management and one in Math and Physics. Brian is a volunteer fireman on Long Island and was the Director of Operations for an electronics manufacturer for 15 years before starting the first 1-800-GOT-JUNK franchise in the New York area in 2002.
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In this episode, you’ll enjoy:
-How to get rid of things that are big, bulky or don’t have an obvious donation option and keep them out of the landfill
-Learn what 1-800-GOT-JUNK does with all the discards
-How Brian got started in the business
-How one person’s junk can Spark Joy for someone else!
-The oddest thing Brian has ever seen in a home
-How to make better decisions about what comes into your home in the first place
Brian’s favorite tidying tip:
“Start with the small stuff.”
What sparks joy for Brian:
"Family is always first, but I love having a growing business that is helping liberate people from the burden of excess stuff."
Parting words of wisdom
“Start small but start now.”
To connect with Brian and 1-800-GOT-JUNK you can call or visit 1-800-GOT-JUNK
“Once it gets in the truck, it could end up in one of several places.”
“We try to donate first, if it can’t be donated, we take it to recycling, if it can’t be donated, it might end up in the landfill. However about 70% of things stay out of the landfill.”
“To see the appreciation from our clients when we are solving a problem for them is very gratifying.”
“We see the power the people really confronting their things.”
“Embrace the space! You don’t need to fill empty space. Just enjoy it”