Junk It in the Media: Junk Raiders

Junk Raiders

Junk Raiders is a reality television show that airs on the Discovery Channel in Canada and Ion Television in the United States. The show features a team of seven people with one goal: renovate a downtown Toronto factory into a high-end loft. The catch is that they only have one month and $5000 to do it!

It’s a process that is as difficult as it sounds.

When the Junk Raiders needed a disposal bin, they called Junk It. In episode three of the series they cleaned out the factory, throwing out a large amount of construction material and waste. Junk It was there to provide the dumpster. Since the team had a very small budget and a tight time frame to complete their task, it was important to them that the junk disposal was fast, efficient and affordable.

Junk It was able to get on site quickly and the cost of the disposal bin left the team with most of their budget intact.

The team went on to completely renovate the space. Many of the materials they used were recycled from those who no longer wanted them.

Some other interesting facts about the Junk Raiders TV show:

  • In order to prepare for the show and have enough free materials to complete the job, the team set up a junk hot line and requested donations from the people of Toronto
  • Going through people’s trash to salvage for items is illegal in Toronto. The show received a special exemption to do so.
  • The team was made up of seven people. Two were considered “freecyclers” and they focused on saving, recycling and salvaging materials whenever possible. The other five members were termed “wasters.” They consisted of the owner of an electronics store, an interior designer, a general contractor, a labourer and a builder.
Junk Removal Can Make You Love Your Home More

When you first moved into your current home, you probably loved it. It was likely an empty space, filled with nothing but possibility and hope. How come when you look at it now, you see nothing but wasted space and junk you no longer use? That’s easy. When you live in a place for a while, you accumulate clutter and clutter reduces the living space in your home.

Almost everyone has some furniture, appliances and knick knacks that do nothing but take up space in their home. They haven’t used them in years and they make their home feel cluttered, unorganized and messy. Removing these unwanted items can definitely make your home feel more spacious.

The first step is to determine what you no longer need. If something is worn or damaged and cannot be repaired, it’s probably best to get rid of it. The same can be said for items you haven’t touched in more than a year. For some people tossing these items into the garbage can be a painful experience, but it is one that will make you feel much better about yourself and your home. Would you rather have a pile of old clothes or room to relax in your new spacious den?

Furniture removal and appliance removal are two big steps that can help open up your home. Maybe you’re keeping an old couch with a few holes in it in your basement. Maybe you have a spare refrigerator in the garage that doesn’t work anymore. These things are junk! Get rid of them.

Junk removal services are the easiest way to dispose of unwanted items. You can arrange for a garbage removal company to come to your home and help you with the clean up, or you can rent dumpsters or garbage bins and start filling them yourself. Either way, garbage removal is a great process that will make you love your home once again.

Another great way to clean up your home is to remove the junk from your basement. Many basements are filled with items that can only be classified as garbage. You probably have boxes of old clothes that you can donate and several old newspapers, carpets and small appliances that you can throw away. A good basement clean out can open up all kinds of new spaces within your home. You can finally build the home bar, den or game room you’ve always wanted.

You may also want to look into carpet removal. If you’ve lived in your home for a long time, your carpet may be worn, faded and dirty. Replacing the carpet or installing new floors instead will make your living space feel brand new.

There’s just something satisfying about watching your home reveal its true self while dumpsters and garbage bins fill up. You’ll wish you’d done it years ago!

Walk for Miracles

Walk For MiraclesJunk It was there once again, supplying dumpsters to Walk for Miracles on June 12 in Toronto. Another very worthy cause that Junk it was proud to be a part of.

The Walmart Walk For Miracles is an annual event which helps Children’s Miracle Network raise funds for 12 children’s hospital foundations across Canada. All dollars raised, fund life-saving care, ground breaking research and special programs designed to offer the highest quality care to sick and injured children. Children’s Miracle Network has raised more than $3 billion for children’s hospitals since its inception in 1983. Last year alone, Children’s Miracle Network member hospitals in Canada helped over 2.6 million children.

Each year you can join your friends and neighbours for a family-friendly 1 km or 5 km walk at one of twelve walk sites across Canada – or at your own Virtual Miracle Walk site – and help raise funds for Canada’s children’s hospitals.
This is an annual event, so let’s all get out there next year and help support this worthy cause!

Please visit Walk for Miracles for more information on times, locations, and how to donate .

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