Back to School Junk Removal Strategies

Back to School. Back to Cool 😎

Published: August 16, 2022/ Archive Home

Trash and Stash sign at Van Wyck Elementary

It’s one year later, and we’re still Talkin’ Trash!

Thank you for reading this (mostly) monthly e-newsletter which launched a year ago in August.

As I said a year ago, this newsletter is designed to keep you – our valued customers – up to date on your favorite Fort Mill-area junk removal and microstorage service. And like I wrote in Talkin’ Trash’s inaugural welcome essay, this newsletter is about sharing Trash & Stash’s stories as we continue to build our business, connect with our community, operate in an environmentally-responsible way, and provide the best customer service the junk removal industry has ever seen.

So it’s August again, and that means for many families, it’s back-to-school time.

If your kids are moving up the academic ladder and outgrowing belongings, furniture, books and even clothing, maybe it’s time to move on from these things and avoid creating a lot of sentimental clutter that gets harder to get rid of as time marches on.

Make decluttering part of your back to school organizing. 

Areas to focus on in your home as kids back into the swing of catching buses, packing lunches, toting bags and sports equipment include:


Get your snack area organized so it’s easy to dole out items for lunchboxes and also so you can create the go-to spot for after school nourishment, a pre-emptive strike against having to hear repeatedly, “what do we have to eat?”

You won’t need an expensive convenience store-style display case, but getting a simple set of plastic containers like this one available from Amazon will do wonders for separating the granola bars from the fruit roll-ups from the trail mix, and so on.

Art/Crafts/School Supplies Closet:

You may not have the luxury of dedicating an entire closet to nurturing your little Picaso, but like the snacks that can get out of hand if not organized via containers, the same concept can be applied to arts and crafts supplies – and even general school supplies. It’s important to keep the messy stuff – paints, glues, etc. – contained in baskets, boxes or bins.


Clutter can get out of control quickly if kids come home from school and dump their backpacks, lunchboxes,jackets, shoes and whatnot in your home’s entryway or foyer. The best way to fight this battle is by maximizing vertical space, i.e. utilize coat racks, hooks, and shelves to get things off of the floor.

Maybe you have collegians or other young adults leaving the nest, which means it’s a perfect opportunity to refresh your living space and keep your house from becoming a storage unit until Joe College and/or Jane Career can figure out what stuff that they want to take with them as they navigate adulthood.

In all of these scenarios, Trash & Stash is ready to help. It’s what we do, and we’ve got a little offer for you as well, to mitigate those back-to-school clutter blues. Since it is still technically summer with hot, sultry climes, I’ve decided to extend our “Dog Days of Summer” sale through August. 

Get a $25 discount on junk removal and click for details here. Woof!

– Cameron Ungar, Owner

Expert Advice on Downsizing from the Boss

Redfin Real Estate

For many of Trash & Stash’s blog entries, we’ve turned to subject matter experts to give our readers valuable insights on topics ranging from decluttering to reducing stress when you’re about to move residences.

What exactly is a subject matter expert?

According to, “A subject matter expert is an individual with a deep understanding of a particular job, process, department, function, technology, machine, material or type of equipment.”

Now, the tables have turned, and Trash & Stash’s very own Cameron Ungar is a featured subject matter expert in a recent blog about downsizing your belongings by national real estate brokerage Redfin.

Decluttering is an emotional process for a lot of people. To ease the guilt, I think it’s important to think of decluttering as an exercise in conservation.”

To read the rest of his commentary and insights, click on this link: “Toss or Keep: How to Downsize Your Belongings.” 

What makes Trash and Stash Different
Trash & Stash is a different breed when it comes to the junk removal biz – and we like it like that. Find out about how Trash & Stash solves your stuff problems in three distinct ways. 
Team photo of Trash and Stash Crew

Check out our recent blog entry on our differences.

Word of Mouth:
more reviews here!

Everybody likes a nice little pat on the back once in a while, and the Trash & Stash crew is no exception. While we know that we work hard and put customers first, it can be gratifying to see the proof in the pudding.

Here’s another recent satisfied patron preaching the gospel of Trash & Stash in an online review.

Aw, thanks Lisa, we’re blushing over here.

“Trash & Stash helped move my mom to assisted living. Steve, Mell and Cameron made the process seamless. They were professional, thoughtful and  a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend!”

The Give & Save Promo with ISF

We’re pleased to share that in the last quarter, through the Trash & Stash Give and Save promotion, our customers donated $650 to our community partner, the Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF).
This money goes to the Charlotte-based ISF and helps the non-profit organization battle rare forms of pediatric cancer.
When our customers give to ISF, they can save on junk removal with our Give & Save promotion. Learn all about it here.
More about the Isabella Santos Foundation.

Give & Save

Get 10%* Off junk removal & moving help when you donate $25 or more to the Isabella Santos Foundation. Help increase the survival rate for kids with rare pediatric cancers.
Special offer

*Up to $100 discounted from Junk Removal & Moving Help total.

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