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7 days of junk removal

I think it would be useful to list some of the stuff that’s leaving my house, how it’s leaving and why. I picked a week at a time but may change that to a month as there is less stuff to leave. Friday June 1oth, 2011 was Day 1.

Day 1

The 2 garbage bags full of random baby clothes, bibs, breast pump etc… plus a diaper pail got picked up from the front of our door. They are going to help two young pregnant woman who were not expecting to be pregnant and have nothing. That makes me happy to help so I filled the bags up and made room in the garage. A bag of dvds and cds made it into my trunk and off to work for a co-worker who wanted them.

Day 3

Sold my double breast pump to a woman in the FB group for $125. The money paid for most of the baptism costs that day!!! Good because we had no money saved for the baptism. Not only is the pump backpack gone but a grocery store bags worth of attachments is out of my house too! Also, one of our two corkscrews broke today and we threw it out. Why did we need two you ask? Actually until last year we had three. So now we are down to one which is all you really need.

Day 6

My poor George Foreman grill which hasn’t been used in over 4 years, has been living in our garage and is totally garbage finally made it into a garbage bag today. It would be unsafe to use because the non-stick coating is scratched badly. I was so happy to own one and I can’t say it didn’t do it’s job but it was hard to clean and used up alot of precious space. When we buy things we should imagine where it will be in the future. Now it’s off to the landfill for poor George.

So that’s my week in review. Not overly productive but there’s always next week.


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


2 thoughts on “7 days of junk removal

  1. We started to dejunk our basement today. God help me! I am a teacher and have the summer off and at the rate we are going it may take me until Labour Day. My husband is a self-admitted packrat and I am a chucker, however, in our basement we have the bike that I had when I was five as well as the spring horse and tricycle that I had when I was two. My parents didn’t get rid of much and when they down-sized they gave the stuff to me. What in the heck am I supposed to do with it? I am now 46 years old. The stuff is antique! Can I really chuck little red bike out with the garbage??

    Posted by Susan | July 15, 2011, 4:57 pm
    • Have you thought about listing the items for sale or free on Craigslist? It’s actually pretty easy. I’m sure someone would love your chilhood toys once again. My friends mom saved all sorts of toys and baby clothes over the years in her crawlspace. Now some been passed down to grandchildren. The rest got donated I believe. E-mailing friends, asking co-workers or even Facebook are ways of finding new homes for your treasures. Maybe some of your friends know of a child who needs a bike. Good luck with your basement!

      Posted by stephanieough | July 16, 2011, 8:12 am

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