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Today is a Declared Dump Day

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

This morning I got up and decided TODAY IS DECLARED DUMP DAY. So I headed out to the garage, got all the recyclable plastic, gathered up the glass containers, loaded up the paper to be recycled, then threw in that old extra vacuum that has been taking up space. Loaded the whole mess into the car. Went back inside, and got that huge pile of clothes and household good I no longer have any need for, and added that to the load.

First stop, the dump. There I sorted all the plastic and aluminum into the right bin, went on to separate the glass items into their proper storing place. Picked up the giant size paper to be thrown away and got it all dumped into the waste paper container. Got all the cardboard flattened and dropped off with the other cardboard area.

Second stop: Good Will. Gave them that old vacuum cleaner.

Third stop: The Serenity Thrift Store for our area. Gave them the clothes and kitchen stuff.

WOW. Felt great to see my car once again empty, and even better when I got home and saw the cleaner garage and house.

Some days are just plain dump days. And not all bad, either! emoticon
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    It is very cathartic cleaning out like that! I've had days like that myself! Good job! emoticon emoticon
    1831 days ago
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    It only takes a few extra minutes in my day to get the recycling out and I feel better for trying to recycle/reuse instead of dumping it into the garbage.

    My GF asks me constantly...what do I personally get out of doing this? Satisfaction that I'm doing my part. I often drop off books and magazines at a local Assisted Living center, clothes to the Trift shop, and household items to be repaired and resold. Living with less clutter is not a bad thing....helps us appreciate what we do have.
    1834 days ago
    Scheduling DUMP DAY would be a very wise thing to do. I probably would let it pass by though. I am a very spontaneous person, and can always find a way and reason to adjust my schedules!! emoticon
    1834 days ago
    Do you have spontaneous Dump Days or do you scheduled them? I'm thinking of declaring two Dump Days a year - one about a month after then end of the school year and one at the end of January.
    1834 days ago
    Great motivations
    1837 days ago
    WOW! Excellent work. I love it when we get rid of "stuff." Keep on taking good care of yourself -- and your house and garage!
    1837 days ago
    You really work at recycling!
    1838 days ago
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