Decluttering D-U-S-T

@sishy7 (27360)
Australia
August 2, 2017 12:39pm CST
# 79 It’s that time of the year again... Time to get rid of unnecessary items… Guess I can say it’s like spring cleaning although officially spring starts a month away still… But the bi-annually hard waste pick up is scheduled in a couple of week. So I better start deciding if some items can be DUST-ed as in Donated, Used, Sold, or Thrown away. This is the opportunity to remove any unwanted large household items like furniture, appliances, or whitegoods that need to be discarded. A week from the scheduled pick up, we can start putting them out on the curb available for anyone who wants to take. The disposal truck will clear everything out along the curbside on the pick up day. What are you looking forward to in August? Oh, do you see the rainbow in my picture?
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• Lakewood, Colorado
2 Aug
I am looking forward to not much really at this time of the year. I do not have much here at all to be dusted. Hope August is great for you then Sishy and you will get rid of what you don´t want anymore. Yes I love the rainbow in the photo.
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
2 Aug
It's beautiful, isn't it? Luckily I wasn't driving at the time so I got my mobile out and took a quick picture...
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• Lakewood, Colorado
2 Aug
@sishy7 Oh that was very lucky then Sishy, thanks for sharing it.
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
2 Aug
@TiarasOceanView You're welcome! As soon as I saw how it turned out, I knew I'd like to share it here for all to see...
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@vandana7 (57514)
• India
2 Aug
Three big things actually and our house never gets spring cleaned, don't you know...dad is a hoarder. lol.
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
2 Aug
Yeah, I seem to recall you mentioned that before... Lucky you have a big house to hoard stuff...
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@vandana7 (57514)
• India
2 Aug
@sishy7 .. No..I have just 1250 sft.!! Cry..!!! Dad..he is old otherwise, I would have left him. lol
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@jstory07 (57905)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Aug
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@marguicha (81785)
• Chile
2 Aug
I see the rainbow! In my country we only have some very big cans that say: plastics, glass and paper. No trucks. But I will not do anything to the dust until the workers next door stop drilling. In spite of closed doors, the dust gets inside.
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
2 Aug
Oh yes... and if I'm not mistaken the workers are renovating the house that used to belong to your parents, no?
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@marguicha (81785)
• Chile
3 Aug
@sishy7 Yes. We sold the house and the new owners are practically demolishing it to build what I guess will be a great house.
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• Philippines
4 Aug
@marguicha that's the trend i notice here, too, in our neighborhood. the present or new owners demolish everything and build one that occupies the whole lot, all four corners.
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@marlina (62364)
• Canada
2 Aug
We are only allowed 12 items, twice a year to be picked up for free here. CAn't put them out until 7:00 Pm the night before.
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
3 Aug
In some exclusive areas here putting anything out on the curb is not allowed. They consider that unsightly and could effect negatively on the value of their properties.
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@Nawsheen (22859)
• Mauritius
2 Aug
August will be a month of celebrations for me. Lots of birthday parties and weddings planned
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
2 Aug
How exciting! The weather is not too hot where you are this time of year?
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@Corbin5 (81872)
• United States
2 Aug
I can see that beautiful rainbow!! August is closer to fall and I do prefer fall over the heat of summer.
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
2 Aug
Yes, you're having the last third of summer while we're having just one more month of winter...
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@rebelann (32431)
• El Paso, Texas
2 Aug
What a pretty rainbow. Were you driving when you took this? I'm currently doing the same thing. Mostly I'm gathering together all the recycle goods I have to bring to the bins and then I'll go through my clothes to see if I have anything to give to goodwill or whatnot. I'm curious, have you gotten any snow this winter?
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
2 Aug
Oh no, I wasn't driving... No snow where I am... But there are snow up in the mountains where the ski resorts are...
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@rebelann (32431)
• El Paso, Texas
2 Aug
I just thought you were driving because of the cars in the shot and raindrops on the window @sishy7 Do you live close to a ski resort?
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
2 Aug
@rebelann You're right, I took it from inside a moving car... And if the angle looks like it was from the left side, down here that would be the front passenger side because drivers are on the right side of the car... No, I don't live near any ski resort... I live in low elevation...
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@HazySue (17182)
• United States
2 Aug
The rainbow is beautiful. I am trying to get rid of a bunch of junk. I decided that I want to live without all the excess stuff surrounding me.
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
2 Aug
Yes, I like to be as minimalist as I possibly can. It's my husband who likes to accumulate stuff. But he's getting better lately - I told him I'd like to move in an apartment or something when the kids are on their own so we really need to get rid of lots of stuff we have in the house...
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@HazySue (17182)
• United States
2 Aug
@sishy7 I know we need less that we have accumulated
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• Philippines
4 Aug
@sishy7 great reasoning. better to start early.
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@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
8 Aug
I do see the rainbow, it's lovely
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
8 Aug
Good to see you! You've been missed!
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• Centralia, Missouri
10 Aug
@sishy7 Thanks, it feels good hearing that.
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4 Aug
Happy decluttering. In this month I am looking forward to my husband spending more quality time with us, as he is always working.
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
4 Aug
Oh, that's wonderful! Will he be taking some time off work then?
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4 Aug
@sishy7 I hope so.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
3 Aug
That is a beauty of a rainbow! Our Spring seems to have started already though it should also be a month away. I will also be cleaning out stuff soon. Nothing else planned for August, maybe some retail therapy if I find time. I wish we had a hard waste pick up. We have to cart away old furniture etc, ourselves if we want to get rid of it.
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
4 Aug
Oh, is there a special place to dump it? We have hard waste and also green waste pick up. Each one is done twice a year.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
5 Aug
@sishy7 , not even, most end up at large dumpsters somewhere. It is wonderful you have those services.
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@mandala100 (25344)
• Hong Kong
2 Aug
@sishy I'm looking forward for a busy days and weeks for the remaining time in August. Yes my friend I see that rainbow.
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
2 Aug
Oh, will you be busy all month long? And August has just started too...
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@mandala100 (25344)
• Hong Kong
2 Aug
@sishy7 Yes my friend and that's right it will be a very busy month for me.
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@BellaDoc (754)
• San Diego, California
4 Aug
I like a good D-U-S-T ! I have found a wonderful charity near me, that supports 200 young families in my community. So they are the first recipients of anything suitable.
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
4 Aug
That's great! It helps when we can donate nearby in case they don't have the pick up facility. And it's for a good cause...
@Shiva49 (9678)
• Singapore
3 Aug
I have some copies of documents that have outlived their utility. But I feel rather circumspect to discard them as I feel, out of the blue, I may require them - siva
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
3 Aug
Oh, documents and paperwork really have a way of accumulating themselves in an alarming rate sometimes... Especially when both my husband and I are a type who thinks they can be important one day so we don't believe in discarding them...
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@dgobucks226 (6811)
2 Aug
I do see a rainbow in your picture and I like it Something about rainbows. I usually wait till it is a little cooler to do my spring (fall) cleaning. That includes outside the house too.
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
3 Aug
Yes, summer time would be too hot to do any cleaning or work outside...
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Aug
Roadside pick-ups are a great idea, aren't they? I wish we had it but we are out of town.
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
26 Aug
Do you have to make a special arrangement for it in your area? How do they usually do it for those in the country side?
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Aug
@sishy7 We have two wheelie bins - one for general rubbish collected every week and one for recycling which is collected every fortnight. Anything bigger or not to go into these bins we have to take to the rubbish tip ourselves.
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
26 Aug
@JudyEv I see. Is there a charge for taking stuff to the rubbish tip?
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@maggs224 (1774)
• Alicante, Spain
27 Aug
Oh I like this 'DUST-ed as in Donated, Used, Sold, or Thrown away' this is the first time I have heard or rather read this acronym. I love it and I love your rainbow too
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
28 Aug
Thank you! I kinda just made up that acronym myself...
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@maggs224 (1774)
• Alicante, Spain
28 Aug
@sishy7 Now I am impressed
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
28 Aug
@maggs224 Sometimes I even surprise myself...
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@hereandthere (24160)
• Philippines
4 Aug
do you know where the furniture, appliances or whitegoods end up afterwards ?
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
4 Aug
Not sure... probably some waste disposal lot somewhere... I think the truck crush them when they pick up so they become flat as not to take up so much space and more big items can fit in the disposal truck.
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• Philippines
4 Aug
@sishy7 so this is for stuff that can no longer be used? i was assuming the usable ones will be donated somewhere.
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
4 Aug
@hereandthere Yes, it's for the stuff that falls under the 'T' as in throw away... But you know how they say "one man's trash is another man's treasure"... So sometimes even when we no longer want them, they may still be wanted by others... We've had people pick up some furniture and bicycles as soon as we put them out on the curb... That's why they allow a week before the scheduled pick up date to put the stuff out - to give a chance for others who might want to reuse them before the disposal truck come by and destroy whatever is left on the curb...
@velvet53 (15385)
• Palisade, Colorado
4 Aug
I really like the way you describe dust. You gave me a different way to look at the stuff I need to get rid of. I do see the rainbow. I love rainbows.
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
4 Aug
Ah, I made up the acronym to help me remember what my choices are as I go through my stuff...
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@velvet53 (15385)
• Palisade, Colorado
4 Aug
@sishy7 I really like it. It makes me look at things in a different way.
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
4 Aug
@velvet53 Thank you...
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@Tampa_girl7 (21654)
• United States
5 Aug
I love rainbows
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@sishy7 (27360)
• Australia
6 Aug
They are beautiful, aren't they?
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@Tampa_girl7 (21654)
• United States
6 Aug
@sishy7 yes they are
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