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
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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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.
• El Paso, Texas
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?
@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...
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...
• Johannesburg, South Africa
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.
• Bunbury, Australia
@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.
@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...