Saturday, April 16, 2016

Shed cleared, toxic waste ready for disposal day and other house sale prep

Yeah! The garden shed is clean and much emptied out from it. We also pulled stuff out of the carport storage area but haven't cleaned it yet. The trash can is full and quite a nice pile is at the curb for free to passers by. Great progress as we only kept things that have a high likelihood of being used in the next year.

We also pulled a bunch of toxic waste from the basement shelves and shed. It may be easier where you live, but in my county we can only dispose of toxic waste properly twice a year and e-waste once a year (perhaps). Luckily I thought to look up when the next toxic waste collection day is going to be and it is on April 30th. We will have to do it one more time, but this is a good start.


If you are like us and have lived in your home quite a few years and done quite a few projects there is a collection of partially used toxic products in your home. You can't move any of it unless you are moving yourself and even then it would be potentially dangerous unless just driving across town.

We also are getting serious about making decisions regarding what home improvements we are willing to make before listing the house. We will definately replace the two sunporch windows with a  broken seal between glass layers. We are still discussing the downstairs bath remodel but I think it has to happen too.

My home sale and moving prep list keeps expanding but we are starting to check things off too.

5 comments:

  1. what is e-waste? we can dispose of toxic waste year round here, twice a year isn't much - it probably increases the risk of people just dumping somewhere unsafe. It interesting to hear how things work in other places. I'm enjoying following your moving preparations, its such a big job!

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    1. You are right - it isn't much and means most is probably thrown away or put down the drain. e-waste is electronic equipment safe disposal.

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  2. Maybe e-waste is becoming like spring cleaning. Just yesterday we dropped off a TV, phone and amplifier at our local e-waste day.

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  3. This is bringing back memories of when we moved to Spain! We left most of our furniture behind, and contacted a local charity shop to see what they would like. The guys who came round from the charity shop asked what we were doing with the stuff they didn't want (older furniture that didn't qualify as antiques!) and we said we were hiring a skip. They offered to clear the rest for less than the cost of the skip so we quickly said "yes", as we would have had to carry everything to the skip, whereas they did everything for us. That included (the point of my story!) clearing the garden shed. ;-)

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    1. What is funny Sue is that I have wanted the shed and carport storage cleared out for years so I finally am getting my way!

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