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Old 01-16-2018, 09:50 PM
 
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We just put the stuff out front with a “free” sign...old rugs, birdcage, you-name-it...gone. That’s what people where we now live do as well. The old saying “one man’s trash is another’s treasure” is true.

 
Old 01-16-2018, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Dump run. Or get a dumpster dropped off in your driveway.
 
Old 01-17-2018, 02:07 AM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Dump run. Or get a dumpster dropped off in your driveway.
No-no-no! Why create more trash while most of it can still probably be re-used??
As if we don't have enough sprawling landfills, in this day and age? Besides, it can be expensive to throw that much away Looks like it would be more than a few dumpsters-full.

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Before you start calling charities to pick stuff up, give it away. Put it out front and people will do all the work of getting rid of it for you.
Exactly. That way, it'll go directly to people who needed, with no overhead! And might likely even get re-used/passed on even further, once the new recipients move on, as well.
Free and easy for you, too!

You are lucky in that regard that at least you don't have to waste time and brain power going through everything and deciding what to keep. ALL needs to be gone, wow!
 
Old 01-17-2018, 05:03 AM
 
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Hi,
I am wanting to move, however, my basement and garage is filled with stuff I need to get rid of first. I have lots and lots of things, both loose and inside boxes, some are filled completely full of various different things, some are partially filled and some are empty. Regardless, I need to get rid of all of it. Who can I hire to have a small group of people come over and basically haul it out of here and do with it whatever is necessary to get rid of it?
Thanks
Easy/Peasy

Call your area thrift stores and see who will pick up for free and arrange a time to meet and work with them. We did that a few years ago, and they literally hauled the boxes from inside our garage to their pulled up truck.

If you have valuable collectibles, contact auction companies for bids.
 
Old 01-17-2018, 05:05 AM
 
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We just put the stuff out front with a “free” sign...old rugs, birdcage, you-name-it...gone. That’s what people where we now live do as well. The old saying “one man’s trash is another’s treasure” is true.
This is what I do all summer with everything from rhubarb to furniture. I love that someone else can use it. And, I get tickled by how fast it can disappear.
 
Old 01-17-2018, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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If you can stand dealing with people, post on craigslist in Free Stuff section. take few pictures. Someone will take it all in heartbeat. I see no reason to pay anyone for that.
Otherwise, find a buddy with truck, load it up and take to landfill. WILL cost you less than hiring anyone.
And be sure you fill your buddy's truck up, and take him/her out to eat or buy them a case of beer or SOMETHING.

(Speaking as the "buddy with a truck.")
 
Old 01-17-2018, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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By the way, no lie - I've piled stuff out on the curb with a big plywood sign that said "FREE - TAKE IT ALL!" and literally within an hour every bit of the stuff was gone.
 
Old 01-17-2018, 07:54 AM
 
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You can also hire someone off of CL to haul from basement to the curb.
 
Old 01-17-2018, 08:58 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I must also say that goodwill and salvation army are getting picky about what they will take now due to bed bugs indeed . They no longer take fabric either according to a friend . Her mother had bolts of fabric in her sewing room that had not been touched since her mother passed 3 yrs before hand and I remember her telling me she had like 20 bolts of fabric in the room . I wish I had lived near her cause I would have picked it up pronto . But she finally gave it to a neighbor who saw her putting it out to the curb . I cannot imagine why they would turn down fabric and she sold the sewing machine got 500 for it , it was an antique singer her mother had owned since she was a young girl . Just saying I know gw and sa are getting picky .
 
Old 01-17-2018, 09:02 AM
 
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For a quick and easy way to get rid of things, put them on the curb with a sign stating "free stuff".
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