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Old 12-27-2008, 04:22 AM
 
Location: Amelia View
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Default Trash day after Christmas

Of course, the first thing I'm saying to myself is I truly need to get a life .... -)

One of my fun things to do post-Christmas is to look at the piles of stuff at the curb for trash day. My favorite so far this year is a big pile with a box for some sort of Curves exercise equipment on one side and a box for an ice cream maker on the other side of the pile.

Across the street from that is a big stack of Potter Barn Kids boxes, one of which is labeled loft bed. Interesting sort of gift.

Next door to that is a box for a fish broiling appliance, and my guess is that family either really likes broiled fish to have a separate piece of kitchen equipment for that or they plan to do the broiling outside so that the house doesn't have that fishy smell.

Next to that house, the trash pile is eight very large black plastic trash bags stuffed full, disguising Christmas from nosy people like me :-)

Anyone else find themselves looking at trash after Christmas?
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:45 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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lol I can't wait till Monday (our trash day) to see what we what folks in the neighborhood added to their homes

The have one neighbor that loves garbage day , she likes to "clean up" after the truck has gone through , we do have a really clean neighborhood.
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Old 12-27-2008, 05:28 AM
 
Location: FL
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I only look at my trash....piled up....thinking about the horror in the trashman's and recycling guy's eyes as they're pulling up to my house.........which is why I tip them each Christmas!
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:10 AM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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Please break down your trash boxes. Your trash tells thieves what is in your house. For example, a big black and white Gateway computer box tells everyone you have a new computer. Don't advertise what is inside your house.
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:57 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I only look at my trash....piled up....thinking about the horror in the trashman's and recycling guy's eyes as they're pulling up to my house.........which is why I tip them each Christmas!
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Please break down your trash boxes. Your trash tells thieves what is in your house. For example, a big black and white Gateway computer box tells everyone you have a new computer. Don't advertise what is inside your house.
Ah the joys of a fireplace. No boxes or wrapping paper at my house anymore . Gone just minutes after opening and heat to boot.
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Under the SUNNY WARM SUN ....
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Please break down your trash boxes. Your trash tells thieves what is in your house. For example, a big black and white Gateway computer box tells everyone you have a new computer. Don't advertise what is inside your house.


Great advice! Best bet, using a sharp knife, cut the boxes into smaller pieces then place in dark colored plastic bags.
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:42 AM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Dang, trash man came very early Fri AM before I had a chance to check out the neighbors trash pile and before I could stuff some of our stuff into their trash containers. Gotta wait till next week to do the deed.
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:41 AM
 
Location: (WNY)
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LOL My garbage men are going to HATE me!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:56 AM
 
Location: California
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years ago I was walking real early after christmas and came across a home where they had thrown out a bunch of presents, still wrapped, i opened one and there was a present inside (clothes) I guess they were from someone they didn't like.
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:52 PM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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years ago I was walking real early after christmas and came across a home where they had thrown out a bunch of presents, still wrapped, i opened one and there was a present inside (clothes) I guess they were from someone they didn't like.
Did the shirt fit you?
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