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i don't know why I didn't call them sooner!
I just got off the phone with BFI, who picks up trash in our neighborhood.  Almost everything we have to get rid of, that I thought needed a special phone call for pickup, can go out with the regular trash.  We can put out one item of furniture with the trash per week, and microwaves and CPUs can go out any time.The dead TV requires a special pickup, which is now scheduled for September 7th, which is next Tuesday.

I'm stoked.  We have a dead sleeper sofa, a recliner, two benches, and some really ugly end tables that the previous owners left that need to be taken away, and we can just do it piece by piece.

Now, if I could just get Himself to throw away some of the things we just don't have room/immediate need for... Though getting rid of the couch will go a long, long way towards cleaning out the garage, and then we can store more stuff out there. 

There's a bunch of brush in the garage, too (don't ask) that we should break up and bag and leave at the curb, as well, and that'll clear out an entire bay for storage.

Don't ask me where all this cleaning energy came from; I usually lie down until these sorts of impulses go away.  I wonder if there's some sort of post-marriage hormonal shift that occurs?  I'll have to ask Mom when she gets home.

i feel: busy busy

10 trips or shoot the rapids
perspicuity From: perspicuity Date: September 2nd, 2004 01:55 pm (UTC) (base camp)
ya know about great boston re-use list? you post, people often fight over the rights to take it from you :)


tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 2nd, 2004 02:24 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Let's see... a sleeper sofa that is so uncomfortable no one wants to sit on it... a recliner that should qualify as a biohazard... a microwave that's older than some of my friends.... a dead TV... yeah, real desirable. About the only things worth the effort are the benches and the end tables, so maybe I'll post them, but the rest of it is really trash.
kestrel127 From: kestrel127 Date: September 2nd, 2004 07:50 pm (UTC) (base camp)
And here I was going to suggest freecycle!

Don't underestimate broke college students. They'll take ANYTHING.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 2nd, 2004 09:20 pm (UTC) (base camp)
This isn't a college town and in Boston, if it's not on the T (not commuter rail, heaven forbid they should venture out to the suburbs), they're not interested.

Maybe I'll try it, but I'm really not interested in negotiating pickup times for shitty furniture with people who might flake on me.
kestrel127 From: kestrel127 Date: September 2nd, 2004 07:51 pm (UTC) (base camp)

You can drop the TV off at Staples until the 7th and they'll recycle it (free).

This is assuming you have a car to get it there.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 2nd, 2004 09:24 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Cool... but BFI will pick it up *on* the 7th for free, and I don't have to spend the $$ on gas to get it there (we'll just ignore the fact that the nearest Staples is like 3 miles from the house). In fact, our property taxes have already paid for this pick up, so I want my money's worth.

Thanks, though. :-)
kestrel127 From: kestrel127 Date: September 2nd, 2004 10:43 pm (UTC) (base camp)
My parents thought the recycling electronics bit was the bestest thing ever.

Of course, my parents have computer equipment that's almost as old as I am.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 2nd, 2004 10:47 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Yup! BFI will pick up CPUs at any time with the trash; you have to schedule pick-ups for monitors and TVs, because of the cathode-ray tubes.
bare_my_soul From: bare_my_soul Date: September 2nd, 2004 05:45 pm (UTC) (base camp)
awww lol that's so cute :)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 2nd, 2004 10:56 pm (UTC) (base camp)
What, the post-wedding hormonal shift? Well, it's not that much of a stretch; there's a post-partum hormonal shift that turns Mom-spit into the world's greatest cleaning product.

Now that I think about it, I think it's more along the lines of "he can't get me out of here without expensive and messy court procedure, so I might as well clean up the place."
10 trips or shoot the rapids