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I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...

Monday, August 18, 2008

Got Junk?

When we got our new floors, we had the option of paying extra to have the floor company take away any garbage they left behind. We opted not to do this because we had so much more junk that needed to go.
So, over the last couple of weeks, we have emptied out our shed and piled up junk in the basement to be taken away. We also trimmed the apple tree and put some of the branches in the pile too. The freezer was the one left behind by the previous owner, and it was too big for us to do anything with it ourselves. Friends helped us take away the stove and refrigerator they left behind in the basement last year, but the freezer just would not fit. I have no clue why these things were there in the first place as there were no electrical outlets even close to where they were. Besides that, they didn't even work!

We contacted the 1-800-Got-Junk guys. Even though they were a little pricey, their service was good. I wasn't home but my husband said they called right when they said they would, and they arrived right when they said they would. They carefully took everything out of the basement and they even cleaned up around the driveway. Service like this is worth paying extra for.
Even though we're a long ways away from getting the basement organized, as it's low on our priority list, it's certainly nice having that extra space. Not to mention crossing that off our way-too-long To-Do List.
(argh! I promise, I had breaks between the paragraphs, but Blogger made them disappear and I can't get them back!)


Jo said...

Hey! What do the 1-800-Got-Junk guys DO with the junk??

I wish we had something like that here!!!

Looking good :)

Ter said...

They take it to the junk yard. Which is kinda funny because the junk yard is only like 10 min away but we don't have a huge truck like they do.

Jo said...

That is awesome! I wish we had those guys here!!! We have to pay to haul crap to the junk yard and it's like 40 mins away. It would SO be worth it to have someone come haul it away for us!!!

Anonymous said...

That is really awesome. I love getting rid of junk.

Kerilyn said...

I actually work for 1-800-GOT-JUNK? I am so glad you had a good experiance with our company. I work in the Philadelphia franchise, but we are all over the World now. If you are curious you should check out how we
remove your junk!

Joc(e) said...

Uh oh. Don't let Nick see this or half my stuff will be gone before I can blink! Seriously, though, that sounds like a great service. Most of our junk is small enough to dispose of ourselves, but I'll have to look them up if we ever have something big or lots of things to get rid of. Thanks!