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The weight loss clean out special! Part 2: Weight Gain & Refusal from Goodwill

4 Jul

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How do you have a weight loss of 440 .lbs and gain it back in 60 minutes?
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Try donating to Goodwill and having them turn their backs on company policy!  After all my hard work and research throughout multiple website and companies, I was under the impression that Goodwill had a policy that made use of 99% clothes.  Here’s what I thought was going to happen […]

The weight loss clean out special! Recycling trumps garbage. Goodwill wins.

13 Jun

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I feel about 800 lbs lighter today! Loosing weight feels great and this is probably not the weight loss you’re used to seeing. I know it’s been quite some time since the last update, but that’s just life. After all, isn’t it better to be out living life and doing things than stuck at a computer writing? Now that I’ve got some down time, I’ll fill you in on what’s been happening at 49 Columbia and everything else on my mind.

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of craziness. […]

Can I clean this place “green”?

3 May

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Finally, the question I’ve been asking myself since I first bought this place; “Can I empty this place and rebuild ‘Green’?”

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Does all of this have to go in a landfill?

 

I’ve set a personal goal to clear the contents of the place as “green” as possible.  I’ve only filled two garbage bags so far and that was only to give myself some breathing room.  I literally wasn’t even walking on the floors there was so much stuff.  Now that I can start micro visualizing cleaning this place, I need to create an area out back that can store some bins.  One for each material; plastic, metal, glass, & wood.  These bins will be emptied at the transfer station less than a mile  away.  Anything that had to be bagged and trashed, will.  Things that I can sell, donate, or reuse, will.

This blog is a community page, everyone so far has nothing but good things to say and best wishes for the project, so I’m asking everyone of you to step up and help make this a “green” cleaning.  Any advice is greatly appreciated. Please leave your suggestions and comments below.