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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 […]

You can actually see the second floor’s floor!

25 Jun

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Dividing the time between actually doing the work of cleaning the place up and documenting it for this blog feels like a job.  That’s no fun.  After the last post’s weight loss, there has been plenty of room to work and lot’s has been going on.  The main room on the second floor has been completely cleared out, really showing off the square footage! […]

Day 3 of cleaning, Zen mode.

5 May

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I can see it, the place is taking shape.
I can feel it.  The warmth and light coming in from the newly opened windows.

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Enough poetry, lets get down to business.  Today was […]

How to put up temportary sheeting over a window frame

5 May

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I really think this day was the most exciting so far.  The progress was remarkable and I can really feel the zen starting to kick in.  Most of all, I can see in the place!

One of the two boarded up windows was opened again, showering the place with some nice morning sun on the eastern facing front of the building.  I did this at […]

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.

 

 

A day of cleaning, almost 6 hours non stop

30 Apr

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After shooting two weddings over the weekend, I took some time off from one job to concentrate on another.

I attempted to get started a couple weeks ago.  Walking around the outside, picking up the litter, new and old.  Having one garbage can with a liner for the trash, another for all the rusted metal scattered around the place.  I managed to […]