26 May 2015

Space mission continued

Well, it's been just over a month now since TJ's Series of Unfortunate Events began.  We have started putting the house back in order, but that is going to take some time.  My daughter has committed to helping me with the purge until she heads back to university in September, but the job looks huge at the moment.  I know that bit by bit we will get there and our Space Mission has been kicked into full gear now that we had to empty the office which is our main focus for purging.

clutter, purging stuff, TJ's green adventure
office before
All the stuff from the office is in the living room because we had to get it out of the basement so the carpets could be steam cleaned after our water heater let go.  Instead of returning the boxes of stuff back to the office, we are going through them all first.  Some boxes have been emptied already, so we will use them to sort the other boxes while they are still in the living room.  We will have a keep box and a donate box that we will put each item in.  The keep box will go down to the office and the items will be put away right then.  The donate box will be labeled with who it will be donated to and be ready to go.  We've changed the layout of the office and I like it much better now. 
getting organized, furniture layout, TJ's green adventure
office now
Meanwhile, I am still working at getting life back to normal and I'm looking forward to being able to post regularly.

Green Highlights:
What do you do with the things you no longer want or need?


16 May 2015

What to do with old appliances

Back on April 17th, my washing machine gave out on me.  It was making a funny noise and when I went down to check on it, the laundry room was full of smoke.  I knew this day would come eventually.  You see, my washer and dryer set are almost 30 years old.  they have served me faithfully all those years and I will let them go gracefully.

I will be selling the dryer on Kijiji.  I've never had a problem with it and it would be perfect for someone that doesn't want to spend a lot of money to buy a dryer.

When I was driving to work this morning, I saw a dishwasher by the side of the road.  I often see appliances discarded at the side of the road or put out for garbage day pickup.  There are people you can call that will pick them up for free.  Then, they recycle them by selling them for scrap metal and they do all the heavy work for you.  You can look on Kijiji to find someone in your area.  I did a Kijiji search for "dryer" in the"buy and sell" category and found several ads where they will pick up appliances for free.  Some will even pick up your old barbeques and batteries.

I don't see any point in trying to repair the washer because of it's age, so I called Henry.  Henry will come to your home and pick up your unwanted appliances, then sell them for scrap metal.  If you live in my neck of the woods (London, Ontario) you can call Henry to take away your old appliances.  His number is 519-697-2410.

Green Highlights:
  • appliances do not go to the landfill
  • appliances are given away then sold for scrap metal
  • selling appliances you no longer need on Kijiji
Will you call someone to take away your unwanted appliances to be sold for scrap metal?