Friday, May 21, 2010
Moving Out (or In) this Spring??...If so, (you may want to) mark your calendar!
I was reading through Seven Days today and I saw this article about the new craze of "Dumpster Diving". (The whole idea behind it being that one man's trash might be another man's treasure.) While (I think) many people aren't about to plunge into a dumpster or garbage can to salvage unwanted homegoods...it did get me thinking how inexpensively one could furnish a new home or apartment- especially given the proliferation of online forums such as Craig's List, Front Porch Forum, etc. (Of course, there are still places like ReCycle North and even garage sales for the "old-fashioned" bargain-hunters.)
Then, I saw an advertisement for the Spring Move Out Project (SMOP), and thought I would pass it along (in hopes of saving a few people from throwing themselves into dumpsters). SMOP is taking place May 28th this year, and promotes the reuse and recycling of unwanted items by both individuals and local community organizations. Partipants can drop off, or exchange, their unwanted items (not to be confused with garbage!) between the hours of 11:00-3:00 at Loomis Street in Burlington- between North Willard and School Streets. Many students and homeowners that are moving out of town, will be donating furniture, kitchenware, computers, clothes, electronics, etc. For more information on the event, please click here.
If you are moving out of a home and have items to donate but can't make it to the event, you can drop off your unwanted goods at the Chittenden Solid Waste District's Drop-Off Center located at 338 Pine Street in Burlington.
Please feel free to call or e-mail me if you would like to start looking for a new home today! Jamie@BurlingtonVermontHomes.com
-Jamie Wright, Realtor