Saturday, October 15, 2016

Getting It For Free - My Minimal Hoarding Life

The first two weeks of this month had been hectic to say the least. First with the lady being evicted and having to use my trash can to get rid of the trash she left behind and then my other job having to come first because I could not leave home for a couple of days, I felt as though I was falling behind at the old home place.

But....... I managed! I did get some progress made.

One day I took an hour and filled the trash can with more small junk from the basement, the basement of decay is what I have nicked named it. What people do not understand is that even of its dry in the basement there is still a lot of moisture when you live in Alabama. So unless its sealed, air tight with your own forced air inside and you use it a lot, then you get the basement smell and dampness. Anything wooden does not have a chance! Especially being left alone for around seven years.

For weeks now I have been piling up the bigger junk outside on the side porch and today was the day, Free dump day. Four times a year the county landfill gives free days and this is the last one of the year. I got rid of an old T.v. a dining room table and chairs, a coat rack/ stand, an old tater/ onion holder, Two tables left from the rental house that I could not put in the trash can. And old busted up tiles I removed from the floor of the last rental repair. The truck was filled and side boards added , then tied down.

From home I had some broken glass that I added to this load.

There ya go! Making things a little more minimal and saving even more money while doing so. Cost would have been $10

For more on how I saved money for me and my sister click here :

By Andria Perry
Photo By Andria Perry - The landfill 10-15-16


  1. My boyfriend got rid of the RV. Gave to a guy who lives two doors down. Now we have a big mess to put out on big trash day (which is the first monday of every month). Or take it to the dump if we can find someone to haul it away for us.

    1. Many,many times I set stuff out on the sidewalks/ street and put a sign Free and people stop and get it.

  2. I wish our landfill did free dump day, we always have to pay for anything bigger.

  3. Virginia has a similar problem with humidity. I store my knits over the warm season and they aaaalways come out smelling like mothballs, mold, or sometimes a horrible mix of both. Have to be run through a drying machine before people can bear to handle them!