Monday, July 16, 2012

DIY With The Bagster [$100 AmEx Giveaway]



 I shared with you in my last post that we have used the Bagster bag the last two times we have moved.  This durable woven bag is a super convenient choice for any DIY project, but for us it is also our go to solution for major de-cluttering.  I mean it will hold up to 3,300 pounds of debris, and even I can't come up with that much stuff!


With this move, we used the Bagster bag to help clear out the backyard and garage, the last two areas that needed to be finished up before we were done with our move.
      


I can't even begin to tell you how easy the whole process is from start to finish.  First, you head to your local home improvement store.  You should be able to find them at Ace Hardware, True Value, Lowe's and Home Depot.  I picked mine up at Home Depot, right outside the tool rental department for $29.95.  (You can check online to see what retailers close to you carry the Bagster Bag.)


Then the fun begins.  You take it home, open it up, and start loading it with anything from construction debris to broken trampolines.   That is an entire broken trampoline in there.  I can't even tell you how nice it was not to have to take apart every little piece to get it to fit in a regular garbage can.



Besides the sadly discarded trampoline, there is a broken 8 foot ladder, some old bricks, a few broken yard toys, all of the random stuff that got crammed in the garage during our 2 1/2 years of living in this rental house, and just about everything but the kitchen sink (although they would take that too.  Did I mention you could even put yard waste in there!  We have had some huge storms around these parts lately and a ton of fences and trees have been knocked down.  One of the Bagster bags could make that clean up a hundred times easier!

You can tell from this picture that I could have fit more in the bag.  A lot more!  So this can handle some pretty big projects.



because when I was done, this garage was empty (and a lot cleaner...of course it was dark outside and I couldn't get a picture of it!)




I only had my bag for two days before I scheduled my pickup online, but you can keep it for as long as you need.  Unlike a dumpster, there is no additional charge if you keep it a week, a month, or even more!  The pickup charge ranges  from $79 to $159.  But again, unlike a dumpster, you aren't charged by the weight, so you can check online and see what your pickup charge will be before you even start your project, that way there won't be any surprises.  My pickup charge was $119, but because I already had an account on http://www.thebagster.com I had a coupon they emailed me that saved me $20.


Two days later I received an email letting me know that they would be picking up the next day and just like that it was gone from the driveway.  


And now, in our new house, we can actually park our cars in the garage.

Do you have a garage that needs to be cleaned out?  A DIY project in the works?  Why not check out the Bagster bag to make your project easier.  I am giving away a $100 AmEx gift card, curtesy of Waste Management, to help one of you start your own DIY project.  Just leave me a comment and let me know what project would be made easier with the help of the Bagster bag and you will be entered to win.

If you would like a second entry, head over to Twitter and follow @BagsterBag.  Then come back here and leave another comment.

Tweet about the giveaway using @BagsterBag and @lorieblogs and you will have yourself a third entry.  Just leave a link to your tweet in the comment section.

Please make sure that your email address is attached to your profile or left in the comment section so I can contact you if you are the winner.

You have until midnight (CST) on July 23, 2012 to enter.  One winner will be chosen at random.  Winner has 48 hours to reply and claim their prize or another winner will be selected.

You can find out more about the Bagster Bag on their website, or check them out on Facebook and Twitter.



Waste Management partnered with bloggers such as me to participate in its The Bagster® Bag Blogger Challenge.  As part of this program, I received compensation to cover the cost of the Bagster bag and pick-up as well as my time.  They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the products used for the The Bagster® Bag Blogger Challenge. Waste Management believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Waste Management’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. A winner will be chosen by random and voucher fulfillment will be handled by a third party.



***This giveaway has ended***

96 comments:

  1. We definitely need to clean out our garage so that one day we can park our cars in there again!

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  4. I need to declutter my house and put organizers in my closets so, I can have more space.

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  5. I would use it to declutter our basement thanks
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  6. Our basement is a disaster! The Bagster Bag would help out a lot!!

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  9. I would clean out our shed!!! Krkegley@gmail.com

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  12. What is it about garages. We recently moved, so that's my excuse, but we definitely need to do some cleaning in there and the Bagster would be fun to try.

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  13. We really need to clean our garage out too!

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  14. I would trash the trampoline and clean out the attic. Thanks for the chance to try!

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  15. We are getting ready to move and the Bagster would definitely help us out while packing and getting rid of the things we don't need to bring to the new house!

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  16. A few yrs ago my parents had to move out of their house due to a structure issue. The issue was solved when they tore down the home. They had to move the items to storage or to where they are now. My mother and father would like to clean up the area where they are now and I know that this would really come in handy.

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  17. The bagster bag would help us clean out our basement, so we can finish it. We have a lot of stuff that we don't use down there that has accumulated over the years. We need to get rid of a lot!
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  20. We actually just bought a bagster yesterday. My husband has started filling it with branches and leaves from some much needed tree maintenance. We are also planning on filling it with a pile of old crappy rocks and anything else we can find that just needs to go! We are hoping to start a couple of upgrade projects next month, like ripping out our old carpet and putting down wood floors... we are already planning our next couple of "bagster" projects.

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  22. Our garage redo project would be made easier with the help of the Bagster bag.
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  25. My husband's redoing out garage so the Bagster would be perfect for him to use!

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  26. I need to declutter my house to make room for the new baby arriving soon!

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  27. We will be moving - declutter time!
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  30. Replacing my bathroom toilet and floors and fall cleaning/decluttering my kids room for the new school year.

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  33. It would make cleaning out the garage a lot easier.

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  35. I would definitely use this for old carpet and kitchen cabinets when doing some work on our new house!

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  36. We really want to finish a section of our basement but we gotta get it cleared out first. Might take a couple bagsters before we finish that project!

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  37. My garage needs cleaned out too

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  39. I am moving in with my fiance and we need to clean our houses out from top to bottom to be able to move out so this would be perfect for that!

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  43. We are doing a gazillion yard projects right now!
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  44. I need to declutter our garage

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  47. My backyard could use some help!
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  48. It would definitely be great to help with backyard work!!
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  50. We need to clean out our garage! This would be perfect!

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  51. we are moving soon - i'd love to use this to clear out all our junk before we pack! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  53. Our spring cleaning!

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  55. To declutter my house and get organized!!!

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  56. We're saving to strip and shingle our roof ourselves to save some money (instead of hiring someone to do it for us). We've looked into the Bagster and it's on the list of possibilities.

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  57. I'd like to clean our garage
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  59. oh my does my garage need cleaned out-what a great idea
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  62. Our garage could totally use a clean up and clean out!
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  65. We need to clean out an attic and the garage and I am certain a Bagster would make the job much easier. I didn't know they were available at Home Depot, so thanks for writing that.
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  68. this will help me clean out my shed! Thanks for a super giveaway!
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  71. We need to clean out our garage. There's lots of stuff in there I'd like to get rid off.


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  74. Very cool system. Can't wait to use it in our next remodel

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  75. Oh man....we have this old shed that needs to go- we could have it broken up and bagged in an afternoon!

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  76. 15 years of junk piled up in the shed
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  79. actually a bagster sure would come in handy right now we are in the process of moving and I cannot tell you how many trips to the dump I have made within the past couple of weeks. We are trying to declutter and get rid of stuff we don't need. Thanks for the heads up about this I will def keep it in mind for the future!
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  81. Whew! We are decluttering our garage so I can park inside it. Nobody wants to load kids into the car when it's cold and rainy outside!

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  82. I would use it to clean out my 2nd bedroom and my garage. Both are badly in need of decluttering.

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  83. I would destroy out garage with that Bagster bag...in the best possible way. Our garage is FULL of boxes, random decorations, and all kinds of extra odds and ends my husband has collected over the years for work. I would love to take a big old dent - the sledge hammer type - to that mountain of stuff.

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  84. We are dying to put a patio and firepit in our back yard. The Bagster Bag would be perfect to put the patio blocks in so they dont ruin the bed of the truck, also make it much easier to carry them to the location in the backyard!

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  86. Cleaning out the basement!!! I just don't think the crane can reach to the bottom of our driveway and there's no way they're making it to the bottom of the hill!

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  87. Yay! This is an awesome giveaway, I would have to say my garage. It's horrible, shameful, and if I am not careful I may be on an A & E show (you know what I am talking about!) very soon if I do not clean it out. Thank you for a chance to win!

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  88. My garage is a disaster; broken toys, old wood and fencing. What a great idea and I might even be able to stuff basement garbage in there too!
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  91. This would really help us when we put in a new bathroom tile floor.

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  94. We're hoping to move within the next couple of years. I really need to do some cleaning out of things I don't want to move. It'll take me long enough I don't want to rent a dumpster, but it will be more than I'd want to haul to the dump myself. The bagster would be perfect!

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  95. we also have a packed garage with tons of junk. It would be great to get that cleared out and not have to worry about the garbage.

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