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.
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