QOTD- Tuesday

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QOTD- Tuesday
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Tue, 09-18-2012 - 11:28am

Posting for Renee

 

Tracy cleaned her shed and put stuff at the curb.

Have you ever picked anything up from the curb?

 

 

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-31-1999
Thu, 09-20-2012 - 10:16am
Yep, that was definitely smart thinking Jaielyn!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-31-1999
Thu, 09-20-2012 - 7:23am
Ha ha, Sandy.... that IS funny!

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Registered: 02-12-2002
Wed, 09-19-2012 - 3:48pm

One of the funniest times was when we put out a two seater glider that was falling apart.  It looked ok but if you sat on it you ended up on the ground because all the bolts were rusted out.  It got snatched right away and the nest day when we were out driving around we saw it out on the curb in front of someone elses house!  It looked like this -

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Wed, 09-19-2012 - 1:51pm

Yes, in fact, it was just a few months ago.  The people across the street moved and sat a mess of stuff out for the garbage truck to pick up and amongst it was a little table that I thought would be perfect for my hubby to put next to his side of the bed.  I seen it when I was heading to work one morning but did not have time to nab it... so I called him and asked if he'd go get it. 

I cannot think of any other time that I've picked something up... but like Sandy, we've had stuff picked up from our curb while it was waiting for the garbage pick up. 

The weirdest thing anyone ever picked up?  A concrete 2 basin wash tub from the basement that the washing machine water dumped into - something like this (but ours did NOT look this bad!): 

.... we replaced it with a new, lighter, PVC type tub something like the one on the left of this picture:

 

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Registered: 02-12-2002
Wed, 09-19-2012 - 6:35am

I have never picked up anything at the curb but I have put out a lot of stuff at the curb.  Two homes back we lived on a busy street.  We were allowed by the city to put anything out on the curb and it would get picked up with the regular trash pick up. 

John and I would put stuff out on the curb and then go back inside and wait to see how long it would take for someone to stop in pick it up.  I think the shortest time was 10 seconds and the longest time was 5 minutes.  We cleaned out our attic and basement pretty easily - lol!

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 09-19-2012 - 3:54am

Yes I have !

Not too long ago I saw a woman setting out a big rubbermaid container with a few things in it- I pulled up and she actually opened my door and put it in for me !

I got a huge tug boat sand box for the day care.. Kay had been needing a walker for her babies a few months back- she told me she found one- yup setting on the curb.

 

 

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Registered: 04-01-2002
In reply to:
Tue, 09-18-2012 - 1:53pm

Nope

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-16-2004
In reply to:
Tue, 09-18-2012 - 12:44pm

If I put anything at the curb, I would get massive fine.Here you can go to the dump and at the furniture recycling area pick up furniture for free.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-12-2002
In reply to:
Tue, 09-18-2012 - 12:19pm

Nope.

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Registered: 02-06-2004
In reply to:
Tue, 09-18-2012 - 12:17pm
Nope. Not unless it was a sale of some sort.

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