I don’t know if many of you remember, because I’ve only shared it a few times, but I own a house north of Atlanta. It’s in a rural part of the metropolitan area, in fact, I don’t even know if it can be considered part of the metro area of Atlanta. It’s zoned agricultural and I used to live in it (for five years). Then it became too much for me to take care of (and it’s far away from work stuff), so I rent it out and live in an apartment.
The property, which I call “the farm,” is great because there is so much storage. In fact, you can see the back garage in the photo above – and this is in addition to the garage attached to the house AND the basement. This seems great, but not for a sort of hoarder. Basements and garages are meant to be filled, don’t you think? Anyhoo, my renters actually want to bring in some additional stuff for their own business to store in the house, so it’s time to finally tackle the beast that lies beneath:
I looked into renting a dumpster, but the price isn’t exactly right, especially for someone who works freelance. It just so happened that around the time I was thinking about what to do, I received an e-mail from Waste Management, the company who makes the Bagster Bag. They asked if I’d like to try a Bagster bag for any of my home renovation projects.
When you have piles of stuff like this to get gone, it’s hard to resist. I hadn’t heard of them before, so I did a little research to learn more about the Bagster bag and how it works.
The Bagster bag is a highly durable, woven bag designed for disposing as much as 3,300 pounds of debris and is big enough to hold full sheets of plywood, doors and even a bathtub. Not only that, but Bagster bags cost just $29.95 and the flat rate collection fee ranges from $79 to $249 per bag, depending on your area – 50 to 70 percent less than a dumpster rental.
So basically, you put all your crap into one of these large green bags that you can buy at a variety of locations (got mine at Ace Hardware). What I love is that you can use the bag for as long as you like, then schedule a collection when the bag is full. This is perfect because I need a bit of extra time considering that it’s a long drive up to Cumming (I had to do it over a few weekends).
Are you curious to see what I got into my Bagster bag? I’m posting about it in the next week – AND I’m doing a giveaway to celebrate! Come back and visit, and in the meantime, visit here to learn more about the Bagster bag and how you can use it for your home improvement projects.
See you then!
Disclosure: 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.