Lightening the Load (Sponsored Post and Giveaway)

Over the summer we had a garage sale in preparation for our move. As I watched item after item leave my property, I felt lighter. Usually a hoarder of "stuff," I realized just how much "stuff" we (and by "we" I mean "I") had actually accumulated over the years. Hubby and I have moved three times since we've been married, including one cross-country move during which we stored a lot of our possessions.

Oddly enough, now that we are getting ready to move again, I have found boxes in our basement of items that have been stored since that cross-country move. It really makes me think two things:

  1. Do we really need those items?
  2. How much "stuff" do we really need? 
Moving has humbled me a bit. Admittedly, I like "stuff," and I like shopping for stuff. But, there comes a point when you have too much stuff. Garage sales are great and swap sites are something I'd like to try. But I've found that I don't know what to do with some of the other things that didn't make it out of our garage or into the garage in the first place. As I'm packing for our move - which is coming up SOON - I'm realizing that we have more stuff we could get rid of. 

A fellow Omaha blogger introduced me to AWA Can Help. AWA Can Help is a local Omaha junk removal, donation, and recycling company. It's mission is to help our community reduce waste by partnering with local area non-profits to donate or recycle most of what other people do not want. They send a truck - and the manpower - to remove your unwanted items from wherever you have them stored. With AWA Can Help, there is no need to bring the items to your curb or garage. Their fee for removal depends on how many items you have and how much space it will take up in their truck. For example: 80-120 cubic feet costs about $165 (a typical couch is roughly 50-60 cubic feet). AWA takes almost everything except for hazardous materials. They will take that old tube t.v. I can't seem to get rid of, too. They donate it to the Cross training Center (one of their partners) where people use it to learn how to repair t.v.s. Check out their website for other items they are able to recycle.

I'm so glad I know about this service now. I feel better knowing there is a place that can conscientiously recycle unwanted items so they don't end up in landfills. I'm definitely going to give AWA Can Help a call before we move. Are you ready to lighten your load a bit before the holidays or even after? AWA is giving away a donation pickup/junk removal worth $165.00 (which is 80-120 cubic feet). It excludes tube televisions and is for the Omaha area only (if you have a television, they would charge an extra fee). If you're ready to make more room in your home or office, enter the giveaway below. 

I was compensated with a gift card for this blog post, but my new-found curiosity about AWA Can Help is all my own. I really think I'm going to give them a call!!

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