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Long Overdue

March 11th, 2012 at 04:21 am

Hubby and I are getting sump pumps installed in our basement later this month. In preparation, we need to do some major cleaning. We rented a 20-yard dumpster for 10 days, figuring it would take that long to fill it. After only four hours of grueling hard work, we have it about 75% full, and have gotten through most of the stuff in the basement.

So what's long overdue? Let's see. My kids are 11 and 13. I threw out 2 crib mattresses, a changing pad, a baby swing, my daughter's first two-wheeler, more "Little Tikes" things than I care to admit, several bags of toddler clothing. I could go on. How did it take me 10 years to get rid of this stuff? None of it was salvageable, just JUNK with a capital J-U-N-K!

On tap for tomorrow is to finish up some loose ends in the basement, then move through the rest of the house over the next week until it's completely filled up. I'm exhausted, and thrilled!

In other news, I have enough points to get my first $5 CVS gift card from Viggle. Took about 2 weeks, and from what I can gather, I think one card every 2 weeks is a reasonable goal. I also cashed in Swagbucks for 3 $5 Amazon gift cards. They've been verified, but haven't shown up in my gift card list yet, so I'll wait a few days then contact customer service. That will bring me up to $35 in Amazon cards so far this year.

Finally, I got a direct deposit of $4.08 for my half .com transactions. When I go onto online banking next I'll transfer it to the HELOC.

5 Responses to “Long Overdue”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:

    SBs cards usually take 7 - 14 days to come after being verified - though usually on the lower end. Smile So I wouldn't get too worried just yet. I've gotten 58 gift card codes from SBs with nary a problem.

    WTG on the dumpster cleanup!

    Did you ever send me the email for Viggle?

  2. mjrube94 Says:

    Thanks Laura. I did send, perhaps I had the address wrong. If you don't get it over the next day, then go ahead and check it out without the referral. It's pretty "hands off" in terms of what you have to do, which is why I like it Wink

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    So excited for your decluttering mission! That is awesome. I haven't heard of Viggle before. Might need to see how that one works.

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  5. Jerry Says:

    The sump pump is a great move. We have one in our house (that we currently rent out) and it has saved our bacon on more than one occasion during heavy rains and flooding. The only time we didn't have insurance of it working was when we lost power AND had a storm for an extended period, and the generator would not work, but that was a rare occurrence. Good luck getting that in and I hope it leads to great results for you!

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