After an exhausting and amusing week, we had my grandmother’s whole house cleaned out. With Dad and Jill driving the moving truck and Ellen, Shane and I in the Subaru, we made our way back to Raleigh. If I had more time, I would tell you about the 12-hour uncomfortable journey home and the challenges we faced as we unpacked everything back in Raleigh. But, I don’t have time, so I am at the end of my packing adventure tale.
From this story, I hope you were able to uncover the many waste disposal themes and lessons. Just in case you weren’t, here they are:
· Disposing of junk properly can be a pain, but making the effort is important.
· Hold onto things so they can be used again. But, be organized so you don’t drive your family crazy.
· Make sure you know what is recyclable in your community.
· Donate belongings you no longer want. Maybe someone else can use them.
· Not every piece of junk you have in your house can be donated to Goodwill.
· Soup kitchens are always in need of food donations.
· Don’t try to eat steak that has been in the freezer for an unknown amount of time.
· Make sure you know how to properly dispose of household hazardous waste in your community.
· Know the operating procedures of your local landfill before going there.
· Don’t wear flip flops if you plan on going to the top of a landfill.
· Don’t put so many pesticides and fertilizers on your lawn.
· Read Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.
· Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.