Another Blogger Challenge … with Bagster Bag
There must be something about this time of year. I almost invariably feel a sense of re-commitment to my DIY projects. And yeah, maybe it does have something to do with the impending “threat” of having to host. My wife and I are, in fact, entertaining the rest of the family this . . . New Years Day.
*big gasp* . . . and my mind quickly scrolls to my to-do list:
- Re-build, re-install second story porch rail.
- Install door and lock, paint master bath door.
- Paint and install hardware hall bath door.
- Install dryer vent cap. (oh wait! yesterday)
- Mill and install baseboard patch at chimney in kitchen.
- Make and install shelf from salvaged teak for TV components.
- Make and install set of hooks closet. (Actually doing this with my girls with another publication in mind.)
- Install vinyl tile in pantry.
- Trim kitchen window.
- Repair plaster playroom.
- Replace rosettes upstairs hallway.
- Caulk and Insulate and Seal And … Coincidentally our FIRST Blogger Challenge.
(Too see how I did with my ToDo List, check my follow up post here >> Building Moxie in a Bagster Bag :: The Year in Review.)
I mean – Santa Could Bring me Another Me
And I entertain that. . . for a brief second, as if — I think, “Hmmmm?” But of course reality sets in, and I realize there is no way I’m gonna get all that done before company comes. “True… but then again,” . . . I take another long second. I mean – I am now free from the burden of Summer, free from Fall’s maxed out calendar, and I know! that the holidays too are soon to be nothing more than a fond set of memories.
Maybe it is the Season … that is — the beginning of this here cold, winter season. It marks the beginning of our indoor time, perfect for cozy cuddling underneath the stockings, wonderful for the warm snugglings of championship football, andddddd, well, optimal for the wham, the bam of the punch out work on those there todo-list items.
‘Tis the DIY Season! And fortunately, this year, I got a little help, a ToDo List Solution!
It’s a DIY-MasTM Miracle
- 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.
- Bagster® bags cost just $29.95 and the flat rate collection fee ranges from $79 to $159 per bag, depending on your area – 50 to 70 percent less than a dumpster rental.
- The Bagster® bag is ready (for pick up) when you are – great for last-minute projects or ones that need an extended period of time to complete.
And there mine is, sitting right there. It took me all of about 15 minutes to read the instructions (right on the packaging) and to set it up. I’ve already got my load started and maybe I rig up some sort of covering for it soon. It takes the place of my now infamous dump pile (and sorry, I didn’t get a better pic — ideally everything is more evenly distributed setting the bag up straighter).
As I roll, I mean – make my way through my to-do list, I’ll add my construction debris (and only that which is beyond reclamation) to it. And maybe if (do dream) it hangs around long enough (again — there is no time limit for its pick up!), I’ll be ready for our next big project:
- Clean out attic
- Renovate attic into guest bedroom.
Thanks for reading all! Happy Building, Happy Bagging and may I even dare say Happy DIY-MasTM. ~jb
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