Basement Before and After

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As you most of you know, we recently moved into a new home! I didn’t realize how much stuff we had until it started accumulating in the basement. I’m typically really great about keeping things organized and neat, but being in the basement it was out of sight, out of mind. From Ben’s skateboards to Aimery’s toys, any and all of the miscellaneous junk always found itself on the shelving area. With summer coming to an end and Aims about to start his first year of school, it was time to start fresh. Everything was piling up until the mess was beyond control and I couldn’t take it anymore!


Ben and I decided to block out our schedules on Saturday so we could spend the day cleaning together and let me tell you, it was an all day event. My mom graciously picked up Aims and we got to work without distraction. It felt so good to purge the items we weren't using anymore and better organize the things that stayed. There was so much stuff that I forgot we had and can’t believe I held onto for so long!


I found it most productive to begin sorting by trash, recycle, and donate. Even though I was thrilled to be discarding so many things, I was shocked at the amount of waste one room had provided. I was anxious about putting all of the trash bags in our community dumpster since there's rarely any room come the end of the week. I had done research prior to look for an alternate solution and came across Waste Management’s Bagster® bag.


The Bagster® bag is a convenient, on-demand waste removal solution that works on your schedule. Buy it when you need it. Fill it up as your project goes. Then schedule and pay for collection, and it’s GONE! The Bagster® bag is a highly durable, woven bag that can hold up to 3,300 pounds or 3 cubic yards of renovation waste and debris. The Bagster® bag is also large enough to hold full-sized items like doors, windows, drywall, and cabinets…and strong enough for heavy items like bathtubs and hardwood flooring. So not only was it more than enough for our cleanup but also perfect for kitchen renovations, bathroom remodels, outdoor projects, moving, home cleanups and more.


Waste Management’s team is friendly and professional, they even collect your bag within 3 business days. With reliable collection service from Waste Management, it’s great for both homeowners and contractors alike. Waste Management’s Bagster® bag is the perfect waste removal solution for a variety of home improvement projects and major home cleanups. The Bagster® bag’s strength and durability make it a great alternative for projects that don’t require a full-sized dumpster. The Bagster® bag is a convenient waste removal solution that’s ready when you are. 


Another cool thing: take 15% off your next Bagster bag collection using this coupon code: 100-08221. Offer expires 11/30/19. The Bagster® bag is available at most home improvement retailers. Go to to find a store near you.

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