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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Today's Swap Meet

Quarterly Condo Junk FestOur condo's quarterly junk fest occurred today. It's a nice perk run by our strata council.  We live in two towers and, off the top of my head, I believe there are 150 units. With so many apartments, our neighbours are capable of generating a lot of odds and ends. 

Every three months, an area the size of three stalls in our shared underground parking becomes a place to discard unwanted items. Items, such as used furniture, cannot normally be thrown out with the garbage. A junk removal company is hired to haul it away on the designated Saturday.

Today was our fall event.  I call it that as people are free to look around and salvage anything which might be of interest.  Over the years we have made use of a few items,  some of which have had the privilege of being re-donated years later!   

Late last night, we brought down an item we knew would have no takers.  For over a month, our broken washing machine had been sitting on the balcony primed for this very day.  We were sure that carrying it to the parking level would be easier and cheaper than trying to haul it to the recycling depot.  

We were pretty good at making sure we brought nothing back upstairs.  Oh, there were four fluorescent light tubes still in new packaging.  Someone must've changed their kitchen fixture and no longer needed to keep them as spares.  I did put those in our hallway closet.

Quarterly Condo Junk Fest


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