Sunday, January 25, 2015

Got A Tree You Need To Take Down? I have a tip for you…


As most of you already know, Craigslist is the best thing that came out since sliced bread. I use it for all kinds of things besides just renting my units.

For years I’ve been holding yard sales where Everything Is Free to clean out a house where a tenant left a bunch of junk. Or for one I just bought that is full of garbage. And every time I have lines of people waiting to get in and fighting for the junk. By the end typically everything is gone with exception of a few garbage bags of trash to sweep up. One man’s trash is another’s treasure. Lots of happy people. Fun stuff. If you want to know more about how those are most effectively done, ask me sometime in person. 

Here’s a tip that I tried out a few years ago and has worked so well that I do this every time I have a rotten or live tree that needs to be off my property. I put an ad in the free section that I have free firewood. All they have to do is bring their chainsaw and chop it up. If the tree is close to the house or something else I will have my guys drop it and leave it. Then it’s theirs (Craigslist people) to chop up. If it’s far enough away from everything I let them drop it, chop it and haul it away.

There are LOTS of people out there that want free firewood to heat their homes and don’t have access to any trees that they can use. I always get several calls and emails when I put an ad up. Less in the summer but believe me you will even find people to take it then.

So those are a couple ideas you can use to keep some of your money in your pocket. Saving money is making money!

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