•April 10, 2013 • Leave a Comment
You can’t find treasure on every job, but you’re sure to find pieces of history.
In a garbage disposal job in New York not long ago, my crew and I were tasked with the job of clearing out an century-old barn-like structure in Queens, full of junk and debris. It was located in Elmhurst, right behind someone’s home.
Amongst the rubbish, though, was an old metal coal bin that had belonged to the New York City Board of Education, according to the container’s label.
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•March 28, 2013 • 2 Comments
In a Queens garbage estate cleanout, the DiMola Bros crew and I cleared out a full one-family house with 80 years of memories. The items I found in the garbage can that almost wound up in the garbage truck!!!!
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•March 22, 2013 • 3 Comments
In a small basement of a small home that sits quietly in the heart of Queens is a mess so big that only a company like DiMola Bros. could begin to take it on.
It’s filled to the brim with trash (and some treasure) that hadn’t been touched in well over a decade: an old mop, some sweaters, snow boots, a fan, a refinished chair, a knee brace, a vintage refrigerator, some spray paint, an old scale, a milk crate, and so much more.
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•March 13, 2013 • Leave a Comment
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•March 8, 2013 • Leave a Comment
It’s almost spring, which means it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning. Check out these tips to make it easy, convenient and hassle free.
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•February 28, 2013 • Leave a Comment
These days, you see how-to articles all over the place, including on my very own blog. How to bake a cake, how to clean out your garage, how to organize your kitchen — there is how-to content of all kinds, of all lengths and on all topics. So I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised when I came across this how-to article from the 1940s called “How to Control Incendiary Bomb Fires.” Not quite the same thing as learning how to bake a cake, but tomato, tomato.
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