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Are there any Permies in Juneau, Alaska? I may have some stuff there to sell or give away in April  RSS feed

 
Dan Boone
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Just curious whether anybody on this forum lives in Juneau, Alaska.  Reason being:

I have a couple of small ten-year-old storage units there full of household goods: furniture, bedding, kitchen stuff, clothing, and some obsolete household electronics.  I was an apartment-dwelling snowbird there for about five years so it's all "indoor" stuff that I would leave when gone for the winter.  If everything comes together just right, I'm going to be in town (maybe the second week of April) for the express purpose of cleaning out the units. 

There's not much worth selling; maybe a couple of very-lightly-used couches if they haven't gotten musty.  Some stuff I may be able to donate to Salvation Army, some is probably going to have to go to the landfill.  I'm going to be short on time, short on money, short on labor.  No matter how I do it, there's going to be a lot of waste, and that galls me. 

So I thought it couldn't hurt to see if there were any permies in Juneau.  Having more local contacts improves my chances of finding homes for stuff and keeping "good junk" out of the landfill.  If somehow I could get a few hours of labor help in exchange for stuff that I would otherwise have to have paid to dispose of, that would be a double win.    So if you're in Juneau and don't mind getting sucked in (even a little), send me a PM!
 
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Update: I didn't meet any Juneau permies, but I did manage to borrow a venue for a garage sale and I was able to hook up with someone (thanks Melissa!) who had good ties to some local churches and charities and was willing to take my unsold stuff for donations that I didn't have time to set up in person. And I was able to sell all the big stuff on the local facebook buy/sell group.  So in the end, I was able to keep my landfill run to a single pickup load.  Came away exhausted, but the job got done.

One thing I learned is that all of the local "free stuff" and freecyle type organizations use closed facebook groups and vet their memberships for local residency (presumably to keep out spammers).  That meant I wasn't able to gain access to "Juneau free stuff" or to any of several "freecycle" type groups where I might have been able to give stuff away.  I found alternate means, but there's a moral in this, which is that if you run any local groups like that where you live, you might consider that being too exclusive is keeping out people who buzz in from out of town and are highly motivated to give locally-stored stuff away. 
 
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