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Declutter your life

Staff writer

Peabody’s citywide garage sale and spring cleanup week are just around the corner. It is time to ignore your hoarding instincts and get rid of those collections of things you think you just might need someday.

The citywide garage sale will be May 2 and the week following the garage sale is designated as cleanup week. Whatever does not sell at your garage sale can be hauled to the curb. City employees and Waste Connections crews will pick it up and take it to the transfer station.

The citywide garage sale is again sponsored by the Peabody Gazette-Bulletin. Entry forms are available at the city office, Peabody State Bank, and Peabody Hardware and Lumber. Pick one up, fill it out, and return it to the city office by 5 p.m. April 24 to get on the map of sales. The cost to be included on the map is $12.50 and must accompany the form.

The listing will include the seller’s name and address and a list of items for sale (25 words or less); additional words in item list are 35 cents each.

Maps will be published the week before the sale in the Peabody Gazette-Bulletin, Marion County Record, and Hillsboro Star-Journal. They also will be available at downtown merchants on May 1, the day before the sale.

A schedule for specific trash pickup the following week will be published closer to cleanup week. Curbside pickup will be available as long as items are boxed, bagged, or bundled and not just heaped up in a pile. Specific instructions for the disposal of items such as tires or refrigerated appliances will be provided.

For more information about the citywide garage sale, contact Susan Marshall at (620) 983-2771 or the newspaper office at 888-382-2165.

Last modified April 9, 2015

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