For much of my adult life, I’ve been known as The Trash Queen. I’ve always loved helping people bring order into their lives and to their living and working spaces. I’m a firm believer in cleaning the world up one pile, one place, and one mess at a time, while still reclaiming, recycling, reconditioning, reusing, or donating unwanted items.
I started working for myself in 1972, doing odd jobs for $5 an hour after I had moved from NYC to upstate NY, by cleaning horse stalls, and gardening, doing property cleanups, installing fencing, and managing small demolitions. When I bought a pickup truck, and started hauling away debris and trash, Trash Queen Enterprises, Inc. was born. My logo was, and still is, “Trash removal with a feminist perspective” because, in those days, in rural upstate NY, folks weren’t quite ready for “Trash removal with a lesbian perspective.” I wanted to emphasize that a woman could do at least as good a job as a man, and perhaps better!
Life always seems to be about moving piles—literally or figuratively, regardless of whether it’s upstate NY or here in St. Pete, where my partner, Jill, and I moved in January. With my truck and trailer in tow, I’m available for inside and outdoor, seasonal and year-round, residential and commercial clean ups, as well as cleaning out garages, sheds, and yards, and doing home organization and estate sale preparation.
We all have too much stuff, but keeping ‘junk’ around is, in my experience, bad for your soul. It gets in the way of moving forward, making necessary changes, and just moving on and lightening your load! My clients usually feel vastly relieved on a lot of levels when the job is done and I pull out of the driveway. So what if it belonged to your ex? It’s time for it (her, him, them?) to go!
Free estimates and consultations happily given, and I offer a 10% discount for all SWIM followers/members. I do return calls and I do show up! Kathy Rieser
SWIM Discount: 10% off services.
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