The Real Dirt In DC

Do you know what I hate about moving?

Trying to furnish an empty house. I recently moved to a new place in Clarendon and Craigslist has been my best friend. I’ve been on it to find everything from roommates to TVs. Something I’ve noticed in my Craigslist travels is how much free dirt is available in the DC area.

Now I’m not dumb (well most of the time)- I realize people with their home improvement and gardening projects will have mounds of dirt leftover and wants someone to take it away. We’ve all driven by houses with signs advertising free firewood- it’s the same logic. However I can’t help but laugh at the headline- “free dirt.”

When I’m browsing through the listsings, I get excited about free TVs, Couches, or Pet Items. Free dirt just doesn’t get me as excited however. Maybe it’s because if I want dirt I just need to go into my backyard to get some.

Maybe I’m being ridiculous, but doesn’t anyone else gets a chuckle when they see free dirt on the DC Craigslist?

2 Comments so far

  1. tonigm on November 24th, 2008 @ 9:50 am

    Hey, I’ve been meaning to write a post on this! Do you know how much it costs to dump dirt these days? Sadly, they don’t take it at Fort Totten any longer. And don’t get me started on tipping fees for construction waste… :)

  2. The Definitive Dmbosstone » Post Topic » The Real Dirt In DC (pingback) on November 25th, 2008 @ 11:08 am

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