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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:38 am 

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I feel your pain. My basement and attic are filled with baby items (just in case dh & I decide to have another) and other stuff that we might sell if we had a yard sale. But then, we never have the time/energy for a yard sale.

Recently I've resolved to get rid of the stuff. I've sorted it - trash, freecycle (large items, heavy items, breakable items, and kids toys), and worthwhile items to give to charity. I have two more bins to go through, then I'm calling a local thrift store to come make a pick up.

Honestly, it feels wonderful to get this stuff out of the house! I'm glad the toys are getting a new life, I'm glad to get a write-off on my taxes, and I'm glad to be donating to charity. And now I have space to store off-season items I will use again.

In the immortal words of Nike's advertising staff: Just do it!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:55 pm 

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slow & steady wrote:
If the library doesn’t have an item, then I will buy it,

Does your library provide Interlibrary Loans? My local library can get books from all over. I usually ask them to get me 4-5 books, and they always show up within a week.

As for getting rid of stuff, if you're willing to let it go for cheap, a garage sale is the way to go. I've organized street sales for my block for the last two years, and we have gotten rid of a lot of stuff. The people in my town are not well off, and I'm really looking to unload the stuff, not make a profit, so I price most items at $1 or less. The real junk was put in boxes by the curb marked FREE, those disappeared by the end of the day - boxes and all. It's a nice event for the people on our block. I get the street blocked off courtesy of my alderman, and I roll the grill into the street when we are done and I make hamburgers and hot dogs for everybody, and most people pitch in a side dish to share.

Trying to unload all of my STUFF!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:59 am 

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What about ebay or craigs list?



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