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.