I have to preface this by saying that I know we are weird. We are into self-sufficiency so we don't have a lot of stuff to get rid of. I love "junk" and I married someone who does as well. We create art and fix things, and make things out of junk - like wind chimes and kaleidoscopes. We just made a sign out of a vanity mirror. We recycle almost everything and are very selective in what we bring into our home. If we throw something away we make certain it is useless to us or anyone else. We wear our clothes until they are worn out. We don't believe in waste. We only have one trash compactor bag full of real trash every 2 months. We have a huge compost pile.
As a child my favorite thing to do was go to the dentist because he had his treasure chest full of junk toys. I loved looking at that stuff.
-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry -My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles -The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen
Got you covered on this one. The condo where I live is having a rummage sale next week. I already have a box of items set aside to donate, and will probably add more before Monday, which is the day to turn items in.
We do this every year. It's open only to residents for a few hours the first day, then it's open to the public.
One thing we've learned is to plan on staying home the day it's opened to the public. Otherwise, we lose our parking space, although they're assigned, numbered and such. No problem...we just plan around it and stay put..lol
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Ah...Spring is around the corner. Why wait for Spring when my house needs some straightening. Do you feel the same? We have been looking at items around our house all winter thinking: "Do I really need that?" Well, today is the day to answer that very question.
Find an area of your home, closet, car, or office and evaluate what you have. Do you use/wear all of these items? If not, why not do one of the following:
*Donate it to a charity or church (this is tax deductible too)
*Recycle the item if it is paper, glass, plastic, etc.
*Give the item away to a friend, neighbor, or family member
*Offer the item up on a Yahoo Freecycle board.
*If you live in an area where you get quite a bit of vehicle traffic, put a sign out saying "free". I know that when I do this, my item is usually taken within an hour or less.
By doing some "spring cleaning" in your life, you are not only getting rid of unwanted/seldom used items, but are helping others. Everyone wins!
Have a CLUTTER-FREE Saturday!
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