Give your stuff away (day)

Thanks to Katie for the following heads up:

I couldn’t help but think of you when I read about May 15, Give your stuff away day It all looks good to me I am definitely on board.

While it appears to be primarily an initiative in the USA, I hope it catches on around the world… it’s the ultimate facilitator for gleaners and declutters everywhere! What’s the best way you’ve gotten rid of unwanted items?  Freecycle, charity, ebay… or….?  What works for you?


5 responses to “Give your stuff away (day)

  1. charity shops, freecycle, giveaways (or sell for small amount) at work (eg books, dvds), friends.

    sell to antique store or sell on consignment (not too many places want to do that now though – dont want to be stuck with things for years I guess).

    tip shops. needy schools (magazines for cutting up, computer accessories, timber and metal for making things from). get to know a teacher 🙂

    scrap metal yards (car batteries, aluminium cans, brass, old power extension leads for their copper content, etc.) and you get paid.

    places that revamp things and sell them on – computers, desks, filing cabinets, other furniture, etc. They might even pay you a few dollars.

    secondhand stores – eg CD and PC games resellers, secondhand builders yards.

    book fair (a local charity), libraries, for books, CDs and DVDs.

    occasional garage sale. trash and treasure market.

    did i leave room for anyone else’s suggestions? 🙂

  2. Robin, that’s a great list! Glad to see so many things work for you. The only thing I can think of that you might not have covered are consignment stores (clothes) and also places like Cash Converters…

    Thanks for your comprehensive post though!

  3. I recently weeded my home book collection. What I couldn’t get money for at the local bookshop I packed into boxes and took to a friends party. People rummaged all night and I got to talk to other guests about the books. Made a few friends and got rid of some old classics!

  4. The GIVINGETTING website GIVE YOUR STUFF AWAY (Day) everyday.
    GIVINGETTING allow people to give and get stuff they no longer need or to get what they need and don´t have, donating or getting it for reuse, achieving longer product cycle and also keeping useful stuff out of landfill.

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