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9/27/2009

Giving Stuff Away

I love giving stuff away. And I don't mean giving things to a friend or family member who has asked for something or who I know needs something...I mean getting fed up with mess and clutter and simply putting my old stuff on the sidewalk with a 'Free' sign nearby. My husband once put a King size Futon on the sidewalk in Seattle and watched from his apartment 3 stories up as a woman pulled up in a Honda hatchback with 2 kids and tried to load the thing. Realizing her plight, he and his roommate offered to move it for her in the roommate's pickup. Turned out she wanted it in the attic accessible only via the drop-stairs. They got it up there and the grateful recipient dropped off cookies the next day. Yesterday, to make room for cloth diaper inventory, we did the sidewalk giveaway again. Tiny kids chairs went to our neighbor. No one took the 6 half full gas cans - so a nice guy at OSH dealt with those. The quickest 'sale'? LA Lakers shorts and jacket given out as sales schwag at a conference in a past professional life. The weird part is they took the junky plastic wardrobe rack we'd hung it in...and left the Henkel wood knife block sitting on the ground below...

2 comments:

  1. I love getting rid of things! I think I enjoy it more than buying. There is something refreshing about decluttering. I hold on to practically nothing. It has come back to bite me more than a few times but I still enjoy it.

    Kim Rosas
    www.dirtydiaperlaundry.com

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  2. I love decluttering... I am so thankful for Craigslist at times :)

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