How Do You Get Rid of Junk Around the House?

@ltmoon (1008)
United States
May 28, 2009 4:59am CST
How Do You Get Rid of Junk Around the House? We all tend to accumulate junk, stuff, crap and even too much of good things around the house, in the basement, garage, attic, and closets. What do you do when you finally reach critical mass and have to jettison some of your excess stuff? * Give it Salvation Army, Goodwill, ARC, or other charity-thrift organization * Have a garage, tag, or yard sale * Sell it at the flea market * Post it on eBay * List it on Craig's List * Kick it to the curb on trash day * Do a midnight drive-by at an unsuspecting dumpster
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@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
28 May 09
this is hard to do. my house always seems to be cluttered. I tr to donate to Goodwill often and sell what I can on Craigslist. I also give away things that others could use like my kids clothes - if they are in good condition. it is very hard to part with things though. and I hate to admit it but I have taken furniture and bikes from other peoples garbage! and i would probably do it again if i saw something good
@AmbiePam (45833)
• United States
30 May 09
If it is any good at all, it goes to charity. Well first I ask my mom or sister if they want it. Clothes, decorations...if they want it, they can have it. But then it all goes to charity. I tell you what, when I have something nice that I cannot use it anymore, I feel so good about taking it to Goodwill. I think about if I were shopping in Goodwill (which I did when I was a child, my family couldn't afford to get clothes anywhere else for a time) and I wasn't expecting much, but all of a sudden I saw this beautiful shirt for a low low price. And it makes me feel good because I know the stuff I have that is so nice, will be making someone else very happy. Now if my stuff is plain old junk, I'll see if it can be recycled. Like if it is a book that no one can read because it is too old, there is a place to have those recycled. And I'd rather do that than just throw it away to be sent to the junk yard.
• United States
29 May 09
We recently got rid of a lot of stuff at my house that had to be gotten rid of. That stuff was tossed out in the trash. It really wasn't savagable items so there was no point in trying to donate or sell the items. I have kept a few items behind though so if we decide to try and sell some things, I may have several items that can be sold.