First Batch Of Books And Magazines Sent
February 26, 2017 9:54pm CST
I'm a terrible hoarder, but our termite experience early this month which destroyed books, bookcases, as well as the baseboard and rail along those walls in one room, gave me an idea. I gathered some old books and magazines, along with excess gifts like pens, planners and impulse buys like coin purses, then sent them by LBC express courier to my friend. Even the cloth bag I used to take them to LBC was a gift I knew I wouldn't use. LBC's smallest box and weight for parcels and cargo is 3 kilos and I paid 270 pesos (US$ 5.37) for delivery outside Metro Manila. If it weighed 5 kilos, I would pay 450 pesos (US$ 8.95). What's nice is I got a confirmation text from LBC when and who received the delivery, so no need to anxiously wait to hear from the receiver in case they have no cellphone load to text me. LBC's customer care number is also on the Official Receipt: 8585-999. Aside from old books and magazines, how do you deal with old used and unused school and office supplies like folders and fasteners, binders and binder clips, envelopes, index cards, notebooks, writing pads, sketch pads, address books, planners, push pins, etc?
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22 Mar 17
The ones I wouldn't need anymore, I usually dump in an old school backpack and leave outside for the garbage or recycling people to pick up. Most often the bag and all its contents are taken by someone other than the garbage collectors. I do the same with used textbooks and shoes. The old magazines I donate to a neighborhood salon or to a car wash facility. The staff/owners are happy to take them 'cause their customers in waiting will have stuff to read. :o)
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5 Mar 17
I would be so heartbroken if termites are my books and things. We have silver fish and they eat paper. I am worried they will ruin my books and mementoes. They were just in my cellar years ago but I have seen one upstairs so I assume they have gotten through the house. They can do a lot of damage but it is very expensive to have a terminator come in.
27 Feb 17
it's easier to dispose the 'kalakal' like newspapers, but with these books and magazines, i thought her parents and children might enjoy reading them to pass the time, (even if they're old), or cut out the pictures for school works, then sell them later if they no longer want them.
27 Feb 17
I also find it hard to part with books. Some of those books are more than 50 years old (I bought them when I was a teenager) But I have no problem de-cluttering other items. If they could still be of some use to others I give them away, the rest go to the trash bin.