Before you throw it away, give it away.

My wife and I are in the midst of packing up to move from California to Ohio.  Yes, Ohio.  Luckily, we will be there just in time for winter!

As we have been boxing things up, we have realized that we have a LOT of stuff!  Too much really.  So, we decided to get rid of everything we could live without.  We took many things to a local thrift store, but since we do not have a truck, we could not donate our larger items like furniture.

At least, that is what we thought.  We were resigned to throwing some things away when we could not find anyone we knew who wanted our things.  Until we remembered Freecycle.org.  We listed several of our items on the Freecycle website and they were claimed within hours.  The nicest thing was that the people who wanted the items came by with their own trucks, moved the things themselves, and we just watched.  Easy.  Much better than just throwing it all in the dumpster.

It was actually kind of fun.  We have a few more things to list on Freecycle, but we are waiting until we are closer to actually leaving.  We need a few places to sit for a few more days. 🙂

Have you ever used Freecycle or another site like it?  If not, let me encourage you to try giving your stuff away the next time you are ready to toss it.  It will benefit someone else and it may save you from having to go through the hassle of moving it yourself.  Plus, it is just a nice thing to do.

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One Response to Before you throw it away, give it away.

  1. Davo says:

    Yeah Freecycle! I’ve not actually used it yet, but a lot of my friends have, and I think it’s a fantastic idea.

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