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Old 11-22-2016, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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One more bag of clothes to the PTA thrift shop

Free to good home at the end of our driveway
1) porch swing which needs 2 new slats
2) box of rusty garden tools
3) box of scratched up Teflon pans
4) box of flat pillows
5) old cat scratching post which needs new carpet

To the battered women's shelter
1) box of 3 dozen travel sized lotions, shampoos, conditioners, shower caps
accumulated over some time when DH traveled on business
2) box of fairly current magazines like Good Housekeeping, Parenting, Southern
Living, Readers' Digest
3) box of used crayons, kid scissors, construction paper, glue sticks, markers

SLOWLY BUT SURELY WE ARE MAKING A DENT
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Old 11-28-2016, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Love that idea of putting it on the driveway with a FREE sign.

The other day I put out a wicker chair needing paint and repair. The UPS driver stopped, sat in the chair, and then Woo Hoo put it in her UPS truck !

Last week I put out an old 6 foot silk leaf fake tree and it sat and sat. Then around 6 pm the doorbell rang and 2 kids, maybe 7 and 9 said : Can we have it ? OF Course !!! I do wonder what they did with it and if their Mom was mad.
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Old 11-28-2016, 12:09 PM
 
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finally threw out some old modems.
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Old 11-28-2016, 08:29 PM
 
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Love that idea of putting it on the driveway with a FREE sign.

The other day I put out a wicker chair needing paint and repair. The UPS driver stopped, sat in the chair, and then Woo Hoo put it in her UPS truck !

Last week I put out an old 6 foot silk leaf fake tree and it sat and sat. Then around 6 pm the doorbell rang and 2 kids, maybe 7 and 9 said : Can we have it ? OF Course !!! I do wonder what they did with it and if their Mom was mad.
I do this all the time, only I put it next to my mailbox, which is about 10 feet away from the end of my driveway. Hubby and I joke that people will take anything, as long as it is free.
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Old 11-28-2016, 08:32 PM
 
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I cleaned out a drawer with a bunch of scarves (for dresses, not woolen scarves) in it. I am so not a scarf person. Why was I hanging onto them? There were also some belts from A Much Smaller Me Who Lived Many Years Ago. My husband said they looked like Barbie belts. All are now in the Goodwill bag, which is full enough now to actually take to Goodwill.
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Old 11-28-2016, 08:33 PM
 
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finally threw out some old modems.
300 baud?
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Old 11-28-2016, 08:40 PM
 
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Cleaned out my pantry and threw old, outdated food away. Stuff I've had for a year or so and probably rancid, like chips, etc. Some of it smelled pretty suspect.

Went through my closet and pulled out some clothes I will take to the Goodwill.
I got on a stepstool over the weekend and peeked at the top shelf of my kitchen cabinet. (I am rather short, so I don't go looking on that shelf very often.) I found an open can of seasoned bread crumbs with a "Sell by" date in... 2007. I also found an open jar of Ovaltine, rock hard, with a "Sell by" date in 2010. Both items got flung in the trash quickly. Time flies.
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Old 11-30-2016, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I found a big box full of mystery kitchen items I want to sell or give away but first I have to identify them.

Kitchen Mystery Pans
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Old 12-03-2016, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I took a box of "stuff" to Good Will yesterday, with various unrelated items.

But before I handed over the box, I raided it and took back a fourth of the things "I might need someday." Better to let someone else deliver to Good Will than me.
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Old 12-03-2016, 04:45 PM
 
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another two bags ready for the Goodwill today.
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