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Old 03-27-2021, 08:50 PM
 
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Not strictly a question about moving, but I dunno where else to post it. I have been tasked to clear an old storage unit for a relative overseas who will not be returning. I have sorted out the few bits of stuff he wanted, and he is completely unconcerned with the rest. A lot of what remains consists of paperback books, clothes, kitchen housewares, and miscellaneous conventional sundry. I want to get rid of it all as cheaply and efficiently as possible, and I'm looking for suggestions. I doubt that the Salvation Army would want anywhere near all of it at once, and I don't think they even take clothes anymore(?) Anyway, please assist. Thank you.
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Old 03-27-2021, 11:25 PM
 
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"paperback books, clothes, kitchen housewares, and miscellaneous conventional sundry"

are all items that Goodwill ... and many other charitable organizations ... have as their stock in trade.

even if you've got a truckload of these items, they'll gladly accept them in useable condition.

of course, if the items are trashed out and now ready for the junkheap, the charities don't want to waste their time sorting and cleaning, so better for you to take them to your solid waste disposal site and discard the items.
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Old 03-28-2021, 04:14 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Not strictly a question about moving, but I dunno where else to post it. I have been tasked to clear an old storage unit for a relative overseas who will not be returning. I have sorted out the few bits of stuff he wanted, and he is completely unconcerned with the rest. A lot of what remains consists of paperback books, clothes, kitchen housewares, and miscellaneous conventional sundry. I want to get rid of it all as cheaply and efficiently as possible, and I'm looking for suggestions. I doubt that the Salvation Army would want anywhere near all of it at once, and I don't think they even take clothes anymore(?) Anyway, please assist. Thank you.
Find one of the "flea market" jobbers. They might even pay you too.
Just be sure the deal is for it all.
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Old 03-28-2021, 05:13 AM
 
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Not strictly a question about moving, but I dunno where else to post it. I have been tasked to clear an old storage unit for a relative overseas who will not be returning. I have sorted out the few bits of stuff he wanted, and he is completely unconcerned with the rest. A lot of what remains consists of paperback books, clothes, kitchen housewares, and miscellaneous conventional sundry. I want to get rid of it all as cheaply and efficiently as possible, and I'm looking for suggestions. I doubt that the Salvation Army would want anywhere near all of it at once, and I don't think they even take clothes anymore(?) Anyway, please assist. Thank you.
You can ask the storage warehouse to dispose of it for you. If they hesitate, ask them what they do for people who do not pay their bill. Every storage unit has a way to dispose, and every storage unit I have used offered to do it for free, though in one case they did not want to and I had to pull the "What do you do when someone doesn't pay?" card.
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Old 03-28-2021, 11:11 AM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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https://www.1800gotjunk.com/us_en
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Old 03-28-2021, 04:40 PM
 
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Salvation army used to pick up if you have enough stuff.

Goodwill takes all the items you mentioned. I've seen people drop off pick up truck loads.
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Old 03-28-2021, 06:39 PM
 
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I’d leave it open for a bit and see if people take some of the stuff!! Most things except clothes could also be donated to a Habitat Restore.
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Old 03-28-2021, 07:35 PM
 
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You can lock up the unit and walk away and stop paying. It will be auctioned at some point, and whoever wins gets to dispose of the junk. Put everything in boxes and label them:

Trading Cards
Cabbage Patch Dolls
Vintage Playboys
Coin collection
etc.

That's really mean to the auction buyers, but will ensure the unit gets bought for a premium price, thus making the storage place happy.
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Old 04-10-2021, 08:25 PM
 
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We used them twice
Nice guys both times
My husband just didn’t have time and what needed to go was not what someone would really want

But the guys told me that people who run “Haunted Houses” buy lot of stuff like rotting books and dirty mattresses to use as stage setting
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Old 04-10-2021, 08:26 PM
 
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You can lock up the unit and walk away and stop paying. It will be auctioned at some point, and whoever wins gets to dispose of the junk. Put everything in boxes and label them:

Trading Cards
Cabbage Patch Dolls
Vintage Playboys
Coin collection
etc.

That's really mean to the auction buyers, but will ensure the unit gets bought for a premium price, thus making the storage place happy.
Fraud
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