Wait, where was I? Oh YES......getting rid of stuff.
If you have much to rid of, you could always do the obvious:
b) Yard Sale
c) Donate to a charity shop
d) Freecycle if you live in the UK
but have you ever considered a curbside giveaway?
This week, I traveled to York Region to pick up some materials for our renovation and I saw some very cool signs posted around advertising a Curbside Giveaway Day. What a great idea! I love this. Residents are asked to put out whatever they are getting rid of (not garbage!) with a sign marked "FREE" by 7am on Curbside Giveaway. That's it. Presto. You can browse the neighbourhood and take what you need, then at 5pm residents are asked to remove any leftover items from the curbside. The town provides a list of way to dispose of any remaining unwanted items. I love this because it is so simple, so straightforward, so FREE. This is a community building activity. If you have a bunch of things you are looking to get rid of, why not consider organizing a Curbside Giveaway day in your own neighbourhood or community?
|Giveaway Posters from York Region