Thistle (thistle_chaser) wrote,

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Stuff reduction campaign: Go!

You know what, Salvation Army, I didn't want to give you my stuff anyway. You could have made good money off a newish working flat panel TV (along with DVD, Tivo, and a new-ish glass table thingie I was using as a TV stand), but it's a two month wait for you to send a donation truck out to get it? Clearly you don't need my stuff. And like I said, I didn't really want to give it to you so much as I just wanted to be rid of it in the easiest way possible.

I dabbled in Freecycle tonight. I was pulling out a bookshelf to give away, and found I had a bunch of old gaming systems (PS2, GameCube, N64). I decided to list them and see if anyone wanted them, and someone responded. While it was more of a pain than I would have liked (I had to be dressed and ready to meet him in the parking lot for a half-hour window), I'm glad someone took it. Will he sell them? Maybe. But either way, hopefully they'll end up in the hands of someone who wants them.

I ended up putting the bookcase out with the trash instead of Freecycling it. Maybe someone will pick it up on their own or not, but it was too big for me to have to deal with dragging out to meet someone (even if it's only out to the parking lot).

The tricky part of this is that I don't want Freecycle/Craigslist people to come in my apartment -- I'd rather them not even know which apartment is mine. So I have to lug things out to the parking lot to meet them. It's not far, but for something big, or something that could break, it's a pain.

It'd be nice if my apartment complex had a board for posting stuff. I bet there's someone here who could use a TV. I spent some time looking for a shelter that would take a used TV, but it seems like they only want new or money. Maybe loading it into my car and taking it to SA myself might be the easiest...
Tags: freecycle, moving, stuff reduction campaign
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