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Junk In My Basement

Cleaning out my basement. I have a bunch of stuff like:
- clothes
-pots
-old board games
-stuffed animals
-LOTS of electrical sockets (don't ask)
-others

What is an easy and environmentally friendly method of disposing these goods?
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tyfriend wrote:
Feb 13th, 2009 3:17 pm
Cleaning out my basement. I have a bunch of stuff like:
- clothes
-pots
-old board games
-stuffed animals
-LOTS of electrical sockets (don't ask)
-others

What is an easy and environmentally friendly method of disposing these goods?
Donate them, no need to throw anything out that can be used by the needy. They sometimes have drop boxes at certain malls, you can donate to a women's shelter etc.
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clothes, pots, old board games, stuffed animals etc can all be donated to the salvation army

Building materials can be donated to habitat for humanity.
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If you don't have a car just post it on www.freecycle.org, someone will come to your place and pick it up, likely within 24 hours.
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SAN66 wrote:
Feb 13th, 2009 4:05 pm
clothes, pots, old board games, stuffed animals etc can all be donated to the salvation army

Building materials can be donated to habitat for humanity.
Thanks for the help.

Update: I just dropped the stuff off at HFH. They said something about mailing me a donation tax receipt or something. What's that all about?
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tyfriend wrote:
Feb 14th, 2009 4:02 pm
Update: I just dropped the stuff off at HFH. They said something about mailing me a donation tax receipt or something. What's that all about?
If you donate more than $200 to charitable organizations in a year, you can claim it on your taxes. Didn't know that included dropped off goods to HFH so thats good to know.

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