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We respect your privacy. All email addresses you provide will be used just for sending this story. Sell, donate, recycle, or otherwise get rid of stuff that you no longer want, that others could use, and that's hijacking space in your home. But before we get to all the stuff around your home, here's advice on how to eliminate two nuisances from your everyday life. Some utilities will even pay you to dispose of an energy-wasting appliance. Find out whether your town or county government offers an appliance-recycling program or locate one on the Steel Recycling Institute's website.
Some of our younger readers may find it hard to imagine that, before the Amazon Kindle came out, we used to physically turn the pages of our books — which required just a tad bit more effort than pushing a button. While paperback books are commonly accepted in curbside recycling programs, their hardcover cousins can be a bit trickier to recycle. But hardcover books are designed to last generations. Instead of trying to recycle them, find a reuse or donation opportunity. There are still plenty of folks around who enjoy reading an actual book. Have you ever been in a parking lot and seen what looks like an over-sized mailbox?
The winter holidays are coming and, for those who celebrate and have kids, it typically means the acquisition of new toys. And the year before that. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to reduce the mess, keep things tidy, and, best of all, keep the kids happy about it. Here are a few that should be available in many communities for very lightly used toys:. Repurposing is where it gets fun.
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Before you toss those items in the garbage, consider saving the planet, and helping out those in need, by donating the items. There are lots of charities out there, and it can be tough to know where to donate clothes, books, furniture, toys, cars, cell phones, TVs, and more. The organization suggests you give your local branch a call before you show up with your old Buick. Fill the bag with any gently-used items you want to donate and leave the rest to us. Items it accepts: The Salvation Army accepts appliances, clothes, furniture, kitchen gear, books, movies, computers, cars, and even ice skates. Call for more details.