Announcing Give Your Stuff Away Day

Does this situation sound familiar?

“A bright red toaster appeared in my house recently, a new purchase. I have no problem with the new toaster it’s the old one that irks me. It works fine, but it’s wasting away. Collectively, there are millions (billions?) of similar items out there, cluttering our homes, that others would love to own.”

Wouldn’t it be cool if we could magically shift ownership of all this stuff, in one weekend, all over the US, with little effort, and at no cost?

Today I want to talk about an upcoming worldwide event that is lending a hand to those in need as well as the environment and those with excess.

I’m talking about Give Your Stuff Away Day. This event was started by a man a few years back (it was called Curb day back then) when he tried to change the way people think about things they don’t want. Instead of dumping them into the ever growing landfills, Mike Morone decided to refurbish some things and give them away to people that really needed them.

In doing this, he created Give Your Stuff Away Day which is being adopted all across the globe.

Everyone owns a few things they no longer use, or in reality have never used and just accumulated as time went by. After years of collecting dust and after those, “I will sell it eventually” thoughts have passed, you can now place your goods on your curb for others to take and use as needed.

Mike contacted me almost a year ago about this event and I have to say I’m pretty excited about this. I have so much junk and my house is everyday seeming smaller. Most of them hold no sentimental value nor do they hold any real world value, yet I continue to hold..or rather horde them. I’m happy to have the chance to set them out and see other people make use of these things. I can’t wait to declutter!

Here are the details of the event: May 15, we bring to our curbs, items of value we no longer want. No trash, recyclables, illegal, or dangerous items. No food, drugs, chemicals, or weapons. Just safe, valuable items we would like to donate. At the same time, millions of people will be coming around picking up free items. Instantly, the world’s largest giveaway!

For more details, you can check out Give Your Stuff Away Day.com and check out the facebook page for the event here

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» JackieNo Gravatar said: { May 6, 2010 - 04:05:45 }

Cool idea! I’m sure I have some stuff I could give away 😉
.-= Jackie´s last blog ..Do It Now =-.

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Jesse MichelsenNo Gravatar Reply:

Thanks Jackie! and remember, you will be helping others out on top of decluttering. I just keep getting reminded of how much junk I have…

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» JoAnn MichelsenNo Gravatar said: { May 7, 2010 - 09:05:00 }

Yay! I want to give stuff away that I don't use. But Jesse, maybe you better check with me before you give anything away that used to be

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» Jesse MichelsenNo Gravatar said: { May 7, 2010 - 10:05:00 }

Mom, you really need to learn to let go 🙂 It's just stuff! just kidding, we won't throw out anything you passed down without checking first, unless we really have no clue where it came

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» JoAnn MichelsenNo Gravatar said: { May 7, 2010 - 10:05:00 }

Yay! I want to give stuff away that I don't use. But Jesse, maybe you better check with me before you give anything away that used to be mine!

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» Jesse MichelsenNo Gravatar said: { May 7, 2010 - 11:05:00 }

Mom, you really need to learn to let go 🙂 It's just stuff! just kidding, we won't throw out anything you passed down without checking first, unless we really have no clue where it came from..

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» SteveNo Gravatar said: { May 27, 2010 - 08:05:51 }

Thanks Jackie! and remember, you will be helping others out on top of decluttering. I just keep getting reminded of how much junk I have…

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