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!
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