Out with the old …

So I’ve been recovering from a concussion … I’ll explain more on that later.  Part of the recovery process is to avoid watching the TV, using the computer or smart phones.  What’s left?  Well, fortunately my Kindle 3G (third gen, with keyboard) has a text to speech option.  Sure Fifty Shades of Grey doesn’t stir up the same emotions when read by Stephen Hawking.  I found out afterwards that you can select a female voice which sounds much smoother than the male voice.  When I was well enough to feel bored, I started cleaning out my closets.  This turned into reorganizing and building up piles of stuff I no longer needed.  Of course I polled friends to see if anyone wanted first dibs.  The stuff that was left had to be dropped off to charities.

Clothes:

  • Dress for Success – Business clothes, jewelry, makeup, products, purses and shoes  for job interviews.
  • Fairy Godmother – Prom or bridesmaid dresses, purses and shoes.
  • Canadian Diabetes – They offer to pick it up from your house and also accepts household items.
  • Value Village – Clothes and household items.

Electronics/Metal:

  • Money for Metal – if you have the time and large quantities, some money is better than non.
  • Foxy Recycle – If you just want those old computers, TVs, unwanted electronics gone, make sure they don’t end up in the landfill.

Alcohol:

I’m sure it’s rare that anyone would have alcohol lying around going bad.  In my case I had made batches of home made wine that was sitting around for years.  I believe they don’t age well.  I also had bottles of wine that were given out as wedding favours.

I’m sure there are many other deserving charities that take in used items.  These are the ones that I found to donate specific items.

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