Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Budget Board
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-13-2012, 02:07 PM   #181
mrsklamc
I apologize in advance, but what is a click clack?
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Husker living in Hoosierland.
Posts: 9,524

Got rid of a ton of stuff prior to my sister & family coming the week before Easter. Still purging though. We do have electronics to part with and stuff to be shredded, and since I know there have been other Indianapolis destasher's I wanted to share these links about free shredding and electronics recycling days, tomorrow in Fishers, and the 28-29 at the zoo:

http://blogs.indystar.com/nfg/2012/0...shredding-day/

http://indyzoo.com/SitePages/Special...ngWeekend.aspx
mrsklamc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 03:27 PM   #182
StephMK
DIS Veteran
 
StephMK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: TBD
Posts: 5,101

We finally got rid of a free couch on CL that people kept asking about but never came to get. It went to a guy who had nothing & the people were so nice & thankful & send a really nice email afterwards. I was happy it's being used and our small office looks so much nicer w/o that huge couch & piano & computer armoire squashed in it.

I have a pile of stuff that will be going to the Boy Scout yard sale in a week or two. Hoping to find more stuff to donate before then. I need to go through the kids' clothes & add any good pieces to the bags for my niece & nephew. The rest will be donated too. Still working my way around the basement but that will be on hold til June since I am getting ready for DD's graduation & party in May.
__________________
DD DD DS
StephMK is online now   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 04-13-2012, 10:55 PM   #183
delmar411
DIS Veteran
 
delmar411's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Clermont, FL
Posts: 8,874

I was super productive on the destashing front today. Got 5 big black trash bags of clothes and toys out of my younger DD's room. Most of it was heading for goodwill and the rest to OUAC. DH dropped the stuff at goodwill this evening and I'll stop at OUAC in the morning. Whatever they don't take, will go to goodwill right after.

I have to tackle the boys room next. They also have a ridiculous amount of clothes so I'm going to cull it down to semi-normal amounts.
__________________
Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one. ~Abbott Joseph Liebling
The test of democracy is freedom of criticism. ~David Ben-Gurion
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. ~Noam Chomsky
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. ~Voltaire
delmar411 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 11:24 AM   #184
Ephany
DIS Veteran
 
Ephany's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Georgia
Posts: 2,247

Well I have a huge bag of clothes DD outgrew waiting to be taken to a friend. Every time she tries something on, I'm making her put it immediately in the bag if it doesn't fit so it doesn't end up on the floor or back in her dresser. I've got a pile of cardboard to drop off at recycling and a box to shred, but otherwise we're doing better. I really want to to put in more storage, but this place is a rental and we can't do that. Hopefully next year we'll move and then I can start off right in a new place.

I've lost a few pounds and am in that weird limbo zone where one size is too big, but the next down is just a bit tight but I refuse to buy anything new until I'm definitely down a size; I can wear a belt for now. I'm scared to get rid of any of my old clothes just yet, with my luck the pounds will attack in the night and I'll have to buy new clothes if I donate anything.

I found a bunch of local Facebook groups dedicated to buying/selling. One's just for books and the others seem to be more household stuff. I'm really looking forward to this summer after finals are over and I can dive into decluttering without the distractions. Between these, Freecycle and Goodwill, I'm really hoping to make a dent in the stuff that DH just had to keep last year that we haven't needed or used.
Ephany is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2012, 04:29 PM   #185
mrsklamc
I apologize in advance, but what is a click clack?
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Husker living in Hoosierland.
Posts: 9,524

2 shred locations tomorrow for Indy area:

http://www.fcfcu.com/blog/shred-days...ning-in-april/
mrsklamc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2012, 05:46 PM   #186
delmar411
DIS Veteran
 
delmar411's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Clermont, FL
Posts: 8,874

Well I tried to tackle the boys room today. It's so mentally exhausting to deal with all this 'stuff'.

I do have 2 bags of goodwill and 2 bags for OUAC plus I'll have another bag for each of those places when I'm done. I just need to make my list for the goodwill stuff to attach to my receipt.

Good news on YDD's stuff though. The bag that I dropped at OUAC got us $66! I about fell over! I was expecting maybe $15-20 from them. DH was thinking $30.

I need to get rid of all the bikes in the garage too. They are in various states of disrepair and too small for the kids.
__________________
Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one. ~Abbott Joseph Liebling
The test of democracy is freedom of criticism. ~David Ben-Gurion
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. ~Noam Chomsky
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. ~Voltaire
delmar411 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2012, 07:24 PM   #187
happydisneyfamily
Mouseketeer
 
happydisneyfamily's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 222

We should be moving into our new home by mid-July so even more incentive for me to get rid of things. I managed to fill two garbage bags today.
__________________
DH ME DS DS DD DS
01/20/11
04/19/13

happydisneyfamily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2012, 07:52 PM   #188
karriemouse
Official Disney Cruise Addict
 
karriemouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Manchester, UK or Windsor Hills, Orlando or on a plane between the two!
Posts: 484

Late to the party but I so need to join in! I just need to get over the stage when it all seems too overwhelming - baby steps, baby steps...

My plan is to declutter the whole house, but particularly the loft room and all my craft stuff (I think Michaels has less stock than I have ) and to start selling on ebay.

More room, less clutter, more time to use the stuff left, and more money - that's my goal!!!
__________________
Karen

Me DH DD(20) DD(15)
karriemouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2012, 04:54 PM   #189
mrsklamc
I apologize in advance, but what is a click clack?
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Husker living in Hoosierland.
Posts: 9,524

I took some papers to a shred location this morning and I also DIDN'T go to a couple of tempting garage sales & bring more junk in the house, so a good day all in all.
mrsklamc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 05:12 PM   #190
delmar411
DIS Veteran
 
delmar411's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Clermont, FL
Posts: 8,874

got a bunch of stuff cleared from the boys room. Took what I thought would sell to OUAC and they gave me $54 for it!

The rest went to Goodwill.

DH got a bunch of books out of our room and took them to HPB. He also made a pile of books for me to take to my mom so I have them packed up already for when I visit them next month.

I'm not done in the boys room but I had to go back to focusing on school stuff since it's finals week. I'll tackle it again next week.
__________________
Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one. ~Abbott Joseph Liebling
The test of democracy is freedom of criticism. ~David Ben-Gurion
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. ~Noam Chomsky
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. ~Voltaire
delmar411 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 07:09 PM   #191
thebeesknees
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,507

Got a bunch of baby stuff out of the house to pass along at church, but could only fit about 1/3 in our trunk, so it will be a couple of weeks before it is all gone, but it's a start! I also went through my linen closet and only kept 2 sets of sheets per bed, and 2 sets of towels per person, plus 2 extra sets for company; the rest are ready to go out with the next charity pickup. Finally, I cleaned out the garage today and made enough room that we can actually park 2 cars in there! Up till now, it was 1 car and a bunch of miscellaneous stuff with no home, so I found places for everything and freed up so much space in there. My kids could hardly believe it when we pulled in after school this morning. I think my next goal may be my sewing room. It has turned into a catch-all spot for the basement and I want my space back!
__________________
Me DH DS10 DD9 DS5
thebeesknees is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2012, 04:25 PM   #192
delmar411
DIS Veteran
 
delmar411's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Clermont, FL
Posts: 8,874

I finally decided to get rid of my cricut and the couple cartridges that I had for it. It's all still brand new and sealed. I bought it on a whim and had so many grand plans for it.

So I posted the cricut on CL and it had a buyer in less than 2hrs! And I found out the 2 cartridges that I got for $20 each on BF(2010) are retired and worth a good bit of money. So I posted them on Ebay and one is already bid up over $100 in less than 24hrs!

Considering I sold the cricut for $100 (pd $60 on BF) and at a min that one cartridge will go for over $100 , I made quite a bit of money for storing these items for a year and half! LOL

AND I had posted that we dropped off the boys stuff at OUAC and gotten $54 for it all...well today they called DH and told him that they didn't realize just how many trios were in the bag and they owed us another $12! When does that ever happen???
__________________
Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one. ~Abbott Joseph Liebling
The test of democracy is freedom of criticism. ~David Ben-Gurion
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. ~Noam Chomsky
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. ~Voltaire
delmar411 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 05:39 PM   #193
delmar411
DIS Veteran
 
delmar411's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Clermont, FL
Posts: 8,874

Dropped off another 2 bags of stuff to Goodwill plus some children's books to the kids school for the library.

Plus mailed off 3 Disney prints I've gotten from various promos that were extras to other people who wanted them.

Plus mailed off all our textbooks from this semester to Amazon for trade-in credit (so I can buy all our summer semester books! LOL).

DH is gone this week for school so outside of a school presentation on friday, I'm free to do as I please. I'm going to work in our room and if I get overly motivated I'll get back in the garage.

I wish Goodwill had a pickup service because I'm not sure how to get all the bikes and a chair and a bookcase over there on my own.

ETA~ both cricut cartridges sold. Total for both: $194.50!!
__________________
Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one. ~Abbott Joseph Liebling
The test of democracy is freedom of criticism. ~David Ben-Gurion
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. ~Noam Chomsky
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. ~Voltaire

Last edited by delmar411; 04-30-2012 at 06:50 PM.
delmar411 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 06:44 PM   #194
thebeesknees
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,507

Well, my donation stuff sort of backfired! I had it all out next to the garage labeled for the charity pickup drive, and it did get picked up....then later in the week we got a letter from our HOA stating that we needed to get rid of our "stored trash". A couple of phone calls later to figure out what happened, we discover that they thought my charity stuff was trash and we aren't allowed to have anything out except on trash day - narrowly missed a fine!
__________________
Me DH DS10 DD9 DS5
thebeesknees is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 01:35 PM   #195
Zhoen
Princess in Shining Armor
 
Zhoen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 600

DelMar,

Try Salvation Army, in our area they DO have a pick-up service. Or try putting the things you don't want on freecycle (if there's one in your area.) I've found takers for all sorts of things I didn't want anymore on freecycle, and the upside is that you KNOW the person picking it up really wants it (or they wouldn't waste the gas.) With charities, you never really know if they found a buyer or not-- stuff still gets trashed all the time if it doesn't sell.

Now, charity donations are great, because you get a tax write-off and the charity gets some money (hopefully), but if all you want is to make the stuff go away, freecycle is a no-effort solution a lot of the time.
Zhoen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:59 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: