I don't know about you, but in my house, as a project goes on, the stuff seems to pile up. You know what I'm talking about: that kitchen gadget you never use; the side table that isn't quite right; the stemware from Aunt Gertrude.
It's time to get rid of the junk!
Most of the time, I try to give it to a family or friend who could put it to good use. I just gave three nonstick pans to my sister, who is still developing her kitchen.
But before that, I took a bag of odds and ends to my neighborhood thrift store, which benefits AIDS research. And before that, I collected an absurd amount of clothing and donated it to a local hospital. In this house very little makes it to the trash can. Almost everything can be put to good use in a new home. If you need ideas, here are some organizations that take your trash and turn it into--for lack of a better phrase--treasures.