Do You Sell Or Give Away Things In Your Home That You Don't Need?

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  1. mildredtabitha

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    The good thing about giving away the extra things in your home that you don't need is that you will save someone a lot especially someone who needs them and cannot afford to buy their own.

    The benefit of selling things in your home that you do not need is that you will get some extra cash to donate in charitable institutions.
     
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    You have actually hit the nail on the head. In most cases I do this with clothes and shoes. But there are some that I have developed such a deep attachment with, that I find hard to give out, especially those that I have also received as gifts.

    Another benefit besides those that you have stated, is that it helps reduce congestion in the house, and helps create better relationships.
     
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    morgoodieActive Member

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    I do give things away if I have something that someone else needs and I don't need it anymore. I don't really know people with kids the close enough in age to give my kids clothes to them. I will donate them to the local charity shops. Other things like movies and video games they don't want anymore, I will sell on eBay. I have tried selling clothing on there but it doesn't work for me.
     
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    When it comes to clothes and shoes, I give them away. Usually, I give them away to relatives, sometimes I do give them to less fortunate kids. For old stuff like furniture or things in the kitchen, there are a few times that we did give away things like that but most of the time we sell them for half the price and use that money to buy new ones, at least we can just add a few bucks and have new stuff.
     
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    Depends a lot on the moment (financially speaking), but I usually make a 50-50 split for sales and donations. I think I've been able to maintain this division in a satisfactory way.
     
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    No No No, I don't sell or give away my stuffs at home even if I no longer have use for them, I simply have it all packed and stored up in the store room. Call it me being stingy, I mostly don't feel comfortable selling or giving away my stuffs.

    I would rather give someone money to go buy that same thing over again and keep it as his or her own but to transfer that one that I bought and called my own is practically an impossible thing for me to do.

    I tend to attach much important to anything I bought and this makes it hard for me to easily part with it. It's called property to me and not a gift item. So I don't give my property away, it's not done today and probably won't be done anytime soon.
     
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    We are not wealthy but we prefer to give away things that we don’t need instead of selling. Our old sofa went to our laundrywoman while some other furnishings like an old bed was given to a neighbor. We held a garage sale a long time ago but it’s not for the money. We just wanted to dispose of old things for other people to use. That’s why the price tags were incredible which created a crowd in our garage. Yeah, everything was sold and some even came back to ask for more.
     
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    I always donate them to charity organizations-they pick up the donations. I get a discount card as a thank you for donating. I like donating, so others still can make use of things that I donate. Then it goes for sale at thrift shops. I shop at thrift shops and buy what others have donated at a very good bargain price. Saving money and getting what I need at thrift shops is a win win situation.
     
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    I give away most of the things that I don't need such as old clothes, bags, shoes etc. There is a cleaning lady who comes in daily to collect garbage and clean parking lots, I just give her all the stuff and she keeps what she wants and the rest she gives away to similar people she knows. I sell newspapers and plastic milk satchets at the places where they are sent for recycling.
     
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    I only sell when i'm in need of money but otherwise i always make sure to donate to charitable organizations or people in need that i know.
     
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    I simply give away. It kind of helps me clear the clutter and also get the feeling that I have made someone else's life happy. Getting new things puts a spring in my step
     
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    If I have shoes and clothing that I don`t need that are in good condition and these items are needed by someone, I would give it to them rather than disposing of these clothing and shoes in other ways. When it comes to appliances, there is no certainty that I may give either give them away or sell them. It may depend on if I could possibly make some needed cash.