SUE’S GUIDE TO Get­ting Rid Of Un­wanted Stuff

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If you’re hav­ing a big clear-out, mov­ing home or down­siz­ing, you may have lots of things you no longer want or need.

Do­nat­ing them to char­ity or sell­ing them on may sound like the an­swer, but find­ing out who to give those half-used tins of paint, your old sew­ing ma­chine or even spare specs isn’t al­ways easy. So here’s my guide on what to do with ev­ery­thing… Fur­ni­ture – you can give eBay a go to make some money or do­nate un­wanted fur­ni­ture to the Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion. Crockery – even if you’ve got mis­matched sets, you can sell in­di­vid­ual items through WWW.CHINASEARCH.CO.UK. And they’ll buy ev­ery­thing from Royal Doul­ton and Wedg­wood through to plates and cups from Boots or M&S. Tools – gar­den­ing and car­pen­tery tools can be given to the WorkAid char­ity WWW.WORKAID.ORG. This col­lects, rer fur­bishes and sup­plies tools to peo­ple in Africa and they’ll even make use of your old sew­ing ma­chine too! Clothes, books, toys and games – these can go to high street char­ity shops. And you’ll get a £5 M&S voucher at Ox­fam when you do­nate old M&S cloth­ing. Old specs – Vi­sion Aid Over­seas sends out re­cy­cling en­velopes or many op­ti­cians have re­cy­cling fa­cil­i­ties in store. WWW.VISIONAIDOVERSEAS.ORG/RE­CY­CLING Paint – most of us hav­ing half-empty pots. Do­nate to lo­cal com­mu­nity projects. Find your near­est drop-off point at WWW.COMMUNITYREPAINT.ORG.UK.

Is it time for a clear-out?

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