SUE’S GUIDE TO Getting Rid Of Unwanted Stuff
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?