A couple days ago, I de-cluttered the shelves on my 2 living room bookcases. I took down a bunch of my DVDs, movies, etc. I asked Dear Husband to go over his collection and remove any that he did not care to keep. I went through the music ones as well. Finally, took down a few items from the knick knack shelves: A set of 4 ceramic kittens, a religious angel candle, a few other things. The stuff that I have spent time dusting, time after time, and did not really care about.
There is a new thrift shop in town. A lady opened this not too long ago, as a way to provide for herself and her family.. She is actively seeking donations of things to sell. She gives you a coupon for 10% off of any purchases you make, as a thank you for giving her your stuff to sell. I may or may not use this coupon sometime. But, who knows? Some day she may have just the perfect item that I’ve needed for years.
My donations were heavy enough I had to make quite an effort to carry them in to her. The lady seemed really happy to get these things. And I was really happy to see her reaction to the things I brought her. Made me feel good. Not even to mention how nice it is to not have to dust that clutter on my shelves any more. Two of us happy.
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