Taking a load of donations to Goodwill.
This is one of the reasons we started Hammer Like a Girl – helping each other with yucky projects/tasks like this that we put off until the pile threatens to fall over and hurt an unsuspecting passerby.
Before: The pile in my basement. (I’m not proud of it.)
Next time we will take a recycling trip: the plastic bottle tops will go to Aveda, the Styrofoam and peanuts to Ikea, the pvc pipe to RE-Store, and the used batteries to the local Hazardous Waste Site.
We worked out a little system to make this project not so painful. Monica documented the items on a list (for tax deduction purposes) while I went through and bagged stuff up. When we dropped the bags off at Goodwill they gave us a tax receipt which we stapled onto the list – when tax time comes along it will make my life easier when I need to itemize. When it comes to taxes, I need all the help I can get.
How do you purge? Would love to hear tips!