This month, the day is being celebrated on Saturday, May 19. The premise is that everyone has items in their homes
He proposes the following guidelines:
- Obey local ordinances
- Place ONLY the allowed items on your curb
- Do NOT put out trash or recyclables on Give Your Stuff Away Day
- Do NOT donate recalled products – visit www.cpsc.gov/ for details
- Do not put dangerous or illegal items on your curb
- Be careful driving those weekends
- Be prepared to retrieve what’s left over
I think the only thing I would add to Mike’s list is to advertise your free stuff either on freecycle.org or craigslist.com in order to spread the word. I would also apply the same rule that I use when running a yard sale either for myself or a client. Whatever is leftover at the end of the day gets donated to a local charity. I don’t know about you but once an unwanted item leaves my home, I don’t want it back in there! So just load it up on your vehicle and take it away!
Kudos to Mike for initiating this. I don’t know about you but I’ve started following him on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/giveyourstuffaway) and suggest you do the same. I can’t wait to hear the date for September’s Give Your Stuff Away Day!
For more information, check out Mike’s website at http://giveyourstuffaway.com.
Quote: “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” ~ Maya Angelou ~
Brenda Tringali, Organizing, Productivity & HR Specialist
At Your Fingertips Organizing
Serving Greater Myrtle Beach, SC or “virtually” anywhere (via phone/video)
Brenda Tringali is the owner of At Your Fingertips Organizing. She provides Life/Workplace/Residential Organizing & Productivity services to clients in the Myrtle Beach, SC area & “virtually” anywhere via video, phone, etc. Drawing from her 30 years of Human Resources/Staffing experience, she also helps clients with HR/Staffing/Job Search needs as well. Brenda is an active member of NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing professionals). She is also Chair of the NAPOCares Committee which highlights the community outreach efforts of NAPO members, NAPO Chapters, and NAPO Business Partners as they reach out to share the three “T’s” of Social Responsibility: their Time, Treasures, and Talents.