A quick, hassle-free way to get rid of stuff after de-cluttering is to put it out on your front parking strip with a FREE sign on it. My daughter Susy taught me that. Anything I haul out there is gone within a few hours. It’s my way of having a “garage sale”.
Gone are the aged bookcases, vases, frames, suitcases, old cans of paint, rugs and more. That way, (1) the stuff gets a good home, (2) you avoid the expense of getting it to the dump, and (3) you get some free space back.
Try it. And if all else fails, consider the following story.
Raymond, from Seattle, purchased a new stove. The local dump wanted $20 to receive and accept his old one in an environmentally friendly fashion, so in order to save money he put it in his yard with a sign that read, “Free to a good home. You want it, please take it.”
The stove stood untouched for 4 days.
Then Raymond changed his tactics. He made a sign saying, ‘Stove for sale – Fifty dollars..’
One day later the stove disappeared: stolen.