Here’s how this whole thing works:
- Place unwanted items (Not your garbage) at the curb on your front street.
- Label items with a “free” sign.
- Store items that you don’t want to give away out of sight because some people just steal things…
- If there are still items on the curb Sunday, face the music and take them back inside. Sorry, but they’re unwanted
Things you may giveaway:
- Books, CDs and DVDs you liked or even hated.
- Sports equipment, which you don’t have to wash but it would be nice.
- Yard tools and equipment (e.g., Mowers, snowblowers, rakes, shovels).
- Cooking supplies, possibly burnt frying pans?.
- Your children (just kidding)…
- Cabinets with heavily chipped paint.
- Unwanted gifts (which is very broad).
- Clothing. (Gross, no?)
Probably best you don’t put these things out:
- Things that could be unsafe, including lawn darts, firearms, your social media history, court documents, baby walkers, infant self-feeding devices and baby bottles.
- Items infested with bedbugs (e.g., mattresses, furniture, bedding). I guess clothing doesn’t get bed bugs?
- Toilets with a flush volume of 13 litres or more. Maybe just avoid toilets all together. You’ll look much more classy if you do.
Tips for hunters:
- Only take items that are on the curb and marked “free” unless the item is secured in someone’s closed garage, then go in and get it. Obviously don’t do that, you’ll get fined.
- Be sure the items you’re picking up are in good condition. That’s your call though, a broken chair is very useful for some.
- Don’t go (especially drive) onto lawns or gardens unless, again, you’d like a fine.
- Be sure to obey traffic laws and signs. This rule ONLY applies giveaway weekend.