#ygkChallenge: Donate and Sell Stuff You Don’t Need

yard sale, garage sale, donation, kijiji, craigslist, Kingston, OntarioWelcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.

This week’s challenge encourages you to:

Donate and Sell Stuff You Don’t Need!  As I prepared to move rain barrels, patio furniture and garden accessories back into the garage for the winter, I was forced to come to grips with the fact that we didn’t find time over the summer to have our long awaited yard sale. The big purge was supposed to free up space in our cramped garage, as well as find new homes for perfectly fine appliances, antiques, furniture and clothing. Fast forward about one week into the future, and I’m proud to say that I’ve reclaimed all of my garage with the help of some intrepid buyers on Kijiji. There are numerous places online and IRL where you can sell or otherwise donate the things you no longer need or have been holding onto for no particular reason. My recent efforts were rewarded with a the few hundred bucks generated by sales, as well as a warm, fuzzy feeling of donating to charities.  Give it a try, and free yourself from your stuff!

Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you work towards completing this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.

Photo credit to Gerry.

Harvey Kirkpatrick

Harvey Kirkpatrick is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. His features curiously explore urban planning, what if scenarios, the local food scene and notable Kingstonians. Loves playing tourist and listening to rap music. Learn more about Harvey...

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