It’s Q&A month and I’m answering your biggest questions about life, business, and simple scrapbooking.
What do you do with products you know you won’t use?
I keep a USPS flat rate box in my office as a home for unwanted supplies. Whenever I have an item I know I won’t use again (or at all) it goes in that box. By having a designated spot, unloved items don’t accumulate in my stash for an unknown time in the future.
When the box has started to fill up I will see if it is worth selling any individual items (or the whole box) on Facebook. Then I will donate whatever is left to my daughter’s daycare or a local organization. Our school district runs a store selling craft supplies (and other items) that people have donated.
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I donate my unwanted items to the Salvation Army. They either use them for crafts with kids or sell them. I used to try and sell them but it seemed more bother than it was worth. I have been simplifying this year and jettisoned over 400 wood mounted rubber stamps.
I do the following with scrap booking items I won’t be using:
* donate them to our church for Sunday School activities
* donate them to schools to be used in the preschool area
* donate them to schools to be used in the art department
* give them to someone as a gift
I enjoy sharing with others. It’s interesting to see how others use the items I have given them. And I feel good knowing that sometimes it’s the little things (such as a little bag or box of scrap booking items) that can really make a person’s day. 🙂
This is such a great idea to have a temporary home for unwanted products until you are ready to get rid of them. I had a major, major purge 18 months ago before moving to Hong Kong so pretty much what I have now is what I know I will use.