I am happy to say that a message did get posted, the absolutely perfect style per the group mod'sspecifications. I sent the lucky person who is going to come and pick up a girls student desk, dresser and the book case that goes over the desk. It needs a little TLC, some cleaning and maybe a paint job, but this was my furniture when I was a teenager and my dd no longer wanted it. The new owner came over today and was just thrilled with it, and did not mind that it needed a clean up and perhaps a touch of paint, but she was happy with this furniture, since it is real wood, not particle board.
The UPSIDE of picking the person who I did who I picked to get the furniture; she was the first to get in and ask for it, I also found out she lives in the neighborhood in her first home that she bought on her own. I know the family who used to live in the house, and they assure me she is just who she says she it. She works 6 days a week as a nurse caregiver, she is my age, she is single with grown children, she also loves to read. She said she doesn't have much, and I have all of my stuff, the stuff my children left behind and no longer want, plus I still have boxes left to clear from my late Mother's property and my late Sister's property. At the time of their deaths, my late father packed up everything they owned and had it stored. A few days after he died, two Mayflower moving trucks, the big kind, one had all of my Mom's things, the other had all of my sister's things in it. So, my tiny 1,100 sq ft home looks like it would be ready for the show hoarders, buried alive. Everything I have set aside in one room to get rid of, she said she would be willing to barter her housekeeping skills and her bf would help me with a couple of honey do's in exchange for things she needs.
I did check her out with the former owners, I go to church with them and they have confirmed she does need a lot. So, if I can get rid of 2/3 rds of this stuff, then I will be better able to manage on my own. Thanks for listening.
I have a lot of stuff to get rid of and the Freecycle moderator is very touchy about using the words, please and thank you. I use them, but I can only enter one item per week, she edits it down to nothing. How can I get rid of a lot of stuff? I don't mind Goodwill or another charity, but they don't pick it up. There are many things just too big for me to move. They all need good homes, I cannot see just putting them on the side of the road.