Wellness Wednesday: Giving Makes Us Happy

Want to give your old items a new

life?

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

With the Holiday’s well behind us and the start of the New Year, many of us are in the process of shuffling through our old stuff to make room for the new.

In the midst of the shuffle, a problem arises, what to do with our old stuff?

Perhaps you got a new pair of golf clubs, shoes or clothes and want to give your old ones a new life.

Or perhaps you got a few new books and just do not have enough room in that over-crowded library of yours.

What to do?

Trade

Golf and book stores alike often allow you to trade in your old items as partial payment toward new ones.

The go-to places:

The Value Guide will give you credit for trade-ins that is redeemable through a network of retailers nationwide or cash.

Crossroads Trading Co. allows you to trade clothes and shoes in for store credit or, sometimes, cash.

Any local used bookstore will often allow their customers to trade in their books for either cash or a new book of equal amount.

Sell

If you do not feel that the trading process is for you, you can opt to sell your items on your own. You can create your own price and rules for the items.

The go-to places:

Selling items through web-auction seems to be the biggest trend these days, such as e-bay.

Online stores such as Amazon or Craigslist are also other alternatives.

Donate

Perhaps one of the best things you can do with the items you no longer want is giving them to those that need them or go to a good cause. Many places that take golf donations are able to turn around and give the equipment to those in need, and most places even give you a tax-deductible receipt.

The go-to places:

The WSCGA Foundation:  Our Foundation office accepts any and all women’s golf equipment (only) and will give you a tax-deductible receipt for your items.

Good Will: Good Will has the same process but will take mostly anything that can be resold.

Libraries: Most libraries (and, again, used bookstores) take donations for books

Have any other suggestions to give your old stuff a new start?

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