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« on: September 05, 2017 12:10:33 PM »

I'm moving long distance, and need to get rid of practically everything I own.  I'm OK with that, it's kind of exciting, creating a big open space that I can fill with more stuff when I get where I'm going.

But what do I do with it all?  I have tons of craft supplies, from glitter glue (why do I have so much?  I never use the stuff) to fabric scraps to gel pens to sidewalk chalk to hand crafted dollhouse miniatures.

I can give some to the Boys and Girls Club, sell some on ebay, but there's gonna be a lot left over, especially small pieces of fabulous fabric.

I live waaaay out in the country, so garage sale doesn't do well.  My mini club did their shopping yesterday, but there's a lot left over.

any suggestions?

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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017 12:33:35 PM »

Ooh, scary and awesome. Scrawesome? Awescary? An adventure anyhow. I hope it goes very well for you.

I donate still usable stuff to thrift shops. Scouts/Guides will often take supplies, schools as well, home-schoolers included. Sunday school, daycare centres, senior's homes, libraries, hospitals with a children's ward.
You could list it in batches on a local sell/trade or freecycle type site.
The glitter glue you could squeeze into one larger bottle for rainbow glitter glue (call it Unicorn goo, ha ha), then it's only one fabulous item to get rid of instead of many.
If we were neighbours I'd happily take minis and fabric off your hands Wink. Maybe there's someone unknown nearby who is crafty, ask around?
If you feel up to it and there's a STS in time you could offer some things in exchange for crafty letter mail at your new place to make you feel connected and craft inspired, that could be fun if it's not too time consuming.

« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017 11:32:22 AM »

Maybe a starving artist who works with textiles can use your stash?  On ebay maybe you can sell them in lots and throw in some of the harder to sell items with the more desirable items.
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2017 12:23:28 PM »

I agree that libraries, schools, senior centers, day care centers, retirement homes, etc. might all appreciate getting some of your art supplies.
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2017 02:03:04 PM »

I would definitely try and sell as much as I can on eBay or even on craigslist / kijiji. Everything that's left over and in a useable conditions I would donate to a Good Will, Salvation Army, Value Village, and etc.
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