This morning in about a half an hour a woman from the neighborhood is stopping by to take our wall to wall Berber carpet. Bill had to take up that expensive carpet in our media/storage room after part of it was damaged due to a water leak. Only around the one edge of the rug is damaged. The rest of the rug, 98% is perfectly fine. Unused, not walked on because all my storage boxes was sitting on it for the past thirteen years since we moved to Delaware.
Last week I tried to arrange a pickup of this rug, and an oversized office desk and two large speakers picked up by ReStore, the local Habitat for Humanity thrift store. They didn't want it.
I tried the All Saints Thrift store. They will pick up the speakers but didn't want the desk (they already have three on their floor) or carpet. None of these thrift stores want carpet, no matter what condition it is in.
I was reduced to calling 1-800 Got Junk but I am reluctant to pay to have my stuff removed from the premises. One last ditch attempt I posted my items to the NextDoor app. I've gotten rid of things before that way. After a few tentative nibbles I finally got a bite. That is this lady who is stopping by in about twenty minutes.
I did call Got Junk and they're coming by tomorrow to pick up the rest of the stuff. I'm going to include an old screen door that Bill was hanging on to "just in case". We'll never use that screen door. I'm also going to make disappear an old metal baker's rack a neighbor gave us (that's how he disposed of his junk) shortly after we arrived on the scene here in beautiful southern Delaware. That bakers rack is doing noting but rusting out by the garden shed. I'll be glad to get rid of it.
Making progress folks!