Drop and Shop
I really enjoy de-cluttering, cleaning, organizing and purging old / unused items from our house and our lives. It makes me feel good to know that I don't have hoards of things that don't fit, aren't needed and are just taking up space. I almost always have a bag going, of items that are destined for Goodwill. Every couple of months we drop these bags off. Having a growing toddler means having a lot of clothes & baby items that are no longer needed and I like to see them going to people and households that can make good use of them.
I also do what I like to call "drop & shop." I drop off the items we don't need, park the car and go inside to shop for new things that we do need. Goodwill is the greatest place to find treasures...especialyl for clothes for our toddler. I am talking brand-name clothes in perfect condition...shirts for $1.50...pants for $3 or less. And my son LOVES LOVES LOVES books so much that he already has quite a collection (he's almost 2 yrs. and has almost 250 books!) so Goodwill is a FANTASTIC place to find new old books for him...for 50 cents each!
I love Goodwill. I love that they will come by and pick up larger quantities of stuff and larger sized items. And it's all tax deductible.