Monday, December 11, 2006

Trying To Make A Difference

My father recently told me that my room was a "dump."

I disagreed, stating that I have lots of things and no where to put them. I also argued that my room is a temporary residence and eventually, I'll be moving out. Therefore, lots of things are left out and in neat piles, to make it easier to eventually gather and pack. My dad had no problem with this, but then suggested that at least 50% of all the objects in my room, can be thrown out.

I agreed with my father's ladder notion. There are lots of things in my room that I really don't need and have no use for. However, there are some useless objects that I just can't throw out like a candy wrapper.

I'm talking about most of the books in my room. I have children's books, course packs, magazines, and a number of books on random topics. I'm going to keep some of them, but there are some books I want to get rid of. I have no problem getting rid of them. It's just that I don't want to throw them out because they cost money, and even though I have no use for them, someone else might. So, here's my question to you:

Besides the library and Goodwill, is there a charity/organization where I can donate/give away (maybe get a little coin in return) all the books I don't need? I'd feel better giving them away then throwing them into the garbage.

The Hek


Anonymous said...

Uh yeah, they're called used book stores.

Give the children's books to friends or family with children.

That's what I did with mine.


The Hek said...

Used book stores, eh?

That's good for the mags and books. But then, there's the coursepacks. Those cost a lot.

The children's books will definitley go the relatives. I have at least 6 baby cousins.


Claire said...

Ou my way there's Gnu books, but there isn't one near you.

The Hek said...

Maybe I'll make a trip out to the JAX.

Anonymous said...

We really should anyway.

My mom and I donated a lot of our stuff to a women's shelter. There's also BMV books on Eglinton.

- Mr. Wood

The Hek said...

A shelter. There's an idea. BMV is another place to check out. Closer then Gnu.