In examining several dining room shelves for more things to give away, I found 11 sterling silver pieces with varying degrees of tarnish. Silver can be beautiful but I definitely don’t want to spend time polishing it for the rare fancy occasions we might use it. I’m sure, however, that a beautiful silver coffee pot set is not something that people who frequent thrift shops want or need – except to sell it for cash. One of my blog readers recommended a local charity store called Legacies that accepts high quality merchandise for the benefit of cancer support programs. I added a couple pieces of valuable crystal that were beautiful but at high risk for breakage. I probably won’t make any money from this, but even if I did I’d feel obligated to give it away. Finding the right home for give-aways is often the biggest challenge.
PS: How much is it worth? In my ever continuing effort to be a resource to my readers, I’ve found two ways to gauge the price of something I’m considering giving away. Check prices for similar items on e-Bay.com or http://Replacements.com (for crystal, silver, china, and collectibles. With this information you can decide whether to just give an item to a thrift store or sell it and then give the money to a worthy cause. Any other ideas?
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