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Another Donation Trip to the Salvation Army

Donations to the Salvation Army

I made yet another trip to the Salvation Army yesterday to donate more unused clothes, books, and my 12-year old 35mm camera.

My office has a lounge with a bookcase, so I've been dropping off my more subversive fiction (Post Office, The Catcher in the Rye) and non-fiction books (Culture Jam, Commodify Your Dissent) for coworkers' benefit in the hopes of sharing some of my views on consumerism and life with them. I figured books on cocktails, mystical Persian poetry, and string theory might be better suited for the Salvation Army crowd.

My 35mm Minolta camera, which has worked wonderfully since the mid-90's, is far past it's prime from a cultural, financial, and convenience perspective. In Belize last year, a person who took my picture gave me a look when he held it as though I'd been living under a rock for not going digital by the year 2006. Before heading to the Salvation Army, I dropped by a pawn shop to see if I could hawk it after I saw no interest through Craig's List, and the old lady basically laughed in my face!

I have to admit though, I'm extremely pleased with my new Canon PowerShot SD700 IS Digital Elph!

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Anne Robinson

Tuesday 29th of March 2011

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Goedkoop Vliegen

Sunday 11th of November 2007

Reading Don Aslett's books on decluttering reinforces that philosophy. When you get rid of stuff you don't need.

Goedkoop Vliegen

Monday 12th of November 2007

Reading Don Aslett's books on decluttering reinforces that philosophy. When you get rid of stuff you don't need.

Goedkoop Vliegen

Monday 12th of November 2007

Reading Don Aslett's books on decluttering reinforces that philosophy. When you get rid of stuff you don't need.

Stacy

Sunday 13th of May 2007

I'm laughing, because I'm in the middle of cleaning out closets, cabinets and drawers. It's difficult when you have to run it by other people (there are things I would get rid of that other people in this house want to keep). I was also raised with a 2nd generation post-depression "if it's good, you keep it it because you might need it some day" mentality. I'm changing that to "if it's good, and you aren't using it, give it to someone who will". Reading Don Aslett's books on decluttering reinforces that philosophy. When you get rid of stuff you don't need, it feels great. It also makes you want to stop buying more stuff.

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