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Old 05-21-11, 09:59 AM
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I can't believe what people throw out. Last night I was driving with dd and someone put out what looked like a brand new tricycle and a step 2 push car- each item sellf for about $50-60 new. This particular house ALWAYS has toys out at the curb and they usually look like they are new. I have no shame about taking outdoor type things I think my kids or someone else's can use but I didn't have time to stop last night. They were gone today and garbage pickup hasn't come yet, so at least someone rescued them this time! I have gotten a few outdoor type toys from their curb in the past. What gets me is the condition of the toys they put out. Can't you find someone to pass them along to? Our houses are not that far apart in my neighborhood and there are tons of kids around. I have seen them toss cozy coups (more than one), bikes, baby items like high chairs and strollers, and many other little tikes/step 2 things. We even have services that I'll pick up donations from your lawn that they could call. I guess I have to drive that way more often with my big car!
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I bet they figure someone will pick it up.
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Probably, but our garbage pickup comes super early. They usually put it out the night before pickup so no one has a chance. I don't stalk these people, their house is on my running route and I usually happen to run on garbage mornings...
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That is pretty crazy. I'm all about decluttering, but they just sound wasteful.

I'm glad someone snagged them up and hopefully gets some more use out of them.
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I've had to put some perfectly good stuff out at the curb because Goodwill and other charities will no longer take "anything you can put a baby in." Swings, bouncy seats, high chairs, baby carriers, you name it. I can understand a restriction against cribs and car seats, where you can't be certain they meet the latest safety standards and haven't been compromised. I know if I put the stuff out early, someone will pick them up. I used to put things on the local yard sale site, but people want to negotiate down to less than $5 for things, and I'm just not willing to waste my time meeting with people for so little.

The ride-on stuff can totally go to charity, though.
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