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What Was Old Is New Again


Ah spring weather...trees are budding, flowers are blooming and the sun feels so much warmer. By now, you are well into spring cleaning (or have at least considered it.)

What do you do with all the stuff that is too good to throw out or you would like to find a worthy cause to give them to? Many Major Mom clients express that they want to give their items away to someone who will USE IT.  Some just don't want the items to end up in a landfill, and some items like oil and batteries can't be sent to a landfill. 

Here are a few ideas for those "hard to part with"  items.

iPods  or

Even if you aren't ready to give up your old iPods, it is fun to calculate how much they are worth.

Or take your old iPod to the Apple Store and receive a 10% discount on a new iPod.

Cell phones

This organization sells the old cell phones and turns all the profit into prepaid phone cards for U.S. military troops overseas.

Stuffed Animals

Loving hugs collects new and "gently used" stuffed animals and gives them to children living in war zones, refugee camps and hospitals.  Wouldn't you rather give your old teddy bear to Loving Hugs than leave him stuffed in a closet?


Type in your zip code and this site directs you to locations near you to recycle magazines. You can always offer to leave magazines at doctors' offices or residential homes too.


Because batteries contain acids and toxins they must be disposed of properly. These two links are both good options.


Recycle oil and other car fluids that can't be thrown in the trash.

Major Mom can pass along to you a pamphlet called "Second Life for Your Stuff" which lists organizations who will take almost anything in Metro Denver. Contact any Major Mom organizer for information.

Instead of always buying new, please consider fixing what is broken or buying used items.  You can always recycle by posting your goods on,, or    And if you STILL can't find a resource, there is always!

Fun Fact

If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we could save about 25 million trees each year.

Organization IN-Sight

Tired of filing, purging, and shredding all that paper?  Receive and pay bills online. Auto-pay is also available so you can schedule payments ahead of time to avoid late fees.

Products & Services to Know About 
Reclaim the space where all those bookcases are now. Consider buying an electronic book such as the Kindle which can store 1,500 titles at a time. You can find this product at