If you can’t see the floor in your spare room, it’s time for a clear out.

The mornings have turned cold and winter is on the way.  Which means we’ll be spending more time indoors.  It’s made me think about clearing out some of the clutter I seem to have collected.

Luckily there are plenty of local options for passing things on to a new, loving home.  Here’s a few suggestions.

If you want to sell your things there’s obviously TradeMe, but if you prefer an offline alternative then there are a couple of options.

Kaiapoi Toy Library are having a sale this Sunday 30th March – you can book a stall for $20.  Last chance to book is by Wednesday 26th March and you can simply email them on kaiapoi.toy.library@gmail.com.

Rangiora Market and Car Boot Sale – First Saturday of every month at the hall behind the Anglican church on High Street.  Stalls are $15 and additional $5 if you want to book the use of a table.  Contact office@anglicanweb.org.

If you’d like your things to help someone somehow, then donate them to one of the many charity shops around.

The Great Opportunity Shop – Good Street, Rangiora also at Williams Street, Kaiapoi – Happy to take all general small household things, books, clothes, toys, etc.  But do not have space for large pieces of furniture, etc.  10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

Salvation Army Shop – Albert Street, Rangiora – According to the SA website “Most Family Stores will collect fashion to furniture, toys to trinkets, CDs to collectables, books to bric-a-brac.”.  So give this local call a store to check what they take before heading down there with big items.  They’re open 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and the number is 03 313 6947.

The recycle shop at Southbrook Transfer Station – Take pretty much any household things, books, clothes, etc.   They told me that “as long as it’s re-usable and clean and tidy” then the chances are they’ll take it.  They don’t take televisions, printers or computer monitors.  Although, you can dispose of these at the dump, there maybe a small fee involved for televisions – between $6 and $12 depending on size, etc.  They’re open Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 4.30pm and Sundays 12.30pm to 4.30pm.

The Nurse Maude Hospice Shop – Williams Street, Kaiapoi – When I think of NM shops I always think of clothes.  But when I called them they said they also take shoes, books and other small items that they can place in the shop.  But no big things like furniture, etc as they don’t have space.  They’re open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm and 10am to 4pm weekends.

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