As I was driving out from my house last night I spied a pair of chairs left by the side of the road.
I live on a dead end street of about half of a dozen houses so I know these chairs are not meant for some passer-by to snatch up.
Their Victorian feeling is not my (current) style or you know I would have dragged them home.
I also know that some theatre company would love to have these in their prop closet. I remember designing Harvey (the play about a six-foot invisible rabbit) years ago and having to borrow some stock Victorian furniture from another theatre company with more storage than we had.
We have some wonderful university and regional theatres here in Maryland. Don’t overlook that avenue if you’re trying to get rid of items that might be valuable for props and costumes. (I donated some hats here.) Theatre artists and artisans are talented at renewing your cast-offs to fit their plays. And, of course, you can usually take a tax deduction if the theatre company is not-for-profit.
Do you have specific advice about passing on unwanted items? Furniture? Clothes?