Cost: Free

Commitment: Low

Green Impact: 3 out of 5

This is a great opportunity to enlist your neighbors for some extra motivation. Throw a joint yard sale, and plan ahead by calling your local charitable thrift shops (find one by entering your zip code at to see what each will accept for donation and when they're open.

Or you can swap or sell items online through sites like,,, or

Got hazardous or environmentally-unfriendly items (paint, electronics, batteries, etc.) that you can't give away or throw in the trash? Here's how to dispose of toxic waste safely.


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