This mature 2,000+ acre gated community, just across the Intracoastal Waterway from
Wrightsville Beach, features eclectic housing from $500,000 to several million and is home to
Country Club of Landfall, with its new fitness center, world class golf and tennis. With great
dining and shopping surrounding Landfall, this may well be the community of your dreams.
Inquire about visiting Landfall,
North Carolina’s most prestigious address.
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Free pick-ups are possible. Contact Goodwill, Habitat
for Humanity ReStore, Amvets, St. Vincent de Paul (they
picked up a lot of my donations), Vietnam Veterans of
America, your local Humane Society, etc. Of course, you
can always deliver your donations to them. And don’t
forget local places that help others but don’t pick-up. We
have a place in our county called Emmanuel’s Closet that
is run by volunteers and gives donated clothing to those
in need. Donation Town (
www.donationtown.org) is a
handy reference for charities in your area that will pick
Sell your stu;. Consider eBay, Amazon, Bonanza, or
Next Door (a neighborhood network). And, there are
always consignment shops or yard sales. Just be cautious
about people you don’t know coming to your home.
Have you seen those “Donation Boxes” by the side of
the road? They are frequently for-profit textile recycling
collection bins; the donated clothing is sold to recyclers
that turn them into products like insulation or padding
for carpets. A small percentage of their profits may be
donated to a charity. If it’s a convenient way to dispose
of clothing (I am guilty), I assuage my guilt with the idea
I’m keeping my clothes out of a landfill; it’s estimated the
average American throws away about 80 pounds of used
clothing a year.
Let’s “cut the clutter.” And, keep Frozen’s Queen
Elsa’s song in our head as we approach this di;cult but
rewarding task: “Let it Go.”
Jan Cullinane is an award-winning retirement author, speaker, and consultant. Her current book is The
Single Woman’s Guide to Retirement (AARP/Wiley).