DH and I have been clearing out the garage in preparation for demolishing and replacing it later this month. We are saving tools that do not need repairs, but pretty much everything else will go in the trash and recycle bins as space allows each week. Last night was the 2nd week in a row that both bins went to the curb stuffed full of garage items.
Eventually we will have a dumpster for the building debris, but for that we will pay the landfill by the pound. We're already paying for weekly trash pickup so until the demolition company comes, I'm putting as many items in the normal trash bin as I legally can. We also have to set aside hazardous waste like paint and such, and take those to the landfill in a separate load.
I threw away a shovel with a broken handle and some totally rusted weed clippers. Wrote them on the list to replace next time I'm near a hardware store. However, in a bit of good timing, when I went yesterday to help DSis get ready for her garage sale this weekend I saw that she had a shovel and clippers in the sale items. $4.50 to replace broken tools with some that are used but in great shape -- what a bargain!
I've made a special effort in the last week to gather kitchen items and a few clothes that I would normally donate to a thrift shop. 2 laundry baskets full of stuff for DSis's garage sale. I put DMom's name on the price tags because she is selling things, too, and my stuff isn't worth much. I'm more than happy just to have those things out of my kitchen.
DSis's sale starts this evening but I have to work at the library so I won't be able to help her again until tomorrow morning. I found another decorative thing to sell and will look for more today before going to work.
Of course, books will be going to the library's annual used book sale in June, but I haven't started to declutter those yet.