As we clean, we’ve been putting out unwanted items in the yard, with a sign that says “free stuff”. Most people who come by are from craigslist or freecycle, but my street also gets a reasonable amount of foot traffic. By far, the people most excited by the unexpected treasures are kids; lots of happy cries of “whoa! free stuff!” have been drifting through the window.
None of the stuff is kid-oriented (adult clothes! a toaster!) so they’re inevitably disappointed – but still, given how I acquired much of this stuff from similar giveaways (and dumpsters) just because it was free – maybe I’m not a miser after all. Maybe I’m just childlike.