Curb Alerts: Forbidden Food

I have diabetes, and can’t eat beans anymore. Well, maybe in the future, but not now or any time soon. So, I put them out to be taken.

That above was put out on a Sunday morning, early, like 4am. I figured that someone might want to pick it up early in the morning.

That’s three bags of beans, and a small bag of bean snacks. There’s also some small electronics.

The previous night, I put this out, and it was taken, except for the wood and some rollers.

Not pictured are two big cans of baked beans. So it’s a lot of beans. There’s also some butter cookies, and a ramen, which I can’t eat. The rest of the stuff is electronics and screws and similar things.

I found these beans on the street. They were all clean, and in a box. Looking back, I suspect that the person who gave them away got diagnosed with diabetes, and gave away their carbs, just like I’m doing now.

Porch Pick Up: Razor Scooter

I sold this on Craigslist with this ad:

Small scooter. The platform is not much larger than my size 9.5 shoe.

Model A


My goal with the text was to establish the scale. Looking at the photo, you can’t tell if this is a kiddie scooter or a bigger scooter, or an adult-sized scooter.

I set the price at $4, which is what I paid for it. I figured that others were selling at $10, and a new one is $30, so those $10 scooters aren’t a good deal, at all. $4 is a good deal.

A buyer contacted me shortly, maybe a week in, and I told him the address, and instructions to just leave the money in the mailbox.

It was left exactly where it was photographed. It’s a little hidden from the street.

That’s how you can do a Porch Pickup.


You might be thinking: why not list it for free, and get rid of it faster?

I find that freebies attract too many people, sometimes. They cause too much email communications and too many flakes.

If you set a small price, you will get rid of the people looking for free things. It doesn’t really make sense, because it costs money to go somewhere to get a free item, but it works.

I had exactly one buyer, and they didn’t flake out, at all.

Decluttering Orphan Socks

Some people declutter lonely socks easily: they aren’t paired, so they are no longer “really socks.” I can’t do that. I keep wearing them, mismatched. Once they start to get holes, then, I’ll use them as rags.

Consequently, I have too many socks. Here’s a hack to be able to “toss” more of them.

Black dots indicate that a sock is an orphan and worn out, so they can be decluttered.
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