Originally Posted by Logan
Am I the only one thinking FREECYCLE?!
Freecycle can be a lot of work, though. Sorting, categorizing, listing, looking through the email responses, responding, arranging a time for pickup, growling when the first person doesn't bother to show up, doing it all again. I realize that the OP mentioned a lack of a working vehicle, but I assume that the time and effort is also a factor.
Now, we have occasionally done Freecycle entries like, "Box of random cables, power supplies and connectors. You must take it all." And I've considered posting, "Garage sale kit - six boxes of random household junk, with the pure trash removed. No details provided; you must take it all."
But I still say that chucking it all is fine. The main point, IMO, is not to ensure that your existing clutter gets the best possible home. The main point is to get your life in order so that the clutter problem doesn't keep happening in the future. When the house is in order, _then_ you can find a good home for the occasional piece of excess. But the main focus should be on getting it in order.
Edited to add: In my case, I'm lucky enough to live in an area where "end of the driveway with a Free sign" is an accepted way to get rid of stuff. So have the luxury of putting my potential-trash at the end of the driveway for 24 hours, then tossing the remainder in a trashbag with zero guilt. But if I didn't have that luxury, I wouldn't feel obligated to find a more difficult way to find the stuff a home.