Do you Freecycle? If you don't, or have never heard of it, lemme give you a little tutorial.
It's kind of like Craigslist, only everything is free and in your neighborhood. You list things you want to give away and people respond to you by email. You can arrange to meet the person to make the drop if you don't want them coming to your house. Or if you're lazy, like me, you give them your address and leave the item on the front porch for pick up.
This has been one of the best ways for us to release clutter. Especially all that stuff we don't use, but is too good to throw out. We send loads of stuff to charity every month, but Freecycle is another great way to bless your neighbors and yourself (by making room!)
Those frumpy overhead lights from the post below are on my porch right now awaiting pick up by their new owner. One mans trash truly is another mans treasure.
Now get to Freecycling...or if you already use this great recycling program, let me know the last item you Freecycled, I am very curious about such things.