This neighborly act of kindness came easy, because it came from the heart!
--by kiwicat, posted Feb 8, 2017
I suggested that if she didn't want them I could advertise them online for her, so I did. She didn't want any payment for the items, just that the people could move them themselves, and organize their own transport. She was worried about being alone with strangers, so I said I'd give the people my phone number, get them to text first, and I'd go over to her house and be there when they took the furniture away.
One man collected the cupboard and had a beautiful story about setting up homes for refugees, I'm not entirely sure I believe him, but anyway that's his to deal with. The table ended up being annoying as a person said they would pick it up, so I went to my neighbors and waited and phoned him and he said he had changed his mind.
My neighbor then phoned Salvation Army and they are picking the table and chairs up tomorrow... so it all has worked out perfectly.
My husband asked why I spent so long helping - taking photos, doing the advertisements online, answering phone calls, going around to the house and I said it was helping someone to do something I found easy, but she found incredibly overwhelming.