Utilizing a service like Freecycle is a great way to get rid of items that still work but are no longer useful to you. Consider giving away old monitors, computer books, or even an old desktop machine. Chances are someone is bound to want some or all of what you’re offering – especially if it’s free – even if they’re just going to use it for parts or to tinker with as a hobby. You’ll save yourself a trip to a thrift store and benefit someone in your community at the same time. Win, meet win.