What do you do with your surplus stuff?
1) Do you just trot on down to the dump and chuck it?
2) Maybe you subscribe to your local Freecycle etc. and give things to whoever wants it.
3) Then again do you spend the time putting it on eBay or your local paper to sell it or maybe do a Yard Sale when you know you'll only get a fraction of what it cost you?
4) The final option is to take it straight to your nearest charity shop - tax deductible in the USA but not in UK.
I'm a combination of 2, 3 & 4 with emphasis on 3 as the kids need some money to pay for them to have fun!