Have you been puzzling up a storm during covid? This pandemic has shown us that the world can be divided into people who love doing puzzles – they enjoy the relaxing challenge, the delight of a puzzle in progress, the triumph of a puzzle well done – and those of us who would rather do just about anything else. No judgment, obviously. If puzzles are your thing, have at it. But if they’re not, and you still have a collection of puzzles hopefully waiting for you to discover their merits, consider letting this Saturday be the day you put them out of their misery. If you haven’t cracked the box open yet during covid, it will not happen.
Just like knitting, where some people find the clicking of needles a therapeutic, soothing sound and others like me knit angry little sweaters with tight, fused stitches, puzzles are great if they work for you and miserable if they don’t. Bending your neck over the table for extended periods of time is a literal pain. Finding and keeping a space for a large puzzle can be a challenge. And even if you love puzzles, do you love them so much that you glue them together and display them on your walls after they’re done? Some people do, but if you’re not one of them, when are you planning to revisit that puzzle?
Where to Donate Jigsaw Puzzles
Puzzles are highly donatable, although if you give one with a piece missing, karma will get you. If you’re ready to let those pieces stop rattling around in their box trying to get your attention, head to your nearest thrift store and send them on their way today.