If you find yourself in that dilemma where you know you won't use it but it's too wasteful to send to the landfill, I've got your solution. Enter Freecycle.
www.freestyle.org is a great site to offer things that you don't want anymore to those in your community. It's also a great way to reach out to your neighbors if you are also in need or something (I wish I had joined before I bought a punch bowl. Honestly! How often can you use a punch bowl??)
Here are some snapshots of stuff that I'm in the process of freecycling...
|Someone is picking these 2 items up tomorrow!|
|Here are some other items that I'm looking for a home for. Island-themed drinking straws, votive candles, men's cologne (that my husband NEVER uses), and filters for a water pitcher that we don't have anymore.|
Here are some things that I already gave away in just less than a week: an OLD digital camera, carpet cleaner, nail polishes, 5 bottles of baby powder. The turnaround time has been quite impressive. Everything went that day or the following day.
It is seriously addicting. The feeling of euphoria to be freed from the bondage of these items is pretty amazing. It's a feel-good project.
1. You feel good because you're not wasting but you're getting rid of "junk".
2. You feel good because someone else is going to make good use out of something that would've otherwise rotted in your house
3. You feel good because your bathroom cabinet once filled with junk now looks like this.
|Not the prettiest picture but looking at this makes me so happy!|
I encourage everyone to look into freecycling their unused stuff. It's really quite exhilarating. I read a quote once that everything in your house should be either beautiful or useful. Now that's quite a challenge!
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope we can all kick off the year on the right "uncluttered and simplified" foot!