Well, a couple of you have asked about freecycle. It’s basically an on-line recycling bulletin board set up by community, there is a link to the website at the right on my blog roll. My friend Jackie got me started on it (she’s also the one who turned me on to this blogging thing!). You go to the website, find a group in your area and join the group via Yahoo. If you’re new to this stuff (like me), it’s a little complicated but I figured it out (with Kelly’s help) and now am part of 3 freecycling communities. I kind of think we all have too much “stuff” and for the past 2 years have been trying to declutter our lives, (every time Purple Heart called, I would say “yes” and then fill a bag of stuff). This is even better because it really feels like it’s going to someone who needs/wants it. You get e-mails of peoples “wants” or you can list “offers” yourself. I LOVE giving stuff away, God has really blessed us and I am thrilled when I can pass along something we’re not using anymore (lots of baby stuff, household, furniture, etc). And, the best part is, you just leave it on your porch and they come get it. So, now we have a weekend goal to “freecycle” something. It’s absolutely crazy the kind of stuff you can get rid of–their whole goal is to keep things out of landfills, and it really is true that one mans trash is another mans treasure.
So, sign up, get started and start “freecycling”. Let me know if you have trouble, I’d love to help!