Freecycling Again

5 10 2010

083. Give away items to charity five times (2/5) [more info]
084. Freecycle 20 items (16/20) [more info]
 

The great Freecycling (giving away items for free through a website so they don’t get thrown out/end up in landfill) spree of 2010 continues. I don’t give away absolute junk, but items with a purpose. Here’s my list so far since I started Mission 101: 

1. Metallic Christmas decorations x 7
2. Digital photo frame keyring
3. Candles and candleholder set
4. Soft rabbit toy
5. Handbags (purses) x 4
6. Small blue glass angel figurine
7. Acrylic nuggets/beads (from table scatters at our wedding)
8. Soapdish and soap giftpack
9. Bathroom samples (small tubes & bottles of shampoo, lotion etc)
10. Leftover pregnancy tests that will expire this year
11. Purple bath products (salt crystals, lotions etc)
12. Nail polish remover
13. Ladies razor (new in pack)
14. Botanical of Australia giftpack
15. Green suitcase on wheels
16. Moving boxes x 12 

I think there might possibly be more, but these I have picture evidence of. 

An example of one of the items I've given away (a 'bathroom samples' pack)

 

(also see this post for more details)

As I am also realising that with pregnancy comes changes in body shape, it was time to clean out clothing that was too small/too tight/too ‘teenage’. What would I never wear again? It was difficult but with the help of my Mum I filled a recyclable bag of clothing to go off to the charity shop (she also took three more bags away of clothing to store until next year when I’m no longer pregnant – now I have plenty of room in my wardrobe).

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Gift for a Special Person

18 09 2010

086. Send someone a care package [more info]

During the week, a dear online friend told us the sad news that her sister’s home had burnt to the ground as the result of an electrical fire, taking all of their earthly possessions with it. Adding further sadness is that she and her husband have a four year-old daughter who would be understandably confused and scared right now.

Immediately I was drawn to what had happened and put together a package for the couple’s daughter – she is very much a girly girl who loves to read. I gave her a few books from my Kindergarten resource collection, as well as some colouring books, textas (markers) and jewellery box that was mine and filled it with suitably pink and sparkly accessories, before mailing it off to my friend for her to pass on.

Since it’s important to restore normality and routine to a child’s life as quickly as possible (and with clothing, food etc being covered by others), and it is now the school holidays – so whatever Kindergarten program she was attending will be closed for two weeks – I wanted to give her some things to do. I just wish I could have done more!

For a special little girl.





Freecycling

6 04 2010

084. Freecycle 20 items (7/20) [more info]

After opening and packing away more of my boxes (we moved in December), I’ve been able to sort some of my possessions into to-keep/eBay/Freecycle piles. For those who are unfamiliar with the comcept of Freecycling, it’s an online form of recycling – keeping items out of landfill that you might otherwise throw away (or in my case, have sitting around in a box indefinitely). You post on a message board and you receive email responses from people who are interested in picking up your items.

Here are a few things I’ve given away recently: Read the rest of this entry »





084. Freecycle 20 items

31 01 2010

Why did I choose this goal? I love Freecycle and its community who are committed to keeping items out of landfill. Our Melbourne group is very active and I’ve always found a home for items I want to give away. I also love the satisfaction of hearing ‘thank yous’ from members whom I’ve gifted something to. 🙂

When will I have achieved this goal? When I have Freecycled 20 items to new homes.





083. Give items away to charity five separate times

31 01 2010

Why did I choose this goal?  Because what I’ve finished with using/wearing might be exactly what another person needs. I’d rather something just sitting around the house goes to a good home where it’ll be used again.

When will I have achieved this goal? When I have given away five parcels to charity (could be a single item or bag/box).