Freecycling

11 01 2011

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

 

This is one of the first “big” goals to get done (ie, something that’s taken time to accumulate), to give various items away to new homes. In fact, I’ve passed well over 25 items now, but for the sake of it I’ll just post the final ones. 😉

Wrought-iron candelabra (I was sad about seeing this one go, as it was a fixture of my teenage room for many years!)
Avon toiletry travel bags

Plus:

Bathroom scales (I got a digtal set for Christmas!)
Notecard and envelope set
Miscellaneous toiletries
Black metal office ‘in-tray’
Digital photo keyring
….and more!
It feels good to have this goal complete (although it won’t stop me from Freecycling more in the future)
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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).





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 »





March Goal Updates

11 03 2010

As work has been getting busier this year, I’ve had to start making a little more effort to keep at working on my goals. I can imagine that by mid-year I’ll be consciously having to print out goal points and stick them to various surfaces around the home and workplace (maybe not the seduction one, hey? ;P).

In the meantime, here are my March updates (while I haven’t completed any new goals, I’ve been working towards them) – 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.