OK really this entry has nothing to do at all with weight, but rather just getting rid of stuff (but you know in an environmentally friendly way). Anyway I know I have been a little inconsistent with the blog lately, and that honestly has to do with the move. I have been a total stresscase and not had much time to sit at the computer and share all my awesome ideas (oh brother at least we know I am still totally lame, even stress can't kill my lameness, ha), but I think I can see the dust settling and hopefully I can get back to the blog a bit more and ideas and work that is bigger and more important than me. Plus I thought of this really great way to start this entry, but because I have not been on the computer in some time I lost it, and now you have to deal with my cheese ball opener. Anyway to the point here. So recently I was involved in a community yard sale. It was great (minus waking up early), you get to chat with people, you may find a bargain, or better yet if you have something to sell you may get to add a few extra bucks into your wallet. Because of this move we did have a few pieces (mostly furniture) to add to the yard sale. And while I was haggling over how much one of our old dressers (and second hand purchase to start with) should cost I realized, this is a really great way to recycle. Woohoo reduce, reuse, and recycle. When I thought about it I discovered that my family has been recycling furniture for a while. There are very few pieces in our house that have not come from parents or grandparents. And honestly I like it better that way. First off new furniture is expensive (secondhand is either cheap or if you are related to the one donating sometimes it is free, and I love free. Or it could be valuable, antiques are awesome). Secondly new furniture has a pretty big impact on the environment, so not buying it saves a lot of trees, water, chemicals, and energy. And thirdly there are memories attached to most of the furniture, and that is priceless (yuck that was lame). Anyway it just makes a lot of good sense. Save some money find your local second hand shop (which are usually connected to a charity of some sort and that is also good), search through parents basements and attics, I bet you may find something you like, could use, or may even need. All of that is so much better than buying something new. As always this is just a thought. I am sure there are those who would disagree, but then again they probably do not understand that conservation is survival and all your actions, negative or positive, count.
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