"The destiny of nations lies far more in the hands of women, the mothers, than in the possessors of power, or those of innovators who for the most part do not understand themselves. We must cultivate women, who are the educators of the human race, else the new generation cannot accomplish its task."

~ Friedrich Froebel

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I "Heart" Freecycle

Have you heard about Freecycle? Most communities have one. It's an amazing opportunity to either purge your unwanted stuff or go treasure hunting. As with most people the beginning of each new year is the time to clean out the old and make room for new stuff. Time for organizing closets, and cabinets, and so on. I have been a little OCD over the past week or so going through the house and making piles of "things to keep", "things to donate" and "things to get rid of" and trust me there are a lot of things that I would like to find new homes for and Freecycle is a great way to do that. Just yesterday I listed a bunch of stuff and it already has been claimed by various people anxious to come and collect it. Whats the old saying??? "One man's trash is another man's treasure" and that certainly is true. Over the next few days I hope to purge a bunch more stuff on freecycle, list a bunch of stuff on either Craig's list or Ebay and most likely make several trips to our local recycling center to drop off misc. other stuff. Oh, it feels so good! 

The make-overs are coming along. Henry's room is just about ready for a fresh coat of paint. Yesterday Abby and I spent the entire day going through her room and she is following in my footsteps and wanting to get rid of a lot of her "little girl stuff". So I will be super busy listing all of her "Bitty Baby stuff on Ebay. So, if you know anyone who might be interested let me know. We have a ton of it and she never played with most of it. In fact some things were never opened. We have Bitty Baby, the Bitty twins, furniture, the stroller, carriage, accessories and lots of doll clothes all that are pre-Mattel. Plus, she wanted to sell off all of her Angelina Ballerina stuff from American Girl which she never played with either. Stuff, stuff, stuff...we have just too much! Time to make a change and have a less is more attitude. I also have hundreds. . .  and I do mean hundreds of Olabelhe samples to purge. She has grown so much almost everything is too small for her. Looks like I will be doing lots of sewing in the near future.

Dawn

Thanks to freecycle.org for the use of their logo!

1 comment:

grandmarockton said...

would love to know 1 st about bitty twinns things THANKS

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