Thursday, January 17, 2008

Three R Thursday #2

Welcome to 3 R Thursday! Each week I will document our family's attempts to REDUCE, REUSE, and RECYCLE.

This week we posted a rug and crib on Freecycle. The rug was picked up last night and someone is coming for the crib over the weekend.

I forgot my reusable shopping bags on a trip to the store. I asked for paper bags and used them to mail three packages.

Partial credit - I posted a lot of clothes on eBay. I don't know if this totally counts because I made a little money from doing it. The clothes are no longer taking up valuable space in my house and somebody out there got some great deals on really cute clothes they did not need to go purchase new somewhere.

How was your week? Did you find any creative ways to REUSE something?


Kay said...

Alana--I've been enjoying your blog for a few weeks now. In fact, it is yours and Josh's, after hearing about them from Andrew and Tara, that inspired me.

I've particularly enjoyed the recycling stories. I already take my own bag to the markets, but you put me on to Freecycle and to other ways to go green. and baby steps are better than no steps, right?

You and I are at very different stages. In some cases, I have been where you are; in other areas, you are blazing new trails that weren't even imagined when I was at your stage.

Isn't it fun, though, to use this medium to share information and to learn from each other?

Oh, about the reusable bags--I like the one, called Pack-N-Tote, that snaps on the insides of the shoping cart.

When you have a minute, check out my Also, best wishes as you prepare to welcome a new family member.---Kay