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More stuff leaves the house.

You know you have too much stuff when you load up the back of the minivan with recycling and donations but there is no noticeable difference in your house.

Today is another one of those days. Finally things like our old phones,  a broken printer and that old car battery are being recycled. At least seven perfectly good ( but not for us) pieces of clothing were dropped of at local thrift store. Nobody wanted our old set of dishes so they went too. I’m glad to see all of this stuff get out of our house. The trunk of my minivan is cleaner than is has been all year. The only thing the recycling  depot wouldn’t take was the wood frame that came with our new dishwasher (last year).

A friend knows a young soon-to-be mom and has asked people to donate stuff. I took at few minutes and packed up some baby stuff for her. A couple of children’s books ended up in the bags too. It’s a lot easier for me to give things away to friends of friends then to Value Village. I’m always wondering how much of what you donate ends of in the garbage bins.

This is just a snapshot of some of the de-cluttering we’ve been doing. There’s so much more to do but we are on the right track.


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


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