Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Anyone here use Freecycle?  It's a Yahoogroup where people list their unwanted items to give away or items that they want.  No money is allowed to change hands in the transaction.  It's a pretty cool thing.  There are all sorts of different things that change hands:  unwanted mobile phone chargers, furniture, computer parts, kitchen items.  I've got quite a few things off Freecycle and given a few away as well.

My inner musical Nazi laughed judgmentally when I saw someone's wanted listing yesterday:  a copy of Kenny Rogers' You Decorated My Life.

Now, it's just me, but that song sort of makes me feel funny, a little bit Sunday afternoonish, a little bit sort of headachey and queasy.

But hey, to each their own, right?  Variety, spice of life, all that :)


In other non-related news, my little bout of feeling like God is maybe not there has just ... well, gone, and I am back to where I was before.  How strange is that?  Still, I would much rather follow these paths down even into dark spaces than to stay in the safety of not testing what I believe.  Because now I feel safer than I did before ...


  1. Yes, I've used it in the past to give away stuff that I was too lazy to sell but that was "good stuff".

  2. Yeah, I see some good stuff on there too. It's a good thing!

  3. I don't like owning "stuff" anymore unless I actually use it or it has special meaning. Its kind of fun to give stuff away to someone who is going to appreciate it (or maybe turn around and sell it....who knows)

  4. I agree. It feels like every little thing we own weighs us down a little bit more. I'm really thinking that when I move house next (soon, please God) that I am going to try to really cull as much as I can. What's the point of owning boxes of stuff that you never open, and just cart from move to move??

  5. Freecycle rocks! I've used it almost exclusively to give stuff away and it is really great - your clutter is someone else's treasure.


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