So if you haven't started the tote thing in your community...WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
If you have no idea what I'm talking about read here or I mentioned a bit about it on the bottom of this post.
The above picture shows goodies that I received from 2 totes this summer. Free & clear!! Imagine that? 2 pr of crocks, leather shoes for Momma, cookbooks (can't have enough of them, can you?), several pair of earrings for Flower Girl (just in time for school), magazines (even 1 for Maine Man), recyclable grocery totes, chain lube & wire, LL bean shirt for moi, and shorts for my girl.
So here is my tally of what I have obtained while doing this tote thing since May 09'
Keep in mind I am involved in 3
3 pr of shoes
12 pr of earrings
1 pr of curtains
5 pr of jeans/pants/capris
knot tying book/kit
1 book on cd
1 pampered chef dish set
gameboy w/ 5 games
candle holder, decorative jars, Christmas cards, recyclable bags, chain lube & more.....
All with virtually no work involved. Many of the items above were not necessarily for me but I knew someone who could use them. For example the curtains went on the kids "fort" windows, the unused x-mas cards I gave to my MIL, the crocks I passed on to my niece.
If you are frugal, resourceful, looking to recycle I encourage you to start one up. I shared this idea with a co-worker who is involved in her town's recycling committee, come fall they are planning to go town-wide with this project.
It has been a fun experience and I hope that it continues on. I will admit there are times when I have received the totes and there was a whole lot of junk in them. The circulation of the totes have slowed down a bit over the summer. Me the rule maker has been involved in breaking the rules. I had 1 tote well over a week... but gardens, camping, life got in the way. Excuses.
I hope this post inspires just one of you to start one up, in your workplace, church, your neighborhood.
*Side note: For obvious reasons from here on out I have decided to refer to my daughter as Flower Girl(FG) and my boy as Country Boy(CB).