Laurie & I have started a new project: The Freecycle
Project. Freecycle is an email list that runs in many cities that allows people to recycle items that they no longer want or need as opposed to throwing them out. Since we are moving soon, we mused it would be a great way to furnish an apartment. Thus, the Freecycle Project was born. It's a lot more than just a way to furnish the new place on the cheap. It's a rejection of the consumerist society that threatens to swallow us whole every day. Its about finding a way to change the habits so many of us get into. Just because something has no longer become useful or convenient to us, doesn't mean it couldn't be for someone else. The rules are simple, everything we get will either be free, or purchased at garage sales/flea markets/thrift stores (those items costing no more than $20). It's a challenge to try and get as many of the things we need using these guidelines, but already we have garnered a microwave, a number of kitchen items and a new computer desk. Because we won't be setting up the desk until we get moved in, the picture will have to wait.