I don’t know about you, but accumulation is a major problem of mine. I am not even the type of person who measures life by material goods. Who cares what kind of car you drive or how many designer purses you have? Tell me how many stories you’ve written or animals you’ve cared for or places you’ve traveled or people you’ve helped, and I’m in.
Nevertheless, I find myself gathering weight around me like a bedroom floor gathers dust bunnies. From literal weight in fleshy pounds to hundreds of books to gew-gaws and knick-knacks, I’m a human flea market.
My life has reached a tipping point of late in the clutter department. I am having trouble focusing on reading and writing because I am so distracted by junk. So, I’ve been working on decluttering.
All of which points to my sharing this newly found resource with you: Freecyle.
Here’s a description of what Freecyle is: The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,355 groups with 5,062,000 members across the globe. It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer (them’s good people). Membership is free.
Isn’t that cool?
Share your tips on how to declutter! The best tip will get a FREE book!!!! (Hey, I think I’m starting to get the hang of this decluttering thing!)