Holiday House Cleaning: Gifting Your Freebox
As the holidays creep up I want to share a little practice we do each year. Mikey and I made super cute elf suits each has it's own big red sack with white fur trim. Just before the holidays we go through our house and collect everything we no longer want. Then we pack the sacks with stuff: hair clips, little jewelry boxes, books, candle holders, pocket knives, whatever. Take your free box (if you have one) and fill a santa sack with it. Then we put on our elf suits and go to parties where we hand out the loot. We scan our community looking for the right match for each item in our sack. Believe me, there's always a right match! This practice serves a variety of functions: we give gifts that we did not have to spend money to obtain, we brighten up occasions with our elf suits, we don't consume products that required the mining of new materials, we get rid of stuff without adding it to landfill. It's super fun and in the end, the house has been cleared of clutter. Enjoy!
Posted by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne at Thursday, November 24, 2011