"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Thrift Store Donation

The project:
After a quick run through the girls' toys and clothes, I made a run to the thrift store that benefits our local shelters.

50 minutes including cleanup

Why bother?
The girls grow out of things before they're worn out. Might as well share those clothes with other kids who could use them. Plus, like so many modern American homes, ours is overstuffed with toys, some of which the girls have grown out of - or were never really into in the first place. Lightening the house also lightens my mental load.

Worth it?

1 comment:

  1. Living in an RV full time means very little storage space. So every Spring we pack up the flannel shirts and sweaters and take them to the Thrift shops. Then we pick up shorts and lightweight clothing for the summer. We reverse the trip later in the fall. Besides saving space I get to have a new wardrobe!


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