I love nature and have always tried to help keep down landfill by recycling and gifting to likeminded recyclers. Over the years I’ve given almost a whole home of items including a Washing machine a large TV, ironing board, cookware, carpets etc. my husband is in IT and gets given older equipment which he fixes and gifts to needy households. We don’t get many a year but it’s best to fix and keep using than for it to go too landfill. The first time I offered items one woman asked for a lot of them and I said OK. Her husband came to collect and when he had almost finished loading it all up, including a large TV and a dining room table and chairs he said, “I don’t know why she wants all these we’ve got three big sheds full of the stuff”. I was 😠 annoyed to say the least. I learned a valuable lesson that day. I now look in the Wanted's and if I’ve got what’s being asked for and I’m not using it I reply to the Wanted post. I like to think I’m paying forward all the lovely things I’ve asked for and been gifted in the past by gifting forward lovely things from my home too.
Don’t be afraid to ask for things, no matter how daft or small. I’ve got a few big jars and drawers full of daft and small things too useful to throw away but I know I just don’t need. I’m sure we’re all like this with things too good to give to landfill. There’s a saying where I originally come from, “Quiet Bairns get Nowt” So ask. You never know you might just get.
12 days ago on Lincoln Freegle