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recycle freecycle [day 246]

Freeycycle is the modern day dumpster diving, without having to touch a dumpster or trash can.  From the freecycle site: It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. … Continue reading

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no retail shopping cost analysis [day 233]

Several people have asked me to compile this information, so here it is to the best of my knowledge.  I did not start this challenge to save money, although it’s been a nice benefit.  Here’s a few of the details, … Continue reading

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the green machine [day 223]

I’m really not sure exactly how much money I’ve saved doing this challenge, as I haven’t tracked it, however I know it’s a substantial amount.  I have no debt, I’m not always broke and comparing my finances to last year, … Continue reading

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sometimes I want to shop [day 217]

Sometimes I have a desire to shop.  Not because I need anything, but because I just feel like it.  Maybe it’s because I was raised that way or because it’s the cultural norm, or maybe because it’s human nature.  I don’t know exactly. I … Continue reading

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do I need to look on craigslist to find a freecycle? [day 165]

I love the concept of freecycle.org, however, I have the worst luck actually getting anything.  I’ve responded to emails the second they hit my inbox, and the stuff seems to be gone.  It’s like calling into a radio station to … Continue reading

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craigslist greatness: 2 left shoes [day 57]

I found this listing under ‘free stuff’ on craigslist.org.  It made me smile.  This is a great example of being mindful about our resources. Reply to: sale-qathe**********@craigslist.org for some reason i own 2 blue fuzzy lined little boys crocs size … Continue reading

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