On Buy Nothing Day 2011

So, this was the fourth year that we have run a Buy Nothing Day Free Market to coincide with Buy Nothing Day on Friday and Saturday. And this year was by far the most successful. Not only did I get to see/talk to many great people including classmates and my uncle and aunt, but I got to rid myself of things I no longer wanted, and pick up a few items (3) that I did (a juicer, some cookie cutters to replace a few I no longer like, and some greeting cards). And yes, it was a great time: it was busy! We had lots of interesting items of various sorts dropped off and many more than last year found new homes. The most popular items are as usual books and other media, clothing, kitchen supplies and Christmas goods, but this year we had many more children so the toys were in high demand.

It was a great couple of days and I really enjoyed the venue! Having a pottery show down the hall also helped: we got lots of people in attendance who would not have found out about us otherwise.

Anyway, I had best get back to other tasks (e.g. homework etc.) but it was great to do some volunteering in the midst of the end of the school term madness.