2 2011 in 2011 - Week 13 and 14

I have combined weeks 13 and 14 because week 13 produced 2 items and no one wants to read a sad post with just 2 items.

One of the things the 2011 in 2011 has taught me is to really think about what I am doing with things as I am looking to get rid of them. Recycling is a good alternative but it should not be the first answer. I have a bunch of boxes that I am getting rid of this week and my first thought was to recycle them...that is until Joe suggested that I instead give them away to someone who is moving. Perfect! The boxes will get multiple uses and then eventually be recycled (or used as some sort of awesome play fort).

Here are the numbers for the is week

Recycle - 17
Garbage - 23
Hazardous Waste - 0
Donate - 32
Sell - 13
Giveaway - 45
Return - 0
Compost - 0
? - 0
Total number of items = 128

Grand total so far = 1790

Most interesting item - I found the video...yeah like VHS baby....of when I was on Letterman. No not like a guest but in the audience and you can hear me laughing and then also see me when they camera pans the audience.

Most thought provoking item from an environmental perspective - Why did our movers wrap our board games up with packing paper. Was there really the fear of our Battleship breaking or the Scrabble tiles from chipping? 37 'groups' of paper (group meaning several sheets used as one protective layer) from 2 boxes. I with trophy's and the other with board games. Holy overboard!

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  1. AWESOME idea about the boxes! Both giving them to someone who is moving...AND some sort of play fort! My son is actually creating some sort of artwork/book out of some cardboard inserts in my most recent package!

  2. Cool idea! Is it a school project?