Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It's Beginning to Look alot like Christmas

Ive been super busy house cleaning and getting a few decorations up with the girls. I can not believe that in 2 weeks it will be Christmas. Where did the time go this year?  I surely hope next year goes by quickly as well .. Im already looking forward to Christmas next year and we havent even gotten through Christmas this year yet :) I absolutely adore Christmas!

So the stockings are hung, the tree is up and decorated, laundry is almost all caught up, and the next big tackle is the girls's room and their closet. YIKES! Time to dig out the old toys and get them ready for donations. I like to spread our donations out to various places such as Freecycle, fostercare facilities, preschools, goodwill , etc. I like to mainly donate my items to places that are not in it for a profit as in to make money unless they are using that money for the good of mankind. 

Freecycle is a great place to donate items to. Almost every city has a Freecycle organization. Basically it's just a member's message board of wants and offers. I look through the posts there when getting rid of clothing  and other household goods. Toys and books I like to give them to preschools and foster care facilities that have small children. Those places can always use extra kiddie items and books.

So Im in the giving mood this week. And speaking of giving mood... Im continuing with the 12 days of CHristmas giveaways on my facebook page for SouthernBabies. www.facebook.com/southernbabies2
Day 4 and 5 will be posted today (am running behind due to the weekend).

So hop on over to my facebook page, LIKE us there and play along in the giveaway.


Andrea said...

Hi Jenn!
Thanks so much for the info on freecycle. I have never heard of it before and I am always looking for a great way to recycle useful things. I found one in my area and will definately use it the next time I need to donate something. Hope you and your family are ready for Christmas! Enjoy! ♥ Andrea

SouthernBabies said...

Im so glad you found one in your area. It's so useful for getting rid of things no longer needed, helping others out that need things and getting things you need. Our lawnmower screwed up a few summers back and someone gave us a manual push mower (one of those old timey ones) and just as luck would have it, they told us what to do to get our mower working again. We have also traded school uniforms with a family as our and their kids have grown out of them. It's very useful to have. Hope you get great use out of freecylce.
<3 Jenn