May 17, 2012

Be less stuff centered

A while ago I read an article by Annie Leonard, author of the book ‘the story of stuff’. She writes that she gets accused of being against stuff. That accusation/question is often raised when prospective customers ring me. They are afraid that we will make them throw out everything. We don’t and we won’t and you shouldn’t let us. What we do is asking lots of (sometimes confronting) questions and raising awareness about what’s needed and what’s just wanted. With […]
March 9, 2012


Two weeks ago I  joined freecycle. Should have done it much earlier. I heard about it a few years ago through a friend of mine who, as it now turns out, is the ‘owner’ of the Sydney Central group. Other friends have been using it and rave about it. Finally, I had a customer end of last year who was using it very successfully. You know how it is a lot of times. You decide to let go of something, […]