It’s Clean Up week in my neighbourhood. Check out what I observed on my walk this morning.
This black dish/ pot plant holder/ outdoor fish bowl, had $69 written on the back, I considered taking it but had no use for it. It was shiny black & must have come from some Nursery or Garden Shop. Perfect condition, just needs a wash.
Safe & Sound Car Seat & Body Board both in good condition. It’s all very tempting for someone like me: But I refrained & all I came home with was a floral cushion for the chair on my verandah & a pen holder. I picked up a small fish tank but sternly told myself to put it back!
Clean up week brings up mixed emotions for me. Both excitement, curiosity & disgust. I’m a scavenger, I love to check out what others throw out. I love to find goodies. I can’t help myself.
On the other hand I find it disturbing the amount of stuff there is. Some things I can’t believe people had in their homes, they are so ugly & gross! Yet some things are so good & they are throwing them out? What upsets me most is where it’s all headed if it doesn’t find a new home.. Landfill. I love the idea that people go around finding & keeping things for themselves, it saves it going into the land.
Is it good that our local councils do this, I wonder? I assume it prevents people from dumping it. Is that the purpose? It’s convenient that’s for sure. However I think it helps people remain big c
onsumers. I believe is a major problem in Australia. When rubbish is picked up from in front of your house & taken away, you don’t have to concern yourself as to where it goes. Landfill worries me. I fear we are going to run out of space or all be living on top of a tip.
So I urge you, when it’s Clean up week, get out there, go for walk, see what you can find. It’s fun! Send me a pic of your best finds!
And maybe, just maybe, think twice before purchasing new things, do you really need them, or just want them?!