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Letter From a BN Admin

Letter From a BN Admin

By Lissa Jagodnik As promised, I’d like to share this little story about how the Buy Nothing Project has impacted my life. This is Hans Olo. Hans is a foster dog, living with me while the Woof Project finds him a permanent home. Originally, he was picked up as a stray dog in California somewhere. […]

Buy Nothing Brings Healing

Buy Nothing Brings Healing

By Erica Sternin I can’t express…. If you’ve never been there, it’s just hard to imagine. Almost three years ago, I was diagnosed with breast and thyroid cancers. I went through an extremely strenuous year of treatment. As I went along, I realized that every person, whether medical personnel, or folks that came to the […]

The Little Teapot

The Little Teapot

By Laura James I grew up part of my youth in E. Washington and am very familiar with the Barter Faire, where you trade items that you made or have, for other items that someone else made or has. This is different. It is not about ‘getting things for free’, its about redistribution of stuff […]

My Buy Nothing Experiment

My Buy Nothing Experiment

By Jeff Wenker It’s easy to explain why The Buy Nothing Project has meant so much to me: Fun. Example: someone on my local Buy Nothing Bainbridge Facebook page asked for a toilet paper roll thingy. I’d just seen a toilet paper roll springy thingy in my Junk Drawer (not to be confused with drawers […]

Day 27

Day 27

I can’t believe that we are on Day 27 of this Buy Nothing experiment!  This picture shows some of the bounty that we’ve received since my last update and I am continually surprised by the generosity and gifts that keep coming out of the wood work.  Some of what we’ve asked for on the Buy […]

Day 12

Day 12

I have discovered a few things during this experiment.  One discovery is that I have spent way too much time on our community site!  My laundry and family has been neglected!  So I had to cut back and in an effort to preserve time, I will give you a synopsis of the past 7 days instead […]

Day 5

Day 5

I am amazed at how beautiful this gifting community is and this journey is such a learning experience.  I am going to give a brief summary of what we gave or received each day and since our family is always a curious subject for some, I decided to also include how much we spent each day.  As […]