#joyfulgiving366

Follow my quest to give away at least 366 items in a meaningful way in 2020.

What is the challenge about?

Minimalism is so in. Anything that doesn’t bring you joy is out the door. But what happens to it then?

What if instead of just throwing away your unwanted things, you could ensure that they bring joy to others? In this challenge, I seek not just to declutter and downsize the things that no longer bring me joy, but I am seeking to find ways to give my stuff away in a meaningful and intentional way to give other people joy as well. In essence, I’m spending a year embracing slow gifting. Along the way, I will be exploring sustainability, giving and receiving, non-attachment and the importance of community. You can find out about the challenge I set up here. And I’ve listed the blog posts and giveaway tally below.

#joyfulgiving366 posts

The Giveaway Tally

  1. A blue flower bobby pin (30 December 2019)
  2. A book of cocktail recipes (30 December 2019)
  3. Diamonte earrings (30 December 2019)
  4. A little black dress (30 December 2019)
  5. A peasant top (30 December 2019)
  6. The Wife Drought by Annabel Crabb (30 December 2019)
  7. A jar of olives (31 December 2019)
  8. Biography of Elizabeth Macarthur by Michelle Scott-Tucker (1 January 2020)
  9. A plastic faux amber necklace (2 January 2020)
  10. A green semi-precious stone art deco necklace (2 January 2020)
  11. A pearl necklace (returned to my sister, with love, 2 January 2020)
  12. A pearl bangle (2 January 2020)
  13. A butterfly scarf (2 January 2020)
  14. City Chic houndstooth skirt (2 January 2020)
  15. Grey lace net skirt (2 January 2020)
  16. Liz Claiborne shirt, not pictured on blog (2 January 2020)
  17. Diana Ferrari dress (2 January 2020)
  18. Regatta striped long sleeves top (2 January 2020)
  19. Three Head and Shoulder shampoo bottles (3 January 2020)
  20. A collection of hotel toiletries, e.g. shampoo, conditioner, soap, razor set (3 January 2020)
  21. A jar of instant coffee (3 January 2020)
  22. Two sports towels (3 January 2020)
  23. The Cat in the Hat DVD (3 January 2020)
  24. Where the Wild Things Are DVD (3 January 2020)
  25. Facemask (4 January 2020)
  26. Book: Finding your Inner Calm (4 January 2020)
  27. Book: Beating the Street by Peter Lynch (4 January 2020)
  28. Old cutlery (5 January 2020)
  29. Book: Wholefoods for Children (6 January 2020)
  30. Book: Healthy Eating for Kids (6 January 2020)
  31. IKEA Octopus laundry hanger (7 January 2020)
  32. DVD: 27 Dresses (7 January 2020)
  33. Book: Women and Money by Suze Orman (8 January 2020)
  34. Book: Slow and Steady by John de Ravin (8 January 2020)
  35. Book: Underspent by Rachel Smith (8 January 2020)
  36. Book: Healing Through Humour (9 January 2020)
  37. Book: Glamour by Louise Bagshawe (9 January 2020)
  38. Food scraps via ShareWaste (10 January 2020)
  39. One orange top (12 January 2020)
  40. One ball gown (12 January 2020)
  41. One hairpiece for someone who just got engaged (12 January 2020);
  42. One red and white cardigan (12 January 2020)
  43. Willow Pattern dinner set (13 January 2020)
  44. Book: Think and Grow Rich, The Legacy by James Whittaker (14 January 2020)
  45. A memory card matching game (15 January 2020)
  46. A Lola and Charlie floor puzzle (15 January 2020)
  47. An IKEA indoor kids tent (15 January 2020)
  48. Book: Women’s Weekly The Afternoon Tea Collection (15 January 2020)
  49. A bag of clothes (mainly leftover from a clothes swap) (16 January 2020)
  50. Book: Do It! A guide to living your dreams (17 January 2020)
  51. Food – bananas, apricots, stale bread rolls, milk, wine (17 January 2020)
  52. Book: Shopaholic to the Rescue by Sophie Kinsella (20 January 2020)
  53. Delicious. Magazine x1 (21 January)
  54. Delicious. Magazine x2 (22 January)
  55. Delicious. Magazine x 2 (24 January)
  56. Book: Bodies of Men by Nigel Featherstone (29 January)
  57. Hand grips (30 January)
  58. Skipping rope (30 January)
  59. Hair curlers (31 January)
  60. A white Cue brand shirt; (1 February)
  61. A pair of Calvin Klein pants; (1 February)
  62. A purple/blue jacket (1 February);
  63. A light grew top (1 February)
  64. A white top (1 February)
  65. A light green knit top (1 February)
  66. A navy blue knitted baby’s jacket (Country Road) (1 February)
  67. A size 6 grey skirt (1 February)
  68. A Korean black and bright red floral dress (1 February)
  69. A pair of black platform shoes (1 February)
  70. A retro (80s?) handmade top and skirt (1 February)
  71. A size 6/8 black skirt (1 February)
  72. A plastic container (1 February).