Thursday, September 20, 2018

.: Buy Nothing :.

Does that make sense?

Earlier this year I came across a group on Facebook called the "Beli Nothing Project (Klang Valley)". Here's an excerpt from the group:

Buy Nothing. Give freely. Share what you might not need anymore.  
Post anything you would like to give away, lend or share among neighbors & friends or even a future friend here.  
Ask for anything you would like to receive for free or borrow. Keep it legal & civil. No buying or selling, no trade or bartering as we are a gift community.  
Kindly arrange the logistics among yourselves... It may be a good idea to just give or take from someone nearby. 😁  
Let's start small & see where it takes us.

To be honest, I find the concept remarkably intriguing. I have quite a number of things that are still in good condition and here is a platform that would allow me to give it all away, for a good cause. 

Lo and behold, my new mantra: Goodbye things, hello minimalism!

In reality, my imaginary minimalist dream was a far cry from the idealistic reality I was pinning for. The fact that the group mainly consists of members from you guessed it, Klang Valley, made it quite impossible for me to part with any of my things.

I, am in Johor Bahru.

And I would rather not go through the hassle of posting the items over because the postage fees for some of the items could cost a bomb and I prefer to give the items to people within my locality. 

Weeks, months went by and after I did a bit of occasional digging around, I eventually found.... a local chapter!

Plus I found a similar group - the Johor Swap Shop

I reckon both groups could potentially be my happy place. 

Goodbye things, hello minimalism!
4.31pm, Malaysia Time

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