So those of you who know me well, know that I am trying to do my bit to save the environment. That means that as a household we are trying to use less paper and plastic products, recycle more and re-purpose items we own to avoid them going into landfill.
A while ago a friend suggested that I join our local Freecycles group as a way of getting rid of items that can't be re-purposed or sold. If you are unfamiliar with Freecycle, it is basically a network of like-minded people working together to give and receive things for free, in order to keep items out of landfill. There are active groups in most larger towns and you can find out if there is one near you by visiting the freecycles site. Once you join (for free) you can make posts for items that you want to get rid of, or items that you want to receive. People have given away horses (not that you would hope they would go into landfill!), jam jar lids, trees from their garden and all sorts of weird and wonderful things.
Yesterday on Freecycle there was a Peg Perego highchair on offer, so I sent an email to the lady to say that I was interested in taking it off her hands. As I was the first person to reply, she said it was mine!
We already have a highchair for use at our house, but I was looking for another one to store at the grandparent's house since we spend a lot of time there. As the highchair was free I had expected it would require some repairs, but I was pleasantly surprised. Here is a picture of it:
The only damage is to the seat cover near where the harness clips in, but it's barely visible:
So now I am feeling pretty happy that I not only saved us some more money (and the more we save the longer I can comfortably stay at home with our baby), but also rescued a perfectly functioning highchair from landfill!