A couple of weeks ago, my girlfriend, Miranda, and I hosted our first Recycle, Reuse , Reduce, and Regift Party and it was so much fun (we nicknamed it the RE party). The purpose of the party was to help ourselves and our girlfriends achieve three important goals: 1. to promote regular decluttering, 2. to creatively satisfy that natural womanly urge to “shop”, and 3. to enjoy a rejuvenating and supportive time of friendly fellowship. Once you hear about this party, you will definitely want to throw one yourself.
When I first heard of this type of party, I was immediately interested in hosting one. The main reason the RE party was such a success is that I teamed up with a friend and we planned and executed it together. There’s a scripture in the bible that says that two are better than one, because they help each other succeed. Two can also share responsibilities and the inevitable stresses. In this case, my girlfriend and I were well-matched as we carried out party plans; my enthusiasm and creative ideas linked up with her organization and focus. She kept me adhering to the party planning checklist and timelines and I kept her from over-thinking the details. Long story short, I definitely want to do it again soon (I’ll have to see if my girlfriend still shares my eagerness a few months from now).