To begin, this is my last blog post before I become a married woman. It’s pretty exciting and a wee bit chaotic, but this weekend I am getting married to my best friend and I’m thrilled. I apologize for it being quiet around the Zealous Good website for a few weeks, but I look forward to coming back with a bang in mid-May.
Anyways, back to the blog, during our engagement I learned all about the different “must-dos” of a traditional engagement. First and most obviously, you must plan a wedding. Secondly, you must get a marriage license (we did that yesterday, done and done). Thirdly, and I know I’m skipping quite a few other “must-dos”, you must register for gifts. Do you and your fiancé have a full set of pans, dishes, towels already? Well that’s all great BUT you still need to register because people will buy you things anyways and it is better if it’s stuff you actually like. Just saying.
So my fiancé and I registered. We looked at some things we have around the house and realized while the things are still working and doing us well, this is a great opportunity to ask for things that reflect both of our styles. So we picked some great stuff and were given great stuff. Now we are at the point where we look at our old stuff and think of what we will do with it. Well I’m sure you can guess where I’m taking this…. We are using Zealous Good to donate it to great organizations that are doing great things. We know they specifically need our towels, plates, glasses, and the list goes on and we are glad to donate it. We’ll get a warm and fuzzy feeling along with a tax receipt. It’s just good all around. So, if you find yourself in this situation, think about Zealous Good and let your stuff go to great use!
Thanks for reading and see you all in 2 weeks when I’m a married lady!
Brittany Martin Graunke is the founder of Zealous Good, an in-kind donations marketplace in Chicago. You can find Brittany on Google+ or on Twitter at @ZealousBrittany. You can find Zealous Good on Facebook and Zealous Good on Twitter at @ZealousGood.