Reduce, Reuse, Recycle we have heard those words a thousand times however have you ever thought that the order they are in might be important? Well it is, the best thing we can do for the earth is to reduce our consumption of goods. Not to mention its good on the budget which is tight in this house this month new tires and car insurance due blah.
So I’m going to do something I’ve done before (a few times) with some to very little success. I’m declaring August a buy nothing month! This obviously doesn’t include food, toiletries and other true necessities.
So starting today and for the next 3 weeks on Wednesdays I’m going to give a tip on using what we have already in order to not buy more or ways to reduce the clutter in your house and such. Seeing how much we already have should help greatly.
Plus if I do buy something that isnt’ a necessity I’m going to confess, once a week on Wednesday. I”m going to have to tell the world why I caved.
Here is the thing I want you to join me, I want your hints and your confessions. If you want to join me you can do that in 2 easy steps.
1st comment on this blog and let me know you want to join in.
2nd Post your tips and confessions for the next 3 Wednesdays and let me know you did. If you don’t have a blog simply leave your tips and confessions as a comment.
I will keep track of those who participate and put their names in a drawing for a prize to be disclosed later.
Do you need a new trash can and don’t have one lying around maybe a plant pot your not using, or a cardboard box you could reshape and decorate?
Find recipes to use those items you’ve had in your pantry forever and then don’t buy them again.
Use the supplies you have for crafts, if your craft room looks like mine you don’t need anything extra.