It seems that we are always chasing more. More money, more things, more activity, more of everything. I once read that that when asked how much money would they need to be happy, almost without fail people said that they needed 10% more than they currently had. Both rich and poor said the same thing.… Continue reading Why I want less in 2016
Firstly, an update on the zero waste mailbox. Since I put up my home made “No Junk Mail” sign, we have received no junk mail. None! That was so easy! I don’t know why I didn’t do it years ago. Here is the waste I made today that I’m so proud of. Our washing line… Continue reading I’m so proud of our waste!
As many of you know, I make a lot of my own foods like jam, chutney, bottled sauce etc. I keep jars and containers in case I need them. In an effort to simplify life, we are ridding our home of lots of excess, and just keeping what we need. Once I got all these… Continue reading The great jar unclutter
In order to reduce our waste, I decided to tackle the junk mail next. Junk mail is recyclable, but recycling still takes a lot of resources it seems, so it’s the next thing to go. Our junk mail is a bit strange. Because we live out of town, we don’t get all the junk mail,… Continue reading No Junk Mail
A few weeks ago, I heard a girl on the radio talking about her “zero waste” lifestyle. (Her website is http://www.therogueginger.com if you’re interested) Well, that got me to thinking and reading and getting onto what my family refer to as on of my crazy schemes. As I keep telling Mr Gorgeous, that’s part of… Continue reading The next crazy scheme
Well, my month of no shopping is over. Despite not blogging very often, I did stick to the rules, and only bought breakfast for the family, and a little fruit. The total cost was about $45, or $1.50 a day. At the end of the month though, I haven’t been reduced to lentils and frozen… Continue reading The wrap up – May is over
There are seven days left in May, including today. Quite a few of my friends have said “I should do a no shop challenge too” So, if you’d like to, join me for a week. Set your own rules – you don’t have to use mine. Or do a different challenge, like finding seven things… Continue reading Who wants to join me?