I can't believe it has been ten days since I last wrote a post. Nothing particular is keeping me from blogging just a bit of a mid winter funk, the lack of silence, crabby children. Nothing new. So I'll share some random thoughts.
Many of you know that I am committed to purchasing as much as possible second hand. I think the environmental and financial impact is important. I save money and the world doesn't have to offer up yet another "thing" for me. I finally watched the Story of Stuff a few days ago. I must be the last person on- line to watch it but if you haven't it's worth a look.
I was floored by this statistic; "only one percent of what is purchased in North America today is actually in use six months later." Every time I visit the Goodwill there are cars lined up to donate. It is amazing. Now I understand why. This statistic would make a good guiding principle when you are shopping as well as decluttering. Do you ever wonder why we are always decluttering?
I will wrap this up with a You Tube video I watched this weekend. It is worth watching till the end. It makes me sad to consider this reality. Our children are so lucky. It also makes me glad that I am getting a third Fall/Winter out of my second hand shoes. (Can you believe I found these shoes in nearly new condition at the Goodwill? And in searching for a link I've discovered that you can replace the foot bed. I'm thrilled.)
There are so many areas where I know I could be making better choices. I'm always curious how others are limiting their impact. I would love your suggestions.