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The Compact, Days 5-7

Posted on: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 in: The Compact

Hold me back….I’ve got the “shoppies” BAD. This happens each time I try to set up a budget (check! using the Envelope System over here) and stick to it (doing okay on that part). I see this little wad of leftover money and I want to spend it.
I have not bought anything, even though [...]

The Plastic Project

Posted on: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 in: The Compact, The Plastic Project

The Plastic Project
Here, in all it’s horrible petroleum-based glory, is the plastic that was brought into this house in 30 days:
HOLY FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU$%. That’s a lot of plastic. 209 items, 25 of which were not shown because they were already pitched (yucky saran wrap, baggies, plastic ends to water filters, etc).
A couple of disclaimers:
1) I started [...]

The Compact Day 4

Posted on: Monday, January 4th, 2010 in: The Compact

I’ve gotten a lot of good feedback on The Compact! For all of you joining, good luck! It does sound a little easy at first and then whamo! You’re putting stuff back on the shelf and not trying to cry. It’s hard to break habits.
I am going to be really honest here… I think that [...]

The Compact: Days 1-3

Posted on: Monday, January 4th, 2010 in: The Compact

So, if you haven’t heard of The Compact, head over here and here for some primers. If you are lazy or hate to follow links, basic premise: People not buying new stuff. There are some exceptions of course (groceries, medications/medical things, toilet paper, underpants, essential & recreational services). You get the idea. One can thrift, [...]