A List of Things I’m Doing Differently

Some things I started doing differently to:

1.) Decrease my consumption/impact/amount of “life dander”   &

2.)  Save $ – decrease the amount of time I have to spend making $


  • Make a less toxic and economical laundry detergent using Borax, Washing Soda, bar soap, & Water
  • Purge things that are pointless:  Sell on eBay OR donate to charity/others
  • Make shower “gel” – using bar soap scraps boiled down with water + add my own fragrance
  • Grow more food whenever possible.
  • Reduce wardrobe & commit to not buying clothing needlessly in the future.
  • Cook at home and dramatically minimize eating out.
  • Stream music and videos from the internet
  • Digitize everything:  Documents, photographs, records.
  • No pesticides.  No herbicides.
  • Concentrate on what is truly important…..eliminate/reduce all else.
  • Think of “Ease of Cleaning” when deciding how to arrange/do stuff in my household.
  • Eat mostly whole foods (non-processed/refined/pre-packaged/etc)
  • Choose activities that are free or low cost for “fun”/hobbies.
  • Take better care of the things I own – Appreciate what I have.
  • Refine possessions down to a minimum.
  • Wash laundry with cold water – do full loads.
  • Hang clothes on a line to dry.
  • Turn off electrical equipment (such as CPU) whenever not in use.
  • Reading, learning, writing INSTEAD of watching movies or TV.
  • Canceling all non-essential services such as long-distance & cable.  Eliminate.
  • Eliminate almost all junk mail.
  • Making things myself.  Fixing things myself.
  • Bartering with real people instead of corporations.
  • Recycling, Re-using, & Re-purposing.
  • Cooking on a twig fueled rocket stove.
  • No air conditioning in summer.
  • Cutting my own hair.
  • No more hair color or crazy hair products, gels, lotions, and potions.
  • Glasses instead of contact lenses.
  • We’re cooking for our dogs now instead of buying commercial dog food.  It is overpriced and unhealthy.
  • Small fuel-efficient car.
  • Shopping local.
  • Using the internet to research before buying & getting the best deal.
  • Not spending time in ways I feel is a waste of my time.
  • Generating income from a variety of sources and doing my best to stay out of the traditional workforce/ employer/employee relationships.

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