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.