Goodbye To These (minimized)

List of things I don’t consume or have minimized.

Updated as I have time & think of things.

  • Cosmetics.
  • Sodas (minimized – a few sodas during a year…less than 10)
  • Oscars, Music Awards, etc. All entertainer award shows.
  • TV & Radio.
  • Watching sports.
  • Restaurants (min)
  • Magazines filled with advertisements.
  • Facebook
  • Diet, “light”, fat-free, reduced-calorie, no sugar, etc… food products.
  • Frozen dinners, snacks, etc.
  • Microwaves
  • Electric Coffee Makers
  • Buying new clothes with prominent labels.
  • Shoes not offering a good level of comfort/function.
  • Uncomfortable clothing, in general.
  • Curling irons.
  • Perfumes.
  • Catalogs
  • Cereals
  • Bedding made from synthetic materials.
  • Fluorinated products, like toothpaste.
  • Credit Cards & debt.
  • Shopping for entertainment.
  • Movie theaters.
  • Amusement parks.
  • Buying new year model vehicles.
  • Coloring hair.
  • Reading fiction (minimized) – more non-fiction.
  • Smart Phones – I have a pay-by-the-month/no-contract phone. Minimal usage. Carried if I’m traveling a long time/distance.
  • No buying holiday decorations.
  • Jewelry – I still admire some of it. I have a few things I was gifted.
  • Mass-produced home decor. All the “products” you find at places like Target, mall stores, etc.
  • Non-stick cookware.
  • Antiperspirant.
  • Hair “styling products” – creams, sprays, gels, etc.
  • A multitude of specialized cleaning products (shower cleaner, oven cleaner, kitchen cleaner, stainless steel cleaner, floor cleaner, etc) I use vinegar, water, baking soda, & some type of soap that can do everything soap-wise & bleach.
  • Lotions – I use aloe or coconut oil on the skin.
  • Cereal.
  • Religion.
  • Allowing advertising into my home – I actively minimize the amount of logos that can be seen in my space.
  • Pets. I love animals. I’ve had a lot of animals in my life. But currently, I appreciate my life being simplified w/o caring for critters.
  • Chotskies – decorative figurines, etc. commonly sold as “decor”.
  • Shoes (minimized – currently own 3 pair).