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How are we doing so far?

yes, we are doing well, I think.

I can see the reduction of the amount of rubbish that we throw in the bin. I have also learnt a lot in this last one month. Eg: plastic is not just plastic and paper is not just paper. You can not throw everything in the recycle bin as you wish.

This last week I was focused on our clothes and our wardrobe. Last year we did a great decluttering after reading the Konmari method, but I still had things lying around that did not sparkle joy. So I filled up another big blue IKEA bag and off I went with those clothes to the charity shop.

I feel really inspired about those capsule wardrobes that I see other zero wasters keep. NO, probably I wouldn’t be ok with only a capsule wardrobe, but I’m thinking about reorganising my wardrobe to make it more efficient, if I can use that word for wardrobe ๐Ÿ™‚

So I got two really nice pieces on adverts, for โ‚ฌ7 and โ‚ฌ5, which was a bargain. One is a denim skirt and the other one is a cardigan-dress kinda thing. Really happy with them.

I also want to reduce the clothes that I buy for Little M. So I am planning his next size up wardrobe and I will buy what I can second hand and the rest I will sew. My mum knows a lot about sewing and making your own clothes, so this is what I’m gonna do. We’ve already made one pants and top set for him.WP_20160127_09_32_39_Pro

As a second sewing project I took apart an old hoodie of mine, to make a baby hoodie for him, but I haven’t finished that one yet.

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Hunting for a suitcase for my mum in TKMaxx I found a bamboo fiber dinner set for Little M, so I got it immediately. It is such a nice design and 99% eco friendly. Except that little plastic that kept the pieces in the box.

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The most annoying thing in our week was this political leaflet coming through our letter box despite the big ‘no junk mail’ sign.

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And the worst about it was that I was standing in the hall when the leaflet guy came and pushed it in the letter box. I opened the door ย as fast as I could and went after him. He said it was’t him. But I saw him… Very annoying!!

Is this really how ย we are “Building our Future Together” ????

This general election is going to produce piles and piles of rubbish all around the country, not great!

But after this, we had a great day at the market and did a great almost zero waste shopping.

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You know when you’re doing well when you inspire another person. My brother came to the farm shop with me and he was using those plastic produce bags, so I told him that wasn’t great and he should not use those, and gave him a cloth bag. On Sunday he approached me at my mum’s that he would like more cloth bags. So I offered to make a few for him and then he can reduce his plastic bag usage. Every little helps.

I have some ambitious plans for this week, but I don’t want to share it just yet. Hopefully next week.

That’s it for this week,

Take care and keep reducing!

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