- Keep our clothing to a minimum. All of my clothing (summer and winter) fit in one closet and one dresser.
- When we need to buy clothing, take the time to look at thrift stores before buying new.
- Use the library instead of buying books for homeschooling whenever possible
- Lend what we have to others so they do not have to purchase.
- Eat the food that we have in the house instead of shopping just because we are out of our favorites
- Buy from locally owned farms and businesses whenever possible
- Minimize trash.
These pictures are of my "flannel towels." I cut them 11x11 inches and zigzagged the edges to keep them from fraying. I still have quite a few to sew as the queen sized sheet gave me plenty of towels. Another thing I use flannel for is on my Swifter. I have actually been doing this for quite a while as I hated buying those boxes of throw-away rags for the Swifter. I'm convinced it's a racket. I just copied the size and cut out flannel. Works like a charm.
I welcome any of your ideas to eliminate trash or to save money and energy. I'm contemplating hanging my wash to dry as this will save lots of electricity and gas. Let me know what you do.