Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Reduce! Less is more!!

In honor of Earth Day this week, we wanted to post some ways we are taking action to help take care of our earth.

This one has been the hardest for me. REDUCE! We have chosen to simplify our lives in so many ways. But I will share one MAJOR area we have chosen to reduce.

Our clothing!!! (And shoes)

First off, we now buy a higher quality of less clothing- instead of having more of the cheaper stuff that would barely last a season.

We enjoy our account at our local children's resale shop. We turn in our quality clothing, and with that money earned- buy quality clothing. Its a switchout!

We dont have an abundance of clothing. Whats in the closet is whats being worn. We have formal wear- casual wear - play clothes- all in our appropriate sizes. Nothing more!

I definitely pass down clothes. Taylor is in Dylan's last year summer clothes! They are almost wearing the same size!

With just the amount of clothes we're wearing-we wash fewer clothes! (Saves energy, saves detergent, saves money, and saves time!) NOW, 6 people make alot of laundry- I have to cut corners anyway I can.

We also try to hang dry our clothes as much as possible. Which of course, reduces the amount of energy by not using that dryer!!

Im excited because Joel just put up a new clothesline for the back yard! YIPEE!! (Note to neighbors- we will not be hanging up our undies- so dont worry!)

What about you? Is there anyway you are being purposeful in reducing?

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