Monthly Archives: December 2018

A Minimalist Wardrobe (for Baby)

Most conventional weekly pregnancy updates contain a to-do list telling the expectant parents to buy this or that each week. New parents hope to have a baby shower to help curtail the costs of the expensive and expansive baby gear. … Continue reading

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Composting Floor Waste

Sometimes, I’m not a very “think-outside-the-box” kinda person. No one ever told me that almost everything picked up with my broom and vacuum cleaner is compostable. But dirt dragged in from outside, food that’s fallen to the floor, and dust … Continue reading

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A Minimalist Wardrobe (for a School-Aged Boy)

Decluttering a young boy’s closet is surprisingly easy and has many benefits. Some specific benefits for school-aged boys include: A curated closet contains tops and bottoms with the entire collection in mind. This gives a child a sense of autonomy … Continue reading

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Clothing Kids: A Zero-Waste Conundrum

Kids grow fast. On top of that, kids are really rough on clothes. I know, these aren’t great, revelatory observations, sorry. But for zero-wasters, this is a particular problem. It seems that every other day, my older son has blown … Continue reading

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The minimalist and Zero Waste movements intersect from the start. Béa Johnson, in her book: The Zero Waste Home, introduces the hierarchy of Zero Waste, known as the 5 R’s. The first two: “Refuse what you do not need” and … Continue reading

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Zero Waste Period Gear

WARNING: If you lack female parts, or are particularly squeamish, this post may not be for you. Reader discretion is advised. I just finished that time of the month. You know what I’m talking about. I used to buy packages … Continue reading

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Simple Gift-Giving

Want. Need. Wear. Read. ‘Tis the season. For buying too much stuff. Gigantic hauls under Christmas and Yule trees, gifts exchanged beside Chanukiahs, gifts that represent consumption mania, environmental devastation, guilt trips, debt, and disappointment. Kids running out of steam … Continue reading

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