Monday, July 12, 2010

Shameful Memory #3: Amateur Salad

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Monday, July 5, 2010

List It and Forget It

Items I am consciously trying to use or use up in order to avoid waste and/or accumulating too much:

- Plastic bags
- Food
- Baby clothes
- Stationery
- Post-its / Notepads
- Books
- Lotion
- Lip gloss / Lip balm
- Soap / Body wash

Addendum 7/9/10:
- Candles

Addendum 8/13/10:
- Coupons

Addendum 9/23/10:
- Gift bags

I list these both as confirmation of my attempts to "lighten up" in the sense of simplifying - i.e. owning less, appreciating my belongings, halting unnecessary consumerism, spending less money - and also to state that these kind of things actually make me feel guilty sometimes. A glimpse of a bottle of lotion given as a stocking stuffer two Christmases ago can sometimes make me feel like a wretch. I think that's wrong. I don't want to feel that way, but I also really want to use the lotion.