Have any of you read The Zero Waste Home blog? It has been on my feed for a while now (kicking my butt) and is probably to thank for waste reduction being on my radar at all (I had previously thought that because we didn’t eat a lot of packaged food or use paper towels we were in the clear on the disposables front- as I said she really kicks my butt). Anyway, we are far from being a Zero-Waste Home, though we are improving all the time, I hope, but today, I am not writing about that. I am writing about clothes.
Yesterday, inspired by Bea’s wardrobe, I wrote a list of what I think I need to dress simply and well. It was fun and fascinating. I don’t think of myself as someone prone to fashion excess, but I was amazed at how hard it was for me to think about giving up the “luxuries” once I realized what I really needed- which is so little, really (though with our Wisconsin winters, my list is longer than Bea’s).
I am excited about this small project of mine, though it is slow and a little silly, maybe. Still. Did you know I think I only need eight pairs of socks?! Maybe even seven. Or six! There is something so thrilling about that.
Anyway, here’s to letting go of things we thought we needed,