I gained a lot of inspiration from a video by my friend Shannon, at Free Spirit Knits. In the video she talked about de cluttering your home and how wonderful it can be. I am huge on giving clothes away that we don't wear anymore, but I had never gone any deeper than that nor had I ever thought about the benefits of de cluttering.
Now, how does de cluttering tie into One Small Change? How does it fit the eco friendly aspect of this challenge? Well, the most obvious (for me) eco friendly part of giving things away is that other people can benefit from what I give away without having to purchase new. If I have 2 coats and someone has 0 coats, wouldn't it make sense for each of us to have 1 coat. The person with 0 coats can now have a coat without having to purchase a brand new coat.
I started my change last weekend by clearing out my daughter's closets. I filled 3 bags worth of clothes and am happy with the start. My next step is to walk through the house and select at least 10 items that aren't serving me any purpose to give away.
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