Happy New Year! What a great time to begin this new blog. After the madness and excess of the holiday season, the new year is a great time to start new projects, finish up lingering ones, and get a fresh start. I hate the term “New Year resolution” because, after many, many years of making resolutions and feeling defeated by them when they don’t pan out, even the term itself feels like too much pressure.
My New Year “un-resolution” is not a set goal, but a motto I am trying to live by:
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.”
This slogan originated (I believe) on the poster shown above during WWII, a time of thrift and struggle for nearly everyone. Although I truly hope we never enter another war like WWII, we can learn a lot from pennypinchers of the day.
I have to admit here, publicly, that although I try to “be green,” I am also known to be a clutterbug. I believe for me the two are related; I never want to throw anything away, because I never know when I might need it, right? But the clutter and resulting disorganization, along with my impulsive nature of buying a bargain when I find it, has left me with a house full of STUFF and the inability to find half of it!
I’ll be working on solving both of these problems and sharing my ideas here with you along the way. What parts of your life do you most want to green?