Few of us are likely to describe ourselves as materialistic or consumeristic. Yet for many, myself included, it is common practice to hastily purchase items that we really don’t need or use. Shopping becomes a past-time. We want to own the latest and the greatest, we want our coffee in plastic cups on the run, and we don’t want to wear clothes that look faded – unless, of course, we bought them to look that way in the first place.
Oh, and don’t forget the lure of a big sale …
Let’s be honest here. A lot of us continue to live in a culture of wastefulness. At the very least, we can all agree that needless consumerism results in clutter. It also wastes our money; not to mention the cost of maintaining waste removal, landfills, recycling depots and other methods of managing waste disposal.
We’ve all established one: that single denim brand that just gets us. It hides our fat where we need it, makes our butt look just right, and most importantly confirms that yes, in fact, we truly are a size 26 waist. Moving out of our
It’s a slow, creeping feeling -- one that starts in the back of your mind and slowly moves to the front. It’s not noticeable right away. And usually, by the time we realize what’s actually going on, it has consumed us. It always revolves around money.
Black Friday has become an annual tradition of sorts for many people, myself included. When I think of this day, not only do I recall buying and purchasing amazing deals but I’m also reminded that it’s something that I look forward to every year. Retailers
Shopping for that sweet summer dress starts out as an enjoyable day of leisure. You walk into the store holding a latte and begin thumbing through rows of floral fabrics and maxi dresses fit for a Greek goddess. These festivities roll along with the best
Slavery is not a thing of the past, an antiquated practice implemented by people we only read about in history books. Slavery is relevant. It is real, and it is happening now. Slavery is a modern-day atrocity that affects all of us every single day.
If you haven't read our previous article, Clear that Closet Clutter , do so now--then revisit this account of what can happen once you're ready to shop to replenish!
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As I returned home from a holiday season spent with family, I inevitably found myself unpacking and organizing new and old belongings in my humble abode. In this process I found that certain areas of my home seemed far more strained with pure ‘stuff’ than
You know the situation. Scraps of paper with random items jotted down, pictures of goods from stores on your iPhone, emails to yourself from the site with that new cozy knit sweater that you long to have