Use up what I have.

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Submitted by scaredyclassic on September 23, 2019 - 11:35am

I'm on a new mission to use up what I have.

First, I'm going to eat everything in the house including the freezer before I get any new food.

Second I'm gonna wear out my clothes.

Third I'm gonna wear things 3x as long before washing them.

Fourth, I'm gonna sell all the crap i dont use.

Why in the hell is there so much FOOD in my house.

Could be an interesting new diet. Only eat what u have till it's all gone. You probably wont want a lot of it so you'll eat less. That's why it's been lying around.

But dammit there is one tshirt I want. May I allow myself to buy it...also. may need some tortillas to eat all these damn canned beans I've stockpiled

Submitted by The-Shoveler on September 23, 2019 - 11:47am.

First you have to throw out the stuff in the back of fridge that has been there > 1 year else you may get sick.

Then you have to donate the stuff that no longer fits.

Then you can start IMO.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on September 23, 2019 - 12:05pm.

The-Shoveler wrote:
First you have to throw out the stuff in the back of fridge that has been there > 1 year else you may get sick.

Then you have to donate the stuff that no longer fits.

Then you can start IMO.

I will be throwing out some things from the fridge, but I intend to take a few calculated risks.

All my clothes fit. I am very strict about my waist measurement. It is never permitted to exceed my clothing. My clothes have occasionally gotten tight, but that to me is an urgent situation. I am way too cheap to buy new clothes simply for fat.

But how did I get so many suits????!!!

They pile up. I buy them in little spurts and rarely discard. Usually a hole triggers a discard...occasionally a hatred of the suit. Some feel worse than others.

I use underwear till shredded but buy when I see a deal. I currently have therefore 1.7 remaining lifetimes of underwear, although some is shameful...I never toss a pair of underwear until the holes impair utility.

Submitted by zk on September 23, 2019 - 5:52pm.

scaredyclassic wrote:

I will be throwing out some things from the fridge, but I intend to take a few calculated risks.

Hilarious.

I'm very curious to hear what t shirt you want to buy despite being in purge mode.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on September 23, 2019 - 7:07pm.

What did Mari Kondo affect your life?

My apartment is very clutter free.

I don't buy expensive cothes anymore. Fast casual H&M works for me. They are cheap but look good. You don't feel bad getting rid of cheap clothes.

Submitted by svelte on September 23, 2019 - 7:57pm.

zk wrote:

Hilarious.

I'm very curious to hear what t shirt you want to buy despite being in purge mode.

...prolly the "fly united" I mentioned the other day. HA!

Submitted by scaredyclassic on September 23, 2019 - 9:02pm.

The photo of the earth from space from jungmaven.com

Submitted by spdrun on September 23, 2019 - 9:54pm.

FIH - it's better for Mother Gaia to own quality clothes that last years, not throw stuff that falls apart after a year away.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on September 23, 2019 - 11:34pm.

spdrun wrote:
FIH - it's better for Mother Gaia to own quality clothes that last years, not throw stuff that falls apart after a year away.

I promise to wear the jungmaven till it disintegrates

Wait. I'm also really wanting a nose hair trimmer.

Is that ok for the planet?

Submitted by barnaby33 on September 24, 2019 - 7:59am.

Even your underwear? How about socks? Man I don't want to be within the blast/smell radius of you.
Josh

Submitted by scaredyclassic on September 24, 2019 - 10:33am.

barnaby33 wrote:
Even your underwear? How about socks? Man I don't want to be within the blast/smell radius of you.
Josh

Laundry removes smell even in old clothing.

If we wore out everything, including socks and underwear, we would each be wealthier, and the planet would be better off.

Underwear should last many years

Submitted by The-Shoveler on September 24, 2019 - 10:40am.

Only buy stuff sourced and manufactured locally.

Container ships produce more green house gas than all the auto's of the world.

It does little good to but an electric (what ever transport ) if it is shipped here on a container ship.

Globalization causes global warming.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on September 24, 2019 - 10:47am.

Shoveler, in an efficient market, all costs are already reflected in the price.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on September 24, 2019 - 10:51am.

scaredyclassic wrote:

All my clothes fit. I am very strict about my waist measurement. It is never permitted to exceed my clothing. My clothes have occasionally gotten tight, but that to me is an urgent situation.

That's how my mom does it and she taught us well. Unfortunately my brother has eaten too much comfort food his Kentucky wife cooked for him.

Submitted by The-Shoveler on September 24, 2019 - 10:52am.

What the heck does that have anything to do with

Globalization causes global warming.

It is a fact not a political statement.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on September 24, 2019 - 11:10am.

So I take it the price says the cost of global warming is zero, or very little. I'll go with market signals.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on September 24, 2019 - 1:12pm.

The-Shoveler wrote:
What the heck does that have anything to do with

Globalization causes global warming.

It is a fact not a political statement.

Capitalism causes global warming. Growth, endless, is by its nature unsustainable.
Humans and their insatiable desires.
For tshirts.
Globalization could be sustainable or unsustainable.

I read a quote that really hit me recently.

IT IS EASIER TO IMAGINE THE END OF THE WORLD THAN THE END OF CAPITALISM.

I think that is a good line to go out on.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on September 24, 2019 - 4:55pm.

spdrun wrote:
FIH - it's better for Mother Gaia to own quality clothes that last years, not throw stuff that falls apart after a year away.

H&M is not low quality. Lighter, stylish clothing don't look good after many washes, just like expensive fashion. Lumberjack clohing, sure. That'll last a long time.

But you're right about the environment. Tons of petroleum fibers (basically invisible clothing lint) end up in the environment, the oceans and the food chain.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on September 25, 2019 - 12:25am.

Under late capitalism

What to do when everything you buy is a little bit evil

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/...

Submitted by FlyerInHi on October 3, 2019 - 1:16pm.

I went to Costco yesterday. They have a Mikasa bone China set for sale. I’m not big on buying things, but I love high quality items at commodity prices. It’s amazing that consumers today can enjoy objectively better quality china than rich people of 100 years ago.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on October 3, 2019 - 2:23pm.

FlyerInHi wrote:
I went to Costco yesterday. They have a Mikasa bone China set for sale. I’m not big on buying things, but I love high quality items at commodity prices. It’s amazing that consumers today can enjoy objectively better quality china than rich people of 100 years ago.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veblen_good

If the masses van have it. I dont want it.

I believe the rise of minimalism is a response to the reality that even the poor can get pretty much anything.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on October 4, 2019 - 9:36am.

scaredyclassic wrote:
FlyerInHi wrote:
I went to Costco yesterday. They have a Mikasa bone China set for sale. I’m not big on buying things, but I love high quality items at commodity prices. It’s amazing that consumers today can enjoy objectively better quality china than rich people of 100 years ago.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veblen_good

If the masses van have it. I dont want it.

I believe the rise of minimalism is a response to the reality that even the poor can get pretty much anything.

For sure. More People want to distinguish them by their knowledge and how they curate their own lives rather than what they consume.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on October 7, 2019 - 9:04pm.

FlyerInHi wrote:
scaredyclassic wrote:
FlyerInHi wrote:
I went to Costco yesterday. They have a Mikasa bone China set for sale. I’m not big on buying things, but I love high quality items at commodity prices. It’s amazing that consumers today can enjoy objectively better quality china than rich people of 100 years ago.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veblen_good

If the masses van have it. I dont want it.

I believe the rise of minimalism is a response to the reality that even the poor can get pretty much anything.

For sure. More People want to distinguish them by their knowledge and how they curate their own lives rather than what they consume.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/...

Prince Charles mends his suit

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