i keep thinking about it and two things really caught my attn...
"holding onto (something) does not make it into something useful." and
" even if you did not see the point of decluttering in order to form better shopping habits, share with others, or make Zero Waste manageable for environmental reasons, don't you value time saved from not caring for the unnecessary? i personally do... time has allowed me to re-connect with the outdoors, green my home, create this blog... time is the most valuable commodity needed in caring for the environment -it is our lack of time that created the problems that we now want to fix."
seems like every week we have four or more full bins of recycling. its a hassle to both of use to be constantly rinsing and taking the stuff out- how sweet would it be not even have to do that! i also want to have a garage sale if possible or start donating stuff we arent using. i am not big on rotating all kinds of decor or whatever so storing what im not using is pointless and taking up space for things i do rotate like caidens clothes or our summer/winter gear. i had to move all his diaper and wipes to his closet bc the linen closet couldnt hold all of it, plus toilet paper, and all the pillows blankets and linens we need for all the company that comes thru. so now i see lots of wasted storage space holding things that im not using but arent letting go bc i might have a use for it.
so where else to start? here- "one item at a time, you can "Zero Waste" your grocery shopping too" i think I'm going to start with cereal, napkins, and the farmers market for produce. i figured those are all easy changes bc 1- ill be shopping at new places and i can get to know whats there and scope out the next item to change, 2- it wont be a lot of change of habit at home until after the food is gone (no napkins or cereal bags/boxes to throw away) its a small change to start but it will make a difference all around.
ill keep you posted!