The lovely people over at Our Next Life have thrown down an awesome challenge. Because of pretty staggering statistics and facts about what happens to our stuff after we get rid of it, they have started the Use It Up Challenge. I.E. If we knew this thing was going straight to the landfill when it leaves our hands, would we treat it differently? Would we try harder to get more use out of it?
I’m at a point in my minimalist journey where I pretty much only get rid of things I have no more practical use for. And while I do understand their point, I’m not in the business of keeping things that I don’t use to try and get more use out of them (neither are they by the way- but in some cases that might be how the challenge is interpreted).… Continue reading