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Hawkcreek wrote:I gave everything to my second wife. And it was worth it.
Everything is simpler now.
Unconventional_Ideas wrote:I would keep the landline and get rid of the cellphone.
You kind of have the recycling thing backwards. The point is to use less stuff in the beginning. So remember --- "Reduce, reuse, recycle" in that order. Because a lot of what you "recycle" ultimately does end up in (Chinese and Indian) landfills anyway and can never be used again.Serial_Worrier wrote:Actually on a serious note I totally agree with this. Wherever I can I simplify by reducing the amount of things I own. So my condo becomes more spartan overall. I'm not really into this whole "reducing my carbon footprint" as I think it's a bogus issue. But limited landfills space and not polluting groundwater are important issues for me and I've long since abandoned using non-organic household cleaners. I recycle ALOT, usually my recycle bin is 3/4 to full every time.
So do all Republican deny global warming?Serial_Worrier wrote:Items I'm trying to do better:
* I'm trying to reduce my plastic usage. One thing I'm going to do is buy a metal water container so that I can stop using as much bottled water for my bedroom. I'm still gonna wipe it clean every now and then with paper towels, but that's alot less wasteful then continuing to buy plastic water bottles. Also I just threw away a wastebasket that I didn't really need and consumed a plastic bag a week.
* food wastage - I'm more careful in the amount of food I buy so as not to waste
* I reduced my Netflix DVD to from 3 to 1, I watch WAY more now on streaming then DVD
* I have eliminated all paper billing that I could. Unfortunately medical offices still bill via paper. Almost all bill paying now is done electronically.
* During summer I don't wash my car more then once every 2 weeks unless bird poop gets it. During the rainy season I hardly have to wash the car at all. Even then I do the quick automated car wash.
* I try to use as little heating as possible during the cold season. I don't have A/C at all.
So I'm doing my bit for the planet, stop hating me because I'm a Republican!
vtsnowedin wrote:Snowed in with a full wood shed and a pantry and freezer full of food is a good feeling.
Oh right. You live in Vermont and don't have to deal with any of that. I do ya one better. I don't have snow or traffic
Actually, now that I think about it, I'm not so sure those things have "simplified" my life as much as prepared it for a possible austere future. It's probably simpler to buy fruit in the store than grow it myself. But mostly everything I've done to "simplify" has been things I've thoroughly enjoyed, so if things stay rosy all I've done is found some neat hobbies
Serial_Worrier wrote:pstarr wrote:So do all Republican deny global warming?
there is no such thing as "global warming". Another myth by liberals.
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