All you need is less. Time to declutter in a sustainable way and buy only what you need, not what you want.
In the first place, you should only buy what you need and will use. Not clutter that you want but won’t use. But most of us do seem to accumulate lots of things over time. And a lot of clutter can make you feel stressed too. But just throwing it all in the bin won’t help the environment. So, what can you do?
Recycle your old electronics. You can drop them off at an electronics recycling center if they don’t work any more. In the best case, sell it to give it a second life.
Old clothes are often thrown away. But in most cases it is stil wearable. So consider donating them to charity or a second hand shop or even sell it and prolongating the life of this garment.
Books and DVD’s can be donated to charity too. Books can go to local libraries, learning centers, schools or sell them.
Medicine and supplements should be checked for expiration date. Many communities have take-back programs for safely and ethical disposal of expired medicines.
Plan your dinner for a week. You will save time and have nearly no waste at all. Only plan for 6 days. We do this all the time and its easy. I know what to cook when my girlfriend isn’t home yet and vice versa. We save in groceries and time because we only need to go once a week.
Toys. My 7yo son outgrows his toys at a mind-blowing rate. We try to teach him to declutter and donate unwanted toys to other children. But it is hard work and involves lots of tears in the process. Not easy but I think kids need to learn this so they make better choices in the future.
Say no to junk mail. Lots of junk mail is just getting into the recycle bin without being read. So, put a sticker on your mailbox saying no to junkmail. It might seem weird, but keep your emailbox decluttered the same way. If you get advertisement you do not want, just check the little link that says you wish to unsubscribe. It will save you a lot of time behind the computer and extra time to do something fun like riding your bike.
This medium size backpack is just what you need for daily use or sports activities! The pockets (including one for your laptop) give plenty of room for all your necessities, while the water-resistant material will protect them from the weather.
• Made from 100% polyester
• Dimensions: H 16⅞” (42cm), W 12¼” (31cm), D 3⅞” (10cm)
• Maximum weight limit – 44lbs (20kg)
• Water-resistant material
• Large inside pocket with a separate pocket for a 15” laptop, front pocket with a zipper, and a hidden pocket with zipper on the back of the bag
• Top zipper has 2 sliders, and there are zipper pullers attached to each slider
• Silky lining, piped inside hems, and a soft mesh back
• Padded ergonomic bag straps from polyester with plastic strap regulators