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Lunar Dogs and Valentine’s Cards

I am part of an online community called Buy Nothing, it’s organized through Facebook groups in your neighborhood. It is a “gift economy” where people give items that have for free, and people can request items. 81 more words


Buy Nothing But Consumables - Round 3

Each year for the past three years I’ve done a Buy Nothing But Consumables Challenge with myself and in my groups.

The basic rules are simple: 786 more words


Buy Nothing: January

So January shouldn’t have been too much of a challenge at only 16 days (we started on the 15th, due to inspiration striking late.) It was and it wasn’t. 499 more words


A place for everything...

Before our cleaning days would begin, my father always used to say to my sister and I “a place for everything, and everything in its place”. 439 more words

Buy Nothing: The End

It’s been more than 4 months since the last word on Buy Nothing (which was basically a word all about breaking rules). That’s probably because about 4 months ago, we kinda sorta stopped doing Buy Nothing. 375 more words


Giving Back to the Community is the Greatest Gift of All

In 2017, Americans spent $130.6 trillion (!) on goods and services. That’s a lot of money. As consumers lean toward increased consumption of fast-goods, a new social movement is underway to save durable goods from the landfill. 467 more words


Buy Nothing 5

It’s been a hard winter over here. My husband hurt himself and the recovery was slow, and then Kai caught pneumonia and was scary sick for a longer time than we would’ve wished. 397 more words