"I have more stuff than I could ever possible use or need."

I’ve been thinking about the way I buy things, the when and where and why of it all, and how totally dumb most of the purchases (big and small, from gum to Apple products) that I make are. So I’m very into Make It Do, which is about a year of wearing things out, mending things, and buying minimally. (But what about pedicures? That’s not in the FAQ!) It’s nice that it’s not a crusade (“my year without any animal products”!) or a stunt (“my year as a cavewoman”!); it’s just a way to pull-back, look at the way we interact with products and see what one learns.

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