This week's Friday Five from the revgalblogpals!
Making the most of our resources is important, I have been challenged this week by the amount of stuff we accumulate, I'd love to live a simpler lifestyle, it would be good for me, and for the environment I think...With that in mind I bring you this Friday 5:
1. Are you a hoarder or a minimalist?
I think with a choice between the two I would go with minimalist, but I am by no means clutter-free.
2. Name one important object (could be an heirloom) that you will never part with.
Right now I am thinking the art project that The Boy did that I had laminated into a placemat for him. I also have a cross that was made with layer after layer of cloth, each piece intricately cut into a pattern around its edges, one piece just smaller than the one before made by my great great grandfather. It is absolutely gorgeous and unique.
3. What is the oldest item in your closet? Does it still fit???
I have a sweatshirt that a friend gave me his freshman year at Northwestern. I visited him there as part of my summer between junior and senior year of college spent in the Chicago area. So the sweatshirt is... hold while I do the algorithm... 16 years old. The cuffs are gone and the neckline is rough but it is THE PERFECT curl-up-in-a-chair-with-the-cat-and-coffee-and-book shirt. I am sure you have one too.
4.Yard sales- love 'em or hate 'em ?
Not my thing, but I don't hate them. I end up buying stuff because it is ridiculously priced and then I have that clutter at MY house.
5. Name a recycling habit you really want to get into.
I wish recycling were easier here. For folks where I live recycling means burning... even plastic - it. is. gross. Someday I would be interested in getting into the whole compost thing but it seems pretty labor-intensive to at least get it going so that will have to wait until after I write this sermon!
And for a bonus- well anything you want to add....
One of my fun memories from youth was spending Saturday mornings once a month helping with recycling with my Girl Scout troop. Our borough was not exactly on the cutting edge, but not everyone had recycling at that time. It saddens me that where I live now this is still the system - once a month bring your recyclables to the municipal lot. Come on people!