“Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury - to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.”
Albert Einstein

Saturday 23 November 2013

No Junk Mail

Cutting out the junk inside the home is one of the first steps towards living a more minimal lifestyle. So why bring more junk back in?

Junk mail makes up a big 6% of the total paper usage in Australia. When you consider how much paper, waste, energy and water is used up to make those catalogues you get is it really worth it? And I don't know about you but I used to flick through those things so quickly and next minute they where in the bin.

It's a small step putting that sticker on your letter box but it makes a big difference. Not only is it good for the earth but it's good for your pockets. Less spending will occur and less temptation to fill your house with more items.

Catalogues encourage looking for things to buy that you don't need and where not looking for in the first place. 

Don't worry you can still shop for specials if you are in the market for something. You would be surprised how many websites have online catalogues these days.

Give it a go, see how you go without junk mail, without attracting and accumulating more junk.

Stay simple

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