My partner and I have lived in Washington, DC with zero cars for the past five years. We've purposely designed our life to be car-free. Some people call us crazy, but we have our reasons.
Let's delve into my new favorite dumpster find, that being my 43-gallon compost tumbler. I've been composting in my apartment for about six years now, but finally received the seal of approval from the head of my building to obtain outdoor community compost bins.
I recently upgraded my phone from 2014 to a phone from, wait for it - yes, 2016. It's a whole two years newer and let me tell you, in those two years phone manufacturers really upped their game. My new phone has such fancy features as enough storage space, an operating system supported by the manufacturer, and a pretty good camera.
Today we'll delve into my most recent favorite trash find, that being my new (to me) bike pannier.
I can count the number of times in my life I've felt like a racial minority on one hand. I can count the number of times in my life I was discriminated against based on my race on one finger.
I have never before tried out a capsule wardrobe, nor am I the type to participate in fashion challenges. Five years ago I owned 15 pairs of jeans and didn't wear half of them. I had over 40 different types of sweatshirts and at least as many t-shirts. I filled a walk-in closet plus a 5-drawer dresser all by myself. These spaces were packed with clothes I didn't wear or didn't like.
COVID-19 has been on my mind a lot these past weeks, as it likely has been on the minds of others. In order to process, I wrote of my own experiences - losing a job, being a health care worker, seeing firsthand the detriment it has caused some.
The debate over real versus artificial Christmas trees has raged for years. If you had asked me during my childhood which I preferred, I would have answered real Christmas trees. Hands down.
Several years ago I used to own dozens of cleaning products. I used one for the toilet bowl, another for the tub, another for the toilet seat, another for the mirrors, another for the refrigerator, another for the kitchen counters, etc. and so on. I bought into the notion that I had to use a different product on each individual surface. It was costly, wasteful, and harmful to both myself and the environment.
Travel is expensive. This belief is one that oftentimes stops us from exploring new places for fear of depleting our bank accounts. And while any trip can become a pricey undertaking, there are several very easy things you can do to save money during your journeys.