It’s been not even a whole week since I decided to live without buying clothes, here are the first decisions and observations.
1) Unsubscribe from all shopping mailing lists. Out of sight is out of mind.
2) I also tried to be more cautious on all these small thingies which attract us to shopping and I thought that e-mail notifications are one of them.
I am already irritated when watching TV I see an advertisement every 15-30 minutes on some programmes, I find it quite immoral (and I use this word on purpose) the public media have a right to turn us into consumers so freely. I know they live from these ads etc., however… why cannot they just gain money on the good programs people will watch and pay for? I would be delighted to pay for a good service only, just like I do in case of buying a book, DVD or CD with music.
Another thing in excessive adds is that why it’s not ok trying to convince me into, let’s say, littering Earth, but it is ok to repetitively persuade me the needs I don’t have, just to make me a customer? Is this really the only purpose of our life? Another thing is that littering Earth is one of the effects of excessive consumption.
1) More care on the things I already have. I was actually surprised to find this out so quickly, this just hit me when I was looking for a tee this morning and couldn’t find anything I would like to wear today. I must admit that before I used to make in such moments a shopping list: “I would need something blue, sleeves 3/4 to wear with this and this” etc. Now it’s: ok, I would need to make this, which raises questions like: “do I really need it?” (given the time spent on planning, gathering materials and finally making it) and “is it really important to have this as soon as possible?”
2) Shopping centres appear suddenly so much smaller when you know you won’t allow yourself any time to wander around. Cool!
And at the end, off topic, as knitting is going around: I finished the tunic I mentioned about here, just need to make a photo and will publish it on the blog.
Below is a teaser from my new project. All I will say for now on it is: I just fell in love with Merino wool.