a.little.less.waste a.little.less.waste

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Jill  be kind & grow β™»πŸŒπŸŒ³πŸŒ±πŸΊ ASPIRING: zero waste/low impact plant-based minimalist mindful happy human πŸ“Los Angeles, CA

Thursdays are for Be More With Less's Decluttering Burst. I put on Netflix and, over about 90 minutes, gathered 35 items for trash, recycling, and donation.

While disposing of goods responsibly is absolutely the #1 priority - ideally, finding a person or organization who can use them, as I plan to do for most of these items - there's a lot to be said for the Let it Go approach. As Courtney Carver says, "You've paid enough." Tough as it is, sometimes putting stuff in landfill can be a great motivator to be a more mindful consumer in the future, and being kind to yourself & removing sources of guilt from your home is key to sustaining a zero waste lifestyle long-term. Unfortunately, most things these days aren't built to last, and we don't have great infrastructure in place for sharing resources; if you've attempted to repair it or offered it to your local Buy Nothing or Freecycle group and it's still sitting in your entryway... let that $h*t go!
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#zerowasteirl #minimalism #letitgo #junk #reuse #repair #recycle #declutter #simplify #bemorewithless #netflix #zerowaste #mindfulness #consciousconsumerism #imperfect #progressoverperfection #minimalismhometour

while people pay thousands & wait months for "purebred" animals to be bred, perfect babies wait without homes. rescue organizations are often under-funded, volunteer-run, and can't save all the animals fated for euthanasia in city shelters.

if you're looking for a pet (& ready for the commitment of pet ownership!) PLEASE explore local adoption options first. if you're not, a heartbreaking visit to a shelter or rescue may just change your mind - i hardly consider myself an "animal person," but who can say no to this sweet face!
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*cue the Sarah McLachlin music*
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#loveme #kitten #psa #availableforadoption #catsofinstagram #muttsofinstagram #adoptdontshop #wereallinthistogether #😭 #govegan

having a lighter footprint is ALL about careful planning. and a fair amount of this πŸ™ƒπŸ‘œπŸŒ―
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#makeitwork #packagefree #togo #savethefood #lowimpact #zerowaste #zerowasteirl

halloween decor complete! i'm not one to fuss over decorating for the holidays, but a little vignette to celebrate weather below - gasp! - 75Β° gives me all the warm fuzzies
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#sweaterweather #jknotreally #imissyounewengland #autumngirl #halloween #trickortreat #sockmonkey #minimalism #lessismore #bemorewithless #slowliving #simpleliving #thelittlethings #losangeles

spending the evening in the kitchen. the green onion regrowth has gotten a bit out of hand .
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#nature #regrow #reuse #makelesstrash #thrifty #diy

just when you start to think, "gosh, i just don't want to be walking anymore" you stumble upon that treasure you never would have had you driven. thank you, elaborate halloween decorators
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#happyoctober #halloween #hauntedhouse #hiddentreasures #slowliving #driveless #wandermore

minimalism tip no. 327: use your favorite things

in my home, i know which things make me smile and which things are useful, but it doesn't always immediately occur to me to combine the two (which is particularly silly because i've always had a thing for small containers). we often want to "save" our favorite possessions for special occassions or specific purposes, and sometimes marketing & convention make us forget that most things are perfectly useful beyond one specialized function.

my grandmother's Pyrex serve just as well as facial cleanser containers as they do as food storage - better, in fact; now, instead of sitting in the cupboard, they're proudly on display.
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also pictured is my beer bottle/dry brush holder and former candle/jewelry dish
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#everydayisaspecialoccassion #choosetoreuse #pyrex #rethink #minimalism #minimalisthometour #zerowaste #zerowastebathroom #usewhatyouhave #myfavoritethings #sparkjoy #bemorewithless #vintage #smile

bean toast is the new avocado toast. (...but i am also making guacamole... πŸ˜‰)
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#goodmorning #whatveganseat #whatvegeterianseat #vegan #vegetarian #breakfast

it's not ugly; it's rustic

i used the recipe below, subbing coconut yogurt for the soy called for, since i can get cocoyo in returnable glass. everything else i got package-free:

www.artisanveganlife.com/a-better-buffalo-mozzarella/
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#diy #vegan #mozzarella #lowwaste #diy free @miyokos_kitchen #artisanveganlife

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