A fews years ago, divorce, illness, and the American economy forced a life of thrift upon me to survive. Since that time, though it still helps to make ends meet, I have grown to believe that consumer thrift should be the responsibility of every person on the planet. Instead of irresponsible consumption and waste, we should be seeking out opportunities to maintain a respectable quality of life through the repurposing and recycling of things that may have been tossed aside for lack of interest and fashion.
These are the stories of my finds, tips, and realizations for living a life under the radar of rampant consumerism. It is time to remove the stigma of living a life based on extending the life of our resources.
And it’s fun.