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Old 04-05-2010, 08:31 PM   #16
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My apartment is way too small and has little practical storage space so I don't really have this problem (though I'm rather minimalist anyway).

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Old 04-05-2010, 09:04 PM   #17
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It was a spring cleaning kind of weekend, thankfully. I was always rather minimalist too, I'm not a collector of any kind but do keep some sentimental stuff.

Then along came the kids. And their stuff. I don't even know where most of it comes from, but it's like digging out of a neverending avalanche.

It's a good thing I actually like the challenge of organizing. Sort, keep, donate, purge, repeat.

I enjoyed the video in the OP. For the most part, we take our stuff for granted and rely too much on recycling and not enough on reducing and reusing.

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Old 04-14-2010, 01:05 PM   #18
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Like the Sistehood of the Travelling Pants.

That simple T-shirt you’re wearing isn’t so simple after all. A Texas farmer grew the cotton, a Chinese worker spun the thread and cut the fabric, a Florida merchant placed it in his store, and a Tanzanian entrepreneur will resell it after you’ve donated it to the Salvation Army.

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Thanks for posting this Angela Harlem.. I love this video and thought of posting it here a while back. It has really made me conscious of how much cheap/disposable items are out there and how it is bad for the environment and for people.

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