This is something that all our parents and grandparents did and is a great resource that most of us overlook. Why do we have to buy so many things? Why does every house have to a lawn mower, a ladder, that extra-large roasting pan, or 15 wine goblets? Why do we really need so much stuff! And then when it comes time to move, what do we do with it all? If you’re like most people, you get rid of a lot and then buy more in your new location. Yikes! Try borrowing items from friends or neighbors - if everyone shares, we will have a lot less waste, clutter, and expense.
Along the same lines of sharing, find a warehouse shopping buddy – sometimes those bulk quantities are just too big for one household. Try purchasing the 40 rolls of toilet paper and splitting it with a friend so you each get 20 – you’ve saved money, energy, and excess packaging.