Last week I worked on our wardrobes, and this week I worked on reducing our waste.
First, I completed my minimalist wardrobe my purchasing a white dress and pair of sandals. I got rid of one of my grey jackets, one shirt, and one skirt. So, now, my “core” wardrobe consists of: four sundresses, a denim jacket, two blazers, one pair of jeans, one shirt, one pair of shorts, one bathing suit, a pair of sneakers, dress shoes, and sandals. I also have two formal dresses that I can’t yet part with, as well as my bikini from Goodwill that I wore last summer (Rob won’t let me get rid of that!).
For Rob and Beanie, I made a list of clothing for them. We got rid of items we didn’t need and went to Goodwill to look for things on our wish list. I then hit e-bay to look for the rest.
Beanie has 4 long sleeved shirts, 4 pair of pants, 4 short sleeved shirts, 4 pair of shorts, 3 sundresses, 3 pair of tights, sneakers, boots, dress shoes, sandals, 2 sleepers, and 2 swimsuits. She also has three fancier dresses that people have given us, and they are too cute to get rid of!
Rob’s wardrobe consists of 3 pair of shorts, 1 Hawaiin shirt, 1 paisley shirt, 1 short sleeved shirt with a band collar, 1 polo shirt, 1 striped shirt, 2 pair of dress pants, 1 pair of jeans, 1 sweater, 1 turtleneck, 3 button down shirts, running shoes, deck shoes, boots, and sandals. Rob collects t-shirts from moped rallies, so he also has a collection of those and two formal suits. We both kept an older pair of jeans to wear when we paint the boat.
As far as zero waste is concerned, we are focusing on not letting the recycling pile up. I bought a container to go next to the garbage can under the sink, and I’ve found a recycling center that will accept more plastics than the one near our house.
Next week is my week to focus on my resolution to get off the grid, but I do not want to invest a great deal of money on the house at this time during the year. Instead, we will focus on getting Moonraker ready for the summer (70 days left until launch day!). We will be away from shore powers during much of the summer, so being off the grid will be important with the boat.