Simplify for Joy #23: If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It

And if it ain't spent, don't replace it.

We were raised to be careful with our possessions. The basic principle was that leaving our things strewn all over the floor, or not making them last as long as they were supposed to, meant that we did not care for them (ie we were unable to care for them and did not deserve such things - waste not, want not).

As a result, Marli is one of the tidiest people on this planet and I cannot live without coasters, shoe boxes, and crumb-free counters.

Wearing your garments in tatters is not what we're advocating. Neither is hoarding. Like we've said before, just 'Be Intentional'.

Don't buy anything you don't really need, don't throw away half-empty bottles & tubes, and if you have to throw something away before the end of its life, try donating it first.

PC: City Farmhouse

*What’s This?

Every week through 2017, we'll attempt one of Erica Layne's 52 Obtainable Ways to Simplify Your Life. For more info, you can read our introductory post here.


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