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Our Earth, Our Closets

Friday, April 03, 2020 11:41 AM | Cindy Greenleaf (Administrator)

You might be home, working from home or one of our front-line helpers

in Michigan...thank you to those who are serving us.

April 22nd is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. 

NAPO MI will post on our social media platforms earth friendly tips, products and statistics all April.

One statistic we’ve recently heard is that up to 85% of our discarded clothing ends up in a landfill.  This is not something we often think about when cleaning out our closets.

Here are a few tips on how to avoid acquiring too much clothing.

1.   Take inventory. Group items by season, category and color and write down how many of each item you own. This might help you learn something about how and what you purchase. 

2.   If you find a category you overbuy, think about why. Did you not know you already had something similar? Is it hard for you to resist a good deal?

3.   Shop with a list. If you know your inventory, this helps with knowing what parts of your wardrobe needs filling in. Don’t just buy because you love it or it’s a great price. There will always be things we see that we love and always another great price around the corner.

4.   Keep your inventory or photos of your closet on your phone. While shopping you can quickly access your list or photo to be reminded of what you already own.

5.   Categorize your closet by silhouette, color or activity. Then use garment dividers so you put things back where they belong and have a quick visual of what you have.

The Container Store sells these for 99 cents each.

If we take a little time to consider what we own and think before we get your credit card out, we could all make better purchases and give old Mother Earth some much-needed relief.

We recognize that we could all use some relief right now.

NAPO Michigan wishes all of you and your family peace, health and safety.  Thank you for reading.

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Submitted by Leigh MacCready, Re-Nest LLC.


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