Lessons from my grandmother

Jill Chivers says her grandmother was a conscious consumer and in this article she shares some of the ways her grandmother modeled living well and happily within her means. Buy well and don’t buy so much; better quality and less quantity. Instead of throwing clothes away, mend or re-purpose them. Be happy with what you have instead of always wishing for something else. Create—whether cooking, sewing or knitting; it’s not only cheaper than buying, it is satisfying work. Chivers notes that her grandmother dealt only in cash, which we all know can reduce stress, and she recommends conscious shopping and consumption.

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