I love to shop online and I love Amazon and I am not being paid to say that.
I have been committed to simple eating and simple living now for a whole week and so far it’s cost me over a thousand dollars. Luckily I have a great job and good income or I would be purchasing my way to Real Simple much more slowly.
And I don’t regret any money spent.
So far I have purchased a blog site, a countertop compost container, an outdoor compost bin, a book on composting for beginners, reusable shopping bags, a planter for an organic herb garden, vegetable spiralizer, organic or most natural I could find of the following: toothpaste, diva cup (if you don’t know don’t ask), cotton pads and panty liners, lip balm, lotion, perfume. And lots of Real Food as I start to replace fake and processed food with Real Food and food I have never heard of like Coconut Wraps and Shiritaki Miracle Noodles and Coconut Aminos.
But wait there is more. I visited three new locally sourced markets spending time and gas and spent some money on organic wines to try.
I have learned a lot and I know I am far from done. Replacing items is going to take time. Soap, laundry and dish detergent, toilet paper, shampoo to name a few. I see more essential oils in my future as well as organic seeds, organic chicken feed and dog food. I am putting together a wish list which includes a good dough mixer and tortilla press.
But eventually I will have most of what I need. Fake food will be donated or thrown away. My cupboards will have the staples necessary to cook delicious real food from recipes found on my new favorite websites. My home will have what it needs and not much more. I will be used to the extra stops at markets and know what products I like best. I will continue to shop online for products I can’t find or for better quality and convenience.
The silver lining here is that all those Amazon boxes will be used to haul stuff away to goodwill.