Monday October 15 is Blog Action Day, a day to voice your concern about the environment in a way that is meaningful to you. So how do I do my part to consume less? Among my own efforts to recycle, I encourage people to consider the possibility of not redecorating with new things, but to use what you already have!
I encourage you to find new ways to use existing furnishings and accessories. Find things second hand, quality antiques or even better, use stuff from your own home rather than starting over with all new furnishings. Keep things longer and buy less. Not only will the earth thank you, but your pocketbook will too.
If you need help figuring out how to pull things you already own together to create a comfortable and lovely home, call in a professional who is trained in the Use What You Have® methods of redesign! This is the premier founding organization for earth and budget friendly redecorating services, encouraging and inspiring clients to buy less and re-use what they already have. Click here to be directed to media articles describing how an Interior Refiner can help you.
Usually it is not what we don’t have, but how we use what we do have that makes a difference in our life. With some creativity, clever tricks and tried and true principles, your home can get a whole new look without a bank loan and a truck load of new stuff! If something doesn’t feel right about your home, chances are you just need to re-arrange or re-purpose something!
Go forth and consume less!