One couple's valiant (and sometimes fruitless) attempts at minimalist living, financial independence, and raising two kids without traumatising them (or ourselves) along the way.
2017: January – March
February 2017: We switched from plastic shopping bags to cloth ones. Since we made the decision to switch we’ve not had to deal with the problem of where to store all the plastic bags. We used to have them bursting out of our cupboards. Now we just have a nice manageable pile of cloth bags.
March 2017: I started making my own deodorant. I use coconut oil, baking soda and arrowroot starch. It was my first attempt at making my own cosmetics. I was really proud that it seemed to work. I’ve been using it for a year now and nobody (not even Mr W) has complained that I smell bad.
March 2017: I switched to using pure baking soda as toothpaste. I was sceptical about it at first. The salty taste definitely took some getting used to, but I stuck with it for a couple of months. I went back to normal toothpaste when we moved to Romania. I had other things on my mind and just forgot.