Permaculture Plus Houskeeping Manifesto Fundamental: Reuse, Recycle, Repair, and Renew

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Permaculture Plus Houskeeping Design Tip: Reuse

This coordinates nicely with our shopping techniques. It’s as simple as using ceramic or glass plates instead of paper plates. It’s buying high quality clothes in timeless styles that you can get a fantastic cost-per-wear out of. It’s choosing quality over quantity, sustainable over unsustainable.

Mostly though, it’s making sure that you only have stuff that you enjoy for real. Not the stuff that the Joneses would like. If you like your stuff, you’ll use it again and again. If you don’t use it, it’s not relevant to who you are and it doesn’t belong in your house.

Permaculture Plus Houskeeping Design Tip: Repair

Remember patches? OMG. We can still use them. Darning socks, sewing on buttons, repairing broken cups, and restoring damaged books aren’t just good for our planet, they make excellent slow hobbies.

Permaculture Plus Houskeeping Design Tip: Renew

What *else* could this be? That’s a question you should ask yourself often as you cultivate the art of placement and your habit of automatic backburner cleaning.

Permaculture Plus Houskeeping Design Tip: Finally, Recycle

Think paper, plastic, and metal, yes - but also think compost. Most of your food waste can be returned directly to the earth. For example, bread, fruit, and vegetable scraps can be placed in a compost heap. The rest - all of the meat, fat, and egg product - can be placed in a food digester.

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It’s actually pretty simple, and not all that time-intensive.