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With the start of a new year, everyone gets all 'resolution obsessed' and makes grand promises about what they are going to become in the new year. I myself have pledged my share of resolutions only to find myself knee-deep in failure and chocolate by the time February shuffles in. So this year, I'm going to set my goals with success in mind. These resolutions, submitted for your consideration, are not terribly lofty but are things I think I need to be working on. You are all charged with holding me to them. As if you needed more crap to worry about this year.
1. No more plastic shopping bags. I feel really guilty getting plastic shopping bags when I'm getting groceries. I picture all these resources being used up just so I can get a plastic bag that will burst before I get to my car. I have reusable bags and I even have an upcoming project about shopping bags that I made pretty just to aid in this resolution. I've set some rules for myself:
1) No plastic shopping bags. At all.
2) I need to keep my shopping bags in my car at all times.
3) If I've forgotten the bags at home, I either carry my groceries to my car with my hands or buy more reusable bags at the store. Since I try to make every penny count, buying more bags because I forgot mine is not the best option... so I'd better remember those suckers.
Every resolution needs a reward. So I've promised myself that if I can get through January with no plastic bags, I'm going to buy this for my trunk:
I know, it's pretty sweet. Or is it? This may be one of those things that only OCD people can appreciate.
My second and last resolution is this:
2. Buy products made in the USA. With the economy on the verge of a fiscal cliff, I'm going to be a bit more vigilant with what I purchase. If I want something, I'm going to see where it was made. If it wasn't made in the US, I'm going to question whether I actually want it after all. This could be a tricky resolution to keep, but maybe I'll save some money on things I didn't actually need.
Also, I've already sent a message to the maker of the trunk organizer above to find out where it is made. I'm on top of this resolution thing.
I am on a mission this year to get a bit more organized with life... I'm have some posts planned for January that will show you how that's working out for me. I'm going to need some luck to make it through, I can feel it.
I want to know your resolutions for the new year. Or are you already so perfect that resolutions are a waste of your time? Because I can totally understand that.