12 Mar '12, 12pm

Could You Go A Year Without New Stuff?:

Could You Go A Year Without New Stuff?:

Internet entrepreneur and mom Meg Hourihan aims to “make do” with her current possessions for one year, patching up worn clothes, repairing instead of replacing items and avoiding impulse buys. Photo: Meg Hourihan Could you go for a year “making do” with the material possessions you already have, instead of buying new? Could you patch up worn clothes, repair instead of replace electronics and appliances, and generally avoid impulse purchases? That’s the mission of Meg Hourihan, Blogger co-founder who is currently taking time off from Internet entrepreneurship to raise her 4-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter. Hourihan has long been interested in sustainability and self-sufficiency, sewing many of her kids’ clothes and preparing homemade meals from scratch. “I’ve always been fascinated by ‘Little House on the Prairie,’” she says. Try It Yourself: Inside the Urban Homestea...

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