Grandma Wisdom

Grandma Wisdom

By Stephanie Seferian

These days, durable and long-lasting products often seem like elusive unicorns. But they do exist, and finding them is a 2-step process. First, it's imperative that we check our collective predisposition for disposability at the curb. Second, we must learn insider tricks for discerning the buy-for-life products from the cheap junk that lines store shelves. Enter Buy Just Once Week!  On today's show sustainability educator Sophie Jungbauer suggests practical ways for adopting our grandmothers' mindsets when it comes to sourcing and caring for must-have household items.   Here's a preview:  [3:00] What exactly does 'quality' look like IRL? [10:30] Musings on consumerism and its consequences [14:00] Does "American Made" mean anything in terms of durability? [25:00] Getting in the habit of asking yourself, "Did my grandma have this?" [28:00] Quality over quantity! The #1 minimalist mindset shift that must first happen before conscious consumption can take place [35:00] Pyrex, stainless steel, and more: 5 Buy Just Once items for your kitchen   Resources mentioned:  Episode #222: Everything Faux Leather Episode #396: The C Word Griswold cast iron This show is listener-supported. Thank you for supporting! Join our (free!) Facebook community here. Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube @sustainableminimalists Say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com.
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