plastic free july prep: how to bulk shop in five easy steps

As the seriousness of climate change casts a shadow across the globe, it also throws into relief a collective of do-ers ready to take action. Some of them are the die-hard downshifters and zero-wasters I've already mentioned. Still others, though, take more minor steps, like spending one month out of the year without plastic. Sign up to join us in Plastic Free July! (link at the bottom of this post).

You can participate in whatever way you choose, but this last week of June is a great time to think about what approach would work best for your lifestyle. I recommend doing nothing at first other than simply noticing the plastic in your life. Chances are, you'll see food shopping as a major source of packaging, so today I offer one possible activity for you to try: shopping in bulk! My dear friend Susan came to visit recently and asked me to teach her how to do just that. She lives in Owensboro, Kentucky, where there aren't as many options, and I'm sure it may be foreign to many of you as well. So, in the video below, we'll show you the five easy steps we followed, so you too can get the basics down.

Make sure to give some love to the super-cool Sue! I'm so grateful she let me turn the camera on her! <3 Can't wait to hear what you lovely people think. See you again soon!

the darling m.

Whole Foods:
Rainbow Blossom:
l i n k s :
My bulk haul:
Plastic-free July:
My thrift haul (to see how I got the shirt I'm wearing):

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