The planet is our home; we need to be more responsible. Here's what I do.
My socks often have additional ventilation. Sometimes as a result of over wear, sometimes because I’ve had them forever.
Socks have important connections for me. Colours, places, people. Now that I’m not buying new clothes I’m aware that more of them are becoming thin.
Throwing things away is a bit of a challenge. It’s good not to have too many things and I do need to clear out unused items but sometimes we should be more aware of wasting things.
So I don’t want to buy new socks and I don’t want to throw my socks away. My socks.
My mother had the answer.
It’s simple enough but we never make the time. For me it’s good to make the time. Darning socks and tights is also very worthwhile as the rest of the sock is often still in very good condition.
It was also a great opportunity to use my mothers expertise and share a ‘traditional’ skill.
What do you do to make things last longer?
a blog by a multilingual expat-since-birth, linguist, researcher, mum of three, living in the Netherlands and writing about bilingualism, multiculturalism, parenting abroad, international life...