This week’s Do One Thing is about the forgotten act of borrowing. Too often we run out to the store the first time we think of something we need without considering the option of finding a place to borrow it for a short time instead. From the easiest to borrow like books, to the more difficult like tools, there might be ways to borrow what you need instead of A. spending money and B. bringing more wasteful packaging into your life. Books, CDs, & DVDs can be borrowed for free from your local library. Tools or power equipment like lawnmowers can be borrowed/shared between neighbors. Bigger-ticket items, like carpet cleaners or small tractors for construction, can often be borrowed from hardware stores. Why buy something you will use once or twice when you can borrow it and split the cost amongst multiple users? So next time you head to the store to buy something, take a moment to consider if it can be borrowed from somewhere else. Your wallet and the environment will thank you!
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