Is there such thing as too much?
I truly am a maximalist, I think? I just love stuff. As a reseller I luckily get to feed that addiction and make some money at the same time. However, there might be too many people like me in the world. The world is just absolutely full of stuff. And so much of that stuff is polluting our oceans, landfills, beaches, and third world countries.
I need to think of my maximalist love affair in good way though. I don’t buy new (like almost ever), I don’t buy fast fashion anymore, I am saving the world by buying things that have already made and used, maybe?
When you go to a thrift store what do you look for? I tend to look for vintage and luxury, but most of what is there isn’t those products. Most is fast fashion and contemporary home goods that are trendy and FULL of plastic. How do we get into era of reusing this stuff. It starts with not producing it in the first place, but that is easier said then done because people love to shop and not enough of them shop secondhand. So as a secondhand buyer I think I need to look at the unwanted stuff more. Feed my maximalist addiction to save the planet, not worry if it says Made in China. It is an already made product, it exists, and because it is likely made of some form of plastic it is never going anywhere. So I need to think of ways to buy and reuse, repurpose, and resell these unwanted items. I know Marie Kondo won’t like this revolution but our landfills will.