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by Jenny Ostoj February 21, 2019
We all know the term quality over quantity, but how often do you stop to think about your stuff and where it all came from?
Throughout early adulthood, I carted (often unopened) boxes of clothes and household items from place to place (and I moved A LOT!), while collecting more and more stuff.
And I wasn't the only one. Statistics show that 1 out of 10 Americans own a storage unit and that self-storage has turned into a $38 billion dollar industry.
It wasn't until a decade ago, after watching The Story of Stuff, that I decided to make a change. It didn’t happen overnight, but little by little, I’ve changed my habits.
I’m by no means a perfectly conscious consumer today, but I pay attention and think twice before buying cheap junk that will end up in a landfill. And I understand that the landfill is just the last part of the equation. There are upstream impacts that we often forget about.
A few of the most eye opening takeaways from The Story of Stuff were:
Luckily, conscious consumption has gained traction over the years thanks to campaigns like The Story of Stuff Project (and many others). There is growing awareness about fast fashion and the true cost of our goods.
So how is Wag Theory taking responsibility?
And I aim to grow this list longer over time!
Do these actions resonate with you? What do you look for in a sustainable and ethical brand?
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by Jenny Ostoj April 13, 2021
One of the biggest pain points I have as a dog mom is feeling like there is dog stuff EVERYWHERE in our house. In order to combat this issue, I came up with some ways to categorize and organizing our dog clothes, toys, supplies, and gear.
My two biggest goals when organizing are:
None of my organization tips below require you to have a Pinterest-worthy space or matching bins. You can certainly make it that way if you choose, but you'll see that I've personally chosen function over fashion when it comes to my organizational strategy ;-)
Without further ado, here are my top four tips for keeping your dog stuff organized!
by Jenny Ostoj March 15, 2021
Dogs are constantly grooming themselves, which means that any surface they are in contact with is likely being ingested. I decided to start with finding non-toxic dog-friendly DIY cleaner recipes for their dog bowls plus our floors, surfaces, windows, and toilet bowls. There are tons of recipes available online, but I chose formulas that had minimal ingredients that I had already at home, and have opted not to use essential oils for scent though some recipes include this as an option. (I just know dog noses are super sensitive and that essential oils are extremely concentrated, so I've opted to personally avoid it since the natural vinegar smell dissipates quite quickly).
Below is a list of recipes we decided to try out!
by Jenny Ostoj March 03, 2021