7 Ways To Reduce Corporate Influence In Our Lives


Frugally Sustainable

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Living lives controlled by our own choices and not by those of large corporations can help us live more consciously and sustainably. Need a few tips to get you started down that path? Here are 7 ways to reduce the corporate influence on your life.

Frugally Sustainable‘s list of 7 things you can do to reduce the corporate influence in our daily lives is worth checking out. Here are 3 examples:

Don’t eat at corporate restaurants
Instead you can:

  • Stay home.
  • Learn to cook frugal and nourishing meals.
  • And when we do go out for a treat, we can choose to support the local ma and pop joint.

Don’t buy corporate coffee
Instead you can:

  • Find a small company that sells fair-trade, directly from sustainable farmers coffee and buy from them.
  • Set the timer on the coffee pot while we’re getting ready for work and make your own at home.
  • Stop drinking coffee altogether (yeah…okay that’s a stretch).
  • Look for the the little local coffee shop and go there if we have to have a hit.

Don’t buy new clothing made by a corporation
Instead you can:

  • Simply live with less. I ask myself all the time, "Why do I need 6 pairs of jeans, 20+ pairs of shoes, God only knows how many shirts, and 4 different jackets?" At some point I felt proud to own all this stuff, now I see it as a burden.
  • Exclusively shop consignment for the whole family.
  • Learn to create, hem, repair, and re-purpose our own clothing.
  • Retrain our minds…buying that new, super cute dress will not bring me happiness!

Read More: Find the other 4 tips over at Frugually Sustainable



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