This transition tip idea comes from Mark Boyle in his book called The Moneyless Man – a year of freeconomic living.
As part of living without money for a year, he got a notepad and listed every single thing he consumed
“I called this my ‘breaking-it-down’ list. To structure my thoughts, I categorised my list into food, energy, heating, transport, entertainment, lighting, communications, reading, art and so on. The list eventually took up half the notepad – and that was the list of someone who considers himself quite a moderate consumer….
“It became clear, after just a couple of pages, that most of the stuff would involve me having no more than one degree of separation from what I consumed; either I would make it myself or know the person who produced it.”
“My list-making enabled me to establish my basic level of subsistence, the things I really couldn’t do without, and my priorities for the rest.”
The Moneyless Man
- by Mark Boyle