Ενημερώθηκε: 7 Ιαν 2020
At A Vintage Addiction, our home-based business, we attempt to be environmentally conscious. Our core value, "Saving Earth One Used Item at a Time" does not refer to just our vintage products, but to how we work and what we use.
One area where we have made conservation friendly decisions is in our use is of shipping products. Our vintage items themselves rarely come with packaging. That means we need sufficient materials to ship our orders securely.
We ensure our paper, plastics, and cardboard are recycled and recyclable.
Our office is energy efficient. Our equipment is new(ish), purchased
with energy efficiency in mind. We avoid excess electric use during peak
hours and use the gorgeous Arizona
sunlight as our office lighting.
Combining travel and curating vintage for my own collections and my business is one of my great joys. My home business is located in the southwest corner of Arizona, just where the Colorado river separates Arizona and California, where the States meet Mexico's northern border.
This is the Sonoran desert. It is a 3-hour drive in any direction to get a major city - Phoenix, Palm Springs, San Diego, or Tuscon.
Once a month, or so, I travel to one of these cities to procure products for A Vintage Addiction, and just as often, to buy something to add to my personal vintage collections.
Driving that far regularly does not seem economically friendly - it is a lot of time on the road using plenty of gas. Our vehicles get decent gas mileage and we follow energy-efficient driving methods. Also known as "Mike drives slowly."
However, by planning ahead, I maximize time on the road and my shopping hours. With a pencil, paper and map (yes, vintage items and methods) before we go, I plan the driving route to hit the estate sales, auctions, antique and 2nd-hand stores I know have great items. I usually try to sneak in a new shop or two so my list of favorite places grows with each road trip.
I said I maximize my time too. Mike drives so that gives me time to read, write and nap. I update my journal and my day planner. I write menus and shopping lists for upcoming holidays. And talk to a captive audience.
I am also the distributor of the snacks. What's in the travel snack bag?
Hey, don't judge. It's road trippin' food, not our health conscious weeknight dinner.