Why New Items Are Sometimes Worse - Slow And Happy blog about simple life: why new items are worse

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For a few months I’m very interested in living environmental friendly.

And sometimes I have periods when I want to give up and get back to be normal. At these times I start using paper towel and buying things. New things.

Today I’m experiencing a good example showing that buying new things can be terrible.

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I’ve bought a new kettle* to replace my 5-year old kettle that has worn out.

I always wash new things like tableware and clothes after bringing them from a store.

So I washed the kettle and then wanted to boil water and pour it out into the sink – twice.

During first boiling I smelled chemicals in the air. During second boiling – the same. That’s terrible. Like pouring out blue water after hand-washing your 2-year old cardigan. Such amounts of chemicals!

I’m wondering now when I’ll have the courage to drink from the new kettle*. Fortunately, I haven’t thrown the old one yet.


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Ula Archer

Woman. Wife to one Husband. Working at home mother to two Boys, the Older and the Younger. Minimalist. Reader and self-developer. Simplifying my life to regain my space, time, energy and attention. Optimizing. To be happier, more productive, more smiling, more giving to my family. To have more time for walks in nature.