Recently while searching the internet, I ran across this blog called The Non-Consumer Advocate (thenonconsumeradvocate.wordpress.com) and while running the risk of sounding dramatic, I learned a phrase there that has completely changed my life. The phrase is "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without." Well, my family and I have taken those words and have completely run with them. I was constantly on the search in my house for things to use up and get rid of and wear the life out of. And here is what happened.