Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The Basic Rules

Though every pledge on the Compact is different, there are a few basic rules to follow:
  1. You don't have to be a mom to join, but many of us are moms. And you don't have to have a blog to join, but if you want me to link to your blog I will.
  2. Don't buy new! If you exempted the purchase in your pledge, then it's exempt. Outside of that, DON'T BUY NEW. There are natural exemptions to this rule including consumables like food and personal care items as well as health and safety items.
  3. Barter, trade, buy used or go without.
  4. Once you've made your pledge, post it on your blog and the Compacting Mamas blog.
  5. Save one of the buttons on the sidebar to your blog's sidebar and link the button to this blog while providing a link to your pledge beneath the button.
  6. Post to this blog at least monthly to share your experiences, challenges, thoughts and revelations on compacting.
  7. If, for whatever reason, you didn't keep your compact, fess up here. Use the "OOPS!" button. Remember, we're here to support one another through all the aspects of compacting.

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