Life as we know it is entirely different, and I think we all know why *ahem* the virus which must not be named. If this last year has taught me anything, it's that I spend way more money during a pandemic than I do in my everyday life. I am not proud to say, but at the beginning of the pandemic, most of my money went to Amazon…
Darn, you, Amazon, and your convenient two-day shipping!
I have put it upon myself to do better. I won't lie. I do still shop on Amazon, but I want to do better. I want to start supporting more local businesses when I can. That is why I am starting a series called “Locally Made.”
In this series, I want to showcase local products worldwide, and every post will feature either a specific state or country and a link to where you can purchase each product. Small businesses have really suffered during the pandemic, and many have had to close their doors for good.
Although it might seem like there isn't anything that can be done to save small businesses during this trying time, you are wrong! We can save them by buying from them if you need shampoo or soap, research small businesses that sell shampoo and soap. Suppose you want to purchase coffee research coffee shops that make their own coffee.
These days you can find small businesses that sell pretty much everything.
This month my focus is on Washington State. I just moved here, so it is only fitting that this is where I start my series.