Every bone in my body says "Walmart! No good! Bad consumerism and foreign manufacturing!" but as I wandered down those aisles, I couldn't help but see the appeal. Walmart has EVERYTHING. I was purchasing some denim fabric, but I also picked up a coffee maker (so I no longer use plastic cups everyday because for the life of me I can't remember my travel mug when I get coffee), a week's worth of groceries, a Rubbermaid container, an iron and a mini-ironing board, interfacing, and large scale banner paper. Oh, and this placemat for my kittens.
Being broke and all, the best part about these necessary (aside from the placemats) purchases was that it all rang in well below $100.
Yes Walmart is "evil", but in some ways it's unknowingly helping Americans be more green by consolidating trips.
I used to scorn buying in bulk. Does everything in our nation, from tubs of mayo to people of Mississippi, have to be big and beautiful? But then I realized buying in bulk is actually a pretty common eco-friendly tip. Two sides of the same American-Flag print coin, my friends.