I do have one question. It's not something I'm concerned about for the month, but if I do a year then I might face it. What do you do for thread for sewing? My mom's got a lot of thread I can use for a while, but it won't last me forever. I'm thinking this might be something I have to just put as an exception for my personal compact.
ETA: I think I'm answering my own question. I'm looking on eBay and finding a few ads for thread that was found at an estate sale or such. I think it's doable to only buy thread someone else bought new and then didn't use.
I'm still interested in other's experiences, though!