No, I haven't forgotten about this blog, or about you. Unfortunately, I had been feeling a little bit uninspired lately, not by eco friendly living - I don't think I could ever be uninspired by that - but by what to say about it. There are only so many voices out there that can talk … Continue reading Where have I been?
Photo by Polina Tankilevitch on Pexels.com No but really, Tupperware, and any other reusable plastic container is not the enemy. They are not filling our landfill on a daily basis, and for many, they are the affordable way to start being zero waste - they key is reuse, reuse and reuse. I have tons of … Continue reading Reusable Plastics – When it’s time to say goodbye
Today I wanted to highlight a business that I have recently discovered in my (sort of)local community. No, this isn't a train station, or a place to get sandwiches, but it is a place you will want to know about if you live in Brisbane or Logan regions, and have ever wondered what to do … Continue reading Have you heard of Substation33?
I have been in a cleaning and decluttering mood lately. And while many of my DVD's are long gone, a large amount of them, particularly those I had previously really 'loved', still remain. As my partner and I celebrate 5 years living in our own home, I realise that some of my larger DVD series … Continue reading Dvd Decluttering – 5 Questions to ask yourself
I have always been very careful to get the best deal possible on my bills, but my phone is the one I was always the most proud of - and now, I have found an even better deal, and I have a renewed sense of focus to tackle all of my bills. When I was … Continue reading I have never spent more than $30 a month on my phone bill – now I spend $10
This time last year, I had almost all of the subscription services that you can buy. I'm not even sure how it happened, but we had accumulated 5 services that we paid between $8 and $30 dollars for each service per month. This past week, I finally decided it was time to let go of … Continue reading I cancelled my Streaming & Pay TV subscriptions
As the virus continues to spread around the world, and the country I live in is headed into the second wave, things are getting a little crazy again. I am sure for some of you, things haven't calmed down from the first wave yet, and I hope you are staying safe and you and your … Continue reading When there is nothing else you can do, Just Reduce
Whether it's minimalism, Zero Waste, Eco friendly living, or another positive lifestyle change that you want to make, there are so many benefits to a change. Here are five things you can look forward to when you make an exciting life change. New foodsWhen you change your lifestyle, you are bound to find new recipes … Continue reading The top 5 biggest benefits to a lifestyle change
I'm not sure if I believe in the universe, or a god, or a higher power. I might, but my thoughts change every day on it. However, if I did believe in the universe, the last few weeks have certainly proven it to me. The first thing that happened was we ran out of cous … Continue reading The universe can provide (If you take time and do the work)
I was reflecting on my journey the other day, and I realized just how much my thought processes have changed over the years. the old me would have thought about how much I wanted something, and how much it was, but now, there are so many other questions that need to be answered before I … Continue reading 5 Things I never thought about before I began my eco journey
I don't know about you, but since this pandemic started, my emotions, my actions, and my life have been all over the place. The people around me are unable to work, unable to leave the house, and unable to get their life on track. For many of us, our waste has been the last thing … Continue reading A Refocus – Back to Basics
Since being in lockdown, I have had quite a bit of time to spend on social media looking at what my fellow Zero Wasters are doing with their time. That's when I discovered that there are a lot of stereotypical Zero Waste things that I am the worst at. Here are 3 Zero Waste things … Continue reading 3 “Eco Friendly” Things I suck at
Does anyone else feel like sometimes, the more you clean, the messier your home is? Sometimes, I feel like I will never get on top of everything in the home that we need to get done. So, here are 4 things I do when I am feeling overwhelmed by cleaning. I employ the 1 in, … Continue reading What to do when your home is a mess.
If there is one thing a lot of us have been doing over the past few months, its watching TV. I know I have been watching more than I should, but I have noticed something about a lot of content that has come out in 2019 and 2020 - and I am loving it. Over … Continue reading TV – how show are getting the eco-friendly message out there
As we are all spending more time at home, I have been spending that time reflecting on the things I own and what brings value to my life. In particular, I have been reading books, sorting through trinkets and watching DVD's that I already own, some of which I have owned since I was a … Continue reading What has minimalism taught me about growing up?
In these challenging times, I have found it hard to find a balance between worrying about the waste I am creating and working with what is still available and trying to be okay with that. It has been particularly difficult to know which option is the best option when neither is what I would usually … Continue reading 3 Ways to keep the balance during difficult times
If you have been reading this blog for a little while, you know that I have really struggled with gifts, both giving and receiving. I thought that telling people that I didn't want or need anything was the best way to maintain my zero waste and minimalist lifestyle. And even though I would still be … Continue reading 4 Gifts that I love giving and receiving
My partner and I have decided we need to do more activities on the weekend to get out of the house. Some weekends, we are so tired, we spend the whole weekend in and can't be convinced to leave the house, but we also know sometimes, it's just as healthy to get out of the … Continue reading 4 Things we want to learn this year
In this current climate, it is hard to go 5 minutes without hearing about coronavirus, but where I am from, we are also headed right for flu season - fast. While I think that it is important that we take care of our medical needs, without too much concern for the waste, there are certainly … Continue reading 5 Zero Waste Hacks to keeping hygienic on the go
Since I have begun my low waste, minimalism journey, I simply haven't been one for collections, but today, I realized I still had my biggest collection of all, and I needed to decide what to do with it all. I am a huge music fan, and while streaming is now a part of my daily … Continue reading Curating a collection – My iPod
Lately, I have been feeling a little deflated, a little bit tired to get many productive things done when I get home from work. But as of writing this, I have the strength and motivation to snap myself out of it. Here are 5 things I am going to try to get myself back on … Continue reading 5 Things I’m doing to pull myself out of a rut
There are just some things in the world that make no sense. While they seem to have a justifiable reason for existing, there are other, simpler, more eco-friendly ways to create the same result, and honestly - I just needed to have a rant. So here are 5 things I wish didn't exist. Receipts I … Continue reading Things I wish would just stop immediately
I thought I was pretty minimalist. I always refuse things I do not need, try to get rid of things I no longer use, and try to keep my home tidy so that I can easily see things that are out of place. But lately, I have let a few things get away from me, … Continue reading Even I let my clutter get the best of me
Now that 2020 is well underway, there have certainly been some moments where I have wanted to make a purchase. I am a pretty frugal woman, but even I can get swept up in things that I want to purchase, it happens to all of us. Here are 5 things I have talked myself out … Continue reading 5 Things I won’t be buying in 2020
Whether you care about the environment, or about your fellow man, there are some things that you should just never do, no matter what, ever! Now I know I am preaching to the choir here, but it is time for me to have a rant - these things drive me crazy, and i bet they … Continue reading 3 things you should never do – Rant