Starting out a journey as exciting and challenging as reducing your impact is as easy as saying no. You can start right now. It won't cost you any extra time, money, or even any effort. Whether it's to a flyer you don't need, a straw, or the extra 100 napkins they offer you at the … Continue reading Saying “No” Is the first step.
Subscription boxes seem to be more and more common every day, and it seems that their popularity during the last few months due to covid. While receiving some new makeup or some novelty confectionary in the mail might be nice, especially while many of us are still stuck in lockdown, there are so many reasons … Continue reading Say no to subscription boxes!
We all have sentimental items. Whether they remind you of a person you have lost, a place you went or a time in your life you always want to remember, everyone has those special items that give them emotional value. When I was growing up, sentimental items were those special items that we kept in … Continue reading Sentimental Items- A mental shift
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
Or my phone, or my car. Is anyone else feeling this? The constant pull from society, the media, and even the people around us trying to tell us that we need the next big thing, the next upgrade, the new tech - when we are perfectly happy with what we have got. Lets take our … Continue reading So you think I should upgrade my TV?
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
No, this is not about eating food off the floor. But this is about cleaning up. Lately, I have been feeling overwhelmed by the amount of cleaning I seem to need to do. No matter what I do, it seems endless. Even with a minimalist style home, I always feel like I am cleaning. I … Continue reading 90 Second rule – Tidying up.
This past week, we commiserated earth overshoot day – the day in which we use up all of the resources that the earth can renew in a year. Taking a moment to think about that, it really is shocking. We are only 7 months into the year and we have already used too many resources. … Continue reading Australia’s overshoot day is…MARCH??!!
4 Weeks. We have not been grocery shopping in 4 weeks. Usually, we go grocery shopping once a fortnight, without much exception. However, as we got close to our last grocery shopping day, I realised that we still had enough food to last at least a few more days. I thought a week tops - … Continue reading We made it through our PANTRY CHALLENGE!!
I've never really purchased a lot of eggplant as I could never use the whole thing before it went bad. This week, I am trying to make meals out of whats in the cupboard and the fridge, rather than doing any grocery shopping. Here is an amazing lunch recipe that I made out of eggplant. … Continue reading Before you throw out that wilting eggplant….
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
I was thinking yesterday about the different choices I make in my life in different situations, and I realised, at least for me, that sustainability is a scale. While we can all recommend different hacks, choices and alternatives, it often comes down to the best choice you can make in the moment - and this … Continue reading Sustainability on a relative scale
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
We all have old clothes that are worn, broken, or generally could not be resold or donated. But before you send the fabric to landfill, there are so many things you could do with it. Lets get a little creative with these 5 options. Upcycling to new itemsWhether its an old shirt, a pair of … Continue reading 5 Things to do with old Clothes
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.
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?
Just like most of the world, I am very scared about the situation that is going on throughout the entire world, but unlike the old me, I am reacting very differently to the challenge. The old me would be doing exactly what most of the world is doing - panic buying- but now, I have … Continue reading 5 Things I won’t be buying during the lockdown
I am sure everyone has seen over the last couple of weeks, that we as a society are going crazy with our 'stocking up mentality'. Now I am not here to give advice on whether you should or shouldn't stock up on the essentials or not, that is a completely personal decision that seems to … Continue reading An opportunity to use what we have
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
A big trend in the minimalist world is, of course, decluttering. Decluttering is usually the first step on a minimalism journey, and whether you follow a Marie Condo method, a packing party or another idea, if you stick to it, you will get there in the end. But what happens when you have done your … Continue reading Make Decluttering a mindset
My grandmother was the most amazing woman I ever met. She was loving, she was kind, and boy was she frugal. And while I haven't quite taken on everything that she did, I have been realizing lately how many things she taught me that were Zero Waste. Now she wasn't trying to be Zero Waste, … Continue reading 5 Things my grandmother taught me about clothes