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
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
In 2019, I really spent a lot of time convincing myself not to buy the things that I want to purchase. While I'm not a big shopper if you have been reading this blog for a while. you will know that I can sometimes get sucked into a bargain, and 2019 was all about changing … Continue reading Starting a shopping list for 2020
We were all there at the beginning of our journey. Some of us were there a long time ago, some of us recently, some of us go there all the time, and some of us, I'm sure, are there right now. We never forget the first time we ask for a Zero Waste Swap. For … Continue reading 5 Ways to get past your Zero Waste Nerves
I feel like in some ways, we are in the era of meal prep promotion. Whether it is for fitness, convenience or budget, everyone is on the meal prep bandwagon - or at least they should be. But something that isn't often discussed is that meal prep can save the environment too. Here's how: It … Continue reading How does meal prep save the environment?
Grocery shopping is one of the top 5 areas of life that we can really reduce our waste. I have been asked quite a few times where I do my grocery shopping, so I thought now was a great time to break down my grocery shopping for you. I do my grocery shopping fortnightly, on … Continue reading Where do I shop?
I looked around my Zero Waste life this week, and noticed a bunch of things I no longer buy - so I thought I would share them with you! New clothes - I get all of my clothes second hand from thrift stores, op-shops, facebook market place, friends and family, or markets. I choose not … Continue reading 5 things I no longer buy
You have probably heard me say this before, but gift-giving holidays make me pretty stressed out. The idea that it is easter, so I must purchase the people I love bunny shaped chocolate eggs - well, I just don't like it. The truth is, if I had my way, I would purchase my loved ones … Continue reading Gift Alternatives this Easter
Talking about fast fashion earlier this week got me thinking about my easter shopping. Now full disclosure, I cannot stand chocolate myself and have never had much of a sweet tooth, but those around me, those I shop for, they love Easter and the chocolate that comes with it. (For those of you that are … Continue reading Navigating the ethics this Easter
Shopping can be fun, exciting and exhilarating. It can give us a thrill that cannot be described. But sometimes, we need to limit and question, even the things that we love. Here are 5 things that we buy that most of us probably don't actually need. Food and drink According to food wise, Australians throw … Continue reading 5 Things we buy that we actually don’t need
Despite the fact that I try to avoid as much sale advertising as possible, I often still cannot avoid the advertisements for the holiday sales. All of the new products that are sold as must-have items can be tempting, even for me! I wanted to take the time today to remind everyone, myself included, that … Continue reading Spending in the silly season
Did you know that Australians buy an average of 27kgs of new clothes each year only to get rid of 23kgs in the same year.* That is an insane amount of clothes that we are wearing once or twice, and then disposing of. And this amount is all going to landfill, so it isn't even being … Continue reading 5 Ways to stop buying fast fashion
I wanted to share with you that about 4 months ago, the love of my life and my partner on this journey asked me to marry him while we were on holidays in Tokyo. Lucky Me -I know! But now, I am excited (and very, very scared) about planning an engagement party for 75 people … Continue reading Planning a Zero Waste Engagement Party
This past weekend, we finally made a much-needed trip to the op shop. I finally had to break down and go shopping, as my work shoes broke (they were old and worn, could not be repaired). And I thought it was time to share with you our "how to" when it comes to shopping (shopping … Continue reading Op Shopping Trip Success!
I had a blog scheduled for last Friday, focusing on those who have nothing positive to say about our movement, our cause, and environmental issues in general, but, something came up, and I wanted to post something more positive. On Thursday night, I had the privilege of going to a Q and A screening of … Continue reading Lifting up those doing amazing things!
Waste is not about buying new things. it is about using the things you have until they are broken or unusable, and it is about second-hand shopping where possible. But, sometimes, there are things you need to buy new. And with my birthday coming up, I wanted to share with you whats currently on my … Continue reading My current Zero Waste Wish List