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
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
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!!
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
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
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?
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
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
I watched a video the other day, and it really struck me as something that I should share with you all. As you can probably guess, I watch a lot of videos about sustainability and follow a lot of influencers (for lack of a better term) who talk about how we as individuals can do … Continue reading Respect for the research – the kind of voice we need in the eco-world
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
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
Welcome to a new year, and a new decade. I hope your holiday season was full of family, friends and lovely food. This year, I have decided it is time for an Eco-Friendly reset on my life. I have been on m Eco-Friendly journey for over two years now, and I think I am doing … Continue reading 2020 – A Fresh Start
If you have been watching this space for a while, you may have noticed that I used to post on social media 3-5 times a week when I first began Minimize the Waste. You could count on it, like clockwork, but all of a sudden, about 6 months ago, I dropped off of the radar … Continue reading Why I haven’t been on Instagram
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
With Christmas coming up, I wanted to share some Christmas activities that I have participated in with my family. As many of you know, I don't have any children of my own at this stage of my life, but I have some great little cousins that I spend a lot of time with! These activities … Continue reading 6 Low Waste Christmas Activities for the Family
Yesterday, I was watching a Youtube video of someone grocery shopping. They were a normal, everyday person purchasing normal everyday things - but I couldn't help that the contents of their shopping basket struck me as a little odd. However, it did inspire me - so here are 3 everyday things that I have not … Continue reading 3 Things I haven’t purchased on my Zero Waste Journey
Sure, when it is 40+ degrees in the middle of summer and you have no other choice, crank that AC like there is no tomorrow - but before you click the on switch to your air-con unit, check out these 3 ways to cool down that are more eco-friendly. Self Regulate This one isn't for … Continue reading 3 Ways to Beat the Heat this summer while being eco-friendly