Have you been thinking about spending less time at the shops? Less time trying to keep up with the consumerism cycle? More time doing the things you really love?
Join the thousands or more folks who are celebrating Buy Nothing New Month this October (and every October).
Buy Nothing New Month is the event that really inspired me to change the way I was living. I got into it for frugality reasons, but by the time the month was over I had gained a lot more than a thicker wallet.
- Buying less means more appreciation for the things you have.
- Buying less makes you think if there’s something you already have that can be used to satisy a need or want.
- Buying less means an opportunity to learn new skills like sewing on a missing button or fixing a sticky doorknob.
- Buying less means you’re less likely to send something to landfill when there’s a good opportunity for reuse.
- Buying less helps you learn how to be more self-sufficient.
- Buying less means not having to stop by the mall, so you don’t end up eating a giant cinnamon bun and feeling lousy later.
- And at the end if you weren’t doing it to save money, you’ll probably have a fair sum left over to give to a cause you care about. Or if you were doing it to save money, you’ll be much closer to your goals.
If you’d like to give it a shot, let me know. I’d love to know how your efforts go. This gets easier for me each time, but I’ll share some tips throughout the month.
I do already have an exception on my list because October is the perfect time to plant perennials, and I’ve been waiting all year for this. But anything that isn’t going to be gracing my landscape for the next several years? Nah, I don’t need it.