Shop Secondhand First: Low Waste Living on a Budget #6

Let me tell you something, you honestly wouldn’t believe the things that people just give away to thrift stores. I can’t begin to tell you the amount of full furniture sets, fancy dinnerware, and upscale brand clothes that I have seen in my time thrifting. If I had a home of my own there wouldContinue reading “Shop Secondhand First: Low Waste Living on a Budget #6”

The Hardest Things for Me to Declutter

A lot of times on this blog I talk about categories in my life that I have decluttered with success and how I feel so good afterwards because of it. What I, and I think most minimalists, rarely talk about are the areas in our life where we have problems decluttering. As I was organizingContinue reading “The Hardest Things for Me to Declutter”

Conducting a No-Buy: Low Waste Living on a Budget #5

This is one behavior change that is great for anyone on any budget because you don’t have to spend money on anything, in fact, that is the whole point! A no-buy is a set period where you are not allowed to buy anything extra that you don’t need. If it isn’t essential for you toContinue reading “Conducting a No-Buy: Low Waste Living on a Budget #5”

How I’m Making My College Apartment Low Waste

My goal this year is to try and make my college apartment with my wonderful roommate as low waste as we can. Some of it is going to be more of a challenge than others, but I am up for it to try and make a positive impact this year.  1st Change: No Paper TowelsContinue reading “How I’m Making My College Apartment Low Waste”

Uncommon Swaps for Going Zero Waste

When you think of going zero waste and making those zero waste swaps, I’m sure the same things just seem to come to mind: metal straws, reusable water bottles, canvas grocery bags, bamboo toothbrushes, and maybe even a safety razor. After you buy all of those things, it might seem harder and harder to findContinue reading “Uncommon Swaps for Going Zero Waste”

Bar Soap for Shampoo: Low Waste Living on a Budget #4

I know that I have my work cut out for me on this one, simply because there are not a lot of options for shampoo bars in mainstream big box stores, though there are some making strides.  Shampoo bars are an iffy subject when it comes to this series for two reasons: availability and variety.Continue reading “Bar Soap for Shampoo: Low Waste Living on a Budget #4”

The LastSwab by LastObject: Zero Waste Review

Anyone who has read my Zero Waste Wishlist will know that I have been wanting this particular swap for a while. Before jetting off to school again for the fall, I felt like it was the perfect time for me to buy a LastSwab so that I could avoid having to buy cotton swabs forContinue reading “The LastSwab by LastObject: Zero Waste Review”

My Plant Wishlist 2020

It is no secret that I love plants and love being surrounded by them. It is my goal inlife to have a glassed-in conservatory on the back of my house when I’m older where I can keep all of my plants and have my own little private jungle. I have yet to scratch the surfaceContinue reading “My Plant Wishlist 2020”

Bar Soaps for Face Wash: Low Waste Living on a Budget #3

As I explained in my last installment, barred versions of products are better for the environment due to the fact that they are packaged in less plastic than their bottled counterparts. It is also harder to waste product with a bar of soap and easier to travel with. Today I’m going to be sharing withContinue reading “Bar Soaps for Face Wash: Low Waste Living on a Budget #3”

Good Molecules Affordable Skincare: Zero Waste Review

My Instagram feed has been giving me plenty to write about this past month, and it also has been causing me to spend a bit more money than I would like to admit. An ad that I got recently that I had never seen before was from a brand called Good Molecules. They boast offeringContinue reading “Good Molecules Affordable Skincare: Zero Waste Review”