I Bought a Metal Straw…

I wrote a blog post not long ago that was me explaining my utter disdain for metal straws and the hype around them (article here). It came to my attention shortly after that when I moved back to college and began living life away from home and the many comforts of home, that maybe havingContinue reading “I Bought a Metal Straw…”

Low Waste Grocery Shopping Tips and Tricks: Low Waste Living on a Budget #8

When it comes to low waste living, no category of your life is as wasteful as groceries. Unlike other categories, groceries have to be bought every month in order for you to live, since food and drink are necessities in life. Changing your buying habits when it comes to food is perhaps one of theContinue reading “Low Waste Grocery Shopping Tips and Tricks: Low Waste Living on a Budget #8”

Castile Soap, The Versatile Cleaner: Low Waste Living on a Budget #7

Castile soap is one of those things that comes along and makes you wonder, what can’t it do? I’ve featured castile soap in this series a few times, and I thought that it was just too versatile of a product not to have it’s own featured installment. So what is castile soap and what makesContinue reading “Castile Soap, The Versatile Cleaner: Low Waste Living on a Budget #7”

What are Sustainable Fabrics to Buy?

When it comes to clothing, I think that we are all aware buy now that synthetics like polyester and rayon are not good for our environment, and that we should opt to buy quality clothing made of quality and sustainable fabrics. But you might not really know what fabrics are best to look for. HereContinue reading “What are Sustainable Fabrics to Buy?”

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”

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”

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”