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”

Why I Hate Eco-Friendly Product Lines: Zero Waste Rant

Get buckled in cause this one is going to get a little hairy. I recently posted an article over how to spot a greenwashing company (article here), and by the end of writing that, I could feel myself getting heated over the topic and how it puts advertising in a bad light. If you didn’tContinue reading “Why I Hate Eco-Friendly Product Lines: Zero Waste Rant”

Things to Declutter in Summer

June 20th was the official start of summer, and even though COVID-19 has put a damper on many plans, there is always an upside to any down. Being stuck at home may seem like a prison sentence, but now is as good of a time as any to start a new project around the house,Continue reading “Things to Declutter in Summer”

Things I Will Never Buy Secondhand

Trying to only buy secondhand clothing is already hard as it is, but there are just some things that I will never ever buy secondhand. In my opinion, there are just some things that should just be thrown away or properly disposed of  instead of donated. First up, and I think this goes without saying,Continue reading “Things I Will Never Buy Secondhand”

Try Doing Without

I talked about doing without as an important zero waste rule in a few of my previous articles, but I thought maybe this was a good time with the pandemic to expand upon this principle even more. Doing without is one of the fundamental principles of zero waste since the best way to make sureContinue reading “Try Doing Without”

The Best Zero Waste Swaps I’ve Made So Far – Two Month Check-In

I started my zero waste journey almost two months ago, and I think that I’ve already made some great progress on minimizing my negative impact on the environment. I am by no means perfect yet, but this lifestyle has opened me up to a new way of thinking and let me flex my problem-solving musclesContinue reading “The Best Zero Waste Swaps I’ve Made So Far – Two Month Check-In”

Zero Waste and Eco-Friendly Laundry

Around 1 billion laundry jugs are thrown away annually in just the United States alone, and that’s a big problem. Some companies are trying to find solutions to these problems to help cut down on the waste produced from laundry detergent. This list has a few zero-waste options, as well as some biodegradable solutions toContinue reading “Zero Waste and Eco-Friendly Laundry”

Going Zero-Waste: An Attempt at Living Responsibly

Part of my journey for 2020 is seeing myself become a more ethical consumer and better citizen of planet Earth. I have already been a minimalist for about 3 years, and now I think that with the current spotlight on climate change and the amount of plastic in our oceans, I can finally say thatContinue reading “Going Zero-Waste: An Attempt at Living Responsibly”

Thrifting Only for a Year: My New Year’s Resolution

As 2020 comes to a start, I’ve found that my major goal this year is to spend less and be a more ethical consumer. I’m really looking to save money, but when I spend it, I want to give it towards products and companies that have ethical practices and create products with a low impactContinue reading “Thrifting Only for a Year: My New Year’s Resolution”

The One In – One Out Principle

So if you didn’t know, I like to think of myself as a minimalist. I adopted this practice a short time ago and have definitely seen the benefits of my new lifestyle. Later on I will definitely right about the pros and cons to minimalism, but right now I want to talk about a wayContinue reading “The One In – One Out Principle”