September has arrived, and I'm committing to a shopping ban for the entire month! I began what I call "No Spend September" last year, because I think it's a great way refocus on what really matters in life, like spending time with loved ones and helping other people, so I've decided to bring it back! … Continue reading No Spend September is Back!
There comes a point when you realize that less is more. Just because something is convenient, or cheap, or even free, it doesn't mean you need that thing, and it doesn't mean that owning that thing will make your life any better. Here are some things I've let go of, with no regrets to speak … Continue reading 7 Things I Stopped Buying, Thanks to Minimalism and Zero Waste
My month of no spending has come to an end, and I’d say it was pretty successful. During the last week of the month, I traveled to Montreal for a conference. Since it was quite a bit colder there, I had to dig my fall/winter wardrobe out of storage for the occasion. It’s always tempting … Continue reading Recap: My Month of No Shopping
Week three of No Spend September has come and gone, and it was another busy one. Early in the week, some friends and I decided to book a trip to Iceland next month, and I could not be more excited! I have wanted to go to Iceland for years, and I came across an airline … Continue reading No Spend September: Week 3
It’s been just over two weeks since I started No Spend September, and honestly, this last week was a bit of a blur! I had a lot to catch up on at work after being sick the week before. This was probably for the best, given that boredom is a common cause of unnecessary shopping! … Continue reading No Spend September: Week 2
I meant to write this post sooner, but sometime last week, I caught a nasty virus, and ever since then I’ve been either huddled under a blanket breathing miserably through my mouth, high on cold medicine, or so deeply asleep that my partner had to check to make sure I was still breathing. Alas, here … Continue reading No Spend September: Week 1
Building on the momentum of my last post, I decided to challenge myself to go a month without shopping. I have spent far too much time lately browsing my favorite sustainable fashion websites, buying pieces here and there, and then ultimately returning most of them when they don’t fit. This is such a waste of … Continue reading No Spend September: My Commitment to Stop Shopping for a Month
Let’s face it: “stuff” is the enemy of a healthy planet. As we buy more and more stuff, landfills grow fuller, the earth becomes more polluted, our homes get more cluttered, and we become less happy. I recently posted on Instagram about how moving out of my apartment made me acutely aware of just how many … Continue reading 8 Things To Do That Will Make You Happier Than Buying More Stuff