Before we found minimalism, I tried everyway possible to save money – even extreme couponing! I had a stockpile and a coupon binder. I was *that* couponer. But my ways of over-consumption changed whenever we found minimalism and made it our own flavor – frugal minimalism.
Shopping has become a past time for so many of us. It makes us feel happy! But it also clutters our homes and empties our bank accounts. Other than shopping, what else could we fill our time with?
ove. While the tangible letting go of items is fantastic (and I highly recommend decluttering!), minimalism can do good in your life in more ways than one. Minimalism saves money.
We could all use some tips to help us really save money on groceries in 2022!
With inflation at 6.2% at the end of 2021, it’s no wonder that we are all starting to see the effects of inflation. Outside of vehicles, gas, and homes, grocery products such as meat have risen nearly 6% in price in the last year. Companies have also started making packages of our favorite grocery items smaller but kept the price the same (shrinkflation). With prices going up in the grocery store, it’s time that we get into some tips on how to save money on groceries!
Lifestyle inflation is a huge drain on finances. Lifestyle inflation occurs when your income goes up, so does your spending. At first, it appears very justifiable! Fighting lifestyle inflation is tough. In a culture that says “treat yo self!” in just about every situation, here are a few tools to arm yourself with so you don’t give in to lifestyle inflation.
In January of this year, I embarked on a 100 day challenge of wearing the same dress every single day. It was a decision I made because I craved more simplicity in my wardrobe and less wondering if things still fit or looked good. This dress made me realize that my happiness with a smaller, more basic wardrobe is greater than when I owned hundreds of clothing items. And because I’m wearing the same dress everyday, a light gray dress even, I’ve learned how to take better care of my garments. Today I’m sharing how to make clothing last longer!
When we make our clothing last longer, we not only want fewer things in our wardrobe, we also have less need to replace items that wear out quickly (I see you there fast fashion). Taking good care of clothing in my capsule wardrobe has made me value quality materials over cheap “disposable” clothing.
There are loads of ways to take of your clothes, so these are just a few of the things that we do to make sure our clothing lasts longer before replacing it or buying anything new.
Let’s talk about something that crosses over the boarders of minimalism, frugal living, and environmentalism – low buy! What’s low buy? It is when you actively avoid buying anything new to help you achieve your goals. Maybe it’s saving money or paying off debt. Or decluttering your home and not bringing anything new in. Perhaps you want to lessen your environmental impact with what you choose to buy. For us, a low buy year is meant to do all three.
I’m going to share with you our favorite tips to stick to a low buy year (or however long you decide to do it). Because after the emotional dumpster fire that was 2020, we could all use a reset.
Can I get a hallelujah that 2020 is over? It was a rough, but we’ve come out the other side with refreshed goals and far more enthusiasm. One of our goals is to save as much money as we can this year. The next goal is to have a more minimalist lifestyle and be less of a consumer. By inviting more minimalism into our lives, we buy fewer and fewer things. That’s why we’ve created this list of 21 things we won’t buy in 2021.
This is list isn’t meant to shame you if you do buy these items. Everyone’s life is different and I respect that. The items that made it onto this no-buy list are there for good reason.
Hey hey friends! I hope that this post finds you at exactly the right moment. Because today, we’re talking about decluttering and when you should donate, sell, or toss decluttered items. Decluttering is absolutely necessary this time of year whether you opt to do it before or after the holidays. But what should you do with decluttered items?
Ever venture into a store and want to buy all the things? I think we’ve all been there. Especially with the holidays fast approaching, we need to whip our wallets into shape and build a habit of asking ourselves these questions before we buying anything new. So what are the questions to ask yourself before buying something new? I’m glad you asked!