Consumerism

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Consumerism

Making do, mending and not spending

Today was my last day at work. To months ago I handed my notice in as Andrew found out that the computer game he made did really well. So well, in fact, that I can be a lady of leisure and not have a ‘proper job’. All was going well, I was spending less (although […]

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Consumerism

2020 – The year of stopping spending

2019 was good and bad. I stayed vegan. I gave up drinking alcohol for good. I know this is not necessarily going to save the world but it’s something I’ve wanted to do for ages and something that will go a long way towards saving my mental health. I’ve cut down on plastic where I […]

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Consumerism

All I want for Christmas is an end to buying ‘stuff’

I used to love Christmas. The tree, the pressies, the endless sweets, bad TV and chocolate. Now, it kind of feels like a guilt-ridden race to buy as much ‘stuff’ as possible or risk missing out on the mythical and impossible ‘magical Christmas’. To me, ‘stuff’ is defined as anything I buy because I’m ticking […]

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Consumerism
Decluttering

Is decluttering and creating zero waste possible?

I’ve jumped on the bandwagon and am now a Marie Kondo obsessive. Marie Kondo is a tidying expert from Japan who’s books have sold millions of copies and who now has her own show on Netflix. Her approach to decluttering involves keeping only what sparks joy. There’s no need to buy fancy storage or indeed […]

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Consumerism

Is enough ever enough when it comes to consumerism?

The short answer is no. We’ve recently tried to limit the amount we spend after reading Your Money Or Your Life by Vicki Robin. Although we’ve not officially started her nine steps to financial freedom, we’ve certainly made a start in cutting down our spending. The ethos of the book is that by spending less […]

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