Consumerism

Christmas shopping billboard
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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Clothing
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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Christmas tree
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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