Buy Nothing New Month? Easy for me now.
However, turn the clock back 10 – 20 years or so and it would have been a different story. I shopped on a Friday lunchtime for a new outfit for that weekend and would be unlikely to want to wear it too often.
I bought cheap new furniture, thought nothing about getting a plastic bag with every purchase, my disposable income was spent thoughtlessly on disposable goods.
I did donate but I didn’t really op shop on a regular basis.
Buy Nothing New Month is a fantastic initiative which began in 2011 designed to make people like me (back then) take stock of their spending habits and I like it! Such an easy concept which is why I think it has been so successful. It’s not suggesting every item has to be second hand, items such as food, toiletries and medication are exempt.
Tamara DiMattina had a vision and has made a difference, she’s inspirational and is finding a way to make people question their spending routines and have fun doing it.
Buy nothing new and afford a holiday, buy nothing new and spoil yourself on an experience instead, buy nothing new and donate the money to a charity, buy nothing new and put more in your savings…. so many options!
It’s something I’m proud to be teaching my boys.
Read “Waste not, want not and buy nothing new” here
Find out a bit more via the Buy Nothing New website here
You can also take the pledge on the website.
October seems to a great month on the thoughtful consumption front with the Garage Sale Trail taking place nationally on October 25th also. On my first Garage sale Trail day I managed 6 sales in about 3 hours.!