Here’s me with my plan trying to be more minimalistic in 2020.
1. Use up all the beauty products
I have had this problem recently when I got into all the hair care and skincare stuff, which means I accumulated a lot of new products while still having the oldies. I want to use both of the things simultaneously, and eventually use up the things I don’t want anymore (because they’re still useful at least for the basic reasons like washing hair). For example, my partner had an old shower gel which he didn’t like so we used it up as a hand soap.
2. Don’t buy new clothes (and if there’s an actual need, choose sustainably)
I received quite many pieces of clothes during the Christmas holidays as well as I purchased a lot of clothes in 2019 (it was my year of change of “shopping habits”). In 2018 I was the “Yolo” girl that owned two sweaters and a pair of trousers, but then my life changed upside down and my wardrobe also. I’m still figuring out what type of clothes I like and what isn’t for me, so I can’t say that I won’t buy anything, but at least if there will be this need – I would like to buy sustainable pieces (more about it in another post).
3. Purchasing only “hobby” stuff
I mean things that I do in my free time and the things that are actually useful for me. For example, since August last year, I started to do my own nails (gel nails) so I had to and still have to buy things for it (it’s still cheaper than going to any nail salon, especially in Norway). Or if I would go back to drawing/painting (which I plan to do again one day) to buy brushes, paint, etc.
4. Buying only the food that will be eaten
That has been a problem both for me and my partner that we want to experiment too much with food and we tend to buy some weird things that we then leave in the fridge and “avoid”. And eventually, those food products end up in the trash and not only that’s a waste of money but also it’s not good for the environment.
5. When buying a new replacement of something, throwing the old
That’s just for the pure “minimalism” in the spectrum of minimalism, which in the simplest understanding is just having less or at least not more. So if buying a new sweater (necessarily from a sustainable provider), the old one should end up in the bin (maybe for the red cross or something if it’s in fine condition).
Thank you for reading and I hope you all are doing fine. See you on Wednesday!