The Environmental Tax I’m Willing to Pay

The other day, my boyfriend and I did a shop at our local store that sells everything without packaging, that is, you BYO containers and fill them up in the store with whatever you need. They sell everything from cleaning products to self care products and food items. My main reason for wanting to go…

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No Holiday? New Shoes

I’ve been longing for a trip to Singapore, ever since the one I had booked was cancelled due to the pandemic. I’ve never gone this long without an overseas holiday. Travelling is my thing, I live frugally at home so I can travel as much as possible and at the moment I feel like a…

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New Earrings

I bought myself a pair of earrings on the weekend. Not because I needed them, but simply because I’ve been wanting them for weeks. I have no justification for this purchase other than it was a plain old want.  I don’t do it frequently, in fact, rarely do I buy myself jewellery.  But I don’t often…

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A Need to Spend

Unless you’ve been livng under a rock, you will be completely aware that the world is topsy turvey due to Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus or COVID-19 (whatever your preferred nae may be). This has resulted in an unprecedented halt to daily life as we know it which has put many people’s employment and businesses in jeapoardy…

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COVID-19 Panic Buying

I’m not sure what the current situation is in other countries, but here in Australia there is currently a wave of Pandemic Panic Buying in the wake of COVID-19 or more commonly known as Coronavirus. Supermarket shelves are being pillaged of essential items such as toilet paper, tissues, paper towel, rice, pasta and eggs (goodness…

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Why Retail is an Epic Fail

This might seem like a strange post for a minimalist blog, but I feel like it’s something that I need to bring up. These days, news reports detailing declining retail sales are ubiquitous and retailers are always quick to lay blame with consumers, the economy and lack of wage growth etc. However, as a minimalist,…

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Post-Christmas Packaging Blues

I find one of the times that really gets me thinking about my environmental impact is after Christmas. When everything has been unwrapped and unboxed, that’s when all I begin to see is wasted and unnecessary packaging. It makes me feel guilty and it’s one of the things that definitely has an impact on my…

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Shopback

Yesterday, I had my first experience with an app/website called Shopback. Yes, that’s right I bought something, but I’ll get to that in a minute. Shopback for those of you not in the know is an Australian platform where you login and are redirected to the sites you wish to make purchases from (eg supermarkets,…

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Black Friday

I feel like it’s only fitting with Black Friday having just been and gone that I acknowledge this in some way with a post. I suppose to some extent it’s almost a given as a minimalist/frugal living blogger that I share my thoughts (like so many other bloggers) on Black Friday and my experiences. First…

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I Bought a New Bag, Before I Needed One

So, I bought a new handbag. I don’t need a new one quite yet, however it’s always been my practice to have one in reserve for when my current one is no longer usable. Now, I’m well aware this doesn’t appear frugal, nor minimalist. However, I have very strong reasons for doing exactly what I’ve…

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