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Back at the end of 2018, I decided to take on a Buy Nothing New Resolution for the coming year. I had thought about a variety of resolutions I could commit to that would push my limits of waste reduction and landed on this one. I had been buying things secondhand for many years, but would still sometimes take the easy way out and order a box shipped to my house. I would still even occasionally visit a big box store or mall to grab a nice outfit in a pinch (which I'd always fe
It’s been a while since I’ve set a really hard New Year’s resolution for myself. In 2015 I started out on my zero waste journey with a resolution to weigh my trash every month, which lead me to where I am today as a zero waste blogger. But I seem to have plateaued in my personal growth lately when it comes to my trash output. They say that 80% of the results come from 20% of the work, and then the last 20% of the results take 80% of the work. I think that’s where I am at now!
For a lot of people, secondhand shopping can be unappealing. The volume of secondhand clothing in thrift stores can be incredibly overwhelming—where do you even start when there are rows and rows of shirts, dresses and jackets to sort through? It can also be nearly impossible to find what you are looking for, with plus-size options being slim and the idea going in that most of your options will be decked out with shoulder-pads and outdated pleats. That’s where keeping in mind
If you're like me, you might find thrift shopping a little intimidating and frustrating. Although it's a really important eco-friendly practice, that doesn't mean it comes easy for all of us. Thankfully, April from The Honest Root is here to share with us some tips for those that might be a little hesitant! I hope you enjoy her insights as much as I did! Consignment and thrift shopping can seem a little daunting if it’s not something you’re used to doing. Sifting through all