Living with less
We live in an age when we have so much stuff. Do we need it all? Do we need the most up to date phone or pair of trainers? Think of the resources that go into the stuff we buy. Spending less money on stuff that we don’t need means we have a bit more money to spend on the things we really want.
This doesn’t mean we have to get rid of our belongings and live a minimalist lifestyle. We just need to rethink what we buy. Does my child have to have a new school bag at Christmas when their old one is perfectly fine?
And if you enjoy shopping, you don’t need to give this up – look for secondhand. We have endless charity shops where who knows what you’ll find – a designer dress for £10 and the money goes to a charity rather than a corporation. Clothing can be a bit hit and miss but luckily we have Ebay, and many charity shop online stores where you can find exactly what you’re looking for:
Why buy new furniture when you can look for the exact style you want secondhand. You can find a fantastic unique piece of furniture and depending how old it is, it will probably be better made and a lot cheaper too!
If you’re looking for something and want it quick – try Facebook Marketplace or local Facebook selling pages. Freegle is a website where you can give things away or ask for things you’re looking for. You never need to buy new again!