The Buy Nothing Movement Helps Reduce Financial (and Environmental) Waste
Participating in the buy nothing movement is a great way to help reduce financial and environmental waste. Sharing and reusing items as opposed to throwing them away is a sustainable and environmentally friendly benefit of the movement. By being mindful of the items you truly need and practicing some creative frugality when it comes to fixing them up, you can boost your budget and help the environment. Sharing, reusing, and repairing items, helps decrease waste and consumption and can lead to increased savings from being able to repurpose or repair the items instead of purchasing new ones.
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You Can Build Up Your Budget and Your Community
A large part of the buy nothing movement involves building relationships and connections within your local community. Not only is interacting with like-minded individuals great for your sense of well being and support, it’s also a great for your budget. Having an available source of items that you may need and can get for free or a trade is going to make a huge impact on your budget. As you get more familiar with your community’s buy nothing group, you may find yourself saving more and more as your spending habits improve and your budget bulks up.
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You Can Try Before You ‘Buy’ With a ‘Buy Nothing Day’
If joining an entire movement dedicated to buying nothing feels a little overwhelming, consider starting small with a ‘buy nothing’ day, weekend, or even a week. Once you start paying attention to the little things you’re spending your money on, you’ll be surprised at how much easier it becomes to save up. Even just one day without spending any money can be a great eye-opener when it comes to your financial habits.
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Looking for More Ways to Spend Less and Save More? Reach Out to Us
The buy nothing movement can be a fun and easy way to challenge yourself to spend less and save more. If you’re looking for other creative ways to improve your budget and savings, reach out to us. Our friendly, accredited financial counsellors can help you find realistic, long-term, sustainable options to improve your finances, bulk up your budget, or simply improve your spending habits.