Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Buy Nothing New - week 3 update

Gosh we're into week three already of Buy Nothing New Month and to be honest it's been fairly easy. The only new non food items I've purchased have been seedlings, mulch and some compost, I just cannot make enough of the stuff to replenish my no-dig garden beds. As its all for food production and necessary I'm allowing we go, making up my own rules :'}

There are a couple of items that I am almost tempted to buy because they are kind of necessary, a new battery charger for my camera, inserts for my bike helmet, oh and a very belated birthday present for my nephew. OK not really necessary I guess. I did however received a Visa gift card recently for doing an online training course, maybe I can use that to get my nephew a gift. At 11 years of age I'm sure he wouldn't appreciate knitted face clothes and

Even in the kitchen second hand is best

After the month is up I aim to continue in this no spending mode. I know it will be tuff avoiding the op shops and markets, goodness knows I don't need anymore stuff no matter how useful or beautiful it may be. Perhaps if I've been good I'll allow myself a little treat and have a once a month nosey.

Did you join in, how are you fairing?

Cheers Lisa


Rose said...

Lisa I am inspired! I haven't joined in but I'm watching with interest. Even the photo isn't new in your post! :)

Anonymous said...

You are doing such a great job. I am ashamed to say that I have been shopping like a demon. Sorry.

Tanya said...

I have been living this for a while now and have found a new freedom. It is so good to throw off the consumer shackles. I reckon you will keep going after the month. Of course some new things are unavoidable but it does refocus us to mend and repair and re-purpose. Good for you.

Sue xx said...

It's interesting as I get older to see that some of my clothing is well over 10years old at least LOL This was not my dream when I pledged to wear Levi's into my 90s!
There really is no need but much to be gained from stopping buying 'tat', plastic junk and pointless gifts.
Love what you're doing...I missed the start of this but it feels like my days anyway.
lol I get excited about buying vegetables these days!

Jen said...

Hi Lisa,

I just discovered you blog and I love your posts and you've inspired me to get into the buy nothing new challenge.

Jen (new to blogging)

Lisa said...

Hi Jen and welcome. I'm so please I've given you a little inspiration. Thanks for visiting :)