Buy Nothing New Month – The Rules Reminder

Congratulations on signing up to living more, shopping less, whether through The New Jones or Buy Nothing New Month.

You might have been with us for sometime.

You might have just joined us.

WELCOME!

You’re part of the global movement of people transitioning from ‘consumer’ to ‘citizen’ buying less stuff, creating less stress.

And it’s easy.
SO EASY.

This month, with the exception of essentials (food, booze, chocolate, Netflix, hygiene and medicine) all you do, is BUY NOTHING NEW!

Buy Nothing New Month is about buying less, buying well made, buying stuff that’s built to last, rather than cheap, fast throwaway fashion, or stuff that’s make to break (bloody planned obsolescence) headed for landfill.

Less SHOP TIL YOU DROP, more STOP BEFORE YOU SHOP.

You can source whatever you need second hand.

So find the best op-shop in town (many are rubbish, so do your research) or get into online marketplaces for second hand stuff (eBay, Gumtree, Facebook Marketplace etc)

You got this.

PS: It’s important to note, many new things are beautifully, ethically, sustainably made, built to last. We’re not saying new is bad. We’re are saying, consuming less and extending the life of existing stuff isn’t just awesome, it’s essential.

“Today’s Smart Choice. Don’t Own. Share. Someday we’ll look back on the 20th century and wonder why we owned so much stuff.” – TIME MAGAZINE

The Buy Nothing New Month Crew