‘Do I need this?’ is one of the biggest questions we ask ourselves.
Pretty much every dust gatherer or closet-clutterer we own, took finite resources, fossil fuels, water and in some cases, slave-labour to find its way into our homes. Not to mention, our hard earned money. Impulse shopping has little to do with actual needs.
It’s often to fill an emotional void or boredom.
Ever notice that dress that was going to CHANGE YOUR LIFE, didn’t?
This month is a time to pursue healthier ways to fill a need or your time.
Read a book, catch up with a mate, take a walk, (or take a nap for goodness sake!) make something…
Take this month to identify the difference between ‘needs’ and ‘wants’.
There is a big difference.
“If you really think that the environment is less important than the economy, try holding your breath while you count your money.” – Guy McPherson
The Buy Nothing New Month Crew