Tell Us About It.

How was Buy Nothing New Month for you? We would love to hear about the swap parties you held, the resources you used to get through, what you learnt and what the experience meant to you.

We would also love to hear about great second hand stores in your area, from fantastic furniture, to second hand clothing retailers.

Did you spend more money on experiences this month? If so, what did you do? Shout out on the Facebook page, and let the world know of how awesome it can be to buy experiences over stuff.

Keep in touch and we hope that taking part in Buy Nothing New Month has shown you are not your skinny jeans, or stove pipes, or flares or whatever is fash right now.

Someone else said it better than us, but fashion comes and goes, style lasts forever.

Got any great quotes that relate to changing how we consume? Send them in, or paste them up to Facebook.

Get out there and live it up. Good on you for taking the pledge and we hope you have experienced the joys of living more and shopping less.

Bye bye for another year,

The Buy Nothing New Month Crew

Swap Off!

A wicked way to get involved in Buy Nothing New Month is to hold a swap off.

Invite your mates around, but everyone brings 5 things (clothes, books, toys, homewares) they’re not using anymore.

Let the swapping begin.

You clear your house of some clutter, and everything gets something ‘new to you’.

Anything not claimed at the end of the swap off gets donated to your local charity store, like the Brotherhood of St Laurence or Sacred Heart Mission.

The Buy Nothing New Month Crew

What about an experience people?

But it’s my boyfriend/wife/boss/dog’s birthday!

What about an experience people?

We’d rather an awesome experience like an outdoor adventure, a gym membership, tickets to The Wiggles (or not) over a soap-on-a-rope any day.

Plus, if you really want to give someone another ‘thing’ second hand does not mean second best. Antique jewellery anyone?

We’d love you to post on our Facebook the best ideas for giving an experience over ‘stuff’.

The Buy Nothing New Month Crew

Buy Nothing New Month – October 2012

Welcome to Buy Nothing New Month!

It’s that time again.

This year, welcome to the Dutchies who have launched BNNM locally, and our mates in the USA who are gearing up to launch BNNM in the States.

We were wrapped last year to have people pledging from all over the globe, from Spain, Portugal, South Africa…

We hope you have a blast, that you make mates with neighbours (a lot can happen when you knock on the door and ask to borrow a drill…) that you look at your existing stuff differently and that you get out there and spend time with your mates and family instead spending money on stuff you don’t really need. Continue reading “Buy Nothing New Month – October 2012”