14 April 2017 I started a personal experiment that I call:
“Stop Buying Crap I Don’t Need”.
This is my contribution to the responsible consumption.
For the next 100days I am going to buy only “MUST-HAVE things” like food & hygiene products. I will also spend money (!! within budget) on experiences like eating out with friends, traveling, and education.
I say NO to all “NICE-TO-HAVE” non-essential items like buying new clothing, shoes, bags, cosmetic & home-styling products.
The reason why I do that is because I don’t want to own more stuff, and this experiment aims to declutter and destress my life.
- We are paying for goods not just with our money but also with our time & energy (c).
- Every year, more than 80 billion articles of clothing are produced and sold around the world. That means that every year, billions of used articles of clothing are thrown away to make room for the new ones. This is an unfortunate waste of valuable resources (greenpeace.org).
- 93% of teenage girls rank shopping as their favorite pastime activity (Affluenza).
- The average woman in England has 22 unworn items in her closet (Forbes).
- Americans spend $1.2 trillion annually on nonessential goods – in other words, items they do not need (The Wall Street Journal).
Feel free to join a 100 days shopping detox and start a movement of #100daysofresponsibleconsumption 🎗