decluttering

The phrase I learned to hate: We might need it for something

Spending a lot of time at home means I keep thinking about getting back to decluttering my belongings. But because I don’t leave on my own, every time I want to throw out or donate an item that isn’t my own, I have to ask my mom if it’s okay to get rid of it.… Continue reading The phrase I learned to hate: We might need it for something

activism

The best goal for 2020 is to try and #MoveTheDate

I’ve written about the Earth Overshoot Day in the past and about the ecological footprint each of us has. I’ve written about all the ways we could lower our impact on the environment. Here’s the cruel truth: In 2019 Earth Overshoot Day was July 29. On July 30 we started to use resources Earth cannot… Continue reading The best goal for 2020 is to try and #MoveTheDate

activism

Greenwashing and the one fool-proof solution to protect yourself from it

Trying to be more sustainable means paying closer attention to what I’m buying and how sustainable those items are. I honestly thought I could take those labels at face value. Don’t judge me. Thankfully, YouTube quickly introduced me to the term “Greenwashing”, which the Internet defines as the act of portraying an organization’s product or… Continue reading Greenwashing and the one fool-proof solution to protect yourself from it

money

Mistakes I made with my Emergency Fund

I’ve written about my Emergency Fund in the past. Possibly because I’m super proud of actually having it (and believe me, for somebody who has never been good with money, it’s a huge accomplishment). Or possibly because it’s super important you have it. But the journey hasn’t been easy for me and I’ve made a… Continue reading Mistakes I made with my Emergency Fund

minimalism

Being Minimalist when your family is not

Being a minimalist in a void would be so easy. There would be no peer pressure to spend money on needless things. There would be no need to explain your minimalist ways and budgeting to people. It’s not the reality, though, and as a result, being minimalist isn’t always easy. For me, the biggest obstacle… Continue reading Being Minimalist when your family is not