5 Things I No Longer Buy

People usually think my sustainable lifestyle is extremely expensive. They think of buying expensive eco-products when they think of a sustainable lifestyle. However, a sustainable lifestyle is usually about think you do not do. Stop buying new stuff, stop flying, stop eating meat, etc. I would argue my eco-positive lifestyle has saved me a lot of money. With that being said, today I am sharing 5 things I no longer buy due to this eco-positive lifestyle.

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5 Tips to Minimize Your Wardrobe

In September 2021 I moved to a student flat, where I have a closet which is smaller than what I was used to. It has about 10 hangers and 6 shelves. There I put everything, from my shoes to my summer and winter clothing. All the clothes I own. That in itself is a tip to minimize in your closet, just own a very tiny closet haha! Since I have limited space I got rid of even more clothing this past 7 months. There are some principles that I apply to minimize my closet. Today I’ll share them with you. Here are 5 tips to minimize your wardrobe.

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Koopzegels at Albert Heijn

Today I’m writing an addition to last week’s post. Last week I wrote about Albert Heijn Premium, if you haven’t read it yet, you can read it here. I mentioned something in that post that I have been wanting to write about for a while now. My chance is finally here! Today I am going to tell you about a Dutch thing called ‘koopzegels’.

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Albert Heijn Premium for Organic Food

A post about the Albert Heijn? What? Is this a sponsored post? Nope. None of my posts are sponsored. But yes, I am going to promote a Albert Heijn initiative today. In a nuanced way, but still. Recently Albert Heijn has launched Albert Heijn Premium. And even though I don’t like multinationals, I do support this initiative. I have been a member for a month now and this is something I really want to share since it could help a lot of people! Today I’m telling you more about Albert Heijn Premium for organic food.

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The Pay Gap

A while back I wrote the first post for a subject I’ve been learning more and more about in this sustainability journey: intersectional feminism. Ever since I know what it is, I call myself a feminist. I then wrote about what intersectional feminism is. People seem to never really know what it is when I talk to them (and now, I can refer to this post). And even more often, people seem to not see why intersectional feminism is necessary. That’s why I am writing posts on every problem we have when it comes to why feminism is necessary. Today I am starting! Let’s talk about: the pay gap.

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The Urge to Buy Cheap Food

All things I do when trying to life a sustainable and ethical lifestyle feel good. When I’m in the train instead of the airplane I feel good. When I buy secondhand clothing instead fast fashion I feel good. When I get broken stuff repaired instead of buying something new I feel good. However, there is one things that always gives me this shock. For a split second it does not feel good. That happens when I buy food. There’s always this feeling I get in the checkout. Did I spend too much money? Not at all. But why do I have this urge to buy cheap food?

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Why Staring at Your Phone in Public Transportation is a Good Thing

I usually love traveling by public transportation. I can do whatever I want, I don’t have to drive, have some time for myself and usually am not stuck in traffic. However, over the past few years I hear some people complaining about how public transportation is not personal anymore. Everybody stares at their own phone etc. I think this is a really positive thing in terms of intentions. Today I want to explain why. Here’s why I think staring at your phone in public transportation is a good thing.

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How My Sustainable Lifestyle has Changed My Spending Behavior

It’s time to share something about my spending behavior. That’s because it has changed a lot over the past years. I don’t have the precise numbers right now, but it is a feeling I have. Due to minimalism and zero waste, my mindset has flipped completely. I see the world differently now. And with this mindset change my spending behavior has changed drastically too. Today I want to share more about that.

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2 Ingredient DIY All Purpose Cleaner

It’s time for another recipe! It’s been a while. Since I moved out of my parent’s houses and into my own apartment with my boyfriend in Groningen I’ve tried all kinds of DIY recipes. Some things worked out great, others not so much. Today I want to share the first thing I tried to make and has been a huge succes ever since. It’s the first thing you want to make when you’re making cleaning products yourself: all purpose cleaner.

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Saving money on health insurance costs without changing anything

I have to say: I am just in time with this post. In The Netherlands you can change your health insurance for 2021 only until the end of 2020. You always have to do it before the new year starts. That means you have 4 days left when you read this. But I am still posting this today because I know 4 days is more than enough to do it still. Today I’m sharing about a way to save money on your health insurance without actually having to change it.

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