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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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 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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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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Saving 144 euros in 10 minutes with a student bank account

I had a moment of enlightenment this Friday. Or well, enlightenment, I received a tip. I was listening to a Dutch podcast about money in the train. They mentioned a tip which made me realized I have spent 180 euros the past 5 years on something that could be free. I have to say, at first that really sucks. Yet, I can’t change the past anymore. But I can change today and share the tip with you as well! Continue reading “Saving 144 euros in 10 minutes with a student bank account”

Earning money with solar panels: ZonnepanelenDelen

Last week I published a post in which I calculated my negative impact on the planet and how many earths we would need if everybody lived like me, considering we only have one. The biggest category in this calculation is stuff. And a big part of that for me were solar panels I bought. In the calculation that seems negative, because it’s something you buy new. But today I want to tell you why I think it’s a positive thing and how I buy solar panels. Continue reading “Earning money with solar panels: ZonnepanelenDelen”

All the cosmetics I own as a minimalist

So, I didn’t really know what to call this blogpost. Beauty products sound weird to me. Nobody needs special products to be beautiful I guess. Stuff can’t make you beautiful. Eventually I decided to call this category cosmetics. If you’d ask me if I’m a fan of cosmetics I’d answer no. But toothpaste and soap are cosmetics too and I definitely do need those! I claim to be a minimalist, so I thought it’d be good to share what cosmetics I use on a daily basis as an addition to my make-up stash from last week. Here are all the cosmetics I own as a minimalist. Continue reading “All the cosmetics I own as a minimalist”