Lets Talk About Low Waste and Budgeting

Lately, I’ve been giving a lot of thought toward budgeting and eco-friendly products and going zero-waste. I’ve recently switched my skincare over to Beautycounter, a company that advocates for cleaner beauty standards by banning 1800 potentially harmful ingredients from their products and fighting for updated legislation. They are also working on switching over their packaging to become more sustainable, offering refills for products starting this year and switching many of their packaging over from plastic to glass. Their products completely saved my skin from dryness which I had been suffering with for over a year straight. But, they are also pricier. Which is how I started looking at my spending. Can moving toward a low-waste life style be earth-friendly AND budget-friendly?

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Dingbats Review

One of the catchiest and most accurate phrases often associated with the zero-waste movement is “haste makes wastes”. The idea that not planning ahead can lead to waste is something I have definitely found to be true over the last few years. I like to be prepared, whether it’s going grocery shopping with a list so I don’t buy more than I need, keeping utensils in my purse or keeping reusable bags in my car.

As a big planner, one of the best organizational systems I discovered over the years was bullet journaling. I LOVE my bullet journal and have been using one for about 3 years now. The best part about a bullet journal is it’s complete customizable. It can be as complicated or as easy as you want it to be. You can track and note what works for you- whether that’s just a daily to-do list or a full yearly, monthly and weekly spread, like mine, or something in between. And that’s the beauty of it- There is no wrong way to bullet journal!

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