Spring is upon us and it’s time to get rid of the bloat. Go on a diet. Cleanse ourselves of all that extra rubbish.
I’m not talking about food, of course! Food is something to be enjoyed in any season. I am talking about buying. We all do it: a busy day at the office leaves no time for a break and before we know it we’re online, looking at stuff we’d never normally buy just because it’s 70% off and BOOM! The ‘shopping cart’ is full and the credit card is charged.
Buy Nothing New Month challenges you to recycle, re-purpose and share your way through the entire month of October. My good friend Helen from Recycled Interiors inspired me to take part and how could I refuse? It’s such a fantastic idea. Not only does it encourage us to take stock of our ‘fast fashion’ addictions, which contribute to so much landfill every year, it also forces us to get a bit more creative with how we buy things and what we really need.
To get you all involved in this challenge, Helen and I have decided to collaborate on a fun competition that makes it easy for you to share your recycled or preloved shopping finds. We will give away a SURPRISE vintage or recycled gift at the end of each week during the month of October, which will be revealed when the winner is announced.
In the meantime, Helen and I will be on a serious op shop mission to find you some amazing mystery prizes.
To take part, here’s what you need to do:
1. Have a public instagram account (so we can see your photos!)
2. Post your favourite preloved or recycled item for the home
That’s it! Easy right? Mystery prizes and winners will be revealed every Friday until 1st November.
Let the Challenge Begin!