Following from the growing minimalist movement we look at learning to live with less in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. The recent growth in consumer consumption has raised questions as to the value and quantity of personal possessions.
In addition to this, reports state Australians have almost $60 billion worth of unused items in their households.
Many popular teachings involve the works of Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, the duo from the Minimalists and authors of the book “Everything That Remains” in addition to the works of Marie Kondo.
However, Tanya Lewis, the author of “Stuff Off”, founder of the Eco Organiser and Waste Activist Ambassador for Planet Ark says we need to ask ourselves what we actually need and what impact removing possessions from our life has on not only us but our environment as well.
My Grandfathers 50 year old cashmere cardigan goes on to live longer, thanks to my attempt of #visiblemending. He taught me quality over quantity was a wise investment, not only our pockets but our planet. @justclearuk @ZeroWasteScot @GarageSaleTrail @PlanetArk @loveyourclothes pic.twitter.com/EwUp2pZMwW
— Tanya Lewis (@ecoorganiser) February 7, 2019