A few weeks ago I talked about reducing the amount of trash we produced and upping our game when it came to what we added to our trash and recycles bins each week as well as how often we needed to send those bins to the curb for pick up. I even invited you to join me on my trash bin challenge. Then the following week I talked about how I have resurrected our compost bin in our backyard and got it going again. A lot of the items I typically add to our recycle bin actually go into our compost now such as cardboard and shredded paper.
I want to make more mindful purchases in the future to reduce waste and the amount of packaging. The next challenge I've issued to myself is to see if I can get by this year with buying items secondhand before purchasing anything new. Clothing and household items is the primary thing I'm talking about, but I'm open to other things as well. I don't really need much, but I figured even still, I'm sure there are plenty of good "previously enjoyed" options out there for me to choose from. I like the idea of reusing and recycling so before I make my next purchase I'm going to consider first if I can find what I want at a thrift store, yard sale or on Facebook marketplace. Anyone else interested in doing this?