Buy nothing new month

buy nothing newSo what is this all about then?

It’s a one month challenge to buy nothing new with the exception of essentials like food, toiletries and medicines. Buy Nothing New Month isn’t buy nothing new ever again nor is it about going without. It’s about taking one month off to think, “Do I really need it?” If I do, “Can I get it from a second-hand shop, borrow it or rent it?”

I visited one of my ‘blog friends’ website a few months ago (Thanks where I first heard all about the Buy Nothing New Month which is meant to be in October. But I found out too late to participate so thought I would give it a go in February. I would love to encourage readers to do likewise – let me know if you are in! You have a few days to think about it. I have prepared a little and planned my mum’s birthday gift so she needn’t worry! If you join me in this fun challenge let me know how it is going during the month of February. If you think this is radical, it pales into comparison with another mum who has decided to buy nothing new for her child for a year. Have a look at her site at

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  1. Hi Tessa, thank you for referring to my post in October. I really enjoyed this “buy nothing new” month in October and I would do it again, so count me in for this too!

  2. Interesting! I’m about to have a baby though so this means I would have to get my shopping done in a few days! Agh! I don’t mind the clothing when they are a bit older but I am against used onesies for newborns. I’m due any day now so maybe if I can get my shopping done before Feb I can Hoo on board!

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