People have the misconception that being sustainable is often more expensive. However, this is only sometimes the case. Of course, sustainability usually means more durable and higher-quality products. But this is unnecessary, and you can quickly reduce your spending by being more sustainable and conscious about your purchases. Want to know how? Let us introduce you to the 3R’s: Reduce; Reuse and Recycle!
Before making a purchase, we always ask ourselves: “Do I need this? Do I have something like this at home already?” or “How many times will I use this?” Most of the time, the answer is no or not often. It is normal to get caught up in an impulse buy and not reason whether the product has value. You will save money and unnecessary items cluttering your wardrobe or home by asking yourself these questions!
You save a lot of money in the long run by buying reusable items such as water bottles, utensils, shopping bags or napkins. Of course, it is something you have to spend money on at first. However, it is only a one-time purchase. Reuse not only means buying reusable products but also giving items in your home another chance after using them. For example, jam and candle jars can become new glasses to drink out of or plant a flower in them. Be creative!
Recycling means converting waste into a usable item again. Sometimes, things do not have a purpose for you anymore, and it is just collecting dust in your home. Instead of just throwing it away, you can recycle it by reselling it to someone else. This can give you some money back! But even the food scraps from the kitchen can be recycled into compost for your plants and your garden! Like we say at EGGXPERT, waste isn’t waste until we waste it.
Treat yourself with high quality items
By doing the 3R’s, you will undoubtedly save money. The best way to spend this money is on better quality items which will last you longer. Because at the end of the day, cheap products will break faster, and you have to buy them again and again. By purchasing some of the high quality, you will avoid this, and at some point, you will save money.
Being sustainable does not have to be expensive; you have to rethink what is valuable to you and what you want to invest in or don’t want to invest in at all.