9 Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Consumption and Save Money

9 Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Consumption and Save Money

Looking at the problem of plastic waste in its entirety can be damaging and counterproductive, a bit like looking directly at the sun. If you can make reducing your plastic waste a slow, steady, thoughtful process then you’ve got much more chance of lasting success. With that in mind, here are 9 habits you can cultivate to help you on your road to a less plastic-filled life, without breaking the bank.
July 13, 2018
Declutter your life, forever: the miracle of mindful curation

Declutter your life, forever: the miracle of mindful curation

Wouldn’t it be lovely if there was a pill we could take which decluttered our homes, got us out of debt and saved the planet at the same time? That would be a nice few things off our to-do list.

Well my new technique of mindful curation doesn’t come in capsule form yet. The full philosophy is laid out in my book, A Life less Throwaway, but I wanted to put the techniques in a nutshell for the BuyMeOnce community.

July 05, 2018
Portable Bluetooth Speakers Built to Last

Portable Bluetooth Speakers Built to Last

When it comes to electrical devices, particularly portable ones, we’re extremely cautious. But the made in the UK Minirig Bluetooth speaker had a remarkable billing – they call it the best there is.
June 12, 2018
9 Ways to Protect Kids from Consumerism and Why It's Important

9 Ways to Protect Kids from Consumerism and Why It's Important

We are programmed to want social acceptance. It’s not that we simply want to be accepted but that we feel we need to be accepted. In ancient times, if you were rejected by your tribe, you starved or died. No wonder this is a powerful driver for us. In our current consumerist society, and especially as young people, social acceptance and material things have become intimately linked.
June 08, 2018
How to Plan an Eco-Friendly Wedding on a Budget

How to Plan an Eco-Friendly Wedding on a Budget

Knowing that the average wedding creates a pile of waste the size of a car and pumps 62 tonnes of COs into the air can create a bit of angst before you’ve even begun the wedmin. But never fear – there are ways of dramatically reducing your impact while increasing the meaning and not breaking the bank. Here are our top nine tips for planning an eco-friendly wedding on a budget.

June 01, 2018
Big Agnes: Camping Essentials that Can't be Beaten

Big Agnes: Camping Essentials that Can't be Beaten

It’s crucial when hunting for camping essentials to look out for the highest quality, and that’s not only because at BuyMeOnce we believe in filling your life with good stuff that will last you for years. Rarely will your comfort and safety rely so heavily on so few purchases as when you’re camping. If you’re planning to brave the great outdoors with nothing but a cleverly constructed bundle of fabric and pegs for shelter, you’re gonna want to make sure that bundle does it’s job really well.
May 16, 2018
How to Buy the Best Baby Essentials

How to Buy the Best Baby Essentials

A visit to any multi-brand retailer before a little one’s arrival can fill parents-to-be with panic. Many stores offer baby lists to peruse and guides to follow, but be warned, they are often sprawling, lengthy documents with 50+ items. To help make sense of it all, we’ve pulled together our guide on how to source the best essentials, focusing on items that will last multiple newborn journeys.
April 10, 2018
Make your House Move the Opportunity of a Lifetime

Make your House Move the Opportunity of a Lifetime

Moving to a new house can rank up there as one of the most stressful times in your life. But it can also be a tremendous opportunity to reassess the objects that you have in your life and the kind of life you want to live.
March 23, 2018
The Eco-Explorer: Camping Gear that Leaves No Trace

The Eco-Explorer: Camping Gear that Leaves No Trace

If you’re a regular outdoorsy type, you’ll be familiar with the ‘Leave No Trace’ signposts placed prominently throughout campsites and trail routes. Here at BuyMeOnce we take ‘Leave No Trace’ to the next level and aim to find products that will last so long, that their trace on this planet will be as limited as possible.
March 16, 2018
5 Travelling Pitfalls and How to Combat Them

5 Travelling Pitfalls and How to Combat Them

Travelling is an amazing thing. You get to experience different cultures, cuisines, wildlife and learn so much about the world, but it is also a large burden on our planet. It makes you realise the negative impact humans have when you see waste everywhere. However, all is not lost! You can still have incredible experiences by just travelling more sustainably and being mindful. Here are five common pitfalls I have encountered when travelling and ways to combat them.
March 13, 2018
How to spring clean more mindfully in 3 easy steps

How to spring clean more mindfully in 3 easy steps

With our increasingly hectic lives and lack of time, it might feel as though your home is a dormant volcano full of unnecessary clutter ready to erupt at any moment. It’s time to act. The truth is that everyone has chaotic cupboards and disorderly drawers; piles of paperwork turn into towers on your desk and clothes and shoes wedge open your wardrobe.

March 02, 2018
The Inspirationals: Boyan Slat, CEO of The Ocean Cleanup

The Inspirationals: Boyan Slat, CEO of The Ocean Cleanup

Around the world, more and more people are working in exciting, smart and collaborative ways to help solve our most critical environmental issues. In the first of an ongoing series, BuyMeOnce celebrates the groundbreaking work of Boyan Slat and The Ocean Cleanup.
March 02, 2018