How I Save Money by Living a Sustainable, Zero Waste Lifestyle

Thank you to those of you who have been tuning into my new weekly series: Instagram Live every Thursday at 9 PM EST! To watch the videos live, follow my Instagram @anewerkatintown!

This week, I am sharing how I will save a minimum of $4000 per year by living a sustainable, zero waste lifestyle!

Here’s the breakdown by category, including the amount I am and will save (based on research and average consumer spending reports):

Clothing: $850

  • Used clothing (usually from Goodwill)

Food/Drinks: $2500

  • Farmers Markets
  • Bulk Food
  • Make food and coffee at home
  • S’well Bottle  

Toiletries: $275

Cleaning Supplies: $100

  • All-purpose DIY Cleaner (white vinegar and lemon rinds…BLOG POST SOON)
  • DIY detergent (washing soda, baking soda, and lavender oil…BLOG POST SOON)
  • Hang clothes to dry 

Things I Don’t Buy: $275

  • Plastic wrap
  • Plastic bags
  • Foil
  • Garbage bags (I do buy compost bags)
  • Paper towels
  • Tissues 
I hope this post shows you that implementing small, sustainable changes can make a big different on not only the environment, but also your wallet! Thanks for watching and reading! 
*Disclaimer: Many of the linked products do come in packaging that produces some waste. However, these are one-time purchases so, in my opinion, the future benefits outweigh the small amount of waste produced.