The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call on nations and communities to produce and consume responsibly, because the way we consume many of the resources is the cause of different environmental problems around the world. Therefore, it is essential to incorporate into our day to day habits to buy and spend responsibly, because in addition to contributing to the sustainability of the planet.
In fact, the situation of COVID-19 has served to give us an insight into what we really need and what we do not. It has been a moment of reflection, of thinking about our habits and of making the difference between need and desire; moreover, many people are taking a conservative approach to expenses that are not indispensable.
1. Check your expenses
So you can compare how much money you have and how much you spend, remember to write down all the purchases or payments you make, you can do it daily, weekly or fortnightly; this will help you make decisions about the expenses that you should reduce or eliminate. And, as we always tell you in qiip, do not spend more than you get!
2. Say goodbye to your ant expenses
Yes, those small purchases that you make and that can go unnoticed, for example a coffee, a pack of chips or cookies, an ice cream, among others, most of the time are unnecessary and even, you end up spending on them more than you think.
3. Make a list of what you really need
Always, before you go to the market, make a list of what you should buy and it is indispensable for you, so you will avoid that advertising leads you to buy unnecessary products that will increase your expenses.
4. Reduces food waste
Conservation methods such as freezing your food, separating it and pre-cooking it, are some actions that allow you to take care of waste and avoid waste, so you will not have to buy often products such as vegetables and legumes.
5. Implement savings strategies
Reducing your consumption of utilities helps you reduce their cost and your environmental impact. Turn off the faucet when you’re not using it, turn on the lights only when needed, and turn off electronic devices when they’re not in use, and month by month, carefully review your service bill to identify where you spend the most and what else you can do.
Before buying new products, check what, of what you already have, you can reuse for other purposes. In this way, you renew your life cycle and reduce impulse buying. The planet and your pocket will appreciate it.