Mouthwash doesn’t fix bad breath, oral hygiene does. I brush my teeth, I floss every day and visit the dentists every 6 months. That’s it.
2. Shampoo on a bottle/body wash/body scrubber
I’m using small towels that I have for ages as a scrubber, a way cheaper bar soap, and a bar shampoo that lasts up to 3 months. It’s a low waste too and good for the environment. It is a win-win.
3. Packaged Food
I slice and make my own food with youtube. It’s cost-effective and healthier.
4. Hair Dye
I’m embracing my natural hair colour, though sometimes when I see photos of my dyed hair I kinda miss it. But no, I can’t. It’s too much work maintaining it and it’s costly. Besides, black hair is cool, too.
5. Trendy Items
I never buy them anymore. I’ve learned my lesson when I was decluttering my stuff and found the items that I bought because at that time it was on-trend. You forget about them in a matter of weeks and eventually will toss them. It’s sad, don’t do that.
6. Getting my nails done
I’m doing them myself. The amount of time I came home disappointed because the shape wasn’t right against the fact that you paid for it, is just a little bit much.
I am the type of person who used to write on actual papers, loved to stick cute post-its on the wall and just fancy collecting beautiful looking notebooks or journals. Up to these days, I am still trying to finish up the ones I have accumulated over the past years. I never buy them anymore.
I only have one subscription now and that is the Lightroom that I use to when I edit photos for my Instagram and blog. I terminated my Netflix subscription plus the multiple photo editing apps subscriptions because honestly I don’t need them and I can sort on some other ways totally for free. Like watching movies online or youtube.
They make the space looking cluttered and they do not serve a purpose at all. They collect dirt and have to spend time cleaning them. So, no.
I don’t do alcohol anymore. I had my time during school days.
Fruits and vegetables are way cheaper and packed with nutrients.
12. Coffee Shops
I have minimized my consumption of coffee to only if I’m on night duty and that my ways of having to stay awake aren’t working. Thus, coffee shops serve a purpose no more. I write or read at home or in the park.
13. Sugary Beverages
I don’t drink soda or processed juice or anything of such. I drink plain water and fresh juices on occasion.
14. Taxi Fares
I don’t know if it’s just me but I don’t like the smell of a taxi, it makes me dizzy. Here in UAE taxis are unreasonably expensive! I don’t mind taking the bus. I can take a nap, listen to a podcast or just be alone and take time to read or think. Bonus point, it’s cheap. You’ll have to make time though, but it’s doable. I can make time. *wink*
These are the things I don’t spend my money on anymore. Things that I have completely stopped buying, replaced with healthier option or more affordable option. Whatever works for me might not work for you. I hope you found this helpful.
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