Conscious Buying Guide
Updated: Feb 11
Hey internet folks! Here is a conscious buying guide with some questions that I like to ask myself before making choices about buying items. I hope you find it helpful.
1- Do I need this item?
This is not to suggest that buying items you want and not need is bad, but always a good starting point especially when it comes to budgeting.
2- Will this item truly make me happy or am I buying this for the wrong reasons?
3- Do I already own this item or something similar?
If so, can I use this first before making a new purchase?
4- Can I rent this item?
5- Where am I buying this item from? Do I support their actions and values?
6- What is this item made from and packaged in?
7- Is there a more sustainable alternative for this item that would bring me the same level of satisfaction?
8- Is this item within my budget?
9- How do I feel about making this purchase?