Buy Nothing with us!

We’ve been hearing about lots of folks who have been finding inspiration in what we are doing and attempting similar challenges (see the text I got below)…


Buy Nothing roommates inspire more roommates to embark on Buy Nothing challenge!

We’re curious… If you are planning to participate in Buy Nothing Day on Nov 29 or have your own Buy Nothing project underway, please let us know by either liking this post or commenting below. We’ll do a summary post when we get enough responses next week.

Cutting out coffee

On Nov 3, Geoff and I entered phase 2 of our experiment. Until Aug 2014, we will not be paying for haircuts, restaurant meals, coffees from cafes, gasoline, public transit or alcohol. In other words, all we will be paying for is our rent, utilities, a few necessities and groceries. In other words, we will be hanging out at our house. A lot. For the next 9 months. Continue reading

Weird year: Julie’s 3 month check-in

Geoffrey and I are officially immersed in the second phase of our experiment. On November 3, we cut out purchasing services and delicious things such as eating out, coffees, drinks, alcohol (!!!), haircuts, and transportation. What the hell were we thinking!? Continue reading

My Big Bike Fail.

So this whole biking thing is more dangerous than I thought. I bailed on my bike on Friday. It was my own fault. I can’t even say it was because of someone else. I was being stupid. I was lane changing to make a left turn and when I shoulder checked and was riding forward, the car in front of me stopped for a pedestrian and by the time I turned my head forward again, I had to slam on my brakes to avoid slamming into the car. Then I tumbled over my handlebars doing a face dive into the road. One emergency dentist trip later (and $300), I had my front tooth glued to my other teeth to stop it from moving, and go back on Tuesday to see if I need a root canal and crown. Boo! There goes all the money I saved so far from BNY. Continue reading

Buy Nothing Year: Vlog 3

Getting into the swing of it… Vlog 3, guys!

Here’s the link to our kijiji page with the items we have available for trade. Check out our new swap/trade page for the items we are currently looking for 🙂

[Also, if anyone knows how to get the audio to sync up better in our YouTube video, please email us or comment below. We are fairly new vloggers and still learning the ropes…]

Stuff: The Place Saver

I am in shock that we are already on the eighth week of this experiment. It feels like time is flying by fast now. When I first started this experiment, I was literally counting down the days like I was serving a prison sentence. Now, I feel like I only have a vague sense of time passing as I watch my clothes get a little rattier. I am really starting to sink into the project now. I reconciled my accounts for August, and I managed to save Continue reading