Want to live more minimal? Recycle!

October 22, 2016

Minimalism keeps on being a hot topic in Facebook groups and forums. It’s interesting to see how many people have discovered the benefits and are ready to change their patterns.

Since a few years, I try to live as minimal as possible. I still own a car since my family lives on the country side, but I only use my bike daily. Next to that I try to wear only fair, eco, thrift and vintage fashion. The food that I purchase is 80% bio and I don’t own a lot.

How to minimize your life?

It’s really easy. My first step is to find out why. Why do you want to do this? Why is this so important for you? Is it the trend or do you really feel overstressed by owning so many items?

Are you ready to take the first steps? Check out this blog post. I’m here to help you!

Recycling is the next big thing

Buying clothes at the thrift store or organize a swap event with you, close friends. When it comes to fashion, there are many options to find ‘new’ items without paying a euro. You can help each other out, save money and have loads of fun.

Some facebook groups where you can find beautiful secondhand items are:

Bohemian Marketplace

Vintage Groningen 

Bohemian swap group

But there’s another option. What about recycling thing in a way that you can reuse an old product? Wouldn’t that be cool? I think so!

In Groningen there are girls that organize swap events. You can find them here. 

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Did you ever swapped your clothing?


Hoi, Ik ben Kim!

Ik heb besloten om er vol voor te gaan en mijn dromen waar te gaan maken – ben bewust kleiner gaan wonen – startte in 2015 mijn eigen bedrijf – maak sinds kort video’s op YouTube – draag alleen nog maar duurzame mode én coach ondernemers om vol zelfvertrouwen online te (gaan) ondernemen.

Bloggen is mijn lust en mijn leven. Via deze blog wil ik jou inspireren om bewust na te denken over de stappen die je maakt in jouw leven.


  1. Comment by H*

    H* Reply October 22, 2016 at 7:21 am

    I love your easy going tone of voice. It isn’t that hard after all, just make some different choices day after day and it will be a lot of change in a while.

    • Comment by kimbuining

      kimbuining Reply October 22, 2016 at 7:54 am

      Aw thank you <3

  2. Comment by Naomi in Wonderland

    Naomi in Wonderland Reply October 23, 2016 at 11:49 am

    I can’t wait to live more minimal. I’m moving soon so the perfect excuse to do so! I learned along the way it’s way better to own a couple basic items you can mix and match, from a better quality of clothing, instead of owning so many things you forget they’re even in your closet! Next to that I also pay as much attention as possible to a whole lot of other things (do I nééd to use my car, can I buy a bio product instead of a regular one and so on). And because I’m a vegetarian I do automatically pay a lot more attention to what I eat so that helps as well!

  3. Comment by Claire

    Claire Reply October 28, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Goed artikel! Ik ben ook steeds meer bezig met een duurzame garderobe. Ik vermijd winkels als Primark en H&M (tenzij niet anders kan) en struin leuke vintage winkeltjes af. De Bohemiam marketplace op Facebook is echt mijn guilty pleasure om door te scrollen :)

    • Comment by kimbuining

      kimbuining Reply November 5, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      Dankjewel Claire en tof dat jij daar ook shopt! Er is zoveel moois te vinden <3

  4. Comment by Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Reply November 2, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    I love donating the clothes I no longer wear!

  5. Comment by blessing boamah

    blessing boamah Reply November 3, 2016 at 3:11 am

    I’ve swapped clothes and it definitely does help to save money (:. It’s crazy how many things we have in our possession, I’m making the process to cut down on how many items I have in my possession. Your blog post was helpful, thank you <3.

    • Comment by kimbuining

      kimbuining Reply November 5, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      Aw, thank you!

  6. Comment by Sara

    Sara Reply November 11, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Leuk artikel! Ik heb nog nooit kleding gewisseld, zou leuk zijn moest dit ergens in België ook gebeuren! Ik krijg wel nog veel kleding van mijn nicht en soms van mijn zus. Minimalistisch leven doe ik niet, maar het is ook niet te zeggen dat ik alles weggooi. Ik hecht enorm veel waarde aan mijn spullen en denk er ook lang over na als ik iets echt wil? :)

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