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Do you want to change your shopping habits? Buying too many momentary products? Finding hard to keep yourself within a budget? Join us, and enjoy the community of peers with similar mindset to save money and waste less.

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What's WSTLSS?

WSTLSS (wasteless) is a habit-forming website that helps you buy fewer products in a playful way.

We offer a supportive place for anyone who is suffering from overspending, compulsive buying and alike. We help to become mindful about shopping and turn their obsessions down by making lists of the products they did didn't buy.

How it works?

Let's see how you can survive your next shopping craving in 4 easy steps. No boring app downloads, it works all in the browser.
The feed screen for WSTLSS

This is the main feed. Here you can find all the other members of the community saving on products they didn't buy. You can also encourage them to do more, by giving them extra black obsidian gems. It's time to upload a product you were intended to buy, but mindfully you opened WSTLSS first.

The website will drive you through some basic questions around the product you wanted to buy like the name, the category and the price. This shouldn't take too long to fill and you are ready to upload.

Adding a product to WSTLSS is simple
We're celebrating with you as you save money and collect gems

After the submission the system calculates the product details, and rewards you with black obsidian gems. Yeah these ones ◆ it's time to be proud! You only need to confirm that you didn't buy the product by holding down the button at the very end of the screen for 3 seconds. Just in case you know the temptation...

By returning to the main page, you can also check your saving statistics with the help of some nice charts you can understand better how well you performed through the weeks and months.

This is just a glimpse look at the functionalities, but why don't you try out yourself?

See how much saved after every month

How much can I save?

You Save$65 / month*

*The average money our test participants could save with registering their products in our app instead of buying them

You Pay$0 / month

Yep, you see it right! It's zero, zip, zilch, nada. Why? Because we are just starting out, make sure you register in time!

Stories

“...I've become obsessed with having the perfect wardrobe...”

Geraldina, 31

“...I notice every time my team wins people rush to the team store to buy merchandise...”

Rob, 29

“...I don't even know how to stop it I just have random shopping-related thoughts...”

Emma, 36

Stay in the loop!

We're currently in the making the app and the set of tools - together with the community - that helps us to make more mindful shopping decisions. Sign up and get notified when it's ready, so you'll be the first one we share with.

Why do we buy more and more crap?

1

We believe possessions will make us secure.

Our logic goes like this: if owning some material possessions brings us security (a roof, clothing, reliable transportation), owning excess will surely result in even more security. But after meeting our most basic needs, the actual security derived from physical possessions is much less stable than we believe. They all perish, spoil, or fade.

2

We think stuff will make us happy.

Nobody would ever admit they search for happiness in material possessions—we all just live like they do. As a result, we pursue bigger houses, faster cars, cooler technology and trendier fashion—all the while hoping we will become happier because of it. Unfortunately, the actual happiness derived from excess physical possessions is temporal at best.

3

We're susceptible to advertising.

Some studies indicate we see 5,000 advertisements every day. Every ad tells the same story: Your life will be better if you buy what we are selling. We hear this message so many times and from so many angles, we begin to subtly believe it. This is a call to realize their messaging affects us more than we realize.

4

We are hoping to impress other people.

In a wealthy society, envy quickly becomes a driving force for economic activity. Conspicuous consumption is a phrase invented years and years ago—but it’s never been more prevalent than today. Once all of our basic needs have been met, consumption must become about something more than needs.

5

We are more selfish than we like to admit.

It can be difficult to admit that the human spirit is hardwired toward selfishness and greed, but history makes a strong case for us. We seek to grow the size of our personal kingdom by accumulating more things. Unfortunately, selfishness continues to surface in our world and our lives even today.

6

We're trying to compensate for deficiencies.

We mistakenly look for confidence in the clothes we wear or the car we drive. We seek to recover from loss, loneliness, or heartache by purchasing unnecessary items. And we seek to satisfy our discontent with material things. But these pursuits will never fully satisfy our deficiencies.

*Thanks for Joshua Becker who made this list and publish it on Forbes.
He is also the author of the book Becoming Minimalist.

Some first impressions

Image of WSTLSS user Amy who gave her feedback
Amy, 28

“I have intuitively done this in brick-and-mortar stores before. But I never made a list. I like the rewards idea with the obsidian. A little gamification goes a long way. Totally motivating.”

Image of WSTLSS user Jaslene who gave her feedback
Jaslene, 29

“This is awesome!! I love the idea of the black obsidian as a reward! Thank you for sharing! I'll use it every time before I purchase something from now on.“

Image of WSTLSS user Chris who gave her feedback
Chris, 34

“The think about it method definitely works for me. I'll let things sit in my shopping carts or carry items around the store for a bit, and most of the time I'll end up putting them back after realizing I really don't want to spend the money or I don't like them as much as I thought I did.“

*For privacy reasons the faces are not, but the quotes are real from our test participants.

The issue in the media

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