I have never been one to make New Years Resolutions, not sure why, just never have. But I have made resolutions before and am not always the best at sticking to them… oops!
Well, I have one that I am making and I will work my hardest to stick with until December 1st.
Let me set this up, I just started student teaching and during this time I work full time but am not paid. I also cannot work a job, so money is going to be tight with only The Hubs bringing in the bacon. So that is a little scary. We were able to save up some money this Summer so that is nice but it will still be an adjustment. So this made me think about something I could do to save some money. So here is what I came up with…
NO SHOPPING FOR 3 MONTHS
Yep. Now this might not sound like too great a task but I am going to be strict about it. Obviously I can get groceries and necessities (toilet paper, toothpaste, etc.) but no other kind of shopping whatsoever!
No fun make-up items
No home decor or goodies
No music (CD’s or iTunes)
No craft supplies
I honestly don’t buy these things that often, but if I tell myself I can’t I will make sure I don’t, on the rare occasion I might.
I am also going to work hard to use up shampoos and conditioner leftovers I have and face washes and deodorants. I have some I didn’t like very much just sitting in the closet collecting dust, I am going to use these up so I don’t buy more.
I am going to “shop my closet” and try making new outfits and wearing things I never wear. That way I won’t get the urge to buy new clothes because “I have nothing to wear.”
I like to read and always want to buy new books and Amazon Prime makes it so easy to order online and get them 2 days later for a great price. But alas, I must use the awesome library we have in town.
I love to buy songs on iTunes when I hear a new one I like. Instead I will make a list of songs I want and buy them later if I still want them months later.
I also went through my purse and threw out coupons that might convince me I need something.
I wanted to put this on the blog so that I would have everyone who reads this sort of hold me accountable! Excited to see if this is going to be hard or easy for me!
So my No Shopping For 3 Whole Months begins right now!