Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Cold Turkey January

Following the shop fest and retail extravaganza that happens from Thanksgiving straight through to New Years (because everyone shops for themselves right after Christmas, amIright?), I like to take a break from spending.  It's partly a savings recovery, partly a chance to work all the new Christmas stuff into our house without adding to it, and partly just to take a break from the habit I have (and I think others probably have, too) of just buying stuff because it's there and we want to have it.  It's sort of like a diet for your wallet :)

So my general plan is this - I buy food & toiletries as needed.  I buy things I NEED - if I have a specific article of clothing I need then it's ok (bras, undies, socks, or a sweater for a specific purpose) but no willy-nilly shopping.  I buy for maintaining the house (if it breaks and needs replacing, then ok).  I am also ok on buying supplies for crafts or DIY projects ('cause without those things, there's no blog).  

It's hard.  It's really hard.  I love to shop, to find things, to jump on a deal.  I basically have to stay out of Target, which is a weakness.  I stick to the grocery store and wholesale club, mostly.  But I miss it.  I spend a lot of time clicking around the Target website to see what's featured or new, not because I'm going to shop (because I'm not going to), but because I am curious.

So that's what's going on around here...

Do you cut back after the holidays?  


1 comment:

  1. Hi, just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Liebster Award!
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