As of this Saturday I will have made it through one month of not buying a single item of clothing. ZERO! I didn’t even cheat and buy say, jewelry. Literally I have purchased nothing but essentials. This coming after several months of buying SEVERAL things a week. Good for me!
The crap thing is that I’ve had to pay bills, and my landlady had taken rent out twice in July, thus effing up my spending. I got her to not take out August rent, but I’ve been paying bills, and sigh, really I am left with no more money than usual as it stands. Boo!
I plan on keeping up with this though, and really evaluating what I actually need in my wardrobe compared to what I “want” because those are two different things!
I did realize that I don’t own any sort of flat shoe that will cover the top of my feet and keep them warm. I thought that was pretty weird considering I own many, MANY pairs of shoes. So perhaps this month I will get a pair of reasonably priced shoes. That will be my purchase. But that ought to be it other than say, a cardigan? I love cardigans. Drape me in cardigans! I would wear a cardigan every day if it were feasible.
Anyway, enough about cardigans and shoes.
Hopefully I will be able to pay off the old credit card in a reasonable amount of time. Really, if I wanted to look back on what I managed to buy compared to what I use, that’s a pretty depressing thought! I just want to pay it all off and be done with it, because I will certainly have a lot more money if I can just pay the credit card OFF. COMPLETELY. Damn interest. I hate interest. However, in my own interest I have changed my card to a low interest option, so I won’t get absolutely raped at the bank. Hopefully that will help. In a year I should be debt free. GOD WILLING.
So I will continue on my “do not buy anything” front, and maybe try and go 2 months and make it to October without buying anything except that pair of shoes I need. Because my feets are cold!