Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Shopping Hiatus Challenge - Week 1

While perusing through some delightful blogs recently, I came across a couple of women who took a spending hiatus for an eight-week period in an effort to not only save money, but to surround themselves with items that have true meaning, history and craftsmanship. It was also an attempt to be more eco-friendly and do away with unnecessary purchases. Simple Lovely has a wonderful write-up about it on her blog, and then Paula at Two-Ellie is on hiatus as well, making it beyond the original eight week goal and heading toward week 10. Go girl!

So, I’m going to take up the challenge and go on a shopping hiatus myself. This is difficult for me, because I can often be an impulse buyer – dangle a pretty, shiny object in front of me and I have to have it. But, this past weekend when I attempted to do some spring cleaning, I felt a bit overwhelmed. So much stuff EVERYWHERE. Toy boxes overflowing, closets stuffed to the brim, papers coming out of every nook and cranny. I need to detox from material overload.

So, my goals are to cut out the online purchases, stay away from my favorite shops and stick to only the necessities. I also plan to box and bag up as many items I can for the Good Will and other charitable agencies.

I’ll keep you posted on how it’s going. Wish me luck!

1 comment:

QueenBeeSwain said...

hello there lovely :) I gave up shopping for Lent and so far the only thing that I've purchased was a to die for dress that was on sale for $20. other than that- nada. obvi have to get groceries, pay bills, buy peeps birthday presents, but nothing for QueenBee "just because I want it." and you know what? it feels pretty good and gets easier every day.

kick some rear!