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No Shopping

I’ve decided I am not going to shop for clothes, accessories, or shoes until……GULP…..May 1, 2011.

Yes, you heard me correctly.

I know it sounds rash.

I know it sounds impossible almost.


I’m doing it.

I want to save the money I would spend on clothes and shoes and put it towards either honeymoon or just usual baby savings.

It’s not even the money bit that made me decide to do this.  It is really the fact that I just…have enough.  More than enough.  I mean, we all do, ya know?  I’m not going all minimalist or anything, but I realize I always set goals to clear things out of my apt and reorganize my space, and then I buy more things to put in when I’m done!

I know there are items in my closet, dresser and bins that haven’t even been worn that I’ve had for a while!!

So, I’m going to work with what I have until May 1, and see if I really need/want any items badly.  In May when I do my winter/summer clothes switch I will bag up the items that I haven’t used and give them to goodwill or something.

I’m happy about this goal. It’s a biggie, and when I mentioned it to a couple friends they gave me skeptical looks and were like “yyyyeaaahh…..good luck with that”  HAHA! 

I’m doin’ it. 

Who’s with me?!!

(cricket sounds…)

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Mrs. K

Thursday 13th of January 2011

I'm with you. I actually just had a conversation with my hubby about the same thing. He gave me that "yeah right" look too. I'm not going to cut out everything. I'm just going to limit myself. My goal is to have a certain amount of money left after each paycheck. We'll see how that goes.

Brandi Ford

Wednesday 12th of January 2011

Loving that "Bitch Please!" at the end cause gurrrrrrrllll! After all the shopping I do for my boys I HAVE to buy something for myself from time to time just to keep my sanity. But at the same time I'm not a huge shopper in the first place, I just get something nice here and there.

More power to you girl! More power to you.

Dani @ OK, Dani

Sunday 9th of January 2011

Amber you can do it!! At least try it out month to month to month!


Saturday 8th of January 2011

Good for you. I should do something like this myself, but as bad as it sounds, I don't know if I can :-/ but I do believe in YOU! :)

Stephanie in Suburbia

Saturday 8th of January 2011

Good luck! I'm in between sizes after losing the baby weight, so sadly I do have to shop. But this is a great idea. But a girl I know did something like this, only her rule was nothing new for a year. So she could shop consignment and ebay and stuff. But not new. And she got some AMAZING stuff and saved a lot of $$.

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