I’d like to say that my challenge to buy nothing during the entire month of January went off without a hitch, but that would be a bit of a lie. In truth: it was impossible to buy nothing. I did, however, succeed in buying less, cut my impulse spending down to next to nothing, and… Continue reading Buy nothing January: results
So I haven’t made any impulse buys all January. And you know what? It’s been a pretty boring month. Now what does that say about me? I need to shop to be entertained? Hardly – I think the January blahs were destined to happen whether I shopped or not… but it is cold out there… Continue reading Buy Nothing January is Boring
I’m 2 weeks into Buy Nothing January and things seem to be going great. This week I’m continuing to de-clutter my life by getting going through a lifetime of mementos and figuring out ways to repurpose them into art. I’m a bit of a traveller, so most of my mementos are in the form of… Continue reading Repurposing my Mementos into Art
When I first came up with my Buy Nothing January challenge I did a little research. I wanted to better understand consumerism and the elusive concept of materialism. I found that materialism has become a cultural norm – we’re so used to buying new items and feeding the economy that it’s become a part of… Continue reading Have You Watched The Story of Stuff Project?
On Tuesday I blogged about the experience of cleaning out my closet and evaluating my wardrobe. I was happy to find that over the past months I’ve amassed a wardrobe that I’m very pleased with. That was until I went through my bank account statements from the past months… I found that in the last few… Continue reading A Look at my Spending Habits: 2 Drains to my Income