This year, I decided to embark on a self-imposed shopping ban. You can read more details about it here, and hereand my January update here. To sum it up, no shopping for clothes, jewelry and make-up for a whole year. I am allowed 3 exceptions, including
a pair of black boots, an iTouch, and a winter jacket. This challenge is to help me shop my own closet, and be more creative with making items, and re-using items. I am also allowed to shop at thrift stores with my “reward” money ($25) for staying within my $1,000 monthly budget. This is my monthly update.
Ladies, this was a sort-of-success! I stayed away from malls – except to get my co-worker a gift where I almost fell prey to temptation.
I also bought a dutch oven pot (I’ve always wanted one! And it was on sale
$99.99 $34.99), and some organizing boxes for my room, closet and cupboard. I felt like this was kinda cheating, especially when my sister called me out on it, “Frugirl, who is the one on a shopping ban??”
I’ve also compiled a list of shopping banners, to keep one another motivated. I’ll link to them in this post, and if you’d like, send me your updates and I can link there here, as well!
- Ann from Year of Shopping Detox
- Laura from No More Spending
- Blondie from Blonde Ambitions
- Kayla from Finance Say What
And Rosie from Financially Fabulous just completed self-imposed shopping ban! Good for her! 🙂
Please let me know if I’ve missed anyone, or if you’d like to be added to the list! Just send me an e-mail or leave a comment.