I got to thinking, I have a lot of stuff. So, instead of adding further to it, I’ve decided to stop buying things I don’t need for the entirety of 2020 and possibly beyond.
Years ago, back in 2008, I had a severely restrictive No Buy year and completed it with no problems. This time around, I’d like to revise the ground rules for this year of no spending. During that previous year, I stocked up on things and literally didn’t buy anything new during the year in question. Now that I’m older, wiser, and more in control of my shopping faculties, I will make it so that I will replace the essentials once and only once they run out. I refuse to buy frivolities next year at all.
- No yarn
- No crafting supplies
- No sewing gear
- No delivery food
- No clothes, shoes, etc.
- No books.
- No movies
- No plants and related products
- No junk food
I’m put into mind of the old mantra from 43things I read years ago.
Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.
I plan on making this my mindset for 2020 and beyond. Nothing and no one will take my eyes off of this ultimate goal of mine. The only exceptions are for necessities like healthy food, household products, rent, utilities, necessary medications, emergency spending, etc.
For books, movies, music and free classes, I’m going to the Library. Either that or listen to, watch, and read my own collection of items through to completion. As far as crafting supplies go, I have enough yarn to last me three to four years at least with at least three crafts to help me eliminate my stash. I am learning to weave on my Rigid Heddle Loom, I knit and I crochet. I have some fabric to practice sewing on and some denim to make into things. I will be very busy over the next year at least.
I feel less stressed already.
Thanks for reading. Have a fantastic day.