I went to the mall with a friend and she saw some pants she wanted. Immediately, I was like, “girl I got the same pants except mine is Adidas!” When I went home I tried on the pants for her to see. When trying on the pants she pointed out that it still had on the tag. I bought those pants for $80 since September and I had never worn them. I saw the pants on some blogger and just went and bought it.
I went through my closet and found so many clothes that still had the tag on it or clothes that I had only worn once. In that moment the light bulb went off! I spend way too much money on clothes that I never wear.
You guys know how I like to challenge myself, so I decided I would not spend any of my money on clothes till my birthday (which is in September) That’s about 8 months with no shopping. For someone who shops a lot I know it’s going to be hard.
How am I going to do this?
Unfollow any store page that I follow. If I don’t see it I won’t be tempted. I’ve also unfollowed a few bloggers that only post their sponsored content with new clothes. These bloggers get paid to shop and I am wasting my hard-earned money buying things they post about.
I have a separate email that all the places I shop send me deals. I have deleted that email app from my phone. I get so caught up in “this is a great deal I can’t pass it up.” Guess what, there is always another great deal around the corner
Let my friends know (including you guys) so you can hold me accountable.
Reward myself. No, I am not going to reward myself by buying anything. (That would defeat the purpose) Based on my bank statements I use to spend 100-300 a month on clothes/shoes. I am going to save an extra $150 every pay period and in September I will figure out the best use of that money.
One of my overall goals this year is to save more and I know eliminating shopping will help.
I know this is going to be hard because I shop way more than I would like to admit but it needs to be done. I am quitting cold turkey, that might not work for you. Maybe instead of buying 3 pairs of shoes a month only buy one. Anyone want to commit to doing this with me? Or at least trying? What do you spend too much money on? Maybe make-up, or buying food on the run. What can you cut out to save more? Let’s have a conversation in the comments.