Monday, December 14, 2009

Ching, clink, ching...

I know it's a few weeks early for a New Year's resolution, but I'll just say it. I shop too much. Ok. That probably won't change, but maybe it's safer to say that I sometimes buy too much.

Here's the thing. I don't always spend tons on individual items, as most things that I buy are on sale, but the irony is that I end up with crazy muliples in many situations.

I'm a big believer in having the staples on hand. Toilet paper, flour, your favorite rice and chocolate. Whew. I need to draw the line, though, at other things. This weekend I hit up my local J.Crew and scored BIG time. I got a sweater, a dress shirt, a sweatshirt, and a tote bag for about $100....but I really don't need any more clothes. The closet is full, and I still feel like I wear the same thing every day.

I could go on about my affinity for shampoo and cookbooks and greeting cards, but I'll save myself what could be construed as embarrassment. My goal is to go for three months (January-March) without extraneous spending. Pray for me.

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  1. I did this last year and it revolutionized my existence. I might just do it again with you. I'm majorly due for a little self-restraint.

  2. i'm with ya on the shampoo. my husband yells at me at least 14 times a day because our shower is too crowded with shampoo. everyone knows you need to switch your shampoos up daily so your hair doesn't get "used to them" and become gross. ;) oh, and i have a greeting card box if it makes you feel better. whenever i see one that's funny - i pick it up and figure i'll use it eventually.

  3. Wow, best of luck!! I've been trying to do the same thing for the past couple of months and basically all you have to do is avoid all favorite stores/malls until you absolutely need something. Sounds like you did so well at J. Crew, though!! Ahh, I need to go and see what I can find!

  4. I'll believe it when I see it... :) Jk. You are the most resolutionful, the least falling-off-the-wagon-esque.

  5. We went to J. Crew for the first time in my life TODAY. We don't have them in Canada. And we spent over $200 on sale items. So many beautiful sale items.

    Good luck. ;)