|Why yes, that is a ridiculously huge basket of yarn and a favorite pair of cowboy boots behind me...what of it?|
|How will I ever share a closet space with someone else when this big walk-in can barely even hold my things?|
And the result? I was purging constantly. I might have only been spending $10 or $20 a month on new clothes, but due to the small space I live in, I was always having to go through it to make room for more. And what good does it do to purge if you're just gonna replace it all 5 minutes later?
|When I finally get over being afraid of my sewing machine, I'll make something wonderful with these fabrics...which I've had for years now...|
And so I made it through the month without buying clothes for myself. Big woop to many people, I know...but it is a big thing to me. It opened my eyes a little to the fact that I DO recreationally shop, whether I like to admit it or not. And it isn't good, for many reasons, but mostly because even if I'm getting a super-dooper deal...it's still something I don't need. It's still materialism. It's still uneccessary. There are so many more meaningful things I can do with my time than look for super-dooper deals on things I've got plenty of already.
And truth be told, I have enough clothes. More than enough. I could easily go a year without buying any new clothing item, and I think it's worth a try...so I'm going to. Month by month, we'll see how it goes. Because while purging is good...
|Thrift-store bound goodies!!|
Next, we'll work on not buying books...or not buying yarn....
...nah...not this year. Gotta contribute to capitalism in some way, right? :-)