what is it? [day 78]

You know, there’s just not a lot to blog on with the no shopping challenge.  So how is it going?  Really well.  I guess I don’t like to shop too much.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had my days of too much shopping in the past, purchases heavily associated with debt.  I think I’m just becoming more content with what I have and I really hate debt.  It’s not that I don’t ever think about getting something new or that I don’t have a desire to buy something I want, I just do it differently now.  I ponder a few things:

  • Is it a need or a want?
  • How can I get it used?
  • Will I use this long term or is it an impulse buy, something that will get used 1 or 2 times then collect dust?
  • How does it impact the environment?
  • Is it a fad or a style thing that will not be useful in a short period of time?
  • Is it a good deal?

I suppose the most interesting thing I’ve learned so far in this process is this:  I don’t miss it, that is, the stuff I don’t buy.

I some sense, that means I never really wanted it.  It was there, priced well, nicely merchandised and by definition, an impulse buy.  I have also saved a lot of money in the process, but I seem to spend more on food and eating out.  Well, at least I found my next challenge.  😉

My experience?  It usually costs a lot and it will sit around until it eventually ends up long lost a garage or in a landfill.  So what is it?

About jody wissing

I'm a person just trying to matter in a crazy world.
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1 Response to what is it? [day 78]

  1. Pingback: I’ve saved a lot of money, but that wasn’t why I did it [day 201] | trashsociety.com

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