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 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?