Monday, February 28, 2011

No Buy Month Finale

I feel like this was a complete disaster! Can I really not go a month without buying a non-necessity?!? How do the people that don't buy for an entire year do it?!?

My purchases for the second part of February included some sale clothes at REI for the kids, a piece of jewelry to benefit a cause (why didn't I just donate money??), some frames for prints I've been wanting to hang, a birthday present for Jack and a few t-shirts for me (I should NEVER go into Ross or TJ Maxx "just to look." Argh!). I could probably justify the first few, but I won't. The t-shirts for me? Pure lack of self control.

It was even a short month! But at least it is over.

And, on a positive note, there were a lot of things that I did NOT buy. Maybe I'll try again in April...

5 comments:

Angela Miller said...

At least you are aware of your purchases and feel bad for purchasing them.

Colorado Knitter said...

I can go without buying stuff for me and mildly feel like a Martyr because my clothes are falling part but when it comes to Seamus I can always justify it! I am impressed by your very short list of non-necessities.

Marie Green said...

Not trying to enable you, but February is a KILLER month for sales...

Beth Moore said...

Eh, I think any time you bring awareness to your own consumerism, it is a good thing. Clearly you learned some stuff about yourself and you did greatly reduce your spending, so I would say it was a success!

levitra cialis said...

That's true...I cannot stop to buy stupid things every month ...I need to save more money!! I will have a economic crisis !