It’s that time of year again: the time for New Year’s resolutions. I am not the one for making resolutions. I have always thought it was silly to wait until January 1st to make a life change. But for the past few months, I’ve been convicted about my shopping habits. I have never spent more than what I have budgeted for the month, but I was still spending a lot of money on clothes. Clothes I didn’t need. Every morning I would look at my closet and wonder why I had so many clothes! I had items in there I have had for years and only worn once or twice. I had multiple hoodies, sweaters, dresses, etc, and I knew I didn’t need it all. I had a complete wardrobe and was still shopping for something every month. So I have decided to make my first resolution of my life: I am going to try to not buy any new clothes… for a year. Yes, a YEAR. Now there are a few rules:
1. I can borrow clothes.
2. I can accept clothes given to me.
3. I can use gift cards to buy clothes (but can’t go over the gift card limit).
4. I can buy essential items like socks, underwear, etc.
5. I can buy clothes for an activity. For example, I am joining a rock climbing gym and need to buy rock climbing shoes.
This will not be an easy year, but I am hoping I will learn a few things: I hope I will get more creative with the clothes I currently own and I hope to learn to use my financial resources more wisely. So… HERE WE GO!