No-Buying Challenge

Last year I realized I was an impulse buyer. And maybe a little bit buoyed up by retail therapy. I bought a hell of a lot of stuff last year, much of it unnecessary. I am also trying to declutter and purchasing more stuff is a direct impediment to decluttering.

The Challenge

My challenge to myself is to only buy necessary items which could be:

  • Consumables (Food, etc., Health care needs)
  • Gifts for others
  • Books that are selected by my book group but not readily available at the library
  • Replacing necessary things that break (phone, computer, monitor, etc.)

Illegal purchases this year

  1. Extension cord with flat plug (January 1) — I could have used an existing cord but I wanted one that would fit flat against the wall.