Monday, September 1, 2014
Spend Free September
We don't spend huge money on things normally, we rarely buy clothes, shoes etc and make/grow/bake all we can, as well as making all our own cleaning products.. but.. we seem to fritter away money without giving thought to where it is going and we want to change that.
We also have TOO much stuff. Several international moves have seen us collect quite a lot of 'crap' a long the way. We have three crockpots, two rice cookers, two blenders.... you get the picture!
I'm ashamed to say we have about a dozen unpacked shipping boxes still in our garage. (oh the shame!).We spend so much wasted time trying to find things we've misplaced or money replacing lost items that then turn up. I'm sure we are not alone in this consumer driven society of ours.
We really want to simplify our lives and cut the clutter in our physical world as well as how it clutters up our brains.
This is a far cry from the me who used to love shopping. I somehow thought that trading in my 'mall' shopping with Op shopping was better... but alas, crap is crap is crap. Where-ever you buy it, if you don't need it. I am also aware that my spending was to fill a gap, and I need to work on how to fill that in other ways.
So there you have it, a month with no non-essential spending. We'll still be buying food, petrol etc. the essentials only.
More than anything this month I hope we become more aware of how we are spending the hard earned money we make because our time is precious and who wants to waste an hour at work so we can buy a magazine or two??