Do you ever just get TIRED of all the stuff? You know, all that stuff you want but can’t afford, or bought but don’t have space for, or bought and returned, or bought and loved and got too big/small for?
No matter what it is, you probably have tons of stuff in your life: electronics, shoes, purses, dresses, nail polish, books, kitchen gadgets, etc. I have all that stuff too! So much STUFF in my apartment with only one closet! My bookshelves are nearly sagging with the weight of all the books, my closet is overflowing, and our cabinets are stuffed to the brim. Yet I just want MORE. I bought four books at a book sale last weekend, got two pairs of jeans and a sparkly t-shirt while I was in Denver (for a total cost of $6.50 thanks to sales, gift card, and a rewards coupon, thankyouverymuch), and just got my hair cut and colored on Sunday.
I find that my addiction to Pinterest, Tumblr, and all those fashion blogs really fuels my need for more stuff. I’m always pinning that cute pair of shoes, or clutch, or jacket, or blouse. I have a pinboard called “Retail Therapy.” As though shopping is a way of making things better. And yes, I did feel markedly happier after my shopping spree last week, but I think that was mostly due to the low, low cost…and maybe the high altitude (I was in Denver).
I got a new pair of glasses a couple of weeks ago that set us back much more than I anticipated, and getting my hair cut and colored was also a high expense, so I’ve decided to curb the shopping for at least the next 3 months, if not more. And by curb, I mean stop. No buying more STUFF because when it comes down to it, I have all that I need–and then some! I’ve cut down drastically on the number of blogs I read and I’m trying not to pin as many shopping items or click on links to retail sites. Trying to avoid temptation any way I can!
Have you ever put a temporary stop to shopping? How did you do? Any tips?