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Re: Could You Go Without Shopping For a Year? (Except for Necessities)

I would love to try and do this, makes so much sense and I am at a point in my life where I don’t really need anything.  Probably easier said then done but I so enjoyed the article. Going to print it out and for now look at it before I buy anything. I will use it for inspiration. Thanks for posting. 

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Re: Could You Go Without Shopping For a Year? (Except for Necessities)

I want to try, as of next week, no clothes, shoes, bags, costume jewelry.

This would help me pay off my credit cards!!

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Re: Could You Go Without Shopping For a Year? (Except for Necessities)

There was a point where I did stop buying anything frivolous because I wanted to pay off the mortgage.  

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Re: Could You Go Without Shopping For a Year? (Except for Necessities)

No

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Re: Could You Go Without Shopping For a Year? (Except for Necessities)

No

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Re: Could You Go Without Shopping For a Year? (Except for Necessities)

@handygalNo and NoWoman LOL  But I know there is really nothing I need. So maybe something to think about in the new yearWoman Wink

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Re: Could You Go Without Shopping For a Year? (Except for Necessities)

Definitely need help defining necessity.  

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Re: Could You Go Without Shopping For a Year? (Except for Necessities)

I went a week one time.

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Re: Could You Go Without Shopping For a Year? (Except for Necessities)

I don't think I could do it.  I have plenty of clothes and should easily be able to go a year without needing to buy anything at all.  But I really enjoy having new things to wear.

 

Last year I gave up buying books for my kindle.  I did pretty well except for a few times when I was traveling.  I used the public library much more than I had in years and saved a lot of money.  I read about 80 books a year, so it is a significant savings.  I will continue limiting my kindle purchases in 2018.  

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Re: Could You Go Without Shopping For a Year? (Except for Necessities)

No!  I am not a big shopper, but there are times I enjoy browsing and buying little “nice” things I don’t really need, but enjoy....a new fragrance, a candle, a pretty nightgown or sweater...whatever.  I like buying gifts for my family for the holidays.  

 

My life is fairly simple and quiet, and I wouldn’t voluntarily give up these little pleasures.