The Crazy Suburban Mom: My spending diet - Part 1

Thursday, October 27, 2011

My spending diet - Part 1

The Spending Diet (the first 5 rules...)

1.  Go through my closet (and drawers); get rid of what doesn't work or doesn't fit.  

Why I think this will help:  My closet is very full  and my drawers are busting with....Okay, well I'm not entirely sure.  I've got no business buying anything if putting the clean stuff away gives me a migraine.  Once the drawers have space I'll be able to put away clean clothes and I'm sure I'll think twice about adding something new.

2.   Go through my make-up and get rid of what doesn't work.

Why I think this will help:  For many years I had one compact of face powder, two eye shadows, and a mascara.  Not that I've rekindled my love of all things cosmetic my life (and house) are lousy with make-up.

It's seriously all over several rooms.  I have at least eight mascaras alone; if pushed I'd say I wear three of them.  Nail polish; at least 20 (but I'm guessing more) and lip products... dozens.

I'm not sure how it happened but it's time for me to start shopping in my own stash.  

3.  No planners, just no.  

Why I think this will help:  I think this is an evil, awful idea.  You can never have too many planners because they bring joy and light to the world.  Notebooks are balm to my soul but I'm going to assume that I shouldn't buy any during my spending diet although I can't quite figure out why.

4.  I'm going to go through my books.

Why I think this will help: Books take up a lot of space and I just cleared off my bookshelves (again) this week.  The dust alone books collect! Holy, Bring me an inhaler, Batman!   I don't have a lot to get rid of because I've gotten rid of so many already but this alone will serve as a reminder - NO BOOKS DURING MY DIET!

5.  Use what's in the pantry.

Why I think this will help:  I've got stuff in there that's lost, I just know it.  If I cleared out he pantry I bet 37 cans of tuna would show up.  I'm pretty sure I'm buying what I already have; it's time to use what I've got.

I'm fairly sure there are also 3 staplers and at least a dozen pairs of scissors around here...  but I'll save that for next month.


Lindalou 10/27/11, 6:14 PM  

These are all good ideas. Unfortunately easier said than done. I can usually get one of these done, but not all. Good luck.

Babes Mami 10/27/11, 10:37 PM  

No planners!? Sorry youve become a makeup addict...i take that blame! I have to go through mine for expiration reasons.

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