Disclaimer: I am putting this in writing on the oh-so-public blogosphere so that I can be held fully accountable for what I’m about to promise.
Are You Ready????
The back story:
For the past couple of weeks I have been feeling oddly bogged down. At first I blamed stress from my job and a lack of a good night sleep (damn you Law and Order for being on every weeknight at 11pm!). But after some careful consideration I realized that this burdensome feeling would surmount every time I would enter my closet. I had an “ah ha” moment as I realized that all I do is CONSUME and it’s figuratively weighing me down!
Now don’t get me wrong… I loooooove to shop and I have no intention of cutting that out of my life permanently, however wouldn’t a little hiatus from all things materialistic do everyone some good???
***Go on a “shopping diet” for the month of October.***
This means no new purchases of clothing, shoes, accessories, and (eeek) home goods!!! And the result is a re-commitment to all of the wonderful things I already own, and quite possibly, a new found appreciation for some of the overlooked items.
The fine print:
The cleanse does not include the purchase of:
2. Essential household items
3. Dog items
4. Misc. items I can’t account for or control (like impromptu engagement gift, emergency item, etc… rare but possible!)
Who is with me??? Misery loves company, right??? But in all seriousness, think of this as a challenge, a money saving effort, and an excuse to be really creative with what you got!
To join “The Cleanse” leave your name in the comments below!
One of my favorite blogs Kendi Everyday has a series called 30 on 30 where blogger Kendi chooses 30 items from her closet and “remixes” them for 30 days. Her reason? Kendi writes “the whole point of the remix is to show myself and readers that with a little bit of creativity, you can make what you have work for you.”
So be thankful I’m not limiting you to only 30 items… I am oh so generous and letting you have your entire closet (your welcome!).