That is how long I have gone without stepping foot in a store of any kind.
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Good for you!! I was in the same boat, i went to Target tonight..BUT, i paid for 80% of my bill with a gift card from Christmas. So technically i only spent 15. Not bad, i told my self NO thru the whole store. It really does get easier!!
On grocery-stores, by the way, sometimes people here say the local IGAs are more expensive than the super-duper-mega-giga-grocery store, and maybe that’s true for individual items . . but I find I spend less overall at the little IGAs because I’m not spotting all these really intriguing exciting food items that are making me plot gourmet meals in my head. Then again, as you dislike cooking (and can’t eat anything fun anymore), maybe that’s not a problem for you!
Not even a grocery store? But that won’t count, because those are necessities. Hmmm… What about “services,” like hair salons? I haven’t “shopped” this week, but I did go to two salons for hair color and then a wax (the latter which my husband and I both consider a necessity). I spent $200 on the combined trips, and feel guilty, though it doesn’t actually increase the JUNK accumulation in our house.
Are you sure you don’t want to at least go grocery shopping? It’s about to snow and that’s always my favorite time to shop. I must be weird, though, because I don’t think I need 14 loaves of bread like everyone else apparently does.
I’ve been reading this all with interest and must say KUDOS to you! This is a great thing you’re doing on a variety of levels. Not just to reduce our stuff, but also to reduce waste, reduce greed, reduce “want” and really reshape your frame of mind towards money and stuff.
I don’t want this to sound ugly, because I truly do not mean it that way at all. Just be thankful that this is an experiment of sorts for you. There are many people who are in the same situation, but they don’t shop because they don’t have any extra money to shop. They don’t have a credit card to fall back on to support their shopping habits. They’re broke. They are avoiding stores because they have to, not because they want to.
It is a good position to be in when you CAN shop, but choose not to.
Are you sure you are okay? Do we need to rush you some emergency chocolate or something?
Since we have been on a financial diet, I have been looking forward to grocery shopping and Target. I do them once a week and then have a smoke after. I am on a budget for both, so I just walk around, especially Target, and convince myself that I don’t need any of that stuff. Oddly, I am not too depressed afterward.