This weekend I might have had a little of shopping spree, buying skincare products, a watch, a pair of sandals for next summer (big sale!), contact lenses, a bottle of ink (Diamine Oxblood, I’m in love) and finally four books. And my husband got a pair of sneakers for me from Dubai. How could I buy so many things? Every shop and shopping website I went to was screaming SALE. The biggest enemy of an aspiring minimalist.
The sales are quite tempting to admit. Although everything I bought was on my wishlist for a long time, I still felt some guilt over buying so many things at once. Then, when I was browsing the Internet today, I saw “No Buy November”. Basically, No Buy for me includes clothes, make-up, stationery and any online shopping.
And what to buy is basically essentials: food, gas, toiletries, bills.
I’m sure everybody’s needs and weaknesses are different, so if you take up this challenge be sure to personalize this and make it realistic.
Can I do it? I don’t know. But I’m willing to try it out. I think trying this for a month will help me become more aware of my purchases. And during this month if I really want to buy something, say, a piece of clothing, I will wait until December. If one month does not change my decision, then I will go for it.