So, I used to be really good with my savings, however January rolled around and t’was a bit of a spendy month for me.
I’d just gotten out of hospital and wanted to ‘treat yo self‘ as they say! You could say November and December were months that I didn’t spend a penny, nor did I have my phone attached to my side. I had a proper digital detox and spending ban shall we say.
January has made my bank account cry (I’d like to think my money has gone to a good cause – i.e wedding photographs printed on A3 card with frames, buying new sofas and other house bits, alongside some beauty treats), so, I think I need another shopping ban again – for the month of February I will be doing so!
I’ve also seen a few bloggers do these, so I wanted to jump on the bandwagon.
This January I have given 2 bags worth of clothes to charity. I feel that these items no longer sparked joy and my wardrobe was bursting at the seams! I’m trying to live a minimal life without 289428 items of clothing in my wardrobe!
Speaking of minimalism, the last 2 years I’ve been really into it and removing items that filled my mind with clutter. I wrote a whole blog post about it here if your interested.
I’m not a hardcore minimalist, however I love the idea of putting myself on spending bans on beauty and fashion items and trying not to let consumerism get the better part of me.
It’s hard though, as I want to write about new items all the time. However, sometimes I’ll re-discover beauty products and fashion items in my collection and natter on about how great they were again. It swings in roundabouts.
Another reason why it’s hard is because Joe and I want to re-decorate our bathroom, living room and hallway. We plan to completely strip the bathroom and start over. We will be using savings though! I just want our house to feel like ‘our home’ and at the moment it doesn’t.
To summarise I’d rather save my money for experiences, holidays and our home. Let’s see if I can do this – I’ll report back to you all in March!
Would you try a spending ban? What are your thoughts on minimalism? Let me know in the comments below as I’d love to know!