This is the blog entry where I admit I may have a small shopping addiction. Just a tiny one you understand. I did briefly try take part in the 7 Things Spring Challenge where I had to get rid of 7 more things then I took in each week. Super productive for….2 weeks. But it’s a little hard to do it with a shopping problem. I’ve always loved to shop but it got worse this year, much much worse when I had a job at a craft store with a staff discount. It never stopped when I quit that job and I feel horribly materialistic today. I got my Superbuzzy purchases today (It took 5 days to get to me from the US at Christmas time, bloody brilliant!!) plus I bought some fabric and at least half a dozen other things. When you’re too ashamed to list them it’s time to stop!! So I have started a new category on the blog called De-clutter where I am going to document my desperate attempt to…de-clutter. Didn’t see that coming did ya? I make half hearted attempts from time to time but this time it’s full steam ahead. I want floor space damn it!!
I’m also going to do a fiscal fast (A term I blatantly stole from The Shopping Sherpa, hope she doesn’t mind but I’m haemoraging money here!) My goal until my birthday in April is to spend less, consume/own less and to spend more efficiently. I’ll start a new blog page soon to document how well I am doing. The one thing I have to stick to is to dispose of things ethically. No dumping, it has to be regifted/donated/reused if at all possible and I have to force myself to think twice about whether I really need every potential purchase. Let the challenge begin!