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Shopping Freeze

January 20, 2014

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This year I am putting myself in a shopping freeze so I can work on getting my finances in order and spend less. Have you ever tried a shopping freeze?There are really 2 choices when it comes to getting out of debt: earn more or spend less. I am really attempting to combine both of those, but spending less serves a dual purpose. Not only will it help me accomplish my debt goals but it will also help with the clutter in my home. I am attempting the 1 in 1 out rule, but on a larger scale I just want to buy less stuff.

This year I am putting myself in a shopping freeze of sorts. I know I have to buy necessary things like food, household goods, etc., but I am not going to be making the sorts of frivolous purchases I have made in the past. As far as clothing, toiletries, etc goes, I plan to only buy what is needed to replace things that are worn out or things that get too big. (I am also attempting to live a healthier lifestyle with exercise and better eating habits.)

Full disclosure: the weekend before last, I went to my favorite store with my mom and all I walked out with was a cami to replace a worn out one at home AND I did the 1 in 1 out rule as soon as I got home! The cami was $20, but with my coupons I got it for $6.48. Mission accomplished and I used all my will power to do it. Hopefully, this shopping freeze will get easier!

Check out my Pick My Brain page if you need help balancing your budget!

Would you ever try a shopping freeze to save money and get out of debt? This blogger did!

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