Re: 2020: My Year for Buy Nothing New!
Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:46 am
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Thank you Janet, I appreciate the encouragement. I have been planning because I promised my mom that we would go shopping at Dollar Tree on Martin Luther King day (Monday). I was thinking it will be "no fun" if I'm not shopping too - so I have my list ready!alliesmama4 wrote: ↑Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:18 amSheila great save on not buying the container. Glad you are doing so well and finding it fun. I too like the challenge of not spending and find it fun. I think buying things spontaneously was/is one of my downfalls. I now limit myself to spontaneous buying of food only if I see a good bargain. Keep up the good work.
Your friend, Janet
Oh NO on the loss of a lock!!!!HappyDaze wrote: ↑Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:39 pmUPDATE: Arrrrrgggggghhhhh!! So not only did my curling iron die, it took a big lock of my hair with it.
So - to the thrift store and picked one up for $2.99 plus tax (total $3.23), after plugging it in and testing it. The cheapest new one to be found in this town is about $15. We will see how long this second hand one will last me. It did fine this morning.
Then - to work - and my boss, who is a GEM and very supportive or all of us in our personal and professional goals - brought me an old curling iron that she doesn't use anymore (she knows about my challenge and I know about hers - it is good to have support!!).
It's only the second week of January folks - I expect many obstacles to be thrown at me throughout the year - I appreciate being able to come here and report how I handle them as they come.
Thanks for the tip Quilter. So I haven't exchanged Christmas gifts with my daughter and her boyfriend yet - due to scheduling conflicts, weather, etc. I had gotten them each 3 gifts back before Christmas. I took one gift for each of them and put away for their birthdays (his in Feb., hers in May). Another challenge solved.Quilter51 wrote: ↑Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:31 pmI am not being nearly ad avid as you. I only have the goal of buying new as a last resort with my exceptions being g crafts supplies, all.foid and personal.products and a fewither things.
I repacked christmas and now have no christmas light storage. I.suppose I could use a bin with no top if they were also put in a plastic bag. Lol
You may also want to see if there is a buy nothing group in your area? I just got an overnight bag from mine.