On Monday night I bought a bottle of dish detergent at the drugstore for eighty eight cents. In the interest of journalistic integrity I did not buy two bottles as pictured above and I have bought a number of food products. But the bottle of dish soap is the only item of "stuff" I have brought into my apartment. I don't have a big apartment, so I don't store a lot of supplies. But I do like to keep an extra bottle of dish detergent, a few rolls of paper towels and at least half a dozen rolls of toilet paper.
I've pondered this purchase. Is this stuff? Technically, it's closer to food than stuff, but this is not simply an exercise. I'm working to spend less, make my apartment neater and break the habit of shopping for recreation. So far, I'm finding No Spending January easy to do. I know it's only ten days, but the temptation to buy isn't there. I'm planning what I need for clothing replacement for winter clothes and the list is small. I need several new cotton turtlenecks to replace ones that are stained and worn, a flannel nightgown and a pair of weekend pants I can wear to exercise class. I'd like flannel sock monkey pajamas, but I may decide in February that this whim doesn't need to fulfilled. If I buy them, it will be a well thought out purchase.
Has anyone else joined me in No Spending January? If so, I'd like to hear how the experience is going for you. Any tips or advice will be gladly accepted and appreciated.
Sweet dreams and a sweet day tomorrow!