I haven’t gone shopping in weeks, maybe even months. I haven’t been to the mall or any stores other than the grocery and drugstore. The truth is that I just haven’t needed anything, so I kept myself out of the stores where temptations may arise.
I knew I couldn’t avoid shopping forever, but I’m pretty excited that I lasted as long as I did. I need to buy a gift for my sister-in-law’s birthday so I’ll break the long spell and head out shopping. I have a stash of gift cards burning a hole in my pocket, so I figure I’ll use one to purchase her gift and then use the rest for a mini shopping spree.
I’m more immune to caving in to my desires these days. The truth is, I’ve spent so much time decluttering my home that I can’t stand the idea of bringing too much back into it.
Rather than shopping for myself, I plan to look around for gifts for my niece, nephew and brother who all have birthdays in the next few months.
My goal is to purchase gifts that can be consumed in some way or another, so I don’t add to the clutter in my brother’s home either. I can buy a whole bunch of food based items from Williams-Sonoma and lots of arts and crafts from Michael’s.
And if I have some money left over I might just go on a small shopping spree and buy some fun stuff for myself!