My fiance Chris and his sister Lina flabbergast me. Chris has a mechanical pencil that he used from 15 to 24 years old (all of my mechanical pencils get lost or break within a year) and Lina has shoes that she still uses from middle school (now she is in college). How do they do it? This isn’t an anomaly for them, pretty much everything they buy they use up as much as possible and everything they own is in pristine condition. I admire it so much.
Since I was little I’ve been trained to buy buy buy. When something is on sale, buy 12 (even if you don’t like the product that much). If I see a gorgeous nail polish I should buy it even though I have two polishes along the same shade range already. Clearly, I need more than five similar eyeshadow sets even though I barely wear eyeshadow. I’ve never known anything else.
That is just stupid behavior. I have been so wasteful my whole life! Only this past year have I been making strides to change my spending habits and in the past few months I’ve been trying to change how I use my products.
I’m going to do my best to live more minimally. I’ll be finishing up all the current products I have before I purchase more items in that same category. I’ll find alternative uses for items I have stored up.
Look forward to seeing posts over the new few weeks on how I’m using up some products I don’t like in a variety of ways. You would be surprised how multi-purpose some products can be! I’m excited about trying to live minimally (or just more within my means), what about you?
Do you shop a little too much like I do?