Could I get my life together in 12 months — with no new clothes? While it seems as if the rest of the world has been caught up in a Marie Kondo—inspired whirl of tidying up, I, dear reader, have taken the decluttering craze to the next level. For an entire year I went on a shopping diet. This was penance for a lifetime of gluttonous consumption of things I hardly needed or rarely wore. What I discovered, like so many shopping-diet enthusiasts before me, was that my relationship with fashion was not entirely healthy, and not at all rational. Day by day I cleansed my wardrobe of joy-deficient sweaters, complex-inducing jeans, and one what-was-I-thinking turquoise corduroy suit. This journey toward a more monastic, self-efficient me, in fact, surfaced all sorts of previously undetected issues. For example, what long-suppressed trauma caused me to buy a rainbow hoodie in the first place? Does being less stressed lead to being depressed? And why do I still feel a desire to detach from my belongings? You could not apply the same approach to, say, a cleanse of your friends or co-workers or your annoying kids.
No, not that kind of diet, although I think it would be easier to lessen my intake of chocolate. Think paint, tile and cabinetry instead of clothing, accessories and makeup. Not a chance. But does it mean I have implemented ways to stretch my budget and shop smart? You bet. Here are some shopping tips that have helped me — and may help you — stay on track. Review and reprioritize your budget. While your income may be fixed, your expenses are probably not. In certain instances you may have the option to reallocate. For example when I looked at my budget and how much I was spending in coffee and metro cards, I made a conscious decision to opt out of Starbucks and leave enough time to walk to my appointments, rather than take a subway. I have allocated these savings to some new wardrobe additions without increasing my overall bottom line. Reimagine and reinvent.
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