Clearing clutter may have you facing how you've spent money in the past. I've had more than a few uncomfortable moments wishing I'd avoided spontaneous and thoughtless purchases.
One reaction to overspending can be trying a shopping ban that challenges you to limit your purchases to necessities (housing, transportation) for a week, month, or year.
This can encourage you to read unread books on your shelves, wear clothing hanging in your closet, and use your inventory of consumable items (from pasta to shampoo).
Today, select one item that you regularly buy (coffee, a vending machine snack) and decide to skip that purchase today. Could you extend this ban for the next five days?
Find some additional inspiration for saving money in this article.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I help people focus on what's important to them by guiding them through clearing clutter and distractions from their lives. I teach decluttering and organizing skills through articles; books; courses; speaking engagements; as well as virtual coaching sessions.