Unshopping Rules

A few of the things I’m doing to avoid the shopping bug:

  • Unsubscribe from all sale and daily deal e-mails and blogs
  • Recycle catalogs before bringing them into the house, and call to cancel snail-mail
  • Keep all non-grocery coupons at home until we agree that I can use them on specific purchases
  • Start each week with $50 spending cash for non-necessities (can carry over or deposit to savings)
  • Avoid all malls, outlets, Target, TJ Maxx, and Nordstrom Rack
  • Keep an ongoing wishlist for clothing and accessories to avoid impulse buys
  • Refresh wardrobes once in the fall and once in the spring, rather than every day all season long
  • Carry snacks for me and the boys when we go out, even if I think we’ll be back in time for lunch/dinner
  • Drink a full glass of water before breakfast…oh wait, that’s one of my new get-healthy rules

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