Think of Saving as Well as Getting
I’m trying out a ‘spending freeze’ from May – July. It’s just like the government spending freeze, except not at all. Actually, I was inspired by Cait. And I’ve got student loans, yo.
- I absolutely do not need any clothes or accessories. (I will think this is a horrendously stupid idea when I pack for Syracuse next week.)
- My apartment looks like it could be photographed for the IKEA catalog and/or an adorable online magazine. I don’t need another pillow, or cheeky display bowl which serves no purpose.
- I want to plan meals and cook, and not go overboard on fancy bakery items and organic food at Publix Greenwise in Hyde Park. (If there’s a heaven, and that heaven has a grocery store, it will be this place, with a Wegmans on the second floor.) I’ll allow one meal out per week. Starbucks doesn’t count; I work from home and sometimes have to GTFO.
- It sounds fundamentally impossible to enter a Target and only buy necessities, but I have to try. For the good of humanity. I’m not strong enough to try this at Barnes & Noble.
I made a Pinterest board to track all the things I want over the next few months, which I can review in August.
It sort of sounds fun, and it sort of sounds boring. What do you think? Am I forgetting anything?
P.S. I’d love for you to win a set of OPI nail polishes.
“If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.” -Benjamin Franklin