One of my goals this year is to dramatically cut the amount of things I buy. I find decluttering helps me to cut spending – it’s a reminder of how much I already have.
So I’m going to do a ‘Get Rid of 500 things’ challenge again. I did this in 2015 and you can read about it here, and again in 2017, although I didn’t blog about it then.
The difference between the two years wasn’t huge. I gave away more clothes and general household items the first time, more sewing supplies the second. It will be interesting to see what is different this time.
I’ve already made a start. We pulled all the books off the bookshelves at the weekend, and 49 books have gone to a charity sale. On Saturday my Guild is having a quilting fabric and supplies swap, so I’ve Marie Kondoed my stash and I have a box full to take. With some other bits and pieces, I’m up to 96 things already!
I’ve only made one purchase so far this month, which was two pairs of M&S thermal velour lined footless tights to combat the frosty weather we are having. So snuggly, and only £8 each.