Do I Need a No-Buy?
Posted On June 18, 2020
If you keep up with my Youtube channel and have seen the approximately 1,000 hauls I’ve done recently you would agree the answer to my title question is a resounding “YES”.
Self-isolation has had me shopping up a storm.
I’m always buying clothes. Updating my wardrobe is really a hobby for me so it’s hard to stop myself, but the reality is I’m likely working from home through at least September. I don’t need all these new clothes.
I’ve also bought a lot of skin care. I’m less hard on myself for these purchases. I will eventually use all of my skincare up and being stuck at home I have more time on my hands to give skincare proper attention daily. Pacifica, Sephora, Paula’s Choice – while I will use all of my purchases, its safe to say I won’t need anything new for a while.
The other category of items I’ve been spending on, very intentionally, are items from small businesses. Do I necessarily need everything I’m buying? Nope. That said, when I see something from a small business that I want I’m just going to get it because I want to be supportive of struggling businesses during what is still an active pandemic.
During self isolation we’ve definitely been able to save a good amount of money, but we could be saving so much more if I would just stop being so damn spendy. So this is my written declaration that I will be cutting down for now. We have everything we need and more. I am thankful and appreciate of how fortunate we are in a time when so many people are struggling.