A shopping experiment

30 May 2017

I read The Art of Frugal Hedonism last year and it inspired me to try a simple shopping experiment. I spend a lot of time online, so I made a point of unsubscribing to every business e-newsletter that popped into my inbox. I also unfollowed companies on Facebook and Instagram, which included everything from local cafes to clothing labels and florists.

I loved getting ideas from these accounts and being reminded of what they made, just in case I had to buy a present for a friend or needed something new. But not finding out about a new menu or an upcoming sale has really helped me spend my money more carefully. I also visit shops a whole lot less.

I am still buying things but it's more on a needs basis. In preparation for winter, I tried Caroline's capsule wardrobe planner. I didn't make it through all of the steps but I did sketch out (!) most of my cold-weather clothes, which is how I discovered that I have a million tops but hardly any pants. It also helped me work out which items of clothing I love wearing, and that's made the times I do go shopping a whole lot easier.

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