Wednesday, January 5, 2011
A Year of Buying Nothing New
From October 2006-October 2007, I did a year with The Compact. It was challenging, eye-opening, liberating and had my family and friends questioning my mental stability. A couple of months ago, I took a voluntary simplicity course that was offered in my area and The Compact was mentioned in the course literature. Since then I've been kicking the idea around of doing another year without shopping. Although I purchase a lot of things secondhand, I've found myself shopping retail much more than I like in the last few years.
In keeping with item number 3 (not procrastinating) on my 2011 resolutions list, I'm jumping right into Van's Buy Nothing New for a Year Challenge over at Thrift Core. Starting tomorrow. :)
Gina over at Lime Kiln Lane was the added inspiration to participate in this challenge. She was around when I did my Compact Year.
My exceptions to the buy nothing new rule:
*Health & beauty items
*Most cleaning supplies (will do a follow-up post on this one)
*Business supplies (mailers & tape)
To make this challenge just a little more challenging for myself, I will be limiting my resale shopping purchases. My office is filled to capacity with inventory. I need to pull my numbers together but basically I will be working toward dollar goals and/or having a certain number of items posted for sale before I shop for resale.
I'll post my progress each week on Friday.