Finances – Shopping Ban

In case, you are a big spender, perhaps this is a tip for you!

I suggest having a month where you don’t spend money on any non-essential items. Perhaps you can have three months throughout the year where you partake in your shopping bans. If you are a beginner, I would suggest that you spread them out by having throughout the year.

Whenever you see something like a new dress, or a perfume, or new makeup, or take out, or whatever sparks your eye. Write down the item and the price in a notebook, or in a document either on your phone or computer. At the end of your shopping ban, calculate how much money you would have spent. The point is you would see how much you would have spent, if it wasn’t for this shopping spree.

You should be proud of how much money you have saved. And this not only helps with getting ahead of your finances, but you are also bringing in less new items in your house, too. And that’s a good thing.

4 thoughts on “Finances – Shopping Ban

  1. K says:

    I’m planning on starting my own shopping ban very soon! I love the idea of doing it a few times a year. My first goal is going to be just for a month. But I’ll probably try to repeat it again. It’s nice to find other people doing what I’m trying to accomplish on here!


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    • 3yellowdaisies says:

      That’s awesome to hear! The best advice I can give for you, especially when you are starting a new habit, is to start small. So by you working on a month at a time, is necessary.

      It’s shocking to see the things we buy, and what we spend (essentially waste) our hard earned dollars on things, that might not add much value to our lives, until you actually stop spending money on those things.

      Best of luck with your shopping ban. 🙂

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      • K says:

        Thanks for the wishes of luck. I bet I will be shocked to see how much we save – I hope so anyway…

        Thanks for the encouraging comment & tips.

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      • 3yellowdaisies says:

        Yes, of course! It is a healthy detox of not spending money. And it is also good on the mind, too because it means less things will be coming through the house. There are studies that show clutter and stress have a strong correlation. So that’s another plus of participating in this challenge.


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