No, not THAT kind of abstinence!
What do you think I am, crazy??? #lovetoloveyoubaby
What I’m talking about is abstaining from shopping. ‘Cause I like to shop. Like, really.
Not full price shopping, but second-hand, yard-sale, thrift shop shopping. That seeking for the superfind kind of shopping.
I can’t go by a thrift shop without stopping. Goodwill, Hope Thrift, Savers…you name it, I can NOT resist their siren song.
Books, French style clothes and knick knacks for my shop, oh man, all that is my weakness! I’m in my happy place when I am flipping through the racks! #happyhappyjoyjoy
I’ve got a lot of inventory I need to get listed in the shop and I’ve run out of space to store it in. #lotsoffrenchstuff #gottagetcaughtup
And, to be honest, I need to rein it in. I’ve been a little more spendy than makey lately and I want to see if curbing my addiction for a month gives me some breathing room.
So I made one last purchase today (of course, ’cause that’s how I roll…) and that is it for the next 30 days! #wishmeluck
The Search for More….Space
Actually, I know it will give me breathing room, the question is how much breathing room?
I really think I will be surprised to see how much more I have after a month of not spending…and not just more money, but more space.
Yes, more money for honey at the end of the month is a goal, but I also want to give myself some space to sort through (and sell!) the goodies I have stashed in bins and boxes and closets and corners…
I also want the mental space that comes with cleaning house, both literally and figuratively. #lightenup #springcleaning
So the second part of the equation this month is to purge and I began that today.
I rearranged the living room, pulled stacks and stacks of books from the bookshelves, and tossed several folders of magazine pages I had pulled and saved.
Next up: extra dishes, rarely-worn shoes, jewelry (that will be difficult!), another closet purge, and going through drawers that hide more stacks of magazines and things I’ve saved to read “at a later date.”
Oh yeah – I also painted a bench today – one that I’ve been planning to paint since last summer! #yayme
Phew! Time to pour a glass of wine and hang out with the sweetie…
What about you? Have you been bitten by the Spring Cleaning bug?
Enjoying the space,