I’ve always been somewhat of a shopaholic, making online and in person, purchases left, right and center and while I’m always on the lookout for vouchers/ promo codes I will hold my hands up and say that I spend a lot. I toned down on my makeup and beauty spending a little while back but I still seem to spend far more than I need to which isn’t good. Clothing, a pair of shoes, new candles, homeware, comics, books, takeaways and so much more.
I’m pretty good at managing my money never owing credit and I have money for future holidays usually saved quite far in advance but I knew something needed to change. I want to buy nice new things for my flat like a new sofa and stuff like that’s pretty expensive so I’m putting myself on a spending ban. Okay, I’m only starting with two weeks, and that’s mainly because I know I’ve got a weekend break away and the Film and TV Convention in the later part of July but two weeks will give me a good idea as to whether I can manage it and how much I notice it.
I’ll be allowing myself to spend money on food shopping, although no sneaky extras from Tesco will be allowed. If this works I am hoping I can budget myself a lot better for the month’s ahead and only allow myself splurge money on occasions so it feels more special. For me going to Westfield and spending £300 in a day isn’t a big deal anymore but I want it to be. I already have a wishlist for beauty, skincare and fragrance products to stop impulse buying and to ensure that I know the things I want to treat myself with when the time comes so hopefully I can do something similar for all areas later on.