Thursday, April 19, 2012
Posted by matilda deathstar
I have not wanted to jinx things by talking too much about it, but I have been doing fairly well with my re-commitment to the original tenants of Stuff Fast, namely - buying less stuff, using what I have, and getting rid of things I don't need or use. I've listed a ton of my purses for sale and have traded in a bunch of stuff to Amazon, and have made countless donations to Goodwill. I have a very long way to go, but I finally feel like I am on the right track.
One surprisingly useful tool in the war on stuff has been Mint.com. I was very wary of this site at first but now I wish I had joined years ago. At a glace I can see my spending to income ratio as well as get a all in one place summary of my spending. Having it spelled out in black and white (actually lots of color charts) has been really helpful. Also helpful, unsubscribing to all emails from my favorite stores, throwing away any catalogs before I can look at them (mr. deathstar actually takes care of this for me), and avoiding shopping during my lunch hour.
These shoes represent one recent exception to my shopping ban. I fell in love with the color and shape and once I found out how comfortable they are, I was hooked. To make room for them, I donated five other pairs of shoes to Goodwill. I have another pair of yellow patent shoes, that I have nearly worn out so I suspect that these will be worth every penny.
Dress: Tucker by Target
Sweater: Old Navy
Shoes: Aerosoles "plum tree" wedge in yellow patent