During February of last year, I didn’t buy anything that wasn’t considered necessary – no to new clothes, no to new books, no to slices of cake in our local dog-friendly café.
I’ve just completed another Frugal February and I feel good about it. It’s been good practice to pause and actively consider whether a purchase is essential – most of the time, it hasn’t been. I’ve saved money, but what of the purchases that I did make …
12×12 white cardstock.
6×4 photo printer paper.
(There’s a theme there, isn’t there?)
This jumper (with 15% off).
So while Fugal February can’t be considered an unqualified success, I was much more aware of the purchases I did make and paused first.