During February of 2020, 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 (certainly an easier task in an era of Covid-19 and stay-at-home orders) 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 I did make?
Purchases came under one category: scrapbooking supplies – mainly cardstock and patterned paper and glue. But you know, to my mind, those supplies were essential. 🙂
I ignored the flyer about the Boden sale.
I resisted purchasing more books.
I resisted ordering a few new white t-shirts (my go to top under a cardi).
So while Fugal February can’t be considered an unqualified success, I was much more aware of the purchases I did make and resisted ‘adding to basket’ without thought.