Stop Shopping Archive

  • Make a ‘What Not To Buy’ List

    Tweet It just occurred to me the other day when going through my wardrobe and trying to do a heavy purge, that we always make lists of what to buy to fill up our wardrobe and make it complete. Or our lives for that matter. […]

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  • Jonesing after a status symbol

    Jonesing after a status symbol

    Tweet It is one thing to love a brand name bag because of the history of the company, the shape, the colour, the richness of the leather and the sheer beauty of it. It’s another to say: I want it because So-and-So is carrying it. […]

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  • Cataloging my Clothing onto my iPod Touch

    Tweet After my 2010 shopping ban, I came up with the idea of cataloguing my clothing onto my iPod Touch for easy access. Before I started the process, I didn’t realize how many grey sweaters I had until I did this. Although I felt each […]

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  • Why do you buy?

    Tweet Before minimalism and my debt, I bought for any of the following reasons: to impress others to feel important to fill a void in my life — a combination of voids actually to feel as though I had control over my life to get […]

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  • How your gifts are really valued

    How your gifts are really valued

    Tweet Don’t get me wrong, I think gifts are great and people who give them are generous and kind. It’s just that as a minimalist, it can be hard to say “No” to a gift because we really won’t use it and don’t want the […]

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