Wednesday, April 1, 2009

No-Buy Month Begins!

Although it may not be patriotic* of me, I begin my second No-Buy Month of the year today. I challenged others to join me -- at least one person took up the challenge. It's not too late to take part. If you'd like to participate, add a comment below. And someone will get a prize!

The basic idea behind No-Buy Month is that you don't buy anything non-consumable. For me, it's not so much about saving money, but more about saving time (no more random Target runs sucking up the hours). Yesterday I stocked up on all of the yarn I could possibly need for knitting. My Netflix queue is updated. I am ready to roll!
p Preachiness Alert p
Does anyone else find it weird that in recent years our patriotism has been defined by a) not saying a single word against anything done by the administration, in the name of "Security"; and b) buying stuff?


Tori said...

Yeah...disturbing that rampant consumerism and excess is considered love of the country. I'm on board with no-buy of non-consumables thus far. I may have to re-evaluate mid-month as my clothes are getting a bit large for me, but if I make use of my sewing machine, I may be OK.

Catfish said...

Clothes getting too large for you is awesome! (Assuming its because you are healthier and not because you put them on a gigantic stretching machine.)

I'm psyched that you are on board. The key is no guilt, no worries. It defeats the purpose if No-Buy Month is uber-stressful, although I suppose some stress is inherent when making a big change in lifestyle.

Liz said...

I'm in!