How did I do?
These were the categories I wanted to spend little money.
- plants, just to replace the ones who died
- balcony plants, just for the existing pots.
- make-up and skin care, just to replace items that are used-up.
- clothes, no more than 10 items
-DVD's, no more than 12
- books, one a month
What are the results? Well, in most sections I did not do to badly. I only bought eight houseplants in November to replace the ones that had died this year.
I only bought daycream to replace an empty jar and eyeliner when it was used-up. I was careful with the plants on my balcony, I did not buy as many as I wanted and only two more pots than I already had. So that was not bad.
In November I bought 4 pieces of clothing, and that was all for 2022 year, apart from underwear, but I do not count that. I do need to buy two more pairs of jeans, since two pairs I own are on the brink of desintegrating. But that is replacing something that is beyond repair and that is necessary.
The only categories I failed completely was with the books and DVD's. I bought an enormous amount of books throughout the year and also lots of films and series on DVD. This must change, I buy too much. I do not have netflix or any other way to watch loads ofd series, so I do rely on my DVD's, but first it is an enormous amount of money and secondly it all takes up a lot of space.
I did not want to spend any money on items in these categories.
- subscriptions to magazines
- no magazines in the supermarket
- no items for the house
- no bedlinen or towels etc
- no stationary or notebooks.
How did that work out? I bought no subscriptions and no bedlinen or towels, so that is good.
I did buy some baskets for organisation in the house, and two items of decoration. I also bought two magazines this year with my normal groceries in the supermarket (I could not resist Garderners' world) and I did buy two new notebooks. So not a complete succes, but I do not think I did too bad.
On the whole, in most categories I was more prudent than I was, and I tried to think before I bought something. I will have to come up with a new resolution for the books and DVD's, so I will think about that.
In the new year, I will tell you my new resolutions and how I think I can tackle certain weak areas. I will continue with these reolutions, because it makes me more aware of what I buy and that is always a good thing.