1 Aug 2010

no shopping challenge!

So, as of the 1st of August 2010, I have decided to do a personal no shopping challenge which I want to last a whole year. Yep, a whole 365 days! I hope this will be achievable seeing as I will still be getting vouchers from survey sites so instead, I will be using vouchers instead of cash. When I say no shopping, I mean no buying the following:

  • Filofaxes (sob sob), but inserts are exempt if they are   n e c e s s a r y  and only if they are;
  • Clothes or any other article of clothing unless necessary (underwear, socks, etc. are exempt as these are necessaries and wearing underwear with holes in is just, well, purely disgusting);
  • Shoes - oh oh oh how hard this one will be!!! Shoes are the one thing I cannot resist and cannot have enough of, which is why this challenge is necessary. I just have too many pairs and will instead have to make do with what I have instead of buying a new pair when I decide that I have 'nothing to wear';
  • Bags - again, I have too many and honestly speaking, I only need two or three anyway (when I have about ten times that number...). A day bag (large enough to take into university every day for things like lunch, lecture notes, notepad, etc.) and a clutch bag for evening/formal events are the necessities and I have numerous of the previously mentioned two types of bags! 

More things may or may not be added to this list as time goes on; but the rules of the challenge are clear to me:

  • No buying unless necessary;
  • No buying with cash, only vouchers;
  • This will last for 365 days;
  • Any saved money will go into my savings account!

Simple really...and I hope I can keep this up! For the sake of my bank account anyway... roll on the 1st of August 2011!!!!


  1. You should take a look at Holly's blog: http://shopaholly.wordpress.com/


  2. Oooh I will do now :) thanks!

  3. This challenge is impossible! Did you succeed then? :D

    1. Unfortunately, no :( but I now have a reason to so I'm hoping to start another one in the coming months! :) x