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February No Spend: Decluttering Is Free

February 16th, 2016 at 08:46 am

No spending yesterday. And I don't expect any today. I'm still staying out of the stores and eating meals at home.

I don't think I've mentioned it here yet, but I've been decluttering this month. The main purpose is to help keep myself busy and out of the stores! But the side benefit, is that when decluttering you realize that you own stuff you purchased at one point that you never liked or used. That alone makes me a little more careful about future purchases. I also have several things I could sell, but I'm not to that point in the process yet.

I haven't limited my decluttering to physical items. I'm deleting old emails, and documents on my computer also. And photos on my phone!

If you attempt your own no spend/low spend month, I encourage you to have some free activities or projects to do around your house. You will be spending significantly less time in stores. A few ideas: spring cleaning, decluttering, organizing, finishing a project that you have all supplies for, enjoying a hobby, watching movies, playing games, exercising, talking on the phone with friends and family, completing home maintenance, and cooking meals at home (with ingredients you already have).

4 Responses to “February No Spend: Decluttering Is Free”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    I 100 percent agree with this. We've been clearing off our bookshelves and going through clothes during our no spend month.

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    Another one: Work! More money, less time to spend. But February is a big work month for me, so is where my head is at.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Don't follow my prescription for a low spend month ... wedding planning and house hunting! Smile Doesn't make for low spending.

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Great ideas!

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