The front room currently looks like a furniture store with three sofas in it, including one on its side waiting for the charity collection van. It feels cluttered and makes me uncomfortable. Despite my efforts to minimise stuff and declutter I still feel we have too many possessions generally and will continue to streamline. Having an extra sofa feels like the straw that broke the camel’s back.
I feel sure that many people have far more than we do. I wonder how they cope – maybe they have more space? Although I think the more space you have, the more likely you are to fill it with stuff!
It is another good reason to keep up my no spend February. I don’t need anything else!!
I continue to be as frugal as I can possibly be. Before I buy anything I make sure I ask myself some essential questions: Do I actually need it? Do I really want it? Can I afford it? Could I get it secondhand? Could I find it cheaper elsewhere? Unless it is something essential I give myself some breathing space. If it can wait a couple of days the chances are I won’t bother 😄.
In my experience, impulse buys are rarely wise buys. So I will try to avoid them?
How about you? Are you a minimalist or awash with clutter? Do you give into those impulse buys and regret them later?