I do not buy clothes and cosmetics 9 months, and what came of it
Get Rich / / December 20, 2019
As I came to the experiment
Last July, my husband and I were getting ready to move, and I collect things. There were many. Not that it was a revelation. I like to choose and buy clothes and shoes periodically raided on cosmetics stores. Photos of my clothes, except freshly bought, downloaded into the app, so you can easily make up kits. By the time I was in the locker room of more than 20 skirts, 30 dresses and at least 10 pairs of shoes and sneakers. And yes, I really wore it all.
But by that time I worked for almost a year udalonke. Accordingly, I no longer had to dress up every day. Instead of the seven sets of the week came in handy more often than not more than four. And in this case I just risked his whole life not to endure what I already have.
Same thing with makeup. Not that I had a lot of it, but part of paletok, vials and jars used very rarely. First of all we are talking about color cosmetics, which I have laid up for special occasions.
Question savings in this case was not urgent.
I buy a lot, but I spend a reasonable amount for its own budget (from his salary, if you ever wanted to feel sorry for my man). In the private office of the bank, you can see how much I have spent on cosmetics, clothes and shoes. It is worth noting that in the category "Fashion" have crept in some things my husband and autumn coat, and in the "Health and Beauty" - drugs. On the other hand, often spending passed by statistics, so you can assume that this figure is correct.
Despite the fact that there is recorded statistics for the year, these expenses relate to the period prior to the experiment, because after I did not buy anything.
What are the conditions of the experiment
In late July, I decided that enough was enough to endure shopogolichesky binge. And then he bought a dress and suit. But then she pulled herself together and wrote the conditions of the problem:
- Do not buy any clothes. Break this rule is possible only if I will get into the hands of the thing at the top ten on a scale.
- Do not buy any shoes except winter shoes a certain company. Everything is simple: I threw out those before, but this is the best shoes for walking many kilometers through the snowdrifts and ice. So say my feet and joints, and I have no reason not to trust them.
- No bags (this is a very important point).
- No makeup except for a necessary, if the old package is devastated. I was ready to abandon the new shadow, mascara but I have one bottle, and I need it. A key to a successful experiment - do not put impossible conditions.
- Consumable items such as socks and stockings can buy.
In general, no tin, all the conditions are quite doable. Originally I wanted to give myself a year to experiment, but then I decided to start with half a year and extend the experience of every month. In August, I tightened the straps tighter to his virtual wallet and started.
How did the experiment
As understood by the number of my clothes shopping to me - not the only way to get something, to cover nakedness. it powerful emotions at the time of selection and acquisition of things (and it is important to pay your money), the time and costs of intellectual preparation of kits. Therefore, in many experiments success depended on the emotional background.
In August and September, it was quite simple. We are engaged in the design of flat documents, went on vacation, so that experience enough. Nothing to buy did not want to even think about it there was no time.
But then crept problems. We began to explode one after the other and rub things in which I could quickly jump to go to the store or to meet her husband after work. What remained, it was necessary to at least iron before putting on, and it's already pissed things beyond the "quick" and "comfortable." But lacked enthusiasm, so I learned how to prepare for the outputs of the store in advance and a wardrobe is not updated.
In December, I began to choose the allowed conditions of winter boots and even bought them, but did not work with them through the fault of the online store. But in my experiment broke two unforeseen purchase.
The first was a red fur coat faux fur. This is the same thing for 10 points, which I have been in love for a year. So I allowed myself to buy it. It took 2000 rubles. And fur happy with me for the rest of the winter (and part of the spring, the Petersburg).
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Since the second purchase turned out differently. I happened to be in the mall when she was very upset. And I went to the store. If you are waiting for the continuation of "then everything in a fog", no. I found on a hanger coat of a series of the famous St. Petersburg summer coats for heat at a huge discount. Moreover, he was exactly the way I imagined long ago came up with his head. And the final shot: long sleeves, which is not easy to find my height 182 cm. Waiting for, that there will be "in a daze"? Again, no.
I happily went out of the mall, because asked myself: I want to buy this cloak because it is upset or he's really good? Then I measure it at another store network in two weeks, and bought only one month in the third, because it is a good base item for the ages under the ridiculous price of 1399 rubles.
Apparently, these acquisitions was enough to satisfy the itch shopogolichesky until April. shmotochny post until this month been able to observe easily.
Why the experiment ended
There developed a number of factors:
- I urgently need the white sneakersBecause around them I build many of the images. Last year had to throw. Without them, of course, possible, but why.
- I subscribed to a few bloggers, removing reviews of stores and saw things that I have long wanted to buy. For example, a perfect pink and powdery suit I was looking for almost two years.
- As guests began to arrive people who had accompanied for shopping. Very boring to go shopping and do not try.
- In fashion silhouettes and styles, which I adore. It is likely that in the next season, some trends will decline, and I will remain without well-fitting clothes.
- The main reason: I'm tired. The experiment was held on pure enthusiasm, because I had no reason not to buy. I just wanted to see - including for text on Layfhakere - as it will.
Did I save
Of course, some of the money could be redirected to more urgent needs. But especially the weather, the savings did not.
Here is a screen of a personal account bank for this year.
Here, as in the first case, it does not reflect all expenses as part of the money left in cash. On average, nearly six months of this year, I spent three times less. But I do not buy expensive outerwear this year, although sneakers husband in spending over there.
This small difference did including significantly grown price. Everything that I bought after the end of the experiment, was purchased from discounts.
As I left the "strings"
With similar experiments with things like diet: there is a risk that after the heavy restrictions dial up even more - in this case things with the hangers. So we had to act gradually.
If I found a favorite thing, then do not buy it at once. No impulse buys, but informed decisions. I usually tried on the item in the store and went to see whether you can save. And it's always worked. Here's how:
- To subscribe to the newsletter at the store's website. Usually for this promotional code gives a discount of 10%. But read carefully the conditions: not all this discount is added to other proposals.
- I look for analogies. I tried on the shoes of a famous sportswear company and realized that they suit me. It determines the size. And then I went to the site and search for such models in different colors. By coincidence, the one that I liked the most was a wonderful discount. Along with a promo code for a subscription to the newsletter shoes cost less than 4000 rubles instead of 7000.
- I waited. This is not my merit, rather luck. But it happened that, while I waited for the moment, a lot of things from those that I liked, moved to the SALE section.
- Mastered AliExpress. that buy something cool, We have to spend the whole research. Impulse purchases there is no place. But the result pleases. For example, this dress from AliExpress.
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As a result, each purchase to beat emotion several times:
- When selecting and / or fitting.
- By buying (and doubled joy of saving).
- Upon receipt.
So I'm pretty sated quickly, without buying anything extra - by their standards, of course.
Why such experiments useful to
You may have read this far and you think, why do this to me, because I do not use make-up and go all year round in some jeans. But most of us have areas in which there has been too much. For example, for the year you buy 100 books and reading 5. Or buy several models of tanks, but has not collected until the end of a single one. Finally, in your home can accumulate dumbbells, barbells, yoga mat, and everything is covered with dust. It's not the economy, you can give it all.
Limits help make better use of what is there.
For example, you do not buy a new book, until they finish reading available. Or already begin to form a armored division on the shelf. Or, as in my case, often begin to wear to a conditional store lying on the far shelf pants because jeans are over.
What discoveries I made
Subtitled sounds a little louder than it actually is. No breakthroughs I did, it was all clear before the start of the experiment. But I will write.
1. Restrictions pumped creativity
When you are constantly buying something new, it is becoming a favorite. Months without shopping gives more opportunities to link what you already have, in new ways. While this works only if you like to collect new images. I love, and I even have a special tag for them to Instagram. So it was easy and pleasant.
2. Limits help make smarter decisions
As you can see, even on a trial period, I buy something, but it was not a spontaneous purchase. Therefore, every new thing I'm 100% satisfied.
3. Limitations of free space
That which was torn, it went in the trash. Some of the things that have lost their relevance, or have ceased to correspond to my inner state, I have given to the charity shop. A ban on the purchase does not help fill the void on the shelves immediately.
In cosmetics just passed the expiry date, and she stopped to lay weights on the heart, because I use it very rarely.
4. Restrictions to seek help themselves
I will not write again, I love shmotochki. In general I am satisfied with the contents of the cabinet, but over the years you begin to understand yourself better. In the world there are a lot of different clothes that you are talking, but it is - not yours. I can not say that I buy something "not mine," I've been in business. But sometimes you need time to think, to work on the theory, to get back to practice.
During these nine months, I looked at myself and my wardrobe new eyes. Fortunately, I liked everything.
How to conduct a similar experiment
Think about the conditions under which you play. If there are no frames, sooner or later it will not understand what to do next, and you wag his hand on the experiment. And remove the triggers that can lead astray:
- Do not go to the malls. Even "just look" and for the company.
- Unsubscribe from feshen bloggers. Keep only those who give deep theory. Use new knowledge to work with existing things.
- Unsubscribe from mailing lists online stores.
- Think more, it looks like your ideal wardrobe. You see a thing - you will turn her mind. Maybe it's not yours. Do more pauses. Well, if an object does not erode from the head, buy: you have done everything we could.
With the result that
Ennoble deprivation, but only if it is your conscious decision. If any sphere you have a sore and itchy, try to put the experiment on himself. But put the actual conditions, and do not reproach yourself, if you are forced to retire early. In the end, this is a case when the process gives more than the result.
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