No Spend November. Can I do it? We’ll see.

This weekend I might have had a little of shopping spree, buying skincare products, a watch, a pair of sandals for next summer (big sale!), contact lenses, a bottle of ink (Diamine Oxblood, I’m in love) and finally four books. And my husband got a pair of sneakers for me from Dubai. How could I buy so many things? Every shop and shopping website I went to was screaming SALE. The biggest enemy of an aspiring minimalist.

The sales are quite tempting to admit. Although everything I bought was on my wishlist for a long time, I still felt some guilt over buying so many things at once. Then, when I was browsing the Internet today, I saw “No Buy November”. Basically, No Buy for me includes clothes, make-up, stationery and any online shopping.

And what to buy is basically essentials: food, gas, toiletries, bills.

I’m sure everybody’s needs and weaknesses are different, so if you take up this challenge be sure to personalize this and make it realistic.

Can I do it? I don’t know. But I’m willing to try it out. I think trying this for a month will help me become more aware of my purchases. And during this month if I really want to buy something, say, a piece of clothing, I will wait until December. If one month does not change my decision, then I will go for it.

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aspiring minimalist, English teacher, coffee aficionado, and maker of things.

10 thoughts on “No Spend November. Can I do it? We’ll see.”

  1. Best of luck!! I’d find the no clothes/shoes the hardest, but then I readily admit I have a problem. Lol

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  2. Love it! I did a Buy Nothing Month once and it was a great experience! Like you, I did it after feeling like I went overboard on a few things so it was nice to re-set and remember that I have the ability to say no. Good luck! 🙂

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  3. How are you doing so far with your no spend november? I’m doing a no spend year, I’m 3 weeks in and haven’t bought anything yet. It’s really hard sometimes, when you walk past your favourite shop and they have a sale on. Now I just try to avoid going into town and I don’t go online shopping. Seems to work so far 🙂


    1. It’s going really well except I had to buy a new cellphone! It was unexpected but I am happy about it. I will write a post about it now that it’s mid-November. Stay tuned!


  4. Hey ya! did you manage to do it so far? I was just reading your article on Bayart and curiously sneak a peek on your blog.

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