You might want to sit down and grab a beverage. This post might take a little bit.
You see every year, I do an annual spring cleaning of my closet. Meaning out with winter stuff, in with summer clothes. Well, last night as I was putting away my winter clothes, I discovered items upon items, with tags on them, still in their original bags, stashed in a corner of my closet that hasn’t been cleaned out since oh about 1985. [slight exaggeration].
I am talking so much stuff, that I could fully clothe the entire city of Columbus homeless population. I took pictures of my closet to demonstrate to you but just how bad this is, but after careful consideration, I have decided that I am too embarrassed to actually post them.
So, to make things even worse, as I was unpacking all of my summer stuff, still more NEW I didn’t know I had clothes with tags.
Have I proven my point? I need a shopping mandate because this has to stop! So, back to my momentous occasion biznass. I am officially not shopping until April 10th. (cue fanfare).
I’m not going to lie - for me, this is going to quite a challenge. Between my time spent online and the fact that I work across the street from the mall, I am pretty much surrounded by purchasing opportunities AT ALL TIMES.
I should also mention that I am afflicted with Retail Power Consumerism.
Some of my symptoms include:
1) Knowing more about my UPS driver than my extended family.
2) Possessing a vast knowledge of a retail store’s inventory - more than the actual sales associates themselves.
3) Refreshing my internet browser 156 times before the day of a big online sale.
4) Purging my closet at least 2-3 times per year and still not wearing 65% of my belongings.
So, the question remains. Will I be able to do it?