As I’ve been cleaning out my closets (and cleaning up my life) these past few weeks, I’ve found a lot of Stuff I either didn’t realize or had forgotten I had. I got to thinking that even with minimalizing, there are some ways I can spend less money and/or save money with what I already have (and haven’t gotten rid of) and maybe save some serious money:
- Personal hygiene items – I found SO many little bottles of lotion, shampoo, soap, conditioner, deoderant, plus things like razors, q-tips, contact cases, toothbrushes, etc. I find more and more of these the deeper I go and I find it ridiculous that I spent money on the same thing, only in larger bottles. Mission moving forward is to not purchase any personal ANY personal hygiene items until I use what I DO have.
- Makeup – Okay, I haven’t really bought any makeup in at least a year thanks to gifts from my parents and hand-me-downs from my sister. But aside from running out of the Laura Mercier moisturizing foundation I love so much, I probably don’t need to buy anything and can use what I have. Plus, less is always better on this front.
- Art Supplies – I have more than enough paint and canvasses and other paper. Haven’t bought any of this in a long time as well, but another reminder that I definitely don’t need to.
- Clothes – I look at my wardrobe and think it needs a refresh, but there are easier ways than buying a lot of new clothes… like buy a key piece or two, or better yet, shop at Goodwill. I have plenty of clothes that I can wear more often for a “fresher” look.
- Home decor – Between what I already have purchased and what I’ve created, I really don’t need anything else. I have enough key knickknacks that I think make where I live feel “homey” and enough art for the walls.
I think that’s it for me, but do you have an over abundance of items in your home/life that you could cut spending on in the future?