Consumerism seems to have heightened considerably over the years. Gone are the days of Christmas being contained between the day after Thanksgiving and New Years. Now Christmas starts before Halloween, and even Labor Day. In one department store, I actually saw the Christmas display go up in August this year! And don't even get me started on Black Friday.
It's all so excessive.
But yet, so easy to give into.
So this year...I'm trying these tricks to keep in check:
- Only go shopping when absolutely necessary (no window shopping!)
- Use a list, and stick to it.
- Don't buy anything on sale or clearance, unless I'd be willing to buy it full price.