I was looking at my hair products – I have a TON. How many different styling aids do I need? I have ONE head.
I look in my fridge, I have FOUR different flavors of jelly (grape, strawberry, raspberry and cherry), plus I have another jar of raspberry waiting in the pantry for just in case. Do I really need FOUR flavors of jelly at any given time?
I look at my basket of un-read magazines next to the couch. Do I really plan on reading the July 2009 Shape magazine? (Come on, I was one month post-partem. As if I cared to read that.)
I look at my shoe closet… Ok, well. That’s fine. 🙂 (And no, it’s really not organized. I was pregnant and couldn’t bend down. Then I had a newborn and was just sleepy. I have no excuse now, I suppose.)
Seriously, though – I’ve put myself on a temporary buying freeze. A hold. I’ve made it a personal campaign.
I’ve named it:
“Use it up, Girl!”
(Inspired by the “Get in Shape, Girl!” workout gear popular in the 80’s.)
I will NOT buy any more hair products until I USE up the ones I have.
Nor will I buy any more condiments until I actually USE the ones in my fridge.
I need NO more lotion, I mean I have 15 half-full bottles.
I’m tired of consuming. I’m tired of constantly buying and stocking up. It’s the Costco/Sam’s Club letdown.
What am I preparing for? Who knows, but thank GOODNESS I have 50 singularly-wrapped rolls of toilet paper waiting in the wings.
Nope. I’m going to take it day by day from here on out.
“Use it up, Girl!”
The only thing that may have the power to sway me is shoes. And in all of my naked and raw honesty I can safely say (hear me on this!), I really don’t need any more shoes right now.*
*Notice I qualified that with, “right now.” I’m not a stupid girl.
So. No more buying stuff I don’t need.
Nope, I’m consciously asking myself when I’m out and about, “Do I really NEED that?”
I can, however, buy stuff for Lila. If and only if she needs it. (Next on the list is a jumperoo.)
Ok. So, do you care to join me?
“Use it up, Girl!” (Or boy.)