Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Practising Minimalist Self-Control at the local op-shop
I was very proud of myself today as I found but did not buy the red Alice McCall dress at the local op-shop.
Well, only a little bit proud, as I spent $19 a couple of days ago buying bits and pieces. Some needed, some not so needed.
gumboots for M $4.00
Maternity top for me $5.00
camping tea pot $3.00
melamine tray $2.00
silk scarf 50c
newborn top, New (Made in France) $4.00
sunglasses for E 50c
My excuse is that, had I been alone, the total tally would have come down by three.
However, that is still quite a few items. I always try and do a net-zero or net-negative so that the number of items I donate is greater than the number of items I bring home after an op-shop visit. I'm not sure if this is actually working to minimise Stuff in my home.
Op-shops are my weakness. I detest shopping centres but I love op-shops.
Step Away from the Op-Shop!!!