No Buying of Clothes, Bags & Shoes Challenge for 2019

No Buying of Clothes, Bags & Shoes Challenge for 2019

“I have a challenge for myself for 2019”, me talking to my husband.
“What is it?”, he asked.
“No buying of clothes, bags & shoes challenge for 2019.”
He was perflexed and said, “That is not a good challenge, why not do something like a goal, and once you achieved it, buy something for yourself.” And so I needed to explain.

Just to be clear, I am not doing this to restrict myself. Here are my 4 reasons why I want to stop buying those three items:

  1. I have more than enough.
    Shoes, sandals and slippers combined, I have 20 pairs of them. 5 white shoes, 1 peach sneakers, 4 ballet flats, 4 heeled sandals for special occasions, 2 closed shoes with heels for formal events, water shoes, scented shoes for rainy season, wedge sandals for casual wear, flat sandals, and a couple of slippers. I am not a centipede to buy more pairs.
    Dresses. I can go to work for 30 days without doing the laundry. Gowns, swim wears, sports wear, I have more than I need.
    Bags. Bag packs, sports bag, laptop bags,  tote bags, convertible bag, sling bags, purse, beach bags, I have them.
  2. I have no more space for the new ones.
    I want to feel lighter this year by letting go of the items that I don’t use often. I want to have more space this coming year so I did some decluttering last month. I have observed that whenever I buy new ones, I just give the old ones, even if they are still good to use just just because I have no space for the new items anymore.
  3. Waste of money.
    Husband and I were at the outlet stores last month, and just because we put a budget in shopping for bags, I unintentionally bought a similar bag to the one I bought last year, only different brand this time. I now owned 5 white shoes. I have shoes that I haven’t worn yet.
  4. Maximize the purchased items.
    Buying a 1000-peso shoes worn 2 times will just give me a price of 500 pesos. But wearing it 1000 times (approximately 3 years), in my mind, I just bought the shoes for 1 peso only. 🙂

Of course, there’s always exception to the rules. I don’t want to come to a point wherein just because of this challenge, I will inconvenience myself. So I have set 2 exceptions:

  1. If I get pregnant. I am size 0-1, so it is impossible for me to find clothes in my wardrobe now to fit me once I’m 4-month pregnant. Unless, I borrow from my husband. 🙂
  2. If I broke/damaged what I have now. 

I have been thinking about this challenge for 2 weeks now, and surprisingly I still feel good about it. I am also excited to know more about myself after this challenge

How about you? What challenge do you have for yourself this 2019?


Welcome to Grateful Liz! The main mission of creating this blog is to share to you my journey in improving myself from the 5 important aspects of life, which I think are, finance, health, personal development, social & spiritual.  I am also looking forward to learn from you guys. Why Grateful Liz? It is because a grateful life is a wealthy one! :)

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