Retail Therapy: 30 Days of Shopping Detox

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What happened if the world stood still? What if the end of days was tomorrow?…No just kidding but this is what my next 30 days are going to feel like. If you know me then you know that I am an extreme shopaholic. So, after a very successful 30 day skin detox, I have decided to go on a retail detox. This comes from a very obvious reason of, simply put…I have a problem. But it also comes from me wanting to do more. I am ready to travel. I want to pay up and pay off some debt like student loans and credit cards. I cut my retail spending fund in half at the beginning of the year and now more than half way through the year, I was able to put together a whole summer concert series for myself with the extra money. Now I’m ready to see what I can get done when I completely cut out that fund.

This little trial is going to be similar to my skin detox because I had to build the habit. I had to cut out bad things and add healthy alternatives. I plan to do the same with this detox. I am going to cut out spending on the shoes, clothes, make up, purses, etc and add that extra money to my savings, bills and travel funds. The good thing is that since I am a low-key hoarder I don’t have to worry about running out of anything. I am both excited and scared of this challenge but then again it is called a challenge for a reason. I have made my last retail purchase for the next 30 days today, of course, and cannot make any more of those purchases until the 1st of August. I will post updates on my progress and techniques I am using as well as try to not completely lose my mind. Stay tuned.

My name is Elle and I am a shopaholic.

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