Are you ready for a challenge? Starting on May 1st, you will not buy any new clothes for one year. Will you be content with what you have in your closet right now? Do you have everything you need?
Do you know the difference between need and want? I don’t. Usually I say I need everything. When really, I need only four things and everything else I just want.
According to Dave Ramsey of Financial Peace University, I only need four things. Food, shelter, clothing and transportation. The rest of the things I think I need are really only wants. So, Dave, are you saying I really didn’t need the mink stole I bought at the Thrift store for $35.00? Even though I have wanted a cute mink wrap for years, I should have kept my money in my pocket and paid off debt first? Right Dave?
I think Dave would say, “Yes, Pamela. You didn’t need the mink wrap. You only wanted it.”
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
Starting on May 1st, 2013, 9 days from now, I am not going to buy any new clothes for one year. 365 days is a long time. I am going to take the challenge one day at a time, just like I deal with my addiction to bananas.
Today I did an inventory. I counted my clothes. Are you ready? I was a bit shocked myself. I own 9 winter coats, 2 wool suits, 5 suit jackets, 5 jean jackets, 4 down vests,1 pair of snow pants, 1 snow suit, 1o pairs of capri pants, 14 pairs of shorts, 6 pairs of jammie pants, 8 sweaters, 12 sweatshirts, 9 skirts, 12 tank tops, 22 t-shirts, 5 pairs of sweat pants, 7 dresses, 1 mink stole, 1 1950’s crinoline, 2 house coats, 72 pairs of underwear, 26 pairs of socks and 17 bras.
I buy clothes when I am bored. I buy clothes when I don’t really need them.
Are you content with the clothes in your closet? Do you have enough clothes to last you for a whole year?
In nine days, I am going to start my 365 challenge to be content with what I have. (And no, I am not going to rush to the store next week and buy more clothes.) I will pay off the debt and wear the clothes in my closet. Just think of all the time I will save not shopping for clothes. I could write a book.
Will you join me and not buy any new clothes for one year?
Please let me know in the comments. I would love to chat.
I am also creating a private facebook group called: 365 Be Content Challenge. Please let me know if you want to be in the group.