For the second year running, I will be cutting out all necessary spending in February as I challenge myself to save as much money as I possibly can. I have so much stuff that I don’t need any more, and I also have plenty of reasons to save this year. So for one month only, I’m on a spending ban. No clothes, no accessories, no undies, no magazines, no makeup or beauty products, no DVDs, books or music, no pricey bottles of wine or boxes of chocolates, and definitely no shoes. The only things I’ll be spending on are food and drink, travel, and the occasional bit of socialising.
I created Frugal February because I know this is a month when a lot of people struggle to make ends meet. Christmas credit card bills have hit the doormat, many people have just filled out a tax return and faced a whopping bill, and we’ve probably all indulged a bit in the January sales. It’s the perfect time for a spending detox. Even if you’re not facing bills, bills, bills, saving for one tiny little month (the shortest, natch) means you can treat yourself at the end.
It’s also a good way of encouraging a bit of creativity when it comes to fashion blogging – if you have no new stuff, you need to find more interesting ideas when it comes to blog posts. NO HAULS FOR A MONTH, folks (I never understood hauls anyway)!
If you fancy joining in, take a look at the Frugal February rules & details page by clicking here, grab a button and send in the form.
If you have trouble with the form (or if you thought you’d sent it but you don’t see your name below, you can leave a comment on this post and I’ll add you).
Here are the wonderful 2012 participants so far…
Emily | @emilyinswansea
Blog: Knitting on Trains
Blog: Undressed to Impress
Blog: Tales of a Tightwad
Caroline | @carolinecutie
Crishi | @Crishinator
Jackie | @jacgibbo
Blog: Miss Jessica Bow
Helen | @HelenL
Blog: Brittany (& Chase)