I started a Google Doc to show everything material I have purchased this year (2016). The goal is to not buy anything new. Used is OK, as are consumables (food, drink, cleaning supplies). It’s led me to be more resourceful and thus more creative, while saving hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars.
If anyone is interested in trying something similar out, I’m here for moral support at any level (from gentle reminder to public scolding). 🎉
UPDATE 11/11/16: we are starting a community around this challenge after hearing powerful feedback from those who’ve given it a shot recently.
join here: nonewstuff.club! first group challenge kicks off january 1, 2017 (but you can start whenever you’d like, of course).
Reminders to self: you have enough. More things = more stress. Don’t buy something without thinking through 1) how many times you will use it and 2) how you will get rid of it.