If you like to write things down, here is a little worksheet (you may have to choose your preferred pdf reader in order to open) I created which I’m sharing with you before it goes up on my site. I hope it helps!
I touched on tracking your purchases in my most recent video on how to shop less, and can’t believe I’ve never done it myself. So - starting in March, I’m going to track all of my newly acquired closet items. This includes any product that is gifted to me as well.
Here’s why this helps:
Numbers Don’t Lie: You know that moment of clarity that hits you when you look at the nifty pie graph of your expenses at the end of every month? (Just me?) Now you can pinpoint it exactly to your closet spending, which can help you be more responsible with your personal budget, better understand how long it will take you to save up for that one special piece (instead of a bunch of cheap ho-hum items), and put your clothing shopping in perspective. Would you rather save up for a trip? Buy mom lunch? Those experiences become crystal clear when you understand the financial commitment behind them.
Get to Know Your Shopping Habits and Triggers: By reflecting on where you were and how you were feeling with each purchase, you will be able to start identifying shopping triggers and start developing new habits to replace shopping with.
Shows Your Clothing Accumulation: There’s a big difference between seeing your clothes hanging (or stuffed, in some cases!) in a closet vs. seeing them listed out by line items.