1. It's much easier not to shop when you stay out of commercial establishments.
2. It's also much easier not to shop when you don't own a TV or watch TV. No commercials = less temptation.
3. It's also easier to get over those desire-to-buy-something urges (if you, in fact, have these urges) if you have a good, local thrift store to stop by every once in a while.
4. Most things are not as hard as seem at first... especially if you tackle challenges in small, reasonable steps.
Want to know more about The Compact? I think Angela does a great job of explaining it here in her first post.
Want to join me? Jump on in. Commit to buy nothing new for a week, a month, a year. Reflect on your progress along the way. I can almost promise you that you'll see some unintended positive results in the process.
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