Mum is rapidly going through my boodle - this is a Good Thing TM. Now to make some headway on the other types of stashes Chez Taph.
TSS is on a Fiscal Fast for June. I was tempted to join her, but restrictive diets, including fiscal ones, are very, very bad for me. Years of yo-yo dieting (I started at age 5), have obviously done nothing good and I've been fighting the pattern for several years now.
What I will do, though, is Cook from the Cupboard from today until 26 July which are weird dates, but needs must.
GOAL: Try to overcome my stockpile mentality.
- Allowed to buy fresh fruit, veg and meat, milk, margarine, toilet paper and tampons when current stocks run out.
- Not allowed to buy processed or convenience foods or convenience groceries.
- each non-food purchase will be evaluated in terms of need versus want as well as environmental effect.
- I can still go out, just not indulge in convenience foods. So I can go to the movies but must take my drink with me, for example.
Two get out of gaol free cards for dinners out before the Woden SnB and I can buy a drink at Starbucks during SnB.
I will be buying my brother's birthday present. I also need a new pair of sneakers (to be bought with my Christmas and birthday money - yes, I've saved it since last December), and a couple of bras.
This shouldn't be too hard. I have a reasonable amount of wine and spirits in the house and enough curry paste and rice to make a survivalist proud. Running out of coconut milk may prove problematic, though.
Hmm, while I'm at it - maybe I should try the Seven Things.
I'll try the seven things for the same period as Cook from the Cuboard and I'll list the things I've got rid of each Sunday. Of course, getting rid of food out of the cupboard and down my gullet does not count.