Our wardrobes are totally rammed...No spend August S&B support group :- Sign up here

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Laska42 Sun 27-Jul-14 18:54:21

Hi all.. , several of us on S&B have been posting about our clothese spending ( we know thatis what S&B is about [smile}.

We have wardrobes and chest of drawers utterlyand totally rammed...

We have piles of clothese we've even forgotten we have,(some with the lables still on )

We obsessively peruse S&B looking at recommendations (and then buy them, just because there are there)

We have no willpower,(yet wink)

We are a friend to every online shop and discount offer going..(not to mention credit card companies)

We just cannot resist sales..

Our postmen and women and the local couriers are getting to know us better than our friends and neighbours..

BUT we want toget back into control and just enjoy what we have to wear.

To this end We the Undersigned PLEDGE to a NO spend August on clothes bags, accessories and shoes (and also make up and beauty products if that is your weakness)

The ONLY exceptions will be tights, basic underwear (knickers and bras) and to replace something that has Genuinley worn out..

It will be hard .. It will be tough.. We will have to be accountable to each other ..BUT WE CAN DO IT!

So Who's in? smile

Sign up below .. (and try and resist spending for the rest of July.. this is NOT atime to stock up before too late!!)..

those who sign up wil be prepared check in here regularily

(A tyrant ain't I? grin

Laska42 Sun 27-Jul-14 18:56:03

My name is Laska and I am a clothesaholic ..

I Pledge Not to buy clothes , shoes, bags accessories or beauty products in August

Laska42 Sun 27-Jul-14 19:00:10

BTW I can spell clothes.. I just cant type it!! grin

CoconutAmericano Sun 27-Jul-14 19:02:15

Guilty as charged blush

Laska42 Sun 27-Jul-14 19:03:15

You in then coconut?

CoconutAmericano Sun 27-Jul-14 19:04:23

I do have some necessary cosmetics and henna to buy before my hols mid Aug but i will under no circumstances buy any items of clothing or footwear for the entire month of August so help me Cos.

proseccoco Sun 27-Jul-14 19:04:38

Yes please!

Laska42 Sun 27-Jul-14 19:05:18

..I'll allow socks also.. no one needs cold toesies ( not that we should need then in August)

Middleagedmotheroftwo Sun 27-Jul-14 19:09:23

The rest of July? That's 4 days! You need to do better than that!
How about donating surplus clothes - the ones you forgot you had - to needy mumsnetters?

Laska42 Sun 27-Jul-14 19:13:29

I'm hoping that No spend August is just the start for me , but we start slowly .. (yes 4 days left in July , but like a I say ..its NOT an excuse to stock up in anticipation, we want to crack this spending )..

DidoTheDodo Sun 27-Jul-14 19:13:52

Oh me. I have a wardrobe full of clothes, most of which I hate or have grown too fat for. I wear the same few things day after day and wish I could live in my dressing gown. I need discipline. I need to stop buying things that I think will make me look young and slim.

I will sort out my wardrobe.

Greengardenpixie Sun 27-Jul-14 19:17:38

I am a clothes a holiday too! I'm ingrin It's going to be tough!

Greengardenpixie Sun 27-Jul-14 19:19:22

That should have said clothesaholic lol!

SpringItOn Sun 27-Jul-14 19:29:50

I was on the other thread.

I'm in. I am going on holiday shortly and need to replace basic vest tops which have gone grey in the wash but that is all I will buy. I promise.

I don't mean it

I do I do I do honest.......... grin

Misssss Sun 27-Jul-14 19:30:59

I'm in, I've spent a ridiculous amount on clothes this month. I have three full to bursting triple wardrobes AND a walk in wardrobe/shoe room and I still have nothing to wear. I think with the amount of stuff I have I can't see what I want and go get more.

I have an online order arriving this week and I'll need to buy some essential toiletries but no clothes whatsoever in august!

Itscurtainsforyou Sun 27-Jul-14 19:36:44

I'm in! I've just started project 333 so trying to keep my clothes to a minimum but still get tempted by the marketing emails I get...

Laska42 Sun 27-Jul-14 19:40:45

essential toiletries are allowed Missss ! its all about not spending on what we already have.. I put in the beauty products bit for those ( like me) who have tons of those waiting to be used also...

Welcome everyone! (I feel a bit scared already, but I just went upstairs to find a spare hanger for a dress I have just washed .. and I dont have one ( of course, I have hundreds of hangers .. all full) so I nicked one out of DH's (single ) wardrobe!

First thing I'm going to do is unsubscribe to all clothes websites (eek!). I also pledge to throw away any Autumn catalogues that come through the post

Greengardenpixie Sun 27-Jul-14 19:40:46

I am starting to unsubscribe my emails. I think this will remove temptation smile will start with the ones i never buy from and gradually to the only ones i really buy from :/ How on earth will i survive without my fix!!!

DidoTheDodo Sun 27-Jul-14 19:47:39

I shall buy books!

Valsoldknickers Sun 27-Jul-14 19:48:32

An emotional overshopper here whose local courier calls me by my first name.blush

I don't really need to shop, I just need to lose my post pregnancy weight, then do a wardrobe(s!) cull and pay off my credit card.

Please count me in.

Greengardenpixie Sun 27-Jul-14 19:50:43

Isnt that substitute something for another thing hee hee...
My dh is a bookaholic!! Beware!!! grin

Greengardenpixie Sun 27-Jul-14 19:52:35

Yes, im embarressed by the fact the courier knows me...infact, i remember going to post a parcel at the post office..and meeting the courier and he called me by name and said he had a parcel for me blush Im embarressed just thinking about it!!

LizzieMint Sun 27-Jul-14 19:53:26

This sounds like a great idea, count me in!

Greengardenpixie Sun 27-Jul-14 19:54:24

..sometimes i get my dh to answer the door!! Sometimes it puts me off from ordering things!

Laska42 Sun 27-Jul-14 19:59:03

When I walk into our local post office delivery office , they've been know to call out 'anything fo r Mrs Laska at xxxx today?' to the sorting room staff even before I've handed over my 'sorry we missed you' card! blush

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