Did I mention I had a shopping addiction?
Well, yes I did and I am a recovering shopaholic!
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It was an addiction and I couldn’t control myself. Moments before I clicked the “buy now” button, I got a rush of excitement.
I absolutely loved the feeling of buying something new. I got such a high with having a new work outfit or a new dress to wear out with friends. It was a temporary source of happiness and I felt richer than I actually was. But that’s exactly what it was – it was a false sense of being rich which came through online discounts. Can you imagine the money I over-spent and the clutter I created at home? But I realized the excitement for the delivery of the package to reach home was more than actually receiving the package itself! It was exciting to shop, find a deal, and buy it. But afterwards, I felt frustrated and guilty about my spending.
One path of recovery was obviously the traditional budgeting (you will find so much about that on the internet), and keeping a track of all your expenses, and I am doing that successfully since the beginning of 2021. But then, my sister introduced me to this life-saving app, Smart Closet! You can log your clothing items, shoes, bags, jewelry, watches etc., and make fun outfit collages with it! Its like playing a game but with your own wardrobe!
When I started logging in everything that I owned, I realized, I own too much! I mean, why was I even shopping! I have almost everything in my closet! And, finally I decided, I just need to shop my closet!
Shopping your closet is a way of thinking and feeling about your wardrobe that has you appreciating and using what’s there, and not wishing for things that you don’t have. You just need a fresh set of eyes to look at your existing wardrobe, which the app helped me in a big way. I just play with the outfits and make innumerable looks, and pick up what works for me!
Also, shopping my closet is free and I will never have a, “I don’t have anything to wear” situation every morning!
I am super excited to start the ‘Shop My Closet’ series on this blog! Yayyyy! Also, I am gonna give you some fun money tips to work around your spending addiction! I hope it helps you and that you stick to it!
P.S Install the app here! I promise you its super fun as long as you have a love for fashion, and you have a love for lists and organization!