Hey guys, I know this is a little late 🙂 Maybe that should be my goal next year… 12 months of being on time! Anyway, I thought some of you might be curious how I survived my goal in February. An entire month without my favorite store. I went 28 days without going to Target. (Actually 31 days, because I was at a family wedding on the 1st and 2nd.) I DID IT!!! Seriously, how many of you actually had faith that I would be able to stick with this one??
If you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I went a little crazy about halfway through the month 🙂
So, here is a breakdown of my “savings” last month from my Target boycott. Over the previous 3 months, I averaged how much I spent there. It came to $248.60 per month! And that is pretty much all non-essential items. We don’t have a Super Target, so I never buy food there. I also get most of my toiletries from Melaleuca, so that $250 a month is mostly extra stuff…. home decor, clothes, and dollar spot treasures 🙂
It really opened my eyes to how much I could save by being a little more careful with what I buy, and why I shop. Many times, shopping at Target is actually a recreational activity for me! It’s a “treat” to go there and get a Dr. Pepper and browse the new home decor products, hit up the clearance, etc. Even when I go without a list of items I “need”, I always end up walking out with a cart full of goodies!
This month, I am trying to be more careful about my Target shopping trips. Although I must say… It’s nice to be back! Here are a few of the sale items I brought home with me last week. I have plans for these!!