Monday, January 10, 2011

Cleaning Out Your Closet: Do You Really Need That New ___________?


I know I've been neglecting my duties as a discount diva, but the holidays are really a hectic time for me and it's not the best time to shop.  In fact, you'll find the better retail deals after the holiday when stores are trying to get rid of excess inventory and bring in new models and inventory for next season.  This is true for both clothing, home goods and electronics.  So, for the holidays, I tend to lean on the more sentimental side with gifts and focus on the "meat and potatoes" gifts when the discounts apply. 

Anyway, with the new year brings resolutions and one of mine is to scale back on my retail habit.  One way I am doing that is  by cleaning out my closet.  I don't mean just pulling out a couple of things to give to Goodwill.  I'm talking about pulling everything out and doing an actual inventory of my clothes, shoes and accessories. (I'll let you know how it goes when I'm done).  You'd be surprised at what you already have.  So before you go shopping, spend the weekend getting rid of things and taking stock of what you have.  Put your inventory list on your blackberry or iphone.  Then, the next time you go shopping, scan the list and ask yourself, "Do I really need this?"  Let me know if it helps you slow down your spending habits.  I'll let you know how it works on my end.

Happy cleaning divas!

XOXO- Ms. Diva