I decided a few months back that 2010 would be a 'buy-nothing-new year' for me. This was based on something my friend Trina did for 2009, and she got the idea from an article; at least I think that's how it went. This is my first blog (ever), so I'll try to find a link for that article, and before 2010 begins, I will also come up with a set of conditions for this year of not buying anything new.
It seems to fit well with a number of goals I've been chipping away at like: decluttering, being more environmentally friendly, not being sucked into lazy consumerism, being grateful for what I have, and generally being better with my money. I also have a fantasy about it making me more creative, crafty and handy with making things.
So, stay tuned and wish me luck. I'll be needing it. Any suggestions are appreciated!