3 Steps to Start your No Buy Year


10 days in and I still feel quite inspired about my no buy year. I know I know, hello it's only been 10 days but trust me when I say that the fact that I have gone to Cebu City and not gotten myself a snow globe or a magnet at the very least is quite a feat. 

I did realize that soon as I got back from vacation, the temptations were all too real. I open my phone and it's everywhere. This made me realize that there are certain things that one needs to do when embarking on a no buy year. 

Click on HIDE AD 

ADS are everywhere especially on Facebook. If you are like me who used to look up all the latest trends and must have make up, you will be bombarbed by ads. What I do now is to click on the three dots on the upper right and then click on HIDE AD.


After, click on SEEN TOO MUCH and then done. 

There, never have to see that AD again. 

UNFOLLOW the SNAKE

I'm not saying that these brands are evil. I am just saying that just like the snake, they are temptation and they will lure you in. You don't want that to happen so make sure you stop following the brands for good. Right now though, you are just at the beginning of your journey so your willpower might not be as strong yet.


Better to unfollow than to go on a shopping spree of things you do not need in your life. 

Unfollow them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Tag them as SPAM in your email. AVOID them like the plague. Seriously.

SHOP your STASH 

When I say shop your stash, it means that you need to take an inventory of everything that you have. Scary right? I know I'm scared. The thought of actually counting down the number of things that I have per item is pretty daunting.


However, this is the one thing that needs to be done so you cannot miss on this step. It will help you realize the amount of stuff you actually own which was the reason why you started with the no buy year. Last count I did, I had over 300+ lipsticks which I then trimmed down to 100+. My goal now is to cut it down to 50 and then make sure to use it all up.

I also had over 50+ pair of shoes and have come to realize that I use less than 10. Sheesh.


Now that I want to do more of an intentional living and intentional lifestyle, I've realized that I really need to just focus on the things that I actually use, make me happy, and give me joy. Accumulating things used to make me happy for a moment but now that I have learned to love myself, forgive myself, and be content with what I have, I've realized that I no longer need the validation that material things provide. I also no longer experience FOMO which is why I am able to let go of things.

How about you? Are you ready for new things to happen?

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21 comments:

  1. I have actually been trying to reduce my consumption as well. So this was really some helpful inspiration!

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  2. I guess I need to go back and figure out what a NO BUY year actually means. I am confused - but I want to know more.

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  3. I sincerely agree that taking inventory of things plays a good role in our living intentionally. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. What an interesting reading, also it is super useful. I need to try all of those steps.

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  5. I love these tips! I have been dealing with the headache of having too much stuff and these tips are just what I needed!

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  6. I love it and i need to follow your advice to the T!!! I buy so much stuff that i end up throwing away! Such a waste.

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  7. I don't know if I could ever do these! I love seeing ads and impulse spending (even if my bank account doesn't)

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  8. Wow! I think you'll be much happier without so much 'stuff'. When we go without, we do realize that material things are not the most important thing about life. Memories are :) .. butt uhhh Im a magnet buyer too when on vacation and hahaha I don't know if I could a No Buy year! Props to you! Excited to see how it goes!

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  9. These all are great tips. Whenever I go somewhere or market, I end up shopping things even if I don't need them. I should try these tips.

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  10. My no buy year is in the 5th now and it still can go for another 5 it seems with the collection that I already have.

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  11. Great tips and I am trying hard to reduce my consumption!

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  12. I've been meaning to try not purchasing any clothing items for a year. It would definitely help me save.

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  13. twinspirationalpartiesMay 24, 2019 at 2:45 PM

    Been trying to spend lesser nowadays. This blog is such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I’m in the midst of a no buy year and I love reading this post! Thanks for sharing all this info!

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  15. Your overviews of this place are so thorough and they give so much good infomation.I will def have to add this to my list

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  16. love this topic! every single one of them is such an important information. Thanks so much for sharing

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  17. I love these articles, always gives me a little bit of sense what I need to do and be prepared for Thanks!

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  18. I need to do this. I tend t over spend on things that I don't really need.

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  19. I really do remember to take a look at the things I have. It’s important before I consider what I need.

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  20. I think that like most of my years are barely buy years so it makes up for the rest of it. For example, I own 5 pairs of shoes. My running shoes. My shoes from my wedding. 2 pairs of flip flops. And "dressy" flats. I tend to wear holes in things before I buy new versions of them lol.

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  21. This is great! Once we can take inventory,see what we already have we can appreciate it!

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