Why I’ve (attempted) to Stop Shopping

spending ban

I’m a talking typing blogger cliche, but it’s true; I’ve put myself on a spending ban. 

For those of you who don’t know, I’ve just got back from America (travel diaries coming soon), and I’m spending a couple of days in New York in April, so I need to save those pennies now more than ever. But it’s not just holidays that have got my skint. I’ve now started a Postgraduate degree at University, and even though I am happy to have a student discount again, funding myself means that I can’t splash out as much as I used to. That’s no hardship though. It was over Summer, when I was having a bit of a clear out that I realised how much stuff I’ve bought over the last year that I didn’t really need. I mean, the odd purchase is fair enough, everyone makes an impulse buy once in a while, but to have a box full of products I haven’t used is a bit too much. So I’m in shopping rehab.

What does this mean for the blog? Whilst blogging doesn’t mean you have to spend money, it definitely tempts you into splashing the cash. Anyway, my spending ban essential means I’ll be shopping my stash. Judging by my last rummage in the stores, the content should be flowing for a while yet so you won’t notice a thing. So why am I writing this post? Well I’m asking for your help. How do you save money? What are your top tips? Every time I try and save up I seem to fall at the slightest hurdle, but that can’t happen this time. My Broadway ticket depends on it. And you. Help?!