Clothing is another commodity we spend our money on and don’t wear half the items in our closet in any given year. Do we really need all of it? Are we not victim to our own desires? Do we really need all those shoes and in every color and style? Do we really need to buy a piece of clothing every week, month and year? Ask yourself about how much money you could have saved and probably taken a vacation or pay a bill without the stress. Here is a suggestion, don’t buy any clothing for a week or a month. Re-purpose to buy something and put in a “doggie bank” instead, take a deep breath and say to yourself “I am in control”. Take that money out from your account and place it in a private place in your closet and each week drop a twenty or forty dollar bill in it. You will be shocked at how much money you will save! I have done it, and it works. Teach your children this and let them know that they have to be in control of their resources. Money doesn’t grow on trees and you will not be giving it to them every time they ask.
Once a month you should go through your closet and reorganize it to see if you really need something new. Often, you will be shocked at how much you have accumulated and this is the time to donate or barter with a thrift store, have a garage sale or donate to a Goodwill Center. I prefer to donate to my local Salvation Army and Goodwill Centers because I am helping others who are in need.
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