My Spending Wishlist!

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I have been trying something new lately to focus on what I really want to spend money on.  At least a few times a week I get bored and I window shop online or in stores… and 50% of that time I end up buying something that I didn’t plan on buying in the first place.  Can you relate?

I’ve just started a Google Document, called my Spending Wishlist, where I’m documenting what I plan on buying in the near (or far) future.

Here’s my list so far: (in no particular order)

  • New fridge
  • New countertops in the kitchen
  • New sink
  • White legging jeans for summer  Done!
  • Simple, thin gold wedding band (when the time comes)
  • Outdoor rug ($94)
  • Buddy’s dog food in bulk from Petflow ($40) Done!
  • Japan trip with Justin (I have to go back!!)
  • Disneyland trip with Justin

As you can see I have a few expensive things on my wishlist, mostly relating to my kitchen.  I have a TINY refrigerator.  That’s going to take priority.  Refrigerators are expensive…  most good ones with stainless steel fronts run around $1000.  Ouch.

I’m trying to review this list every day to remind myself of my spending priorities.  These are the things I AM GOING TO BUY.  Compiling it all on one list really shows me how much money this is all going to cost.  So I shouldn’t be impulse shopping in the meantime.

Of course having this list isn’t foolproof.  But maybe, just maybe, I’ll remember this in the back of my mind and I can stop myself from handing over that hard earned money because THIS LIST is what I really want.

Do you have a list of things you want to buy?  How do you keep track of it?

♥ E&I