Day 6 of the “No Spend January Challenge” and I’m finally starting to feel the impact.
Saturday morning my beloved faithful vacuum cleaner of 8 years died. Kaput.
Instinctively I thought, FINALLY I can buy that Dyson I have wanted for years. I mean a vacuum is a necessity right? Well, yes, and really no.
My whole house is hard wood flooring. The only carpet we have is one small area rug in the living room and one in my son’s bedroom. I am one of those neat freaks that sweeps, vacuums, and mops daily (yes I vacuum my hard wood flooring). I don’t really need a vacuum cleaner…I just like to have one. I could just shake out the carpets like its 1890 and sweep/mop the remainder of the house.
A vacuum cleaner is not a necessity and therefor I will have to wait until February to buy a new one. (Right now I am kicking myself for just missing out on the Target Black Friday Dyson sale…I should have gotten up just a little bit earlier).
I know I am not the only one questioning the definition of the word necessity. By Saturday morning my husband was feeling the impact of our month long challenge and I overheard him say “When is January going to be over, I need a new coffee grinder.”
He NEEDS a new coffee grinder…it’s going to be a long month!