I’ve never been on a shopping spree. I don’t necessarily need to go on one. At the same time, I need many new outfits. As a matter of fact, I might need a whole new wardrobe.

I really don’t spend much money on clothes. I did spend nearly $200 on running shoes earlier this year. However, I run a lot and expensive shoes last longer. They might eventually pay for itself. I’m hoping that these running shoes last at least a few years. After about 6 months, they still feel new. Perhaps that’s because I only use them for running and nothing else!

When I think about going on a shopping spree, I think in terms of clothes. I don’t really think in terms of buying things such as movies or electronics. I need clothes. I don’t need the latest movie released last week. I think the average age of my clothing is about 4 years. Sure, I purchase a new item here and there. But I think my closet needs a change.

Therefore, I think I might plan my first shopping spree! But I’ll do it responsibly. I won’t use a credit card. All I need to do is work a little extra and spend a little less. Instead of getting coffee and the local shop I can make my own. I could probably save $50 a month by doing that. Instead of eating out, I could just cook at home. I could probably save a couple hundred dollars by doing that. And I could work an extra few days.

Once I do these things I’ll be ready. It’s exciting to think that I’ll have a closet full of new clothes. And because I’ll do it responsibly, it makes it all the better. It’s probably a good idea to do this once every few years. And for me, that time is now.