I was inspired to join the No Spender Bender by the lovely ladies over at http://vintagemission.blogspot.com/ and http://inkyknits.blogspot.com/. They started on Janurary 1, so I’m late to the party. I’ll be joining February 1. My goal is to rey to limit unnecessary spending. I’m going to follow the rules to are floating all over the internet. I will give myself a pass on consumables, as long as they are needful. A new lipstick is fine if I run out, but not if I just want a new color. The same goes for sewing notions. I typically don’t buy matching zippers and buttons when I buy fabric online or without a project in mind. The No Spender Bender rules do not apply to anything bought for use no my hairstyling clients. Most of the rules allow for 3 free passes, as well as deals just too good to skip. I will add another rule, I get a free pass if I sell something of equal or greater value first. I will also be making an effort to control the clutter in the house. Since I will be trying to avoid online window shopping, I plan to use that time to go through the kids’ old toys, my closet, the basement, ect.