Lessons Learned About Why We Buy

Lessons Learned About Why We Buy

I tried to find a good YouTube video on the basics of marketing and ads, but I am just not finding one. Many years of research and psychological study have been spent in seeing what it takes to make us buy stuff. Below is my short (VERY CANDID) summary: 1. Demonstrate the VALUE that your […]

Buy Nothing But Consumables – Round 3

Buy Nothing But Consumables – Round 3

Each year for the past three years I’ve done a Buy Nothing But Consumables Challenge with myself and in my groups. The basic rules are simple: “CONSUMABLES – For one month, only allow “consumables” to enter your house. For example: purchasing food, shampoo, toothpaste, would be OK (anything that can be used up), whereas new […]

My Facebook Fast

My Facebook Fast

Fall is in the air and it’s been an extra beautiful season in Portland this year! As the leaves prepare to fall and say, they are done for the year, I realized November would be a great opportunity to get away from Facebook for the month before my Annual Declutter kicked off on December 1st. […]

January Challenge – Buy Nothing But Consumables

January Challenge – Buy Nothing But Consumables

For the month of January (or a time of your choice), we take on the challenge to buy nothing but consumables. “CONSUMABLES – For one month, only allow “consumables” to enter your house. For example: purchasing food, shampoo, toothpaste, would be OK (anything that can be used up), whereas new clothes, dishes, trinkets would *not* […]