I recently found out that, inspired by our year-long Living Well with Less Stuff challenge, Frisbee has been quietly reducing her spending at the same time as us! (And saving a lot of money into the bargain!) She just shared with the me the single thing that made all the difference for her: writing down her spending. This is what she says:
“I kept a diary of all my expenses for one year. The simple act of monitoring what I spent, and seeing it written down, allowed me to see clearly where there is unnecessary spending, and to make changes to reduce the amount of stuff I buy.”
This made me think about home energy – it’s well known that monitoring energy consumption (reading your meters) reduces energy use even if you take no other measures. It seems that this applies to other things, too! Thanks, Frisbee!