In my previous posts, I announced my shopping ban and I laid out the rules for my yearlong shopping ban. This post features my approved shopping list. It’s a list of everything that I plan on buying during my shopping ban.
During my shopping ban, I am allowed to buy the following items:
Essential clothing items
- 1 Pair of Jeans
- 1 Tank Top (Replacement)
- 1 Oxford dress shirt
- 1 Shoes
2 T-Shirts (Replacements)* 2 Leggings (Replacements)*
1 Maxi dress (I currently have only had one dress. I bought it in 2014 and have been wearing it several times a week ever since. I’d love to get a second dress to mix things up!)*
*I recently placed an online order on PACT for the above-mentioned items. I had them shipped to a relative in the U.S.A. and will need to see how/if they fit.
Piercings (These are new piercings that I plan on getting)
- tragus piercing
- conch piercing
- third lobe piercings
- helix piercing
Camera equipment (To improve the audio of my YouTube videos and more)
- zoom H1 Handy Recorder
- rode smartLav+
- rode TRS Adapter
64 GB Micro SD card (My previous two got ruined because of extreme humidity)
Basics for my new home
- 2 reusable kitchen towels
- 5 mason jars
6 large mesh produce bags
- 1 linen towel
- 1 blanket
- 2 sheets
- 2 bed linen
- 1 water flosser
As I’ve mentioned in the rules for my yearlong shopping ban, I will be going through some really big changes in 2019 and moving to a new country is one of them. I am not yet sure what I will have available at my new destination and may need to purchase additional items.
This is a list of items that I may need to purchase:
basic cooking and baking tools
- 1 knife
- 1 spatula
- 1 mixing bowl
- 1 baking pan
- 1 reusable silicone baking sheet
- 1 stone pan
- 1 stainless steel pot
- 1 wooden cutting board
- 1 blender
- 1 stainless steel spoon
- 1 Japanese futon
This is a list of items that I will need to get repaired:
- Long pants: In March 2018 bought a pair of long cotton pants in India. They haven’t worn that great and would need to be patched up and later on dyed.
- Camera: The charging slot cover is hanging on its thread. I may or may not ask around for quotes and get it fixed.
- Backpack: Shortly after my packing video was filmed the zipper on my backpack stopped working. I will ask around for quotes and will need to get it fixed.
It’s all about being intentional
That was everything that I, as of right now, intend to buy the next 12 months.
The category “business books”, which I mentioned in my post about the rules for my yearlong shopping ban isn’t mentioned here, because I am not yet sure which books (if any) I’ll be getting.
Of course, life happens and this list is by no means set in stone. It’s also worth mentioning that I may not buy everything on this list, however, if I really need to, I know it’s accounted for. As mentioned in my previous post, I am also allowed to replace or repair items as needed.
Please note, I will be updating this list with items I’ve purchased as I go. In next week’s post, I’ll be sharing more details about my essential clothing items.
Have you ever done a shopping ban? I’d love to hear about your experience!
Everything that’s been crossed out has since been acquired.