February is going to be the month that I shut down all of the “noise” that surrounds me.
Every day we are inundated by commercials on TV, advertisements in magazines and newspapers, ads in the mail, You Tube commercials, deals in our e-mail, etc. Every one of these things contribute to what we purchase in a month’s time.
I have decided that it would be nice to make this all go away. So these are the things we will do to get rid of some of these things and then we will ignore the rest.
We are recording any shows that we want to watch on TV. When we go back to watch them, we will fast forward through the commercials.
We have unsubscribed from most of the company e-mail lists that we are on. Those we deemed it was prudent not to, we will send to junk for now.
We will not look at Hip2Save or any other deal site online for the entire month. But AD, aren’t you afraid you will miss a great deal? Nope! There is ALWAYS another great deal!
We do get a newspaper every day since Hubby enjoys reading it in the morning. The only ads that we will look at is a quick scan of the food ads. That’s it. All other ads will be recycled without reading them. I only receive one magazine monthly and those ads will be ignored as I read the articles.
I will ignore the ads on You Tube while they run the first 5 seconds or so. Then immediately skip to the content. Any content by the vloggers that are selling something will be totally ignored.
By going in and out of the house via our garage in the winter time, we pass right by our recycle bin. I will drop any ad that arrives in our mailbox into that bin unread on the way in from the mailbox.
I want a peaceful month without all of this “noise”. I want a month away from shopping, Amazon.com, etc. If I don’t look at all of the before mentioned things I won’t know about any “great deals” that I just have to have.
Enough is enough! I am taking my life and my time back and will be saving a lot of money in the process.
If any of you get tired of always chasing the good deals and being inundated with them, come join me in this challenge in February.