2017 Goals:17 For 17 Things I want to Stop Buying

by - 12/27/2016 11:00:00 PM

One of the goals I have for 2017 is to stop wasting my money on items that I can make at home or just don't need. Below, I'm sharing 17 items in 2017 that I will stop buying. 

17 For 17 Things I want to stop buying

1. Bleach -I plan on using vinegar and/or lemon juice.
2. Pie Crust- I'll be making this yummy pie crust recipe
3. Washing detergent - I was doing really well with this recipe and got lazy. I plan on making batches of liquid and powder detergent. 
4. Fabric softener-I haven't found a homemade fabric softener recipe that I like yet. So the hunt begins
5. Natural hair products- I will review products if the opportunity comes my way. However, I do not plan on purchasing any. 
6. Tomato sauce-I plan on making my own homemade pasta sauce. Not sure how the Mister is going to feel about this after finding his fav. 
7. Makeup- Use what I have
8. False Lashes- Use what I have
9. Taco seasoning- I found this really yummy recipe that I can't wait to share. I typically add the taco seasoning to my vegan burgers.  
10. Shower gel- Use what I have and make my own.
11. Deodorant- I plan on trying a few recipes. I'll let you guys know how that works out. 
12. Lotion- Use what I have and/or make my own.
13. Planner supplies- Use what I have
14. Random office supplies- Use what I have
15. Facial creams- Use what I have (welcome the opportunity to review and/or try a product)
16. Stuff- Stop buying, just to buy

17. Dish soap - Make my own and/or use what we have.

Do you have anything that you plan on stop buying in 2016? 

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18 comments

  1. YES! Last year, I bought a bunch of glass bottles to make my own products at home, but haven't gotten around to it. Maybe that should be one of my monthly goals this year!

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  2. i stopped buying bra since last year and I plan to continue it, haha no kidding. Coz bra only gives me backaches.

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  3. I'm not sure what I could stop buying. Probably stuff at Target, but I know that won't happen.

    I do always buy pie crusts though. I just don't have the patience to make a crust.

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  4. I agree with you. I want to use what I have! Whether it's makeup or planner supplies. Great post!

    Beth || www.TheStyleBouquet.com

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  5. I plan on stop buying fast food in general and make a lot of things at home. I want to stop buying unnecessary items for my home lol. But, I am on a tight budget this year so I won't be spending much!

    Isaly Holland | http://www.memoriesbyisaly.com

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  6. Really good tips. I am trying to make little changes to my lifestyle to save pennies this year so some of these tips would definitely help! Nikki x

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  7. The main thing I need to stop buying is food from restaurants. I use delivery services for food waaaay too much.

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  8. I'm starting from the bottom of your list: stop buying just to buy! I used to be soooooo guilty of that! Then, my husband lost his job. It was the "motivation" I needed to help my habit. It's interesting to see over a bit of time what you can actually live without :) Need to try your laundry detergent recipe, too! Thanks!

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  9. Ah, I love this list! There's so many things that I can stop buying too but one thing that I should focus on is ceramic crockery. I'm a hoarder and I can possible put on a small stall for a fete with the stuff I own. So, yeah, no buying that!
    xoxo
    Radhika
    Expressing Life

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  10. Wow, I have long list what I can not stop buying also. :)

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  11. Yes! I will stop hoarding things like dress and lipstick. I'll just focus on the things that I really need not want.

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  12. Lol. I'm with you. This is a great list. I need to consider doing this too this year.

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  13. Shoes. I need to stop buying shoes. I'm convinced it an addiction.

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