I am putting myself on a "no buy" until April 1st. It was supposed to start the end of March, but I slacked off, did some spending, and now I'm getting back on the ship. A "no buy" is a period of time set for not spending money on things other than actual necessities and bills, kind of like a spending diet. No additional groceries, and certainly none of my luxury purchases like make-up and hair products. So, toilet paper equals a necessity, but something like rice isn't a necessity if I have something else I can replace it with, like mashed potatoes for example.
Why am I going on a "no buy?" Reason one is I've been spending a lot lately and just want to tone my spending down a bit. Reason two is, because I've been buying so many things, I have a lot of things, so I want to use up much of my groceries, make-up, and products because I now have so many.
I completely acknowledge that the whole concept of a "no buy" comes from having the privilege to buy as I please. My husband and I are very blessed, and I thank God for that.