With the whole world trying to convince us to spend our way to happiness, we’ve been left cluttered, stressed, and unfulfilled. Tara Button, founder of BuyMeOnce, is at the forefront of the global movement to change the way we shop and live forever. Tara advocates a life of mindful buying that celebrates what lasts, giving you exercises that help you curb impulses, ignore trends, and discover your true style. Once a shopaholic herself, her groundbreaking mindful curation method reveals the amazing benefits of buying for life and will help you:
• Spot the tricks that make you overspend
• De-clutter your home
• Find the products that serve you best
• Rediscover the art of keeping and caring for things
• Find happiness, success, and self-worth, beyond buying
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Table of Contents
List of Exercises 8
Part I Broken Behavior
1 Mindful Curation 12
2 Planned Obsolescence 21
3 Advertising 43
4 Marketing 54
5 Faster and Faster Fashion 73
6 Born to Shop 97
Part II Living A Life Less Throwaway
7 Becoming a Curator 110
8 Taking Stock 122
9 Before You Shop 140
10 Out at the Shops 153
11 The BuyMeOnce Buying Guide 166
12 Keeping and Caring 201
13 On Money and Happiness 211
Ten Steps to Mastering Mindful Curation 242
Appendix I 244
Appendix II 268
Further Reading 284