I’m now keeping track of consumer goods more exactly for Riot goals — the 90% target is $1000 per year, which works out to a little over $80/month. This is including all types of “stuff”, other than food, education, and medical costs. Used goods count as 10% of the original cost, since most of the environmental impact went to making them in the first place. I’m not sure how I’m going to track event-type costs…I think I’ll document them anyway and then decide what to do with them.
So, for June I spent $158, on some much-needed clothing and used books. That’s about 18% of US average and was, I think, more money than I usually spend. I’ll see how things go for the rest of the year; I started off July with buying two dozen canning jars.