In 'Obsessive Consumption,' Kate Bingaman-Burt explores the psychology behind spending.

Is cutting back on your spending one of your New Years goals? Perhaps you should try Kate Bingaman-Burt’s approach — the Portland-based illustrator has drawn every single item she has purchased since February 5, 2006.

Nothing is too small or trivial to document- even Ikea hot dogs, 2 for $1, make the list. Having to think about and publicly document every single item you buy is an almost sure-fire way to spend less, which is where Bingaman-Burt’s daily drawings originated. The illustrator started drawing her credit card bills in 2004 as a way to help herself visualize getting out of post-grad debt; in 2010, she was debt free and had taken on the new daily series, aptly named Obsessive Consumption.

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