I read a research paper that depended on consumers keeping a "consumption diary". The researchers were trying to understand what motivates people to buy clothing.
Something I've been "consumed" with for many years, I decided to try one myself. I will be keeping a log to document all the clothes and shoes purchased during a period. I’m going to keep it for three months. The reason you ask? To better understand why I purchase things and also how much I buy. It's easy t forget the run by "The Gap" to pick up one item (or more) so I will document and log the purchases of what why when and how. Like in the case where my daughter had no more knee socks and I went looking for places to get them and ended up purchasing items for husband and myself too. Why? So my experiment begins.