I keep all of my receipts and I noticed I spent A LOT less last year on crafts. I attribute it to; all of the local craft stores closed and I wasn't in a monthly SU club where you have to make a monthly purchase.
I like making a list of what I need and want. BUT, I wait for a really good sale and then purchase what I really, really need. I saved some money for the "after Christmas" sales, stocked up on the necessities and picked up a Verve set (that I've had on my wish list for a few years) that was finally on sale! Saved a tidy bundle on all of my purchases and I'm good for a while!