Thursday, January 19, 2012

A quick word...

The downfall of any shopper is the impulse buy. The desire to take something home without thinking about it, hits me at Dollar Tree and the 99 cent store like nothing else. It may be a cute hair tie, a book for my daughter, that solar flower that Dollar Tree likes to advertise, but don't just buy it because it is cheap!

3 Rules to prevent impulse puchasing at any price -

1. Do I need it? - Are you really going to use this thing? Need it to sustain life, clean the house, already on your shopping list?

2. Do I want it? - Has it been an item on your wish list for a while? If you are not sure, keep it in your cart for a while or wait until your next shopping trip. If you forget about it when you leave, you probably didn't want it that badly.

3. Will I enjoy it 3 months from now? 1 year from now? - Do you really want this crowding your shelf, closet, cupboard?

So, think about it before you buy it and remember that old saying, "Joy is not in things, it is in us."

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