How to keep from buying things!
September 2, 2017 4:39am CST
Things you don't need, that is. 1. Pretend like the store is a museum. "Oh, how pretty!" But you can't buy it because it's in a museum! 2. Look at something you really like. "Wow, that looks really nice." Look at the price. "It can just keep on looking nice right where it is." 3. What do I have that serves the same purpose just as well? 4. How much storage space would this take? Where would I put it? Would it be in the way? 5. How hard would it be to throw away? (In Japan we have to pay for certain non-burnable trash, which only goes out every two weeks and you have to go to city office to pay and schedule the pickup time.) I hope these questions that I ask myself will help you, too, if you need to apply some self-control to your shopping trips!
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I like these tips! Without realizing, I've been doing this - I mean, my sister tells me I think too much when I buy something... which I do, there are a lot of considerations going on in my mind when I look at something I don't need and most of the time I end up not buying it. Clothes for example - price, size, color, style, material, practicality, and storage space - all of those have to be checked 'yes' before I even consider buying it...
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