I’m going to do my damndest not to walk into a store — grocery stores excepted — until the end of the year.
We recently ended a run of much spending on “really great deals.” They were really great deals and we will wear/ use/ enjoy the stuff we bought, but I’m feeling hungover.
I’m exploiting the fact that my indecisiveness makes me a more careful (read: doesn’t-pull-the-trigger) shopper by not buying anything in a bricks-and-mortar store. Will I pay more for shipping? Probably. Is the couple of dollars spent in shipping better than the hundreds I’ve spent in things bought “while I’m here”? Yes.
The deciding factor — other than the post-purchase dread — is that we’re struggling to keep the stuff in the house from taking over. We spend money to buy things that we stress over managing! Crazy.
Plus, I want a new lens, but I spent at least that much at Gap’s 30% off Friends-and-Family sale… on fleece. And this way the weekly snowboarding trips won’t seem so expensive.
Yes, that means holiday shopping too. Wish me luck.