In the United States we are so very fortunate. Most people can buy whatever they desire. If we go shopping and see something we like, we can buy it.
See it, like it, buy it
However just because we like something, doesn’t mean we need to buy it.
On a recent flight my daughter liked this Skymall item:
Forest Faces: Show everyone which team you’re rooting for with this outdoor ornament sensation.
This new outdoor craze is only $19.99, so it’s easily within my reach.
Should I buy one? Let’s see.
Can I live without it?
Yes. My trees have been bare for years and haven’t been yearning for ornamentation (as far as I know).
Would I use it regularly?
No. The ornament serves no real purpose other than promoting a sports team that doesn’t need further promotion.
Is it going to improve or simplify my life?
Asking yourself these questions can help you prevent clutter and debt. It’s possible to see something, like it and not buy it.
See it, like it, don’t buy it
The result? More money in your bank and less things in your home. Sounds good to me.
Interested in consuming less, decluttering and organization? Check out Monica Ricci’s blog: “Your Life. Organized.”