• 29 December 2008
...in light of the current recession...
When you feel the urge to impulse buy, go organize a drawer, closet, cupboard, etc. instead.
For whatever reason, using our energy in this way causes some real thinking to occur. After the 30 minute project is completed, you'll find that you've either:
1. talked yourself out of the impulse buy
2. realized you already have it, you just didn't know it :)
3. that you do need it after all and that ridding yourself of unnecessary things (whether by donation or Craigslist) created a space for a new purchase
In no time at all your home will be in better shape, you'll feel like you've utilized your time more wisely, and you'll feel see a new level of productivity emerge. It's a win-win in my book. When your purchases are thoughtful, you'll avoid the whole return/exchange process (which eats up time, gas $, etc.) and enjoy them more because of all the closets/drawers/cupboards you've organized in the meantime :)
Caveat: Let it be known...I like a good deal like anyone, and I'll continue to post about them when I spot them, but there is a time and a place for everything...right?
You can view more easy organizing tips here.
image via Henry Art Gallery blog