There were a few things I contemplated + didn't buy:
- Another couch at 20% off. I don't really want another couch, but feel like I should have more seating when people come over. My current plan is to search for one more midcentury, butterfly chair instead. I like the way they look. They cost about 1/10 of the cost of the couch, and they are easier to move around the house.
- Another sweatshirt at 30% off in a different color. I like the sweatshirt I have, but I don't really need another one. When I want to wear that sweatshirt I will just wear that sweatshirt...twice as much as if I had two of them. I have the color I like best anyway.
- Another pair of leggings at 30% off. Same as above. I have three pairs of leggings...which works well for me laundry-wise.
- Face cream at 15% off. I've had a couple of days that my face felt a little bit dry + the product description for this new cream said things that made me feel my current face product might be insufficient. I read more information on my current product + gained some insight on how to change up how I use it. Now I'm experimenting further with it.
- A bedroom sconce at 30% off. We could really use a better source of light on these darker evenings. I just didn't love anything I found. No amount of discount is going to make me love it. I'm waiting for love.
Here are the three things I did buy:
- A full price gift. I couldn't find it on sale. A sale doesn't make a knock off worth it.
- Lip balm at 15% off. I saw it this summer, but didn't need any then. This weekend, I ran out of all my lip balm that I don't have to apply with my finger (which I don't like to do when I'm not at home).
- A pair of boots at 15% off. I'd just received the full-priced pair of boots I bought, but they were too small. It's worth trying a larger size...which I will return if the fit isn't right. (The only boots I have at the moment are wellies.)
There's nothing "ooo-look-at-me-I'm-so-great" about this. I just thought I'd share a few ways I've been thinking through what is enough + how to spend/save our hard-earned money. Sometimes we need stuff. Sometimes we want to give good gifts. Sometimes stuff can make our lives a little bit lovelier. Sometimes sales are useful...when we let them serve us rather than being taken in by them.
And sometimes return policies are useful too. :) (Because what we don't buy (or keep) is 100% off.)