Time to Declutter & Think Through Purchases Thoroughly Again
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
My daughter and I went shopping yesterday for shoes (which is pure torture for both of us as we both have extremely difficult feet to fit) and while we weren't too successful with that, we did find that JC Penney had marked down a lot of clothing items. I ended up getting some things I had wanted in the past but didn't buy until now since the prices were even better than normal JCP prices.
I have a lot of decluttering to do that I haven't had time for in the past (although not what I am wanting or feeling like doing) as it's bugging me a lot. I want to have more leisure time with my family and myself this year so decluttering and getting more organized with accomplish that, but it's a little difficult when you have limited home space.
Over the years I've tried really hard to consider space available as well as if I really need an item/items enough to store them before purchasing. We got things like a Kindle for my daughter, etc. to help with storage issues as well as I sell unwanted/unused/outgrown items that are my kid's items whenever possible.
While I'm pretty good at saving money on groceries and other items, I still have to consider my space issues as well as if it's a waste of money, no matter how little spent, on an item if it never gets used.
These are things we all do everyday (make decisions) but I want to improve on my decisions because as I have stated in the past, there's is always room for improvement.
My clothes buying strategies are getting better. In the past if it fit and it looked half-way okay (and the price was good) I would buy it. Not anymore, I really want to love the clothing I buy. I know I won't be knocked down thrilled on everything I purchase, but I want to be happy when I put the item on. One thing I discovered at the end of this year was that I could wear Jr. clothing. My daughter and I can wear the same shirts so we can exchange and trade with one another on at least the tops. I'm too curvy/hippy for Jr. pants (haven't even tried and probably won't because I know it would be silly as I have hips and padding no matter how much weight I have lost).
It's fun though to take chances and try things that you think wouldn't work. I've had lots of great surprises and fun things that I've purchased by taking chances. I've had to teach that my very conservative daughter as well, LOL.