I think that you get that I’m not perfect by now, right? I mean, I showed you my impression of holiday decorating and more than one of my DIY mishaps. Plus, unlike some decorating goddesses’ homes (um, have you checked out Sara’s bedroom?), I’m nowhere near whatever ‘finished’ is. BUT when it comes to saving money, I’d like to say I have some skills…. but really, I’m not perfect!
Take last night for example: I went over to my neighborhood thrift store to drop off a few boxes of donations. For my troubles, I received a coupon good for an in-store purchase.
Which led to a little shopping
...and a few purchases.
Like this pantry organizer that I was just out shopping for this weekend: I saved a good $10 by finding it used. Plus, like a real thrifty purchase, I was able to put it into use right away (can you tell that pantry organization is on the to-do list?).
Oh, but there was also the large bamboo bowl.
It was so pretty and scratch free...
And the tag said that it had just come in that day. What if someone else bought it?
So I did.
I tried to tell myself that I got a great deal because the $6 I spent on both the bowl and pantry organizer was less than a full-priced organizer I had planned to buy at the Container Store, but deep down I knew that I really didn’t need to spend the extra cash on that bowl. I also knew that Nate wouldn’t think I needed the extra bowl… and that’s when I hid it in the giant mess we call the garage.
Can you find it in there?
That’s right, I actually HID something that I bought! Waking up this morning and thinking about it, I couldn’t believe that I crossed the line from being able to explain my purchases to needing to conceal them all together. Don’t get me wrong, I still believe that I got a great deal on something that I plan on using (hello, I’m hosting ten parties in 2010), but it’s the boyfriend that I can’t explain it to… and really, it isn’t so thrifty to hide things in your garage.
Have you ever gotten to the point where you’ve hidden a purchase?