These flippin' adorable Threshold bowls were on clearance at Target. They were 50% off this week and the shelves were looking thin. I took a photo of them in January and posted it to Instagram but I did not buy any. I was so proud of myself! A few weeks later, I went back to Target and they still had the bowls in stock. There were about eight to twelve different designs. I hemmed and hawed and narrowed it down to four designs that I loved. I bought the four little bowls. I immediately used them for salsa and then at my Disney Villains Tea Party for candies and at a sports party for dips. I love using those little bowls! That's what you're supposed to do with stuff you buy – use it right away. So when I saw the larger bowls and more of the smaller bowls on clearance, I felt this push to buy them. It's scarcity. If I don't buy them now, they might be gone later so I must BUY ALL THE THINGS! But then I thought about it. Do I need the larger bowls? No, because I have alot of bowls and I don't eat cereal anymore so I don't even use bowls daily. Do I need more of the smaller bowls? YES.
I walked all around the store and did the rest of my shopping with those little bowls clinking in my cart. I got to the checkout lines and they were all long. I hate waiting in lines. I feel like it is traffic on foot. It's the worst. I mean, waiting in line behind ONE person is agony for me. Because that one person has like 84 coupons and an out of state check to cash. Argggh, why me?! Through my grumbling, I have started to try to appreciate this “review time” that standing in line gives me. I save SO MUCH money without coupons at all. When I finally get to the conveyor belt, I make two separate piles. The first is all the stuff I am not getting. And then second is my purchase pile. I know. The person at the check stand always looks at me like I'm crazy and then they're pissed that I just filled up their go-back bin. “You want to put back ALL THIS STUFF? ALL OF IT?” Um, yeah, that's what I said. What's the problem? Give me time in line with spotty in-store wifi, I am gonna use that time to review my purchases. And that is exactly what happened to those Threshold bowls. While they are cute, I already have some and I have lots of other great dishes for parties and food and what not. I don't even have a place to store any of these. As the bowls and a bunch of dollar spot stuff rolled down the conveyor belt on it's way to the go back bin, I asked myself: Will my life be okay without this pile of stuff in it? Yes. Yes it will be.
- Part One: Why I Almost Threw All Of My Craft Supplies Away
- Part Two: How I Stopped Being a Craft Hoarder
- Part Three: A New Mantra: Make Enjoy Buy Repeat
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