Lindsey from ChicMoneyTalk is blessing the blog with a guest post today! If you haven’t checked out her blog, you need to hop over there after reading this post. She shares great information on living frugality and staying fabulous. Thanks Lindsey!
Hello everyone! I’m Lindsey from ChicMoneyTalk; glad to be guest posting here today. I know I’m not alone when I say that I love shopping; both online and those real stores. And while I’d like to think that I have a pretty good sense of reasoning in what I should or shouldn’t buy…I’ve definitely made some mistakes. I won’t go blaming it all on impulse buys, just crazy, stupid things I’ve bought that I probably shouldn’t.
Brussels Sprouts. Giggle if you want, but I bought them (with only vague childhood memories of disliking them), put them in my fridge, and left them there. For, eh…a few weeks. Anyone else buy groceries with the intent on trying something new only to have to throw it out?
Corner TV Stand. One of my first Craigslist purchases was this corner tv stand that I didn’t really like, but thought I would with a great makeover. I’m still not sure what I saw in it….still. I had grand plans of painting, ripping out the DVD shelf, and somehow, other pieces of furniture had gotten their makeovers, and that one is still sitting there. Waiting to be left when the military moves me again—it’s a great way to get rid of unwanted furniture!
Paper Lanterns. The Dollar Store was having a sale…everything’s a dollar!! Wait? I always try and pop into my local Dollar Tree, and usually I’m pretty good about knowing what I should buy or not buy. But one trip, I came out with about 10 paper lanterns and coordinating colors of fruit candles and plastic plates and bowls. I have yet to use any of them. Years later.
One bookshelf. When my husband and I were living in Germany, IKEA was the place to shop! We made the decision to walk out with a coffee table, two end tables and one bookshelf—all matching. The thought was to go back later and get another shelf. I think that were driving a VW Gulf and didn’t have enough room had something to do with that decision. Here I am, not in Germany, with one bookshelf. Whatever do you do with one bookshelf? Oh, and they discontinue the line.
I could probably go on forever on clothes that I bought thinking “Ooooh! Love it!” Only to get it home, try it on a few days later and ask myself what I was thinking?? I have a dress that would be cute if both of the sleeves were the same length. That’s what I get for ripping tags off as soon as I get home and hanging my purchases in my closet. I’m getting better at not doing that.
Have you made any stupid purchases?! Anything you just roll your eyes and laugh (now) that you actually bought? Please, share! And thanks so much Amiyrah for letting me quest post.
Thank you, Lindsey, for offering to guest post! So, spill it: have you bought things that you’ve regretted like Lindsey? Leave some comments for her and let her know your secrets :).