Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Move 3: Be a Picky Shopper, Part I

Shop Smarter:
This move is as wallet friendly as it is eco friendly- be a picky shopper.
You know how easy it is to end up with that extra tank top because it’s on the sale rack, but then it hangs in your closet. All of us have our shopping weaknesses- shoes, bags (for me its white tee-shirts) whatever it is, just stop and ask yourself the following questions:
a) Do I LOVE this item? (if you are settling chances are you won’t wear it that much)
b) Do I have at least 3 things in my closet that this will work with? (if you need to buy a new pair of shoes and an new skirt etc to make the item work, chances are you don’t need it)
c) Can I use this item for seasons to come? (if not, chances are that the item is so trendy that you don’t need it)
d) Do I really need another_______? (insert your weakness here and think critically)

I also love the sage advise: If you have the impulse to buy something, before you plunk down the plastic pause for 24 hours. If you still want to purchase after a day, then you know it’s an investment that will work for you.

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