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Display Name: celestenous
Member Since: 11/12/10

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I do shoes off. I've never understood why anyone would want to spread what's on the bottom of their shoes all around their house. Shoes off keeps the floors and upholstery clean and gives everyone's feet a break from the confinement of their shoes. If I am hosting a cocktail party, I will make an exception. Otherwise, it's shoes off at my house.

Shoes On or Off in the Home?
11/12/10 02:04 PM

After recently doing a major clutter purge, I created a list of wants and needs for each room. So rather than buying random pretty things, I now have a goal that will result in creating a cohesive home and streamlining future purchases.

The list keeps me focused when I shop at thrift stores and Goodwill. Previously it would have been easy for me to spend money on lots of little items. The total cost for all of those little things end up adding up to the cost of a single item that would have worked better and I would be happier with in the long run.

I also keep a folder of pictures of rooms that I like to keep me inspired and disciplined.

I, too, have a waiting period for items. If I still want it after 30 days, I buy it. Most of the time, I forget about the little things that I thought I had to have.

How To Buy Only What You Love and Need
11/12/10 11:51 AM