Have you ever seen the Veggie Tale of Madame Blueberry? If not, I highly recommend it, even as a 22-year-old. This lesson is not just for kids, folks!
Before our IKEA trip, we made sure to check out this highly recommended consignment shop ("shop" is understatement, "warehouse" may be more appropriate) called Stuff, Etc. Let me just say, it was amazing. There was so much...stuff.
The entire basement was devoted to furniture, where we found a beautiful wingback chair for a great price and we also found two, completely different loveseats. We liked them both, and they were both only $50 each. We considered just getting one, but well, we got caught up in the moment. An impulse buy.
I've lived in this blessed country all my life, and I'm not immune to the defects we Americans have. We are a people who cannot live without instant gratification.
After spending $50 on a loveseat we're not even going to use, it made me consider how many times I use the following line, "Oh, and this was just an impulse buy." How much of our money is wasted on things I think I need in that one tiny window of emotional attachment? I don't even want to know.
And how fortunate am I that I have money in my bank account to afford such impulse buys, especially compared to rest of the world?
We are certainly blessed, and honestly, we tend to be on the conservative side when it comes to our finances. But we can easily convince ourselves that we need much more than we do.
That said, does anyone want a free couch?