I’ve been thinking a lot about this topic and it can go in so many different directions. My experience is that we see a cabinet or chair or pillow in a magazine, store or online and think “oh that would be great in my living room”. So we run out to buy it because all of a sudden it is a “NEED”. We bring it home and it looks terrible or just not right - and suddenly the thing we needed becomes expendable.
Why do we do that? Why did we think it was so important to have? It’s human nature. I know that when I see something I want I can justify a need for it. Sound familiar? It becomes more of an impulse buy.
The answer is to slow down and really decide whether it is a want or a need. Sounds easy, but not so much for me. I know when my husband wants something it becomes a campaign. I just sit back and watch it unfold ...and see how it becomes a need….
In my program, The Harmonious Home, I take you through a process of discovering what you want - and need - in creating a home you love to spend time in. No doubt there will still be some impulse buys, but your purchases will become more intentional, and the result will be in finding your happy place!