This is not the kind of home party shopping or online shopping or even TV Shopping Network that you’re thinking.
This is shopping in your home, from the things you already have.
The other day, I was visiting a girlfriend at her home. She asked if I was hungry and wanted a snack. “Sure,” I responded, and she slid open her pantry door. I stood there with my mouth open. And not because I was hungry, but because her pantry was organized by food type, in order, and stacked with the packaging front turned towards the viewer. Like a market. Like a gourmet market.
I felt like I was shopping but I was in someone’s home.
It’s the same thing with closets. You can purge items that are out of style, the wrong size or just plain tired. The saying goes, “If you haven’t worn it in a year, get rid of it.” Chances are, you’re not going to wear it. Ever.
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Once you declutter your closet, organize your closet. Arrange items by colors, by styles, or by outfits—whatever method suits your style. Then, when you go to your closet and there’s no more jumble -- it’s like shopping in a store! Simpler to select the right top or pants or outfit or shoes. And more relaxing. They don’t call it retail therapy for nothing.
Once you apply the Shop IN Home philosophy to your kitchen, bathroom, garage, laundry room and kid’s rooms, you may find several things are true: you save money not buying duplicates, you re-discover items you hadn’t utilized in a while and you’re more relaxed in the whole process of finding and selecting.
Choose to Shop IN Home before you buy more. Your wallet – and your psyche – will thank you.
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