One of my hubby’s favorite sayings, “Buy once, cry once,” is a reminder to spend a bit more (hence the “cry”), and buy a higher quality item that will outlast something cheaper and of lesser value.
Living a more intentional, efficient and minimalist lifestyle means reevaluating your mindset as a consumer - making deliberate purchase decisions, delaying gratification and seriously considering the quality, purpose and benefit of your purchases. When you shift your mindset, you bring less into your home and the items you DO buy are more…
Whatever you bring into your home should serve you and your family a distinct purpose. While I think LOVING what you buy is important, I’m also realistic - you may not LOVE your cleaning products, but you can love the brand/scent/ingredients!
I have been consciously trying to avoid impulse buys and seriously considering the “why” behind my purchases. My bank account is benefitting too - I buy higher quality products less frequently and spend less money replacing and duplicating!
Have you changed how and what you buy and bring into your home? How has it affected your family?