I can not shop anymore.
Its serious. I have needed the following items for more than two months:
- work shirts
- work pants
- work shoes
- exercise shoes
- exercise clothes
Now some of these things may seem like frivolous repeats and I have enjoyed a lot of swag but I prepay for my swag.
Also, I am down to about three good pairs of pants and one pair of work shoes that don't really fit.
I am just not buying things ...period.
In my mass decluttering I have tried to stretch the use/value of items out to a point that I will only buy something 70% off.
I really need running shoes seriously. I found out just how bad my knees were and my hips and all because I was wearing the wrong footwear. Yet, I was refusing to pay $49.99 for memory foam soles because I know memory foam is a cheap product not a recycled product but cheap material used ..its really cheap.
Then there is the clothes, I have been told and read about how as an person of a certain age and demographic if I want to get noticed I need to start dressing the part not just what my uniform is totally comfortable.
Let's start with the shoes. I am the WORST ..I go to Walmart and buy three or four pairs for less than $40.
No really I do. I rarely purchase a pair over $20.
Case in point, I went to Off Broadway there is a section of all clearance up to 70% off I found a pair of beige shoes (perfect for work) for $12 there.
Then I went to Ross ..I found a pair Fila for $19.99.
Yes I paid about $44 total for two pairs of shoes compared to $49 for one pair of Nike's.
Now clothes. I see 70% off at Eddie Bauer ...one shirt $7 one pair of pants $12 ..yes I paid $20 for an outfit ..
I didn't pick up said outfit ? Why? The line was too long and I know I can do this later and probably find more stuff ..
Now, the Laptop is a long torture involved struggle.
In part because I want a camera
In part because I want a phone
In part because I want a minimum of 4GB/16GB SSD and I like it to weight less than 3.5 pounds.
I also don't care for Apple and I am not in love with Intel chips.
I have some reservations about Microsoft Window PC's and I have gotten a scratch that only Chromebooks seem to itch but I don't want to pay over $300 for something that I will basically throw away in two years.
Yes, my friend told me today I am not picky but I have issues.
So why am I spending any money at all?
Trips out of town...
It is bad period. I have my tickets and trip set for Eureka and Anaheim but will I have any clothes to wear?