As I look around and try to organize, I find things that need to go.
There was a time when my grandson loved t-shirts with skulls. In my house today, I found a t-shirt with a skull. I had bought it before I heard the news that this was not something he still liked. He had moved on. I took it back and am $8.13 richer. For two weeks I have gathered up things like this, plus things that are a great deal that I don't want to look at or store, things my granddaughters would like that are dirt cheap. Or, maybe not.
So, I am about $30 richer over two weeks. Now, these things were collected over a year and a dollar or quarter at a time...well, except for the t-shirt.
Since I have not been able to mail anything since last February, things were stacking up, falling down, sliding out of sight.
Shopping one day, I put three greatly reduced things in my cart, looked it over, and decided they could stay in the store.
Several weeks ago, I had someone help me go through my fabric. We got the job half done. She took home about half of the half we handled. Hopefully, when we go through the other half, I will find even less that I must, just must keep/ She is only 16 and learning to sew. When she shows a great interest in a piece of fabric I want, most of the time I just give it to her.
Since I have managed to sustain this habit of getting money back and leaving things in the store that I could really "use," I am calling it a habit. Now, I am parsimonious, but this is beyond my usual parsimony.
Have you looked around with new eyes and taken many things back, gotten a refund and never missed the items? What thrifty habit have you formed?