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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

No, really. How much crap do we really need in our homes? I helped my brother and his girlfriend pack up their stuff for a move the past weekend. You will never know just how much crap you have until you have to pack it all up. We spend our money on lots of shit that we don’t need and then wonder where the money went at the end of the month. It’s because of all the crap you bought all month long that you didn’t need!

Okay, so I’m not a minimalist. I don’t believe that you should have an apartment with one chair and two light bulbs and call it a day. However, I do think that we fill our homes with things to make ourselves feel good or as some show of accomplishment and at the end of the day it does not buy the internal satisfaction that we are seeking. Either that or we just see something on sale and we have to have it. Stop it! Stop spending money. Stop buying tchotchkes. Stop buying crap that won’t feed you, clothe you, make money for you or prevent baby number 14 when you already have 7. Sorry, couldn’t help that one. Talk about getting more than you need!

Have a “junk drawer”? That’s crap. Stuff in your trunk you haven’t used in months? That’s crap. Things in the bottom of your bag that hasn’t seen the light of day? That’s crap too. Let’s all de-crapify ourselves this Spring and save some of the money that we spend on crap. Visit Cap’s blog at StopBuyingCrap.com and read their guide on How To Stop Buying Crap. Oh, and when you have to move all your crap, don’t call me to help you.

P.S. Some of you wanted to know if I sold the phones I had invested in. I sure did and put $200 towards my bill balance. Ka-ching!

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14 Comments

Cheapskate Sandy March 14, 2009 at 3:03 pm

We have to work on our men! Okay so we might not be on the same team but at least in the same hemisphere.

Yes, I Am Cheap March 19, 2009 at 12:59 pm

First, I had no idea what the heck a meme (sounds like like theme) is. I am tech savvy enough but I guess not enough to know what the heck a meme was. According to The Daily Meme it is “In the context of web logs / ‘blogs / blogging and other kinds of p

Yes, I Am Cheap March 19, 2009 at 12:59 pm

First, I had no idea what the heck a meme (sounds like like theme) is. I am tech savvy enough but I guess not enough to know what the heck a meme was. According to The Daily Meme it is “In the context of web logs / ‘blogs / blogging and other kinds of p

Do You Dave Ramsey? March 19, 2009 at 1:32 pm

Wow… I was all geared up to ask for the links to your other sites until you mentioned the last one… now I’m both afraid to ask and much more interested!

Do You Dave Ramsey? March 19, 2009 at 1:32 pm

Wow… I was all geared up to ask for the links to your other sites until you mentioned the last one… now I’m both afraid to ask and much more interested!

Mitch March 19, 2009 at 11:41 pm

That’s a lot of first cousins, for sure. And you must mean “downstate” New York, since I’m in the Syracuse area and everyone knows how sweet and nice we are. lol

Mitch March 19, 2009 at 11:41 pm

That’s a lot of first cousins, for sure. And you must mean “downstate” New York, since I’m in the Syracuse area and everyone knows how sweet and nice we are. lol

Cheapskate Sandy March 24, 2009 at 5:39 pm

I’m secretly hoping that no one tags me again. These things are tough!

Cheapskate Sandy March 24, 2009 at 5:39 pm

I’m secretly hoping that no one tags me again. These things are tough!

Cheapskate Sandy March 24, 2009 at 5:40 pm

Sweet huh? No if it’s not downstate it doesn’t count. 😛

Cheapskate Sandy March 24, 2009 at 5:40 pm

Sweet huh? No if it’s not downstate it doesn’t count. 😛

Cheapskate Sandy March 24, 2009 at 5:41 pm

I like to diversify! People buy more condoms in a recession.

Cheapskate Sandy March 24, 2009 at 5:41 pm

I like to diversify! People buy more condoms in a recession.

Cheapskate Sandy March 24, 2009 at 5:41 pm

I like to diversify! People buy more condoms in a recession.

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