I redid my kitchen last year because my cupboards were falling apart. Since that time I wanted a new refrigerator. I have convinced myself that it is a necessity. My existing one is very small, by today’s standards it would be in an efficiency apartment, not in the family home. I can list all the reasons I think I need to replace it. I have been shopping online and in the stores. I have figured out what features I want; those I can live and can live without. I know what options I can get and those I must compromise on.
I was nearly ready to make that purchase. Then there was a reminder that these economic times are uncertain for so many of us. It reminded me to think carefully when purchasing wants. I am not suggesting we should not make discretionary expense purchases. What I am saying is think carefully before spending money you don’t have to spend.
I have thought about what is upcoming that we need to spend money on that is non-negotiable. I have thought about other things that may fall into discretionary spending I might want in the upcoming months. I blogged about it here with you all, as I worked this through. I knew when I started this blog what the outcome was, but my desire by writing about this all is to put this wish to sleep for awhile. I will be getting a new refrigerator, but I will be put that decision back on hold until next year at this time.
Thanks for your patience with me as I worked my way through this. May it provide you with inspiration when you have to pick and choose what you will do now and what you will defer until later.