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How I shop

2022-04-19 00:00

I try not to get too into the hype of new products and colors and all of that bullshit.

Here is my process:

  • When I see something interesting I collect it and add it to a list
  • Once a month I look over it and delete stuff I no longer have any interest in
  • Then I try to look for stuff on that list that would sove something for me right now
  • When I see a fit I add a due date to it. Typically 2 or 3 weeks. If I still feel like a want it after that time I buy it

This system is in place to solve multiple problems for me. It makes it easy to collect all kinds of cool crap. And I can just get rid of all the stuff that looked interesting but isn't. And then I can follow my principle of only buying stuff that I have a use for. The 2-3 weeks between deciding to get it and doing it is just to keep myself from buying stuff that I thought was a really awesome idea this week but had moved away from in 10 days.