Friday, April 30, 2010
Many years ago, when Vince had first purchased his dome shaped home in Clarksville, I sent him a house warming present which included this toaster oven and several packages of English Muffins (One of his favorite food items).
Earlier today, after using and unplugging the item, Vince commented that the toaster has been with us a long time. Based on my calculations, the toaster has been our companion for for 13.5 years.
It is a great toaster and we use it for many small meals, not just toast!
My blog was inspired today by this blog: Saying No to New I found that Nicole's comments mirrored my own thoughts on purchasing new items. I hope that our trusty toaster lasts longer as I dread searching through GoodWill or Gleaners for another one!
It is hard to break the cycle of buying. It is hard to resist the pull of new items and more stuff. Stuff is part of our lives.
We do need to rethink our purchases. Every one of them. There are many times that buying used is a viable option. It does take more work, however.
To shop at a thrift store, for example, means that I may not find exactly what I am looking for the first time. That usually means that I will rethink my purchase and more times than not, I realize I do not need what I was looking for.
Since I also do not like to throw usable items away, there are many times that I have what I need right here in the house.
Posted by CC at 6:16 AM