I got a lamp at Home Depot. It was regularly $49.95. One of the store walkers looked up the price for me and said $18.50. I debated buying it because I didn’t know where I’d store it, but I talked myself into it because it will look dashing next to my babies in our holiday pictures coming up this year. By the time I got to the checkout, the price dropped to $12.50! That’s 75% off! And Leissl, among others, approved of it.
Still, I have since decided one of my goals for 2008 is to ask “Where will I put this?” and have a good answer before I buy. This was a purchase made in 2007, the last day of such, so I’m still on track. As a matter of fact, today, Jan. 1, I took out of my basket two other Christmas items that were not necessary and I didn’t want the responsibility of having to store. I feel relieved, frankly, that I don’t have to deal with them. Now I just have to figure out where to put our lamp for a few months. Christmas starts in July, doesn’t it?