You might be surprised by this statement.
I’m decluttering (even playing the minsgame this month!).
I call myself an aspiring minimalist.
Yet I’m also a sucker for good deals and am innately frugal.
Why I Shop Black Friday
My husband and I are not big shoppers. We are not the type to run out and buy the latest gadgets. We keep and use things as long as they’re usable…which is a large part of our clutter problem.
But sometimes we need (or want) to buy things. When I know there is usually a good deal on Black Friday or Cyber Monday for that item or items, we will hold off on purchasing those things until Thanksgiving Weekend. In the past I’ve bought a vacuum cleaner, sheets for our beds, our smartphones, and comforters.
This year we’ve been waiting to buy a flat screen tv. This will be our first tv purchase…ever. We have a tv right now, and have had tvs in the past, but they’ve all been used and passed down from generous friends or family members who are upgrading. We haven’t been particularly picky about the kind of tv we’ve had in our home. We don’t have cable and only use the tv for movies and video game time for the kids.
I could not tell you about picture and sound quality. My husband is actually quite picky about both of those things and is researching the best purchase within the amount we have budgeted. Our kids have been patiently waiting and satisfied with our current flat screen tv:
I’m actually quite excited about reclaiming the space that our past tube tvs have taken. I think it will make quite a difference.
We won’t be leaving Thanksgiving dinner to shop.
We won’t be lining up in the cold, waiting for hours to make a purchase.
We won’t be buying impulsively.
We won’t be crazed and stampeding other customers or employees.
We’ll probably purchase online from the comfort of our home. We will enjoy savings on a purchase that we admittedly do not need, but want. It will not take away from our enjoyment of one another, family, or great food.
We wish you a peaceful, gratitude filled Thanksgiving, whether you shop this weekend or not. Happy Thanksgiving!