The Want List

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how helpful a shopping list can be when you want to save time and money. I’m a firm believer in lists. I compile pro and con lists when I have to make a decision, I keep lists of places I need to go for errands, and I keep a Christmas list as gift ideas for other people occur to me throughout the year. All my lists save me time and money and keep me organized. But besides the shopping list, no list saves me more money than the “Want List.”

I don’t have enough money to buy all the things I need and want when I want them. I have to prioritize: Needs first, then wants from whatever money is left. But, like anyone else, I sometimes get


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3 Responses to The Want List

  1. Elisabeth says:

    I keep the want list in my head but I like your idea of writing it down and forgetting about it. I also look at alternative ways to acquire the item permanently or temporarily. If it is a new book the library might have it or get it. If it is old (or even new) music I still love to this day I can usually just YouTube it and avoid clutter. Or maybe I’ll see if anyone one else has it and borrow it. I also find that I only put effort into finding an alternative if I really want it.

  2. Reta says:

    Great idea. I think I’ll try it.

  3. Gail says:

    I just found a book that was on my Amazon wish list at the library. I enjoyed looking through it, reading it, looking at the pictures some more (it was a craft book), showing hubby some of the amazing projects in it. Now I can return the book and take it off my wish list. Putting a book on my Amazon wish list helps me recognize books that I want to read when I see them in the library or yard sale.

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