Sometimes it is fun to sit back and look at things you don’t buy (or use) anymore. Usually, the reason is because technology has come up with a better solution or product. AARP recently published a list that is based on stage of life.
I found the list of things people over 50 don’t need humorous, even if entirely not true. I won’t comment on all 25 items, but thought it would be fun to share some.
1. Bulk Purchases – Although we have cut back on our big box purchases, I can’t stand to pay more for non-perishable items just because it’s going to take the two of us longer to use it. So, we’re still buying 36 rolls of toilet paper!
2. Large Fries. I’ve learned not to supersize anymore. After 10 fries, do you really need more?
3. Mini-van. We bought our mini-van when our home had two teenage boys who wanted rides for them and their friends along with surfboards. 14 years later, it’s too much but it’s paid for and still runs good. I agree we’ll never get another one!
4. Costco. See number 1! Ridiculous to suggest boomers don’t want to save money anymore on purchases. Yes, we don’t need bulk FOOD but we still buy TVs, electronics and all the other non-food items.
5. Restaurant Packets. Do you have a drawer or some other area in your kitchen filled with packets of ketchup, soy sauce, salt, etc. from restaurants? Do you ever use it? Me neither. Let’s clean it out and stop collecting them.
6. 14 Matching Place Settings. Let me add china sets to the list. I can’t remember the last time we used ours.
7. Your Very Own Chickens. We deserve to sleep in; not getting up with the rooster.
8. A Bigger Flat Screen. After watching TV on my sister’s bigger flat screen, this is wrong. I NEED a 50 inch screen.
9. Another Hobby. Bloggers don’t get another hobby. They just start another blog and before you know it you’re the owner of 50 domains! I need to stop…. NOW.
10. Quintuplets. Frankly, I think no one over 50 needs their own babies. We’re past that.
What do you think you don’t need at this stage in your life?