Are you a collector?
I’m not a collector per se. Nick knacks seem fussy to me and a lot of work to keep dust-free. Nothing or no one has inspired me enough to have a memorabilia collection. But I do have one tiny weakness.
I just love shoes and really could never have too many in my mind. It’s not that unusual in my experience. Many women have a fascination with shoes or some other accessory.
My sister loves purses while I use the same one day in and day out and never think of matching it to my outfit or occasion. (I do think she likes shoes too as she once took a suitcase with nothing but shoes in it on a cruise.)
Although shoes are a necessity, collecting shoes is a luxury and not cheap. In addition to the purchase price there is maintenance care and storage. So how does one balance footwear affection with frugal living?
Mr. Boomer had a shoe intervention with me one day. Although there wasn’t rehab in the end we did come up with a plan that’s worked for several years. It’s pretty simple.
Every new pair of shoes that comes in results in a pair going out (either to charity or the trash). Before taking anything to the register I mentally select which pair is going out. My husband appreciates it, my closet isn’t overloaded and I don’t exceed the shoe budget.
My inner Imelda Marcos is kept in check.
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