My sister and her family just moved into their first house (NEXT DOOR to one of my other sisters; I am SO JEALOUS) and was talking yesterday about how her father-in-law is going to buy them a new mailbox.
“Oh, yeah, mailboxes,” I said, remembering my attempt to buy a new mailbox when we first moved in. “That’s one of those things that you go out to buy, but then you don’t buy because they cost about eight times as much as you think.”
“Exactly!” she said.
“Yeah, you think, ‘What’s it going to cost, twenty bucks?’” I said.
Then my mom chimed in, “But they’re eighty.”
“The CHEAP ones are eighty,” said my sister.
So here is a list of things that you do not buy the first time you try to. I’m going to start with things I started to buy way back when I first became responsible for most of my own purchases, so it’s not all mailboxes and curtains. But, oh yes, curtains are ON THE LIST.
2. Sweatpants (I actually have never purchased sweatpants because they are insanely expensive)
7. Copper wiring (single most expensive item of the Bathroom Remodel)
12. Seriously, curtains cost way too much. They’re basically a hemmed sheet of fabric. What is the deal?
So what have I forgotten? What haven’t YOU bought?