You are probably wondering what Photo Deterrent means. It is a idea that just popped into my head yesterday while commenting to Anna at www.whoopsadaisy-anna.blogspot.com/ about her lovely shoes. I am sure this probably isn’t an original plan but I thought I was clever anyway.
Here is the plan…
- Choose an item you have that torments you because you never use it even though you spent quite a bit of your hard earned cash in it.
- It would be best if the item is one you are having a difficult time parting with because it is addictively appealing to you on some level but you know you probably won’t ever use.
- Now take a photo of it
- Print the photo in a wallet size format
- Put it in your purse/wallet in a very prominent position where you can see it every time you go to pay for things (even if you have to cover the photo of your sweetheart/children/husband etc).
At this point I think you clearly understand what Photo Deterrent means. Every time you go to make an ill advised purchase you will see that picture and at least think twice about what you are doing and hopefully put the item back and walk away.
If you find this photo is just causing you a lot of unneeded stress try this approach instead…
- Take a photo depicting a goal you intend saving for. Maybe an overseas trip, starting your own business, paying off your home loan.
- Put that in your wallet in a prominent position
- Hopefully that will inspire you to stop spending and start saving.
The possibilities are endless. You could use a photo of the last “bargain” you bought that you still haven’t used yet or of something you have multiples of that are completely un-necessary…
Any one of these strategies could potentially deter you from acquiring any more un-necessary clutter. If however it is having the opposite effect for goodness sakes get rid of the photo.
Since I can’t for the life of me think of anything to get rid of today that has any relevance to the subject at hand I shall make today’s item this scary looking knife that my husband sold on eBay
Colleen’s Helpful Hint of the Day
To easily clean your microwave oven place a damp microfibre cloth on the plate, heat in microwave on high for about 30 seconds. When timer goes wait a couple of minutes for the steam that is generated from the heated cloth to soften any soiling on the inside of the oven then just wipe away.