As is typical with history, we may be unable to afford all we want because we save for something we think may be strongly necessary in the future. Even when we don’t know what that is.
Other times, it’s not usually about rainy day savings, but the nature of the items themselves. This is not to mean the prices of the items, but the fact that they may seem too ordinary to consider spending actual money to make the purchases.
Nevertheless the most often scenario for why we don’t purchase all it is that we desire, is simply because we don’t have the money to do so. And also we don’t have that kind of savings either.
So when the thoughts and temptations come, what we do is to decide against these extra items. Even though we already have an idea of why we should buy things we cannot afford.
When You Want Something but You Cannot Afford Them
The kickback in this is that lingering dissatisfaction or slight discontentment with your space, that may never go away.
The feeling would come especially at times when some activity that was done, or needed to be done, would have been (would be) made easier if the item (you don’t have but desire) was available.
When you want something but cannot afford them, your mind centers around it. You’re conscious of the absence of that material because you understand its potential function in your life.
People often think it’s overreaching when you desire something that’s quite above your means to get them. But truly, many items may be needed for purposes beyond aesthetics or comfort.
They may be necessary for ease of work, or to save time. Illogical as it may sound, you may need to spend money on an item in order to save money in the future.
Do You Need to Put Desires above Finances?
Our desires are not always frivolous or extravagant.
Should I get a large electric/ rechargeable kettle? I could boil my tap water to drink and save money on bottled water or satchet.
Do I want to include a side handle on the bedside table? I keep reaching out for it that way but all I grasp is the air.
Would it be better to attach wheels to the mini shelf? I like constantly changing the position and lifting it always cracks my spine.
Should I get different picture frames besides black edges for the pictures? The black frames make the sitting room appear accidentally classy since other decorations are multiple colored.
Developing Hacks That Can Help You Save Money
As the saying goes, there are different routes to the market square. There is a way you can obtain these items so that your worries might need to take a break.
If an item cannot be purchased the regular way because of lack of finances, depending on the function or item kind, it is possible to obtain the item through improvisations. This is known as makeshifting the available into the necessary.
If you’re comfortable with DIYs and improvisations, there are a few hacks you could use to save some money on items, as you’ll build them yourself instead, or construct from an already existing material.
The upside to self made item is that the design is moulded exactly as desired. In another post, I’ll give examples of useful items for the sitting room, bedroom, toilet that you don’t have to buy if you’re looking to spend on a low budget.
You can easily crop these items out from old materials and they’ll serve just as good as if they were gotten from a concrete manufacturer!