Don’t get me wrong, I love to make clothes and home furnishings from scratch when I have the time. But, I live a busy life and some weeks I don’t have enough time for myself, never mind to sew a new throw for the sofa. So, instead of going without, I buy them readymade instead. In fact, from time to time I get just as much satisfaction from buying than I do from creating. Here are just a few reasons why.
I Love A Bargain
One of the main reasons I like to sew or do a little DIY is because I hate getting ripped off on the high street. The majority of times I realize I could do just as good a job, so I do. But, that mentality means I am now a sucker for a bargain. It is like I just cannot pass up the opportunity to get one over on the high street and have it buy it there and then. It makes my day when I find quality items at an affordable price.
I am no pro by any stretch of the imagination. I am more of a Jack of all trades more than a master of one. So, even though I can turn my hand to almost any job, sometimes the quality isn’t as good. Regardless of what you think of factory made produce, the majority of them are high quality if you buy them from reputable sources. At the minute, I love Martex sheets because they have a high thread count, they are affordable and they come in lots of different colours.
It’s Less Hassle
No matter how you try to spin it, making something from scratch is always more stressful and energy consuming than buying it ready-made. That doesn’t mean you don’t enjoy the process of creating something from the ground up. It just means that every now and again you would rather pay the extra money to save yourself the time. We don’t all have the time and energy to make every single item we want.
We have all been there. You see something you like and you make a purchase. You don’t consider that you could make it for less money or anything like that; you just head straight for the counter! In fact, you don’t think about much other than how much you want that dress or those shoes. At that moment, everything goes out of the window and you are a slave to your urges.
There is nothing wrong with a treat. You spend the majority of your week trying to save money and put enough together for bills that you become tired and weary. Surely that is not the meaning of life? Of course it isn’t, because life is about enjoying your time on the planet. As long as you have the cash to spare, a little bit of retail therapy goes a long way.
Sometimes, there is nothing better than buying rather than creating. Just try not to do it all the time.