I confess. I am a natural born enthusiast. And, I am especially drawn to creative ideas! So when I saw this clever little gadget at the Container Store, I got all excited.
How clever!! It holds your cooking utensils so you don't have to lay them down on your stovetop or get your spoon holder dirty! So I showed it to my husband. "What do you think? do you want one?"
He looks at me and gives me some of my own medicine ..."Do we REALLY need that?"
I stopped dead in my tracks. Looked at him and started laughing. Just that question started me thinking about what a pain it would be to use and how quickly it would become clutter!
- Where would I put it when it's not on the pot so that it would be handy? (I don't have drawers near my stove.)
- Suppose I put it in the other not so handy kitchen drawer, will I really get it out of the drawer to use it every time I cook?
- Then clean it and put it back?
All of a sudden, my good old fashion spoonrest that sits on my stovetop 24/7 starting looking beautiful again. Besides, it's shaped like a cat!!! And I do love my cats! : )
Goes to show you - NO ONE is immune from the appeal of a clever kitchen gadget. But one little question - the right one - can give you much needed power over your impulses!
Do I REALLY need that???
Will I REALLY use that?
Where will I PUT that??
Come to think of it...my own medicine didn't taste that bad. And I still have $10 in my pocket!
This is one of a few close calls I've had this holiday season. The bag of impulse purchases I have to return to Linens N Things is proof I'm not always that strong. The bag is already sitting next to my front door waiting to go back.
So how are you holding up with the ever tempting "urge to splurge" this holiday season? : )
p.s. I do the same thing for him in his weaker moments! : ) It's all about teamwork.