You can be well assured that when you post your junk for sale on Ebay or Craigslist and wonder, “Who on earth will buy this?” that SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE is going to think it is just perfect.
And THIS is precisely why I typically don’t buy the things I see late at night online. I bookmark them, but then I have to wait until morning before I pull out my credit card or reply to an ad on Craigslist.
Online late at night is when I am at my most vulnerable to used furniture or something vintage, the most likely to say, “Gold flowers and butterflies? This will be perfect for my daughter’s room.”
And it will be. She will love it. But the time comes that you’ll receive the package that has been shipped to you with delivery confirmation, and you’ll wonder if spending $12 on wall art that no one else wanted was maybe a little crazy, or at least uncharacteristic.
Avoiding shopping online late at night and waiting until the morning to see if I still want to buy something is one way that I prevent clutter from coming into my house in the first place. It puts me in a better frame of mind to make sound decisions about what to buy, and most of the time I decide not to buy something after all.
This is the vintage butterfly art I bought, with the photo taken right before giving it a new coat of spray paint. I don’t regret buying this, but it does seem kind of random.