In an attempt to make some changes to our kitchen, on our own to save money, I have made two rather large purchases to help facilitate this. They were not planned but I’m trying to look at it as an investment. Ok, I’m really just self reporting on my lack of control. I love to do things myself, including DIY projects. I also LOVE power tools that help make the job easier. So if you spend money on power tools, does that mean you failed in trying to save money on a project? Would you consider it more of an investment in future projects? Hubby hasn’t help the situation. He’s the computer guy, not the DIY around the house kind of guy. So when I take on a projects, he thinks I’m crazy. He won’t admit it, but I can tell behind his looks, that that’s what he’s thinking. He’s scared I’ll ask him to help. And WHEN I do, he looks for an easy way out. “What tool would you need to make this easier for you”, is what he says. What he really means is, “What can you go buy, so I don’t have to help you?” So technically the blame is equally his! One of us has to be strong, and if we are BOTH weak, that’s when we fail at saving the family money. Here’s what I’ve purchased over the last 2 weeks:
A miter power saw
– 10% off store coupon
A power paint sprayer
– $15 off $75 purchase competitor coupon
So at least I was savvy enough to use a coupon, right? Having these tools on hand will make future projects faster and easier. AND I’ll have no excuses to get to workin! I wonder if these would have helped my past projects.
Investment or project saving the family money FAIL?
Confession, over and out!