Is it a hazard of overnight TV ads or slick marketing at the entrance of stores to make us spend. AOL Finance published the article from several sources about just how we waste money on gadgets.
“Saving counter space and money and reducing clutter are more valuable than any of these supposedly must-have gadgets. Slick marketing promises increased efficiency and a streamlined lifestyle, but incorporating these devices or approaches into everyday living at home and they’ll quickly reveal themselves to be overly complicated, expensive, sometimes more trouble than they’re worth — and, in some cases, literally useless.”
Writer Andrew Lisa for AOL
Everybody is trying to save space, money, time and health. Talking to people everyday, one finds at least one person working on one or more of those projects. We’ve been downsizing for five years, with the time to do it slowly and methodically. Whether we haul items to donation, consignment, friends or for sale online, stuff keeps going and going and we keep feeling better and better.
Recently, we’ve started looking at items in our house that are nice but no longer make sense. One of those items was the large salad spinner that took up a good percentage of the kitchenette space in our apartment. One friend who still occupies a large home felt I was being cruel to the salad spinner, but it had to go. Then I read Lisa’s story entitled: 16 Useless Products That Are A Complete Waste of Money
He must have been reading my mind.
Since my curiosity was up, I checked out the gallery of items listed as a complete waste of money. Of course I wanted to see which ones we still hoard. This is a partial photo list of useless stuff that adds more clutter and more stress.
It’s true the garlic press is a waste. They are too hard to clean and a knife does the same mincing job.
The best tip I picked up from the article was the replacement for those scented dryer sheets. We stopped using them a long time ago because we suspected the perfume might be the cause of some skin reactions. Word is all we have to do is put a piece of aluminum foil crunched into a ball to alleviate the static. Then add a washcloth wet with a bit of vinegar to the dryer to soften the cloths.
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