One of the concepts in The Happiness Project is the idea of “spending out”. There are many little things I just push back to the “I’ll get a new one later” list. So over the past two months, I’ve ‘spent out’ and invested in some new essentials.
The first item was a new dish drainer: I could not remember when we purchased the old one we had – it was before we moved to Vermit, so I’m guessing 20 years. Last time I was at Target, I bought this larger stainless tray for about $10.00. So happy! It fits a sink’s worth of dishes without the precarious balancing act.
During that same Target trip, I found a new toaster. My love for this toaster knows no bounds. Finally I have a toaster with wide bagel slots! And the ‘cancel’ and ‘warm’ buttons make my heart go pitty-pat (the warm button is PERFECT for Pop-Tarts which I enjoy not-frosted with a schmear of butter).
The last spend out was for a new serrated knife. With tomato season just around the corner, I wanted to be sure to have a knife that wouldn’t smush a ripe tomato. At my local Kitchen Collection, I found this beauty –
So for less than 50.00, I now have 3 items that are making me happy in the kitchen. I just wish I had spent out earlier. What should you spend out on?