BET­TER BUYS

Care­ful choices rather than im­pulse buys in A Life Less Throw­away by Tara But­ton

The Simple Things - - FRESH - Harper Thor­sons)

Tara But­ton’s house used to be all wardrobes over­flow­ing with hastily bought out­fits that she hardly ever wore, cup­boards clut­tered with bro­ken gad­gets or pans not fit for pur­pose. She was an im­pulse shop­per, and it made her un­happy, stressed and in debt. Then along came a gift – a beau­ti­ful, blue Le Creuset casse­role dish – which was lovely to use and built to last, and she be­gan to pon­der her bad re­la­tion­ship with pur­chas­ing. This guide to get­ting bet­ter value, emo­tion­ally and eco­nom­i­cally, cel­e­brates de-clut­ter­ing, vin­tage clothes, re­cy­cling crock­ery, up­cy­cling fur­ni­ture and think­ing care­fully be­fore splash­ing the cash – clas­sic rather than trashy throw­away. (

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