I added amazon affiliate links to some stuff I bought and like.
I’m not good at buying things. It is easier online than in a box store, and a thrift store is easier than box store, but I hate shopping.
I’m decent at acquiring things.
Free stuff is more my jam, and thrifting is much easier than most stores
I figured out awhile ago that part of why dumpster diving and free cycling is easier for me to get things from is because there is a limited time window and limited choices and there is more freedom to give up on the things if they don’t work
and I’m honestly jealous of folks who can just buy the thing they want from a store
stores are hard for me. I don’t feel confident, I feel like I’m taking up space, and generally, what they have doesn’t feel worth whatever price they’ve got
With free stuff the worst is terrible terrible bugs, which is real bad and I haven’t had to deal with yet but I fear it. With free stuff you end up pressured to take a thing and sometimes that things needs to never make it into your house and what happened was you helped someone throw trash away.
A fail case for free stuff is sometimes you’ll fall in love with a thing and it breaks and there really is no way to replace it because it was one of a kind
I once got shoes that were worn to perfection and super comfortable and cozy and cost $3 and I still think about them, bit I only got to wear them for like 7 months