"The word cheap gets a bad wrap. The actual definition of the word cheap is purchasable below the going price or the real value. However, cheap also describes when something is poorly made or has been done or gained using little to no effort. I find this unfortunate because, for most people, there is not much that is effortless about living within your budget. As I use this word in my writings, I want you at home to understand that there is nothing inherently bad with buying something cheap. BUT, you should be conscious of a couple of factors that play into deciding when it's important to invest, and when it's important to be like Queen Elsa and let it go."
"Now that we've extensively covered how to save money while NOT adding clutter to your home, let's discuss wholesale clubs such as Costco, BJ's, and Sam's Club. Now I know what you're thinking: "But Jen - how can you be organized AND buy things in bulk? That seems paradoxical." I implore you: keep an open mind and read to the end..."
"These seemingly helpful aspects of American capitalism (coupons, club memberships, and clearance items) can sometimes be harmful to your home and to your budget - even for someone as organized and minimalist as I am. So let's talk about when it's important to exercise savings-superpowers, and when it's important to just keep moving on."