Friday, April 15, 2011

Walk In, Find It and Catalog It

I enjoy shopping for wonderful jewelry for my home.  After a stressful week, there is nothing better than dropping into Home Goods and browsing through their shelves to find something that fits with my decor.  Some shopping hauls are more fruitful than others, but I can usually find at least one treasure to bring home to live with me.  I asked the sales lady when the best days to find new merchandise would be and she said that the trucks deliver on Monday and Wednesdays, so depending upon timing the new merchandise hits the shelves that day or the following.  I live about 50 minutes from my Home Goods store, so during the week doesn't really work for me, so I suppose I'll have to continue to catch the items that I can on my normal weekend runs. 

I have no method to my madness, other than a general sense of what I like and of course, the colors that I need.  I love the white dishes and serveware and can usually find something that I just must have.  I also love the reds and greens and I even have some blue items, although I don't have the color blue in any of my decor.  If it's gorgeous, if it's the right price and if it speaks to me, then it usually comes home with me.  Is that a shopping plan or what?  How do you shop...is there a method to your madness?

I like to 'catalog' my purchases, so that I know when and where I bought an item and how much I paid for it.  The easiest way that I have found to do this is to line my purchaces up when I get home and take an overall photo of he group, as well as some individual close up shots....I then take a picture of my receipt and sometimes will add handwritten notes to show the item matched up with the appropriate price.  I like to do this because it appeals to my OCD collecting personality. 





Do you catalog your purchases for items, collections etc as you find them? What is your approach?


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7 comments:

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

No, I've NEVER been that organized! Do love your finds! They are great! Hope you have a good weekend. blessings ~ tanna

Shelia said...

Oh, my Lord, Anita! You're so very organized! I would never think to catalog my finds! :) Love the green pretties!
Thanks for popping in to see me and have a wonderful weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Nothing like a good run at Home Goods....
Glad I stopped by

Theresa said...

We are getting a Home Goods near me and I can't wait! Looks like you got some great buys!

I don't catalog purchases but do keep the receipts from Estate Sales etc! I love to look back at where I bought treasures:)

Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love it when I find someone who is a more "organized" than I am. I don't do this at all. It never really crossed my mind. Sometimes it would help when trying to tell people where I found something I'm using on a tablescape, but I don't think I'd ever keep up with it. I do keep my receipts filed away.

I love the green polka dots!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I admire your organizational skills.
I wasnt born with the O gene myself lol...
thanks for sharing where you got the polka dot dishes. I love them..

xoxoxoxoxo
Sonny

Kathleen said...

No, I don't. But I take pics of what I bought and use that to remind me. I need a year or so to organize everything. Some year!