I have been trying to get back into the swing of writing lately—maybe I’ll write a book during NaNoWriMo this year.
Part of that process has been reading (reading good, bad, okay writing helps to improve your writing —you can check out my Goodreads page for what I am currently reading). A part has been writing a fun story my friend Melissa, we take turns writing a paragraph (basically ‘improve’ in written form). But I write after reading a daily entry from the devotional Be Still…and Let Your Nail Polish Dry, and I’ve been daily writing from a prompt in 300 Writing Prompts. From time to time I am sharing that prompt writing here.
Prompt: Write about something you purchased used.
I purchase all sorts of things used. Sometimes they are hits (books, cast iron skillets, knick-knacks, etc…) sometimes they are misses (pretty much the same list).
But, I think it’s always worth it.
- It’s better for the environment.
- It’s better for your wallet.
- You are getting to try something new—new to you—that you might not know you like.
In most respects, the item is a fraction of the price resulting in a great ROI (return on investment).
If you like it, GREAT! Invest more.
Purchase more used, look for deals on new, or just go whole hog into purchasing more at any price.
If you don’t like it, sell it to someone else and make a little of your money back (or just give it to a charity and let them deal with selling it). Either way, you are hopefully helping someone else go through the same process you did.
Your turn: What is your favorite purchased used items?