<WARNING: GIRLY POST AHEAD>
I am so excited!
First, let me just clue you in on the psyche of Sarah: I guess I am what’s called a “visionary”–no, let me rephrase that. I am an ADD, excitable girl who often comes up with spontaneous ideas that get her super excited. I must, however, epilogue that statement with the realization that visionaries typically have the maturity and diligence to follow through with their ideas for more than a week. Me? Well, yeah…let’s change the subject.
Back to my amazing idea!
So, I was recently struck with the realization that I need to start feathering my nest (no, I am NOT expecting). Here I am, a single, 22-year-old female, embarking on a real estate career, expanding my musical exploits, serving in local ministry opportunities, making (and saving some) money, and yes…waiting for Mr. He-Doesn’t-Have-to-Be-Perfect-But-He’ll-Be-Mr.Perfect-For-Me. As a note, I understand that the venerable age of 22 is still considered to be quite young to some, but for me, I see it as the golden year of opportunity.
Back to my amazing idea! (I told you I get distracted easily!)
What if girls, from the age of 18 on, created gift registries (at, say, Bed, Bath & Beyond) for items they would eventually need/want for their future homes, and then for each birthday and each Christmas they submitted their registry to friends and family and received a few of their listed items! Then, by the time they moved out or got married, they would have quite a few feathers for their nest! (I mention girls, but this could be a great idea for guys as well! Just think: guys could create registries for their future college dorms and homes!)
But today, my idea just got that much more amazing.
I currently have 16 items on my Bed, Bath & Beyond registry list. These items include baking sheets, a Cuisinart food processor, a toaster, a Keurig Pro, a KitchenAid 600 mixer, etc. The retail price for the Keurig Pro is $179.99. The retail price for the KitchenAid is $499.99. (Whew! See the benefits of feathering your nest early and slowly?) So, I remembered that it is possible to be thrifty, so I clicked over to my local Craigslist.com page. To my amazement, I found an almost-new Keurig Pro for $100 and a brand new in-the-box KitchenAid 600 for $340! If I bought these two off of Craigslist rather than from BB&B, I would save a total of $240! Oh, yeah.
So, that’s my amazing idea. I sure hope your brain synapses were tickled! Little birds, start hunting for those feathers!