@Miss MJ she made it easy to earn the money – after a night of babysitting for my younger sister I’d be able to get something from the pile of items we’d store in her closet. She and my stepdad were pretty open about managing money – and remembering to consider the cost/effort ratio. That plus what I call “shoe math” has helped me either reconsider or justify them. Even if it means spending a little more for convenience – my time has value too!
Shoe math is when you calculate cost/estimated use – a pair of $1400 stilettos will be about $700 per wear. A pair of $150 sneakers will likely get you under $1 per wear.
I love the idea of a art case/ makeup case. I had two when I was in high school and they went with me to college. One for makeup one for art supplies. If they are arty – put in funky pens or pencils. If they are make-up-y toss in some lip glosses or sparkly things.