For Groceries: "If they don't have it at Aldi... You don't need it!"
For Everything Else: "If they don't have it at The Dollar Tree, a Yard Sale, Goodwill, or Big Lots....You don't need it!!!"
I certainly haven't always thought this way, but while being frugal has become necessity for our family, it's also become somewhat of a game for me. It's a great way to channel my creativity and also slow down and spend thoughtfully. Sure, I still need retail therapy, but it's that much sweeter when I walk out of the Dollar Tree with too many bags to carry while only spending $30! Guilt free is the way to be!