Empty Pockets, Full Cabinets!Feb 21, 2001 Write an essay on this topic.
The Bottom Line Don't spend all your cash on your kitchen-ware if you don't plan on using it forever...get what you need from second-hand stores or discount stores.
Although, I myself am a beginner at all this cookware stuff, I feel I have some words of wisdom to pass along to those of you that are just starting out, and they all come from...my mother.
When I was a college sophomore my roommate and I found ourselves pulling our hair out trying to figure out what we needed for our new apartment. Some things were hand-me-downs from our parents, but a lot of it we had to put our own hard, cold cash down on. As you probably figured, attending college, buying new furniture, and decorating a new apartment already had our funds almost completely drained. So what were we gonna do about our kitchen?
First, we hit the thrift stores and picked up things like a few pots, some pans, and a used, but still perfectly fine, microwave. Niiiiicce...that really cut down on our "to-get" list, yet our pockets were still full. Since we already had the blender, the coffee-maker, and a set of dishes and silverware, all we really needed were a few things like measuring cups, containers, and maybe a spatula or two. We hit Wal*Mart for all those gadgets. Cheap, inexpensive, and nice color schemes.
You have to remember that this stuff doesn't necessarily have to last you forever. As you can, gradually upgrade your pots and pans and dishes to nicer ones that you actually will use throughout your life.
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