100 thoughts on “9 Unnecessary Items You Think You Need To Buy | The Financial Diet

  1. Please take time to think through your choices as well. Having all them pillows behind you make me Your point irrelevant and makes you look like you don’t know what you’re talking about

  2. I bought a George Foreman at Goodwill, and I wish I would have gotten one sooner. I'm bad at flipping foods so it's already made my life easier. I also can't forget my Instapot

  3. DON'T GO to a genius bar. They will tell you the phone is water damaged with the slightest hint of humidity and have you buy new equipment

  4. I thought I was the only one who disagreed with a lot of these things. I find that I frequently need all the documents such as tax returns or bank statements. I always keep the originals. I also enjoy and get a lot of use out of a sitting room. I like to have one cozy frequently used space that is not always keep so tidy (and where I work out with my home gym equipment) and another nicer space that is seen immediately by guests entering the home.

  5. Okay so, I feel like all this should be common knowledge as I already live by these standards but then I think back to my ex husbands family and how they literally did everything on this list. I feel so much better without them around because they made me feel like we needed to have high standards based on the amount of shit they could afford. It’s so unnecessary to do any of that. Who cares if you’re furniture doesn’t match? And why do you “need” the newest iPhone/tablet? It’s all bullshit. Just get what you need in order to live comfortably.

  6. Sittings rooms are often useful when guests come over, it's a place to be able to chat and hang out without having to go out of your way to make your bedroom more presentable.

    It's also useful if you need to talk business or something in your house.

    And also a great place to have the family wait when wanting to go on vacation (aka if you are ready, you wait in the sitting room so that it's easy to just go without having to wait outside in the cold/heat and everyone will be together so it's easier to get out quickly).

  7. Excellent Video! I'm going to really pay attention to these things… I'm moving into a smaller place soon and will have to work smart.

  8. What I found excessive was her talking. Where are you going to sit your guests? In your kitchen?! Your hallway?!

  9. U should make a list specifically for guys. This current list seems more female focused. The self indulgent needs of guys are different from women

  10. Vitamix…used every day. Spices….used most days. Sitting room…..used every day. Bread maker….used every other day. I guess different people find different things useful.

  11. Pyrex is a brand of glass items and Tupperware is a brand of plastic items.Pyrex can be bought in a store and Tupperware is a home sales /possibly online item.
    So there is no such thing as Pyrex Tupperware….

  12. I have tons of workout gear. I use it. Workout clothes is useless and expensive, just use shorts and a tshirt….

  13. Oh one more thing, those of you are complaining about the throw pillows behind her, first of all, it looks like she is in her office, therefore, it's not her decision to have pillows there. Second, like she mentioned in many of her videos, she has made many of the mistakes of wasting money on shit she didnt need. Maybe the throw pillows r one of those things. How about we stop being assholes and start being happy and thankful to this wonderful lady for providing us with great tips FOR FREE. Thank you

  14. The appliances one got me. Bought a deep fryer my grandma HAD TO HAVE. Used twice by me, takes 5 bottles of oil to use.

  15. Ton of whiny people in the comments. “I use my smoothie maker every morning” and “But look at those pillows”. Y’all come on. If you use your blender frequently, then OBVIOUSLY that point doesn’t apply to you. Pillows can be made for less than a dollar, and those pillows are likely considered business expenses to make for a pleasing background while she tells us all how we’re wasting money on typical things. Every thing in life won’t be tailored to every individual person. Take what applies and move on

  16. Tupperware is a brand same of plastic storage containers. Glass Pyrex with lids is a form of glass storage containers. There is no such thing as large "Tupperwares" bins for storing papers in. Those are large plastic bins usually made by companies like Steralite, Iris, or Rubbermaid to name a few.

  17. Last year, I had an internship that provided housing and it had a full cable package. I used it for about a month, then stopped using it for the rest of the 5 months I was there. Glad it gave me a trial of the fact that I don't need cable lol.

  18. I recently dug out all my ancient and mismatched storage containers in the kitchen and replaced everything with two packs of plastic food prep containers, a pack of glass containers that are oven-safe, and some mason jars. Instead of an overflowing cabinet of junk that is frustrating to use, we have two neat stacks and two neat rows on one shelf while still having more containers than we will ever reasonably need at one time. Cooking at home is so much nicer when everything is thoughtfully condensed and easy to access.

  19. Nr 8 is kind of awful. Sure, if you feel the need or want to create a new kind of office space or wardrobe or something, do that, but if you don't why would you give yourself a new costly renovation project just to make use of a room you don't see any immidiate use for?

    Just try to make use of it as is for something simple, like for storage space or a reading space or meditation room or something.

  20. I can appreciate the part about getting new electronics. Got a Moto phone about 4 or 5 yrs back. Did the factory reset but then discovered that my bank app could not be downloaded because the Moto was like 1st generation. Then other problems began popping up. Decided to switch carriers and they gave me a Samsung10. Am also getting more data for less $ each month. Happy camper.

  21. When it comes to cleaning materials, I use Messy Bessy (a Filipino brand). Bulk containers, and some products have refills now so less plastic waste. 🙂 Hope more brands will have refills.

  22. My favorite cleaning supply tip is buying a gallon of concentrated cleaning solution (like fabuloso) and a few generic spray bottles from the dollar store. It lasts for like an entire year, cleans 90% of the surfaces in the house, and costs less than 20 bucks.

  23. When my bf and I moved into our flat, 90% of our furniture was second hand for cheap. Our couches and dining table were actually free, we just needed to rent a van for a couple of hours to pick them up. Then over the years I’ve changed most items one by one, investing sometimes a little more money or energy in fixing/custom making beautiful pieces (I’m à Sunday DIY kind of person). After 4 years we’re almost at the place I want style-wise! It feels adulty, and I value everything so much more than if it was all matched. That would feel kind of soulless.

  24. I do have a sitting room and it’s my favorite room. 😊 Device free, analog only. Read, write, draw, color, paint. No TV. Best room I ever made.

  25. electronic document storage is only as good as your server and storage capacity, and then there's the electricity issue. when power goes down, nothing works, no access to your docs.

  26. Okay solid advice for the most part but I have to disagree with the ingredient/food part. If you are a blooming home chef and you absolutely love it, get that fancy ingredient. Most spices/sauces have a long shelf life. If you need fish sauce bc you want to make legit pad Thai, get the damn fish sauce, okay?

    P.S. the one thing I will drop money on is those heavenly nuggets of buttery complex flavor (ahem, castelvetrano olives). Dem babies are worth every dime imo

  27. Actually buying weights, bars and various small fitness accessories was the wisest thing I've ever done… but that's just me, I have the energy and will to get in shape, but prefer to do it alone at home
    Also "sitting rooms"? What century are we living in LOL

  28. Totally agree on much of these, especially the cable one! My hubby and I have a high speek internet package with the the most basic cable Comcast will allow. They kept asking and asking, we said NO many, many times. We are only home a couple hours each night and on weekends we don't want to sit home just watching TV. We have Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu. Jeez, if we can't find something to watch with all that, there's really something wrong. Oh and we don't have regular channels like ABC, NBC…. I just pop online for that like if I want to watch This Is Us, etc. Easie Peasie. Our cable bill is under $50 bucks.

  29. Sorry, I need my gym membership because I need barbells and weights and I don't have the money to buy them up front, and even if I did, I don't have the space for them. Right now I lack the space to exercise at home but I'll do it once I move into my new house, on days I don't go to the gym.

    I get a lot of "new" stuff for my house at yard sales. The best is when I can look up the item with my Amazon or Home Depot app to see how much it's selling for there and see what a big savings I'm getting! I recently got a Simplehuman stainless steel wall mount paper towel holder for $2. It would have cost me $26 on Amazon. I also bought a post mailbox for $25 on Craigslist.

  30. okya i agree with the thumbnail that one dose not need no fancy smartphone i have a home phone and its all i need but HOOW AM I SUPPOSED TO LIVE WITHOUT MY BANANA MILKSHAKES?! D=

  31. Hi, i just wanted to say that i love your videos and tips!

    But i wonder i’m i the only one who actually use her gym membership? 😁

  32. As someone who digitizes everything, I don't even understand why organizing paper is on this list. At all.

  33. Hi. I don't know about others, but I tend to watch your videos later in the day. I'd be eternally grateful to you if your vids had less white point. My poor eyes…

  34. We have a sitting room and my husband and I have always used it as our grown up place. We have coffee and conversation in that room. We also have our piano in there so that whoever is practicing has a quiet space to do it. I think if you are going to have a sitting room, you need to give it a purpose.

  35. I honestly use Windex for everything
    1.Dirty floor? USE WINDEX
    2. Dirty Mirror? USE WINDEX
    3. Dirty toy? USE WINDEX
    4. Dirty baby? USE WINDEX

  36. "I have an extremely fancy fondue pot that was gotten to me as a gift. So there's really nothing I can do about it." Umm, you could sell it.

  37. I think she means if we don't need something don't buy it just to have it. Also, long term furniture payments at a furniture store are a big ripoff. Gym memberships are expensive. I want to add that paying credit on anything will easily put us in debt. I can buy a nice tshirt for 10$ but will spend double on one if I have a credit card. Good advice to make us think twice. Respect your money. Thank you 😊

  38. Being an older person, a good pair of shoes is key to protect your feet, knees and hips. When they wear out which can happen inside 3-6 months you need to replace to save yourself costs in healthcare.

  39. The workout advice doesn't work for those with physique or strength goals, someone should have a plan working out but a fully stocked gym is nigh invaluable and worth the investment. I use my blender and rice cooker almost daily, at least weekly.

  40. A gym membership which you never use? I use my membership 5 days a week and I only pay $20 Canadian dollars a month for it. It's not planet fitness, it's a full gym. Also, I use my smoothie blender for a variety of things. I don't know a single person who does not use their gym membership.

  41. why are people so mad about PILLOWS…. pillows are cheap and useful, maybe she has friends over a lot and uses them to sit on the floor, maybe it’s something that makes her happy lol. all of you talking about how she’s a hypocrite because she says not to buy expensive equipment u don’t need but has a bunch of probably discounted pillows really need to go outside 😂😂😂😂😂

  42. All of y’all are on her because you actually use that item she SUGGESTED to not buy. Everyone has different lives and different needs.

  43. Kitchen gadgets that have helped me save money:

    1. Deep fryer (gift): even if we don't fry food on a regular basis, we do need a pot of some sort. The electricity needed to power the deep fryer is less than the stove, and it comes with its own steamer basket.

    2. Electric skillet (bought for $15): see above.

    3. Toaster oven (gift): our kitchen was unusable for a month, and the oven was unusable for a year after. The only times we had issues with the toaster oven were when we needed to bake for 5+ adults. When we got a new oven, our electric bill jumped like $40, because it heats up the house more (problem in Florida), and the entire oven has to heat up, rather than just a small space. And it takes longer to cook.

    4. Pressure Cooker (gift) and Slow Cooker (bought for $20): I pair these together because their benefits are pretty much the same: less power usage than a stove or oven, and WAY more convenient – set it and forget it. Very important with toddlers running around.

    5. Multi-function food processor (gift): mine is both a blender, slicer, and shredder. I use it to shred blocks of cheese MUCH quicker than I did as a kid, pulp green smoothies, slice veggies to toddler-size, or shred beeswax for my projects.

    6. 5-cup coffee pot (bought for $8): you'd think it was a stupid investment, as much coffee as my spouse and I drink (3-5 pots a day), but what it costs us in electricity, it more than makes up for in…saving on having the lights on. And sleep…we can make our 2-3 pots of full-caf, and after 5pm, brew some decaf. For two people used to staying up all night, having children who wake up at 7am took a bit of getting used to, and cutting back on caffeine helped IMMENSELY.

    Kitchen gadgets that were a waste of money in my house:

    1. Hand blender (gift): this one I feel really bad for. My GMIL knew I wanted one, and got me one before she passed (I received it after). Turns out, they don't fit in standard mason jars…my food processor works fine for anything else…

    2. Turkey roaster (gift): it has literally sat on top of our refrigerator or in my trunk for the last 2 years. Never used.

    3. Bullet blender (bought second-hand for $5): It was useful when we were living in a house of adults and I made a lot of healthy smoothies just for me. Now, I make in bigger batches, and the bullet has only been broken out like 3x in the last 4 years.

    4. Plastic manual blenders (bought for $16): piece of shit. Broke after like 5 uses. Total waste of money, and now cluttering up a landfill…

    5. Mini food processor (gift): I broke it in the first use. Not as powerful as my big one.

    6. Toaster (bought for $9): we rarely eat bread, toasted or not, and I'd rather use the toaster oven cuz cheese toast is kinda messy in the toaster…

  44. Wow, I put her on x1.25 speed and she sounds pretty normal just rushed, meaning her breaths between sentences were to quick. But not the sentences hahaha…crazy

  45. Nice tips. Its nice to be reminded on stuff you dont need to buy. All the ads we see everywhere are manipulative in order for you to buy stuff you actually dont need to be happy or productive. I love your make up too. Simple and elegant 🙂

  46. To each their own but gaaaawd do I hate "matched sets". It's so boring and sterile when everything in your home has to go together.

  47. How do people need without a blender? I need it to prepare cake and other deserts, to make a juice (I mean, how do you make a carrot or strawberry juice without a blender? 🤔), milkshakes and so many other things!

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