Shop Tip #110
© Frank Ford 2005; Photo by FF

Try this trick if you'd like to avoid "impulse" buying every time you get one of those tool or supply company sale flyers. Make a file folder for each company that sends these things around and stick the latest flyer in there. It will be handy when you need something so you can check the sale prices, but it won't tempt you as it would if you kept it out for general reading material. Then, each time a new flyer arrives, put it in the appropriate file folder, take the old one out of the file and add it to your paper recycling pile:

I learned this one from Don MacRostie, maker of Red Diamond Mandolins.