Well, the reality is you don’t have to. We come from a society that is "off the rack". It’s all about convenience and instant gratification, right? Wrong. How many hundreds of times do we really settle? Well, if it fits, great, but it’s not the color that I envisioned or the fabric and color are excellent but I am not crazy about the style. I see this in clothes, furniture, even automobiles and things like vacations!
The big ticket items are more difficult, like purchasing a home – I have heard people say that “I wish I could pick up this house and place it in this neighborhood!” Well, unless you have unlimited financial resources to build a custom home, you are reduced to what the market offers. But… that does not stop you from making it your own. Sometimes you can find readymade products that work wonderfully, but a lot of the time not.
This is why the words “Custom made” need not be so scary! In a lot of cases the costs to have things custom made are parallel, if not sometimes even less expensive than “off the rack”! You know we have all settled on things that were “close” but never really warmed up completely to whatever it was, sometimes even regretting that purchase, whether it be a pair of shoes or a sofa. The only thing that you might have to concede is the time it takes to have something produced custom. But you know, you should really enjoy the wait, knowing that the build up to that “perfectly made item just for you” is coming! Also, the satisfaction of knowing that whatever it is, no one out there will have one quite the same as you!
So… think twice and don’t panic at having things custom manufactured. If you think about it, everything is manufactured, even all that “close but not quite” merchandise that was just mass produced! If you are making an investment, why settle?
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