If you purchase something and the item is not satisfactory, return it. Most stores want to sell you quality items and will accept for refund or exchange an item that is not an acceptable quality. Make sure that you value quality with price and be aware that you get what you pay for. Also, if you purchase something that you end up not needing (as in a piece of a project), return it as soon as possible. This habit not only saves you money, but also keeps the clutter out of your home and out of the landfill.