OHMIGAWD this is exactly my problem. I always called it "having gourmet tastes that outreach my budget" because for me it translates into cookbook-inspired Whole Foods binge walkthroughs rather than healthy snacks...3 helpings at dinnertime type-thing. All at the expense of owning a single piece of furniture for all 3-4 of my adult NYC-living years. So happy to have read this. I'm not alone!