As Twin Falls continues to grow, you have fewer reasons to be shopping online and more reasons to be out on Black Friday with the rest of us crazies. Even if you want to avoid the craziness, I highly recommend buying your items from a local store instead of purchasing them online.

Here are my top 4 reasons why it's better to shop local:

1. There are SO many things that can go wrong with shipping when purchasing items online. You package can be damaged, lost, stolen, shipped to the wrong address, etc. Don't risk it. Go to the store and physically put it into your shopping cart. Done deal!

2. When you shop local you support your community. Shopping locally is literally like putting money back into your wallet. The better a local business does the better your local economy is. It's truly that simple.

3. You need to be able to touch and feel items before purchasing them. We have all purchased an item that was suppose to be a large and was really a small. Or was suppose to be soft but felt like sand paper. It's disappointing to say the least.

4. You will always spend more online due to things like: spend $100 and get free shipping or save 50% on your next order. You aren't saving money...you are spending MORE money.

So, Twin Falls...get out there and shop! Buy local and be happy this holiday season.