Do you ever think about the way you shop? How is way you spend your money? Most of us shop daily, weekly or monthly for things we need (or want). What triggers your buying attitude? Is it what you need or what you want that brings you the desire to spend all your pocket money?
Many people go shopping when they are on stress; it is like a therapeutic treatment for them. They think they would feel better after they went shopping, without realizing that what they brought home were things they did not need or sometimes even they did not want when they were in good mood.
Some other people go shopping for lifestyle, for fun. Whatever your reasons are, when you buy something you do not need, it can be considered as wasting your money.
Do you want to make over? Do you want to avoid wasting money?
Here I will try to give you some tips before you go shopping:
Shopping tips 1
Do not go to the groceries when you are hungry, because you tend to grab anything within your reach (everything looks delicious)
Shopping tips 2
It is better to write a shopping list before entering a shop. Check what you need, including the quantity you plan to buy for each item. Avoid overbuy
Shopping tips 3
Keep your eyes straight. Only buy what are listed in your shopping list. Discipline yourself. If not, you will start to buy unnecessary things you do not even need.
Shopping tips 4
Pay with cash only. When credit card is used, you are tempted to use it since you realize that you can have it now and pay later. You are also tempted to buy more, as long as you are still within your credit limit.
Shopping tips 5
Make a budget for your shopping expenses.
It is somewhat stressful to shop in a very strict budget so that you can give yourself a bit tolerance that will not hurt your saving’s plan
Shopping tips 6
This is the key to the other tips. Keep your shopping attitude well planned.
It is about commitment what to buy, when and how much.
It is all in your hands to shop wisely or just shop until you drop (be a big spender).