By Sandhya Jeremiah Dung
Shopping is a basic skill, that is often used almost every week. Some of us might execute this adventurous task very smoothly, while some of us, is indecisive and might be a complete mess when it comes to shopping. A lot of us might even shop in bulk, during the sale period and then regret the bad buy in the hindsight. We’ve all been in this position, none of us are born with the mastery over shopping. To resolve all your shopping problems here are some of the shopping tips that you could utilize to avoid even a single bad buy day at your shopping spree. Here goes your list of tips :
Plan a Budget
Planning a monetary budget about your expenditures is really important. Why? If you don’t have a budget, obviously you’ll keep on buying things that you lay your eyes upon and that is not right. To limit your spending, the best way is to plan a budget and most importantly stick to that budget.
Execute a list prior to your shopping spree
Another important aspect with regard to shopping is to plan a list of items you require, prior to your visit. This helps you to avoid buying unnecessary items while your shopping. Just brainstorm all the necessary items you urgently need and pen them down on a paper, along with your planned budget. Executing the prepared list will simplify your shopping experience.
Don’t fall into this trap of “Sale”
SALE SALE SALE; We all are familiar with the prevalent sale offers in the market. Ideally, it appears as the best period to shop in bulk, but on the other hand, it isn’t. Behaviorists say, people, tend to buy way more unnecessary items during Sales than in any normal circumstance and then regret buying loads of items later. Although, no doubt the sale period offers us discounts over items, yet it is not beneficial to shop much during sales, as there is a tendency to shop more and more (and usually there’s no end to this).
Think and Buy
So if you happen to go on your shopping adventure without any budget plan or any prior list, the only tip that will prevent you from creating blunders is using your presence of mind rationally and logically and decide what is necessary and what isn’t.
Have a good Company
Experts observed, that when someone accompanies us while shopping we are bound to make some mistake. Shopping alone is suggested in order to prevent these mistakes that might lead to a bad buy day. Be it shopping expensive things just to reflect on the other person about your lifestyle and forgetting the items you yourself required to shop, to even buying items that the accompanied person might have convinced you to buy. So the best option is to buy alone and be satisfied with it.
Set a time limit
One of the most useful methods, to avoid having a bad buy day is to set a time limit whenever you go shopping. Just set a timer on your phone as per your convenience but with lesser leniency. This will help you balance your shopping experience and even save your time while preventing you from lurking around the food departments.
Don’t buy when you are in a rush
Summing up all the above-mentioned tips, certain precautions can be taken to avoid your shopping experience to end on a bad note. Avoid buying when you’re already in some hurry. You must be acquainted with the popular phrase ‘HURRY MAKES CURRY’. Take that into consideration and prefer a suitable time when you can shop comfortably with ease. Besides this, you should also avoid shopping when you’re feeling the negative emotions such as when you’re upset, angry, stressed, etc.
Although certainly, it may relieve your stress or anger, in turn, your shopping experience could become complete havoc.
Hence, try to avoid these tips and follow the tips mentioned above, to kick off any bad buy day.