The holiday season is here and as cliché as it may sound it is shopping season! Yes! Many of us will have the sudden urge and feeling to go to malls and bazaars and any arcade we can go to and just shop the night away. Yes, the seasons and the atmosphere actually contribute a lot to the control and the urge we feel when to want to go to a shopping spree. But before you go on that spree, here are some shopping tips that you might find helpful along the way.
Do not bring a credit card when you go shopping because the fact of the matter is you will most likely go in an uncontrolled shopping impulse. The psychological reason behind it is that given an almost unlimited resource such is the credit card people will most likely go and take no precaution of the consequences of their actions. But if you bring only cash with you, you will be restraining yourself with the limited resources you have thus will be more mindful of the consequences of what you buy.
Choose the Store
Choose the store that you want to shop into. Make sure that you go to stores that are of quality product yet wallet friendly. Do not go to overpriced stores with an almost identical clothe design with all other stores. If you want to have a controlled shopping experience why not take note of the stores that you want to shop into and try going inside and take a look at the price and then compare these stores together and then shop on the lesser priced store. Or you can search for online layaway stores near you and shop for what you want.
List Your Needs
Go with a list never go out without a list it will only broaden your imagination on what you want to buy and at the end of the day you have used all your money for the things that you do not need in the first place. So, when you plan to go out, list first the things that you need to buy. This way you will be prioritizing the needs over the wants and if there are extra funds at the end of the priorities only then can you buy something fun for yourself.
Limit Your Time
Limit you time within the mall or the store because if you linger long enough with the available funds and resources you have you will definitely buy something that you do not need and will end up being sorry and feeling guilty because you bought something that you do not necessarily like or need, but then you bought it just because of the mere exposure to the items that are being sold. Limiting yourself is also a sing of self-control and emotional regulation on your part.
In shopping it is easy to lose your control especially if you are overwhelmed with the items and the atmosphere of the place, but always remember that it is in your control that your finances can be saved and controlled.