Things You Should Do before Shopping
Compliments of the season guys, it’s almost Christmas. I know some of you are already doing their Christmas shoppings while others haven’t started yet. Well, whatever category you may find yourself, you should keep these few tips in mind whenever you want to shop for anything.
• Know the exact amount of money you have: So many people make the mistake of not knowing the amount of money they have and they end up spending more than they planned for. I know sometimes when you don’t have much, it’s very scary looking at your account balance but you just have to.
• Make a Budget: Write down the amount of money you’re willing to spend. This is very necessary and when you have made your budget make sure you don’t spend more than you budgeted for, this is where self discipline comes in play.
• List the things you wish to buy: List the things you need to buy, arrange the items from the most important to the least important. And write an estimated amount of the product you want to buy. Here are some things I do, whenever I want to buy something I go online and search for the price so that I can know the price to expect when I go to any shop. I also ask for the price, there’s no harm in asking. You can always try this so that you can make a budget and know what to expect.
• Make sure you’re hydrated and strong: So many people will overlook this, they fail to realize that shopping is very stressful and you need a lot of energy to shop. It has happened to me before and I was extremely exhausted, it wasn’t funny at all. You know what? Exhaustion is not the only reason you need to be hydrated and full. Some studies have shown that people tend to bargain poorly when they are hungry. Please don’t shop on an empty stomach.
These are few tips you should use next time you go shopping. Remember, shop wisely and get what you can afford. Don’t bite more than what you can chew, don’t get what will put you in debt just because you want to prove a point to someone. Life is not a competition, so live in your world.