#1 Do not go shopping without a list
If you go shopping without a list of the things you want to buy, there is a chance that you miss to buy something you need. And also you may buy things you do not need just because they are on sale. It is actually statistically proven that sales have an impact on people. They make them buy more and more things.
#2 Start with the most necessary things
When you go sales shopping, make sure you start from the most important things you need, like a coat, a pair of boots, or some jeans even. And only when you buy them you can go for the things that are not that necessary, but you still want to buy, like a new bag or some accessories. The reason for this is, not only to have enough money to buy the most necessary things, but also to have the energy for shopping. Going around malls for hours is quite tiring, so make sure you do not skip the important things by starting with them.
#3 Do not buy trendy items
As much as we like fashion trends, we know that they are not very practical. They will be in fashion only one season and the next one they are gone. So, if you do not want to spend a lot of money, just buy items you can wear the next couple of years. This is one of the best ways to invest money in shopping.
#4 Search for quality, not quantity
If you ask a wise person about a shopping advice, they will tell you that it is better to buy expensive but quality things rather than a lot of cheap things. For example, if you buy a nice pair of shoes which you can wear for a couple of years for quite a big amount of money, you will actually save money. Cheap things break easily and it may turn out that you need to pay more money on buying new cheap shoes every month.
#5 Do not buy the first item you like
When there are sales, a person can find a lot of things they like. However, you need to make sure there is not something better waiting for you around the corner. Spend your money wise by checking out all the possibilities first.
#6 Return Stuff If You Change Your Mind
One big mistake a lot of people do is shopping by impulse… It is OK, but then they get home, they don’t like the item, but still they do not return it. Most SALE-items has at least 3-7 days return policy. Get your money back or get a voucher so you can buy something you really want instead. This helps you save money and also prevents you from having a lot of clothes hanging in your closet with the price tags still on them…season after season.