Buy Only What You Need

The number one rule if you want to avoid over shopping is to only buy what you need! Take the time to ask yourself if something is really needed or is simply a want. Too many people fill their lives with things they do not need or want and waste a lot of resources that could have been used better. One really good trick to helping yourself out with this is to imaging yourself already owning the item you are thinking of buying and examining how will you feel about it. The bottom line here is to realize an item is worthless if you do not use it. The stuff you don’t use are usually impulse buys that are big money wasters. Here is a smart tip: only buy stuff if you have laundry coupons to use or other corresponding discount.

Sales people are meant to make sales. Remember, no matter how friendly or pleasant the sales person is to you, they are there to make a sale. It is their business. Their goal is for you to walk away with a purchase on hand whether or not you really need whatever it is that they are selling. Be alert and really mind what is being presented to you. If you need it, go ahead and buy it but otherwise, don’t hesitate to walk away. You are using laundry coupons to make savings and your efforts will be useless if you easily allow yourself to be swayed with impulse buys.