You are probably enjoying shopping like anybody else, but have you ever thought that you could do it in a more effective way? Do you even know that the average mall shopper stays 80 minutes and spends 75$ per visit? How could you do shopping in such a way that you will be 100% satisfied with what you have bought, without feeling regrets a day after you made the purchase?
These are some of the question we want to answer in this material. If you want to take care of your budget so you can afford to spend more on travelling or any other interesting activity, the tips we will share are definitely useful for you. Let’ see how you can do shopping in a more efficient way and be one step ahead of anybody else.
This is one thing that people do not do when they buy something. You should find a good way to evaluate your purchase and the most efficient thing you could do is to evaluate by cost per use. You should think about how many times you will use the product or services and then divide the price to that amount. If the result is satisfying then you can purchase it. Just looking at the price won’t be enough. Let’s take an actual example. Suppose you have to choose between a 7$ shirt and a 20$ one. Both could look the same, but the 20$ shirt could be of high quality, meaning you can wear it more times compared to the first one. If you do the math in this case and examine the cost per use, you could see that the 20$ shirt is the best choice.
Don’t spend on things. Spend on experiences
Don’t just buy something for the sake of experience. You should spend your money on things that enable you to do interesting stuff. You should learn to manage expenses in such a way that the things you buy will help you do new things that can teach you a lot of valuable information.
Spend for the real you
Most of the people fall into the trap of buying things for some future aspirations. It is ok to have dreams and to want to achieve a lot of stuff, but when it comes to shopping, try focusing on who you are right now and keep the budget for your “future you” limited.