Most often, we go shopping after a day’s work or on weekends in between planned personal matters. This means that for purchases we either have too little time and opportunity to think everything over, or the feeling of fatigue does not allow us to look soberly at the store shelves. We tried to collect a number of tips, adhering to which you can not only save, but also avoid unnecessary purchases.
We buy only in the list
Gone Shopping in a supermarket? Think in advance everything you want to buy. It does not matter if it’s a long list for a week or a small one for a couple of days, but it definitely has to be. Today there is no need to get a notebook in the store, there are convenient programs for smartphones or tablets, which are very easy to use. Moreover, you can once make a list of necessary products and household chemicals, then only adding additional items to it. If you go for food without a list, then the probability of buying something superfluous increases greatly. In addition, in the turmoil, you run the risk of forgetting everything you really needed.
We go for shopping without feeling hungry
Going for food is important to be full. This rule will protect your wallet against unintended waste. The human body is so arranged that in a hungry state it always seems that you need to put a lot more into the plate than you really need. The same thing happens in the store. A hungry buyer puts many more products into his cart, half of which are sent to the trash bin at the end of the week.
We are looking at the supermarket scheme
If you are shopping in an unfamiliar store, it will be superfluous when you enter to look at his scheme or read the signs of departments in the hall to understand how to adjust the path with the cart. First, it will protect you from unnecessary movement inside the store. Secondly, in the process of wandering around the departments you will not automatically add bright, but unnecessary products to the cart.
Choose the right cart
If your shopping list is not very large, then choose a basket or the smallest cart. A couple of packages of vegetables and a loaf of bread will look very lonely in a large cart, and you will definitely put goods in it that you did not want to buy. Take a large cart for products only when you are really going to buy a lot of goods.
We are not afraid of unfamiliar brands
Habit is second nature, but if you need to save, some of them should be abandoned. If you always take in a supermarket yogurt of the same brand, then try something different, new. So you not only can save considerably, but also introduce new tastes into your diet.