Tip of the day: buy only what you need

December 12th, 2010 - 

1. Interrogate you each time you want to purchase:
– do I need this?
– if I buy it, then my life would totally changed?
– why am I buying this?
Being careful about what you buy can make you keep your life more simple and free of stuff you don’t need. Don’t buy things that you rarely use.


2. Instead of directly buy, better try

– maybe it is better to rent the thing or at least to borrow it and then you will see if you definitely would wear or like that object/cloth so much that you will wear it more than once.
3. Go shopping with a partner
– maybe you will take into considerration also his advices
– make a pact with your buddy: not to buy the thing if it cost more than X.

4. The rule of “wait”
– don’t be eager to buy everything that you suddenly like.
– take your time and then turn again in the shop the next day
– if you still love the thing after a few days, then you are allowed to buy

5. Transform the price
– let’s say that pair of shoes costs 100 euros.
– think of what could you buy with this amount if you don’t have to desperately buy the shoes?
– if it is really impossible to do so, buy it but then try to reduce the costs from other purchases

6. Make your money inaccesible
– to temper impulse buys it is better not to have cash with you
– better take a tour of the shop and take a careful look at what you would really buy

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