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10 tips for shopping on a budget

Budget shopping

Shopping on a budget could be a difficult task. It’s so easy to walk through the mall or go through online shops and feel completely discouraged. The prices for clothing, shoes, and accessories seem to go up every year, and for most of us, getting to shop at our favourite physical or online store is rare. Shopping should be fun and unique to you and should be under your personal budget.

  1. Set your budget – When you go shopping, keep in mind the amount you’re comfortable spending and then hold yourself to it. This means anything you see and like should be carefully looked at and you need to evaluate if it’s in your budget. Take your time shopping around before you decide to purchase something, and make sure you really love the item you’re buying.
  2. Make a list – Create a list of items to be purchased. Think carefully about what you need and what you don’t need then draw out a list that you should strictly adhere too.
  3. Shop sales – Every shop goes on sales every now and then, so utilize this. Look for physical stores and online stores and shop their sales section first.
  4. Be Patient – That full priced item you love will eventually go on sale. When you see something in the store that is out of your budget, don’t act too fast. Wait for an upcoming sale and watch for that price to drop. Learn to enjoy window shopping.
  5. Avoid shopping during holiday periods- During holiday periods, prices usually skyrocket especially Christmas. Although there are still sales, why risk it by waiting till that period. Shop now!!!

Happy shopping!

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