Grocery shopping can be one hell of a time-consuming task. With too many things to buy, along with the beautifully-stacked aisles with things you want but you don’t need, shopping does become a chore. While shopping not only do you have to bear the burden of carrying the load of the newly bought stuff but also the mental pressure of having to control your craving to buy that extra bag of nachos, the big jar of nutella and that one-on-one cookies can’t surely be missed out on!
There you have it: having spent $20 more than what you expected. Bugger!
So, how do you reduce the pressure of shopping? Simple! Prepare a list of things you need before you go out and add a “few” things to treat yourself. There’s only one rule to this: Stick to this list at all costs. It often works when you have a high price to pay if you go astray. For instance, what seems to work here is that if you set a rule that you will give away one of your favorite clothing item to charity if you go astray from the set grocery list. And you cannot cheat.No one is asking you to give up on everything that you see. Getting into the habit of this will not only help you save your money, but will also help you deviate lesser, lesser and then not at all, from your set goal. We all know how those well-stacked boxes of chocolate powder which you end up never using. If you’re love shopping, just the way we do, then do yourself a little bit of favor and save that extra money for that pretty little handbag you saw at LV. You will DEFINITELY use that one!