3 unnecessary expenses to el2. Impulse buying
How many times have you bought a clothing item or a pair of shoes, only to find that you don’t wear it often enough, it’s uncomfortable or poor fitting and/or it doesn’t suit your style.
We often like the idea of a style or clothing item but forget to consider how it makes us feel and look before purchasing. Wait at least three days before purchasing an item you think you like. You may even want to check back into the store and try it on again and make sure you still deem it comfortable, well fitting and an absolute requirement in your wardrobe.
3. Take stock of what you already have
Check what you have in your pantry (same goes for your wardrobe, by the way), before going out to grocery shop and utilise most if not all items in the fridge and pantry to cook beforehand.
This will help you stretch out the time between shopping trips and therefore avoid multiple trips to the supermarket for top ups whereby you end up impulse buying. I used to grocery shop every 2-3 days. Yes, I know. Crazy right? And the more I did that, the more I spent.