Most people especially housewife are impulsive shopper. Impulsiveness is personality trait characterized by the inclination of an individual to initiate behavior without adequate forethought as to the consequences of their actions, acting on the spur of the moment. That means impulsive buyer/shopper is a person who bought things without thinking if he needs the item or not.
Impulsive buying always end to regrets and always end to money shortage. There are few tips I know on how to avoid impulsive buying when you are shopping,
- Bring a list – I guess this is the most important rule when you are shopping to avoid buying things that you don’t need.
- Avoid window shopping if you can – window shopping is not bad but not good too all the time because sometimes when we saw an item on sale or not and we found it cute, it can’t get out of our head unless we bought it. So to avoid temptation just stick on the aisle where your needed items are.
- Bring enough money with you – it always happened that when we have extra money we always thought of purchasing an item because we know we had money for it.
- Shop with cash and not your card
That’s my top four according to my opinion because I am an impulsive buyer myself and I want to stop it so that’s my rule except with the last one because I don’t have a card.