There are several sale periods during the year and many of us are looking forward to numerous purchases at reduced prices because you really want to treat yourself and get gifts for loved ones. Despite all the apparent appeal of shopping during seasonal sales, it’s better to stop and think – are there ways to save even more? Yes, they exist – and it is better to find out about them before you find yourself in the intoxicating heyday of goods with bright discount tags.
If you follow a few simple tips, you will be able to buy really good things that you can happily use for more than one season and save the budget for other purchases. Decide what is better for you and find out what is important to know to make shopping a real pleasure.
Take Care of Existing Things
That sounds somewhat paradoxical, right? If you know how to properly care for clothes and shoes, you will increase their service life and you will have to buy basic things much less often. It is important to handle clothes carefully and neatly: store coats and fur coats in covers and address dry cleaner’s when it is necessary.
When washing and ironing clothes at home, you always need to read the labels and follow all the manufacturer’s instructions. Some of those who cut the labels immediately after purchase, paste them on a special sheet with a description of the clothes, so as not to get confused. Perhaps you should take this method into account.
Act Smartly on Sales
Of course, it is very difficult to refrain from buying the fifth sweater or twentieth dress if there is a good discount. It seems to us that we save by buying such things – but in reality, we spend. Especially in those cases when we make spontaneous purchases of completely unnecessary things to us.
It’s one thing to visit the sale to buy a new coat because it is really necessary. And it’s completely different – to get another five shirts to those ten in your closet, although you do not get out of your shirt and jeans and generally dress in the style of sports casual.
When going shopping during the sales period, always make lists of things that will be combined with those already in the wardrobe. Try to buy only them, no matter how tempting other offers may seem. For very desperate shopaholics, you can leave one position on anything you will like. But in this case, it’s best to put off the thing and walk around the mall for at least half an hour or go to the cinema. If after that you will still want to buy that thing – go back and buy it.
A modern person does not need to be explained that making purchases in online stores is convenient and often very beneficial. Such stores do not pay rent to shopping centers and do not pay salaries to sellers and their advertising costs are ridiculous. So the prices of goods there often turn out to be significantly lower than those of the same brands in malls.
It is often easier to figure out the size range than it seems to a novice – especially since many stores allow you to try on delivered items first and only then pay for those that have arrived. It is best to buy on trusted sites – especially if they have already been used by one of your friends and they are satisfied with the service.
Choose the Right Time for Shopping
Yes, many of us work – therefore, on Saturday afternoon, shopping malls are crowded and there are extremely long lines in the fitting rooms. Shopping is unlikely to bring pleasure in such a crowd, stuffiness and bustle, so it is best to find an opportunity and choose another day when there will be fewer people. The calmest time is in the morning – the first hours after opening on weekdays. In addition, do not be lazy and compare prices for similar or identical products in different boutiques – sometimes the difference can be fantastic.
Use Discount Cards
Even if you don’t really like to go shopping, you still have to make purchases. Surely, you have a friend with a full set of discount cards – or a colleague who has a promotional code for making a purchase at a reduced price. Before you go to buy the thing you need, try to ask others – it is possible that with their help you can make the purchase much cheaper than usual. Please note that some cards do not apply during the sales period or for a certain category of goods, for example, for elite perfumes.