Thursday, July 3, 2014

How To Shop Like a Pro


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 When I’m going clothes shopping I love saving a little extra cash. Shopping sales and clearance racks are a great way to save money but believe it or not many of us may be doing it wrong. Here are some tips that you can use the next time you go shopping.

Sales:
~When you walk into a store that has huge sale signs up always be alert. Many of us tend to grab a big load of clothes without thinking twice! This could be dangerous because some stores take a dollar or two off to make it seem, at a glance, that you’ve just gotten an amazing deal.
~When you find something that you like, decide if you want it or not. If you are thinking of getting an item, look at the original price and the sale price to make sure you have a good deal. 
~Decide "Do I really need the item?" Sometimes we can get blindsided and take clothes or accessories we don’t even need. Trust me most of the clothes that I got on sale I don't even wear, I just bought it because of the sale.

Clearance (also applies to thrift stores):
When approaching a clearance rack you must always have these two things in mind; clothes on the rack are here for a limited time and that sizes may vary. I believe these are very important things to remember because the clothes on the rack are wanting to be cleared from the store (hence the name). So it’s very unlikely you’ll see that cute shirt with one shoulder sleeve and lace trimming around the bottom for only $5.99 ever again. Taking into consideration if the shirt was a size too big/small for you, you shouldn’t have bought it. Like sale items, clearance items have an effect over us, even at the rock bottom price of $5.99, we will buy it but not wear it. Unless you know that you can take it to a tailor and get it fitted, don’t buy something that will just take up space.

I hope that we all confessed to our shopping habits and figured out why we’re always broke! Ha ha but I hope these tips were really helpful. And try to apply these tips to your habits the next time you go shopping.

Live ~Laugh~Love 

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