How often we go to the mall to buy one thing but we end up with a lot of stuff? Always! If you are a shopaholic and have no control on your excessive spending, then you are at the right place. Shopping for people is like therapy and it calms your nerves. And we know buying things are a liability but we do so even then. Not only does it create environmental waste, money expenditure but also it is a sign of mental illness.
People who spend a lot or buy a lot of unwanted things might be under some emotional stress and shopping must be the thing that helps them relive it.
It is not bad shopping, I feel if you have control over yourself it is a good way to explore things, hang out with your friends, etc. However, are you sneaking out to shop? If the answer is yes, you need to continue reading.
Reasons why we shop a lot on unwanted things
Before we get onto the tips and tricks to stop unwanted shopping or hoarding. Let us get onto let us discuss the reason we shop a lot and maybe you will come to know your reason
This is the reason why a lot of
Spend More and get more
You are bored
We do mindless spending if we are bored. If you are going to the mall
Shopping has become a habit. You feel empty when you don’t go to the mall on
Shopping gives you a sense of achievement
We love being updated
To take mind off things
Where will the money go
People with bad financial sense and suddenly who become rich i.e. start getting an income end up buying a lot of things. As they do not have an idea on investment and just do not know what to do with the money.
You cannot say “No”
There can be many other reasons why people do unwanted shopping and hoard on to unwanted items. Well, if you are one of those people be it any reason and you are looking for help you are at the right place.
Let us talk about 24 easy ways to stay off unwanted shopping
1. Take a strict friend or your mother
2. Check your saving account balance before going for shopping
3. Go for shopping before your payday
4. Ditch your wallet and carry necessary cash
If you fall in the category where you plan on buying one thing and end up buying a lot then it is better you only take the needed cash for your item plus like a bit extra for emergency. The issue these days is that apart from cash there are credit cards, debit cards, phone banking and what not. Try to not bring these with you if you are an uncontrollable shopaholic. And block your credit cards completely if you are an extravagant spender.
5. Plan your time and shopping trip
If you waste a lot of time in shopping. Plan your time and make a list of what, how will you buy. Your plan is to go into the shop and come out – without any deviations.
6. Question everything and take bold steps
8. Give your
self excuses not to shop and wait for a sale
If you love something expensive convince yourself that you will be back once it hits
9. Become a minimalistic
10. Open your cupboard
11. Binge occasionally
12. Shop for
your perfect shape
If you need
13. Uninstalling Apps from your phone
14. Never save your card details in your shopping app
15. Take interest in finance
If money is the cause of all evil then why are you spending it and needing it again? Make your finance really strong. Always invest in good financial advisors. Build your assets. Start reading books on finance. A beginners book I always suggest is “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”. This book will get the ball rolling for you. Once you understand money you will not waste it until you have
16. Liability or assets
17. Get testers
18. Try to ignore ads on the internet
Reading this blog and getting ads of the website you just visited? What you want to buy is suddenly everywhere all over the net. The internet remembers. Do not click on these advertisement anymore. As it captures you
19. Be too busy for shopping
20. Be uncomfortable while shopping
21. Watch inspiring videos and movie
22. Go shopping with
man who does not like shopping
23. Listen to fast music
24. Take medical help
Shopping is something that is unavoidable but wasteful shopping is avoidable. We should learn to respect our home, money and environment and minimize the unwanted shopping as soon as possible. Please let us know in the comments below if you have any tips on how to avoid becoming a spend thrift.