If you badly want to check the new and latest trends, but at the same time you also want to save, the perfect answer to that is to window shop. For most people, this will just increase craving for material things, but for others, this is an effective way to inspire them to save. That second thought is supported by many financial experts.
So the question now is, “how can one go window shopping without dealing with lines in the cashier at the end of the day?”.
When you’re at home, you may sound too firm about window shopping, but once you get to the mall, the window shopping may turn into real shopping. You will surely end up empty handed if this continues.
To have a successful and problem-free window shopping, it’s best to invite someone to go with you. This is not only more fun but they will also help you resist purchasing things.
Pick a location
Instead of window shopping at various places, it’s best to settle in one area only. It could be on a street of restaurants, bargain and trade shows or in malls. This is one perfect way to enjoy a dull weekend without spending a dime.
If you’re window shopping for a purpose such as scouting for new clothes, you should keep that in mind.
Leave your money at home
Window shopping can be fun but sometimes, the temptation is just too difficult to avoid. To ensure that you won’t end up buying anything, it would be a brilliant idea to leave your money, credit cards and ATM card at home. This will give you that 100% assurance that you will not spend anything. You can also advise your friends to do the same.
Eat well before heading out
Whether or not you’re window shopping on restaurants, it’s highly advisable to eat at home before you shop. This way, you’ll refrain from eating at a fast food chains. You can also bring food along with you.
If you feel that you’re starting to get hungry, go home immediately instead of ignoring the hunger. This will hinder you from being a food impulse buyer.
Stop and sit
Window shopping doesn’t mean you should walk all day. Give yourself a break every now and then and invite your friends to have a short rest. Aside from resting your body, you’re also putting your mind at rest from all the enticement you’ve seen. This is also the perfect time to tell yourself, “I will really save up to buy that item”.
Window shopping is indeed one enjoyable activity you can do with your friends or even family members. It’s the perfect way to beat wearisome weekends without spending anything. It can also be done if you’re scouting on a certain item you want to purchase soon.
Although it may seem to be an ordinary activity, still it has its own set of do’s and don’ts and these rules shouldn’t be taken for granted. Keep in mind that window shopping is shopping without spending.