October 2018

Why You Must Use A Shopping List

Do you ever find yourself wandering the aisles of the supermarket dazed and confused? Is your budget out of control and you’re unsure on how to rein it in? Or have you ever walked the entire length of a large shopping centre ten times over… zig zagging your way around as you weren’t sure what stores you needed to visit. The answer to these problems may be as simple as using a shopping list.

The savings add up.

If you have ever looked at your spending, especially when it comes to groceries, you will be amazed at how much money is wasted. Planning your meals, portioning them correctly and not wasting any leftovers are a great way to save money. But starting this process with a list of what to buy is just as important. (check out my previous blog posts on How Meal Planning Can Help You and Using Leftover Food)

Christmas shopping is also a great example of when shopping lists are a must. Those bright flashy sale signs are a sure way to wast $50 or more on unnecessary items.

Some additional tips.

  • If you’re an impulse buyer then maybe online shopping is for you.
  • If you write a list and always forget to take it with you, then either take a photo of the list or just type it in your phone. Majority of us never leave home without our phones.
  • Never go shopping when you are hungry!

It’s such a great feeling when you leave a store with all the things you needed. Even better when your budget is accounted for and there are no feelings of buyer’s remorse. Why not use those savings towards an end of year holiday with your family?

See you next time!

Mei x

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