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Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to shop” – Bo Derek

Whether you agree with me on this or not, shopping is one of the most enjoyable things one can do. Especially when your favorite brand goes on sale, shopping is definitely a no question. You would even want to bring your family and friends with you to go on shopping. Right? Whether you want to go shopping at Glorietta or any malls in the Philippines, there will always be a fun and exciting part of it.

However, there are just times that this excitement that we feel may be too much for a person to act.

Keep in mind that you are shopping in a public place. It is also your responsibility to mind your actions. Of course, this is for you not to be embarrassed while you go shopping. To give you an idea, we list down some things you should not do when you are at a mall.

1. Consider your spending habits

Before you buy something, it is a must for you to look at how much it would cost you to buy a particular item. If you think that it is beyond your budget, then do not buy it. When it comes to shopping, you have considered your spending habits. This is to make sure that you will not regret your decisions later on.

2. Pay attention to price

This is also one of the things you must consider when you go shopping. You need to be mindful of the price. Keep in mind that there are still a lot of items that are available for you. You do not have to pay for an high price when you can have it in an affordable one on the other boutiques. Of course, by doing this, you are also preventing yourself from overspending.

3. Remember the “House’ brand

For many people, they make sure that they have the right brand. When you go shopping, make sure to avoid “house” brand. That means, do not buy an item that you are not sure whether they are durable or not. If not, then might want to think it again before you buy. One thing is certain you do not want to regret your decisions later on.

4. Shop during off-peak hours

If you do not want to go out with the crowd, then it might not be best for you to go shopping during peak hours. Since there are so many people around the mall, you may not be able to shop properly. And you do not want that to happen, right? If you want to find the item that you really want, then make sure that you will get the chance on finding them.

5. Do not be unrealistic

When it comes to shopping, being unrealistic on the things you want to buy is a big no. This will only lead you to spend too much money, and of course, regrets later on. If you want to save money, then make sure you know what and what things you need to buy for you to be able to purchase the things you only need.

6. Do not settle

One reason why you go shopping is that you want to buy the things you want to have. That means you should not buy items that do not suit to your standard. If you think you are not satisfied with the looks and functionalities of the product, then you need to find another one. When you do, this will only give you headaches later on.

7. Do not buy one-off items

This is also one thing you need to consider if you want to save money. Whether you realize it or not, there are a lot of items available that are on sale. Obviously, you will go to save a lot of money if you purchase items that were put on sale. Just make sure to choose items that are durable enough for you to use.

These tips mentioned above may be simple, but it gives you an idea on what and what not to do when you go for shopping. Of course, these tips will lead you to a successful and effective shopping.