Spontaneous shopping is not only a problem but a habit as well. Have you ever gone shopping because you were bored or because it was a rainy day? This behavior leads to overspending and overcrowding in your home. Instead, follow some rules while shopping to eliminate the desire to purchase.
It's amazing to look around our houses today and then look at photos of our grandparents' houses. Society today has a need to accumulate things. Each end table needs accessories and every wall must boast a picture. While these things make a house feel cozy and express personality, there's a point when everyone has enough. Avoid purchasing items simply because you like them.
Most people have been in the situation where they bought something only to bring it home with a guilty feeling. By following some rules, that guilty feeling can be avoided. The ideal is to create a new method of shopping. Instead of shopping for what you want, shop for what you need.
About The Author: Kelly Ann Butterbaugh is a freelance writer who regularly contributes to a variety of magazines as well as online newsletters. She teaches writing in the public school as well as at the collegiate level. Contact her at Englishteach@rcn.com or visit her website at http://users.rc … avedamutt/Writer
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