My mom always told me that I should only buy something if I really love it. We used a little trick when out shopping to help us decide whether we truly wanted something or not. If I found something in a store that I wanted to buy, we would leave the store without buying it and continue our shopping trip. If I really was in love with the piece, I would drag my mom back to the store to purchase the item.
I know it sounds like a waste of time to double back to a store we previously walked in, but you’d be surprised how many times we would leave a store and not return to purchase whatever I wanted.
This trick works well to save money, but it can also cause some emotional heartache when it turns into a long game of phone tag. Let me explain.
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