3) Quit shopping without a list and/or while you’re hungry.
It’s so easy to take a trip to the supermarket right after work so you don’t have to go out again. The problem with this is, it’s now late and all you can think about is going home and having dinner. This will make you buy everything in the store! The best strategy for shopping is to have a physical list and not stray from it. Instead, take a few minutes before you leave the house to take a quick inventory sweep and write down what you truly need. Don’t impulse buy everything you see out of hunger or fascination. Strictly buy the things you need. Also, if you can help it, don’t go to the store multiple times a week. You will inevitably buy more things that way and waste money. It may not seem like it, but you will save serious $$$ by following this one simple trick.