If you’re like most consumers, you may enter the store with a strict shopping list but walk out with more than what’s on it. To cut down on unneeded items, try looking over your cart before checking out, going item by item and asking, “Do I really need this?” If your answer is negative, return the items to their shelves.
A helpful strategy is to get a hand basket along with your cart at the store entrance. Put the items that are on your list into the cart, and add the non-listed items to the basket. This will help you sort things out before you do the aforementioned process! When evaluating a more expensive item you’re not sure about, skip buying it for the time being. Go home, read product reviews or sleep on it to make sure it’s worth it.