How to hold back from too much shopping?

10 comments · save · last comment by Sky D. over 5 years ago

Caroline Susanto

Caroline S.


134 posts

I love to shop so much, esp. online shopping. Any idea how to restrain it or how to limit yourself from doing that? >.<

over 5 years ago

Charlotte Jones

Charlotte J.

United Kingdom

177 posts

just go crazy and shop untill you drop

0 · May 31, 2012

Rose Callahan

Rose C.

United States

140 posts

As money has gotten tighter lately, I made a rule. If I don't LOVE the piece, and can't see myself wearing it on at least three separate occasions in different situations, then I can't buy it. I think you'll be surprised how many purchases this rules out ;)

0 · May 31, 2012

Cass E.

Cass E.

United Kingdom

847 posts

Best way to buy less stuff: don't go shopping. Don't even look in the windows.
For internet shopping, don't go on the internet. I've been spending too much time on the computer so I've been cutting down, and it's actually really great. Get off the computer a bit.

0 · May 31, 2012

Aries Alice

Aries A.


60 posts

Buy some goods with good quality which can be used for a long time ,don't buy the very cheap things.

0 · May 31, 2012

Annie M

Annie M.

United Kingdom

192 posts

I agree with Rose-If you`e not in love with it,then just don`t!You have to think long and hard how much wear you`re going to get out of it?! :) X

0 · June 1, 2012

Ranim H.

Ranim H.


110 posts

Dont take enough money with you if you go shopping and leave ur credit card at home..
at some points ur gonna hate yourself for that, but afterwards ur happy you got money left over!

0 · June 1, 2012

Carolyn W

Carolyn W.

United States

1023 posts

I've had to cut down a lot recently, and I love online shopping!

I have helped myself mostly by cutting down real life shopping. I rarely by anything anymore out in malls / boutiques. The past couple of months, there was only one day I really let loose.
I've had my sights set on earning and saving for next year as opposed to spending now. Though there are lots of things I want, I want to start to become more independent financially, so I've been using my money towards saving for rent and food. If I save this summer and cut on purchases, I can have a little pocket change next year to buy things :]!

Have goals, and go for quality. It helps.

0 · June 1, 2012

Sky Dawn

Sky D.


272 posts

Just don't go into shops or look at online shopping
or don't buy anything if you do, go home and think.

It's really not that hard.
Self control is a good virtue that should be practiced.

0 · June 2, 2012


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