How To Shop Mindfully

by - Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Shopping mindfully might sound like an alien concept, but it's actually pretty easy to do. Shopping mindfully prevents your home from gaining more clutter from shiny new things that you bought and discarded three days later and prevents food and other waste as well.

Wait for one month if it doesn't go on sale
If you want a particular item, but you know that it never goes on sale, wait one month to see if you still want it. If it's still on your wishlist one month later, by all means. Most of the time, I find that I don't want the item anymore and it was just an impulse.

Don't go food shopping when hungry
This is a rule that has been repeated time after time, but it's true. If you go food shopping while hungry, you're going to end up buying something that you either don't like or you didn't need in the first place, like that cheeky little hummus bowl.

One in, one out system
If you really have a problem with clothes shopping, adopt a one in, one out system. For example, if you collect bags, if you buy one bag, you have to donate or sell a bag you no longer use. That will keep everything more minimal in your collection, and you'll find that you will shop less for bags.

Don't "treat yo'self" 
The "treat yo'self" mentality is rampant among the beauty blogger community, but as a blogger who still has a soft spot for the beauty community, this is probably not a good idea if you're living paycheck to paycheck. It's a waste of money, and you'll find that you want the next new item in a few seconds anyway, as I always say.

Don't buy trend items. 
Trend items are the one item you see on every Youtuber and blogger's Depop. You never see basics being sold on Depop, eBay, Poshmark, or anywhere else where you can buy and sell clothes because basics are a staple piece. They go with everything and are versatile. I buy most of my clothes in plain colors, and also in white, grey, or black, because those colors are flattering and versatile, but occasionally, I will buy a versatile fashion piece in a print such as stripes, dots, or any other minuscule print because I know I'll get my money's worth from having such a versatile piece in my closet.

You don't have to buy every new item when it comes to makeup 
The makeup industry seems to be releasing approximately 6756788 new products every month, and to a beauty blogger, unless you are given products to review as PR, or are a makeup fanatic as well as a billionaire, there is no way that you can even buy every single new release. I only look at releases that truly interest me, and so far that has not really been anything.

How do you shop mindfully?
Winnie x

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