Thrifty Tip #21: Avoid Shopping

Yeah, I know, this one is kind of obvious.

However, for many of us (including me), shopping is a social activity, almost a recreational sport.

And while we may only plan to window shop, so often we can be tempted by what we see.

I find that the best way for me not to spend is to avoid going anywhere near shops.  I have a "no advertising material" sticker on my letterbox so I am not tempted by catalogues.  I often do my grocery shopping at 7.30  on a Friday morning, and one reason I go so early is that none of the non-food shops are open.

How do you avoid the temptation to shop?

This post is part of my series, Thirty Days of Thrifty Tips.

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