Clothing and Household Goods

To stretch your budget for buying clothing and household goods, here are some tips:

If there is an item that you like that is not on your list, leave it. Continue shopping.

Consider if you really need it. If you still want it at the end of your shopping trip, you can return to it.

Purchase items only to replace unusable ones.

Before buying at full price, see if the item you want can be borrowed, bought from a friend, or bought used.

Check out garage sales and thrift shops.

Compare prices and see if a similar item is on sale elsewhere.

Consider if the item will eventually go on sale or if there is a coupon for it.

Only buy sale items if you need them.

Buy a lot of sale items that you need all the time like laundry soap, toilet paper, socks, etc.

Always check to see if your receipt is correct.

Set realistic spending goals. Instead of totally cutting back on all spending, set a saving goal within a reasonable time. Schedule a reward within your budget once your reach your goal.

If you are moving or need to clear some space in your home, consider having a garage sale.

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