Buying Things Without Shopping List

Most of us love to buy things using a shopping list.

We write down everything we need before we do our shopping.

We look at our list as we walk around in a systematic manner, searching and getting all we need in a short time.

With a shopping list, we usually have enough time even to shop for other things.

Using a shopping list while shopping is definitely a good idea.

It is so much easier, efficient and effective, and we usually don't waste much time and effort.

Besides, we can always plan beforehand where and when to buy certain items. This help us save on our budget and make us learn to spend money wisely.

But sometimes, life is not that simple.

There are times when there is an attractive sale right in front of us.

And all of a sudden we remember we have something to buy.

Will you go around shopping without your shopping list?

How would you go around to do this?

Surprisingly, there are many among us who have their own ways buying things without a shopping list.

Some would stand at a corner trying to relate what to buy based on who needs them.

It may take some times but they will be able to shop after that.

Some walk around and look from station to station, trying to recall what they want to buy. This usually takes more time and the tendency to forget something is high.

Some divide themselves into different groups and start shopping. This normally ends up buying more than what they need.

Do you have any good strategy buying things without a shopping list?

Please share.


  Con Artist Trickster

December 28, 2010 at 4:22 PM

Knowing what you need and what you want. (And stick with it!)
It may sound cliched, but I guess that's the only key.

December 29, 2010 at 10:30 AM

I think if we always ponder and consider what we used to buy, we will know all about our shopping list even if we forget to bring it.


January 3, 2011 at 6:22 PM

i always do buy without list. i shop for groceries every week so i already know what kind of things i should buy, so no need for shopping list :)

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  Julie from Momspective

January 5, 2011 at 9:16 PM

I shop based on what coupons I have and what's on sale. I usually have the general staples on a list in my mind (sometimes in my phone) but I'm a big fan of sale items.

January 5, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Thanks Elvie. I buy from the same shops most of the time without a shopping list too. lol.

Wow Julie, you're a great shopper!