Going shopping? It is bound to eat up your time and before you can realize it is past the decent hour to do anything else interesting. Here are 3 useful tips to help you save time while shopping:
Get a list ready. The list should cover all that you currently require and you might possibly require. You may have a deodorant stick right now but plan on trying a ball deodorant later. Get this on your later list, so that you can still pick it up if you see it or have the money to spend on it at present. This can help you save another trip to the store.
When you have an exhaustive list in your hand, the only time spent will be on searching for those things and not aimless window shopping. When you don’t know what you really want, you will most probably go aisle by aisle and look at all products before you remember you need something. This can be a big waste of time.
When you want something specific but are unable to find it, ask for help. There are many stores sales people around to help you. There is no harm in getting a little help if it can save you a great deal of time. Many times when we can’t find what we are looking for, we end up compromising and going in for an alternate. When you ask for it, you will get a definite answer and can buy the alternate if the original product is unavailable.
These people know what is placed where and will be able to guide you to it and also help you find the right option.
Set a time frame when you walk into the store. When you have a deadline to meet, you tend to work faster and attend to the task at hand rather than simply browse around or chit-chat with people around.