My daughter grabbed a basket at the supermarket.
“Let’s get a cart in case we want to get something big,” I said.
“But this basket holds less. I’m trying to save you money,” she insisted.
We found a few things that weren’t on our list (pretty typical when shopping with a child). However, since we had less space and had to carry everything, many purchases were averted.
The basket forced us to carefully consider our purchases. We stuck to our shopping list like glue.
Which got me thinking… when were shopping carts invented? Shopping carts first rolled into stores in 1937. The concept was delightfully simple: make shopping easy for customers so that they’ll visit often and buy more.
Ah, but of course!
If you want to put the brakes on your spending (and improve your upper body strength), go old school. Use a basket.
What tactics do you use to buy less?