Treat Yourself to a Little Retail Therapy...

We all seem to have a love/hate relationship with shopping. We love buying ourselves new stuff, but we hate the crowds and the stress of it all. If only there were a way to go shopping and have fun at the same time. Well, there is! Take a look at these three ways to make shopping more enjoyable*
Make A List
I love making lists, everyone should start making lists for everything they do! They’re a great way to get organised and make things less stressful. If you’re planning a shopping trip, write a list of things you’re looking to buy. It makes it a lot easier when you’re there because you know what you’re looking for. Plus, you aren’t spending ages wandering around a store trying to think if you need something or not. Which makes the whole trip so much more enjoyable for you. Also, it makes shopping almost feel like a scavenger hunt. You’re going from shop to shop trying to cross the things off your list. It’s extremely satisfying when you cross that last thing off your list, and very fun!

Become A Mystery Shopper

Becoming a mystery shopper is a great way to make shopping more fun. You get to go to shops and restaurants, finding out how good the customer service is. For example, you walk into H&M and see if any of the workers ask if you need help or not. You can look at how long it takes them to help you and if they’re knowledgeable with the store. It’s almost like you’re an undercover agent, so it makes shopping far more thrilling! The best part is; you can get paid to be a mystery shopper. If you want info on companies that hire mystery shoppers, look at this tomorrowstudio guide on ways to make money mystery shopping. It’s a good way to change a shopping trip into something a lot more fun and earn money while you shop too!

Shop With A Friend

Shopping is so much better when you do it with a friend. You aren’t stuck walking around shops on your own, which can get boring. With a friend, you’ve always got someone there to keep you company and talk to. It can make standing in long queues at checkouts bearable if you have a friend with you. Also, you get to have them on hand to help with your shopping decisions. They can provide a second opinion on whether something looks good or not. If you go shopping on your own, then it’s easy to get frustrated and annoyed with almost anything. I went the other weekend and left after about an hour because I couldn’t stand all the kids running about! But, if you go with a friend, talking to them will distract you from all the annoying things, making things a lot calmer, and you’ll enjoy it more.

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