Today the rebates begin, and it is a time of year that many of us expect to buy what we wanted for a lower price. But, the rebates have become a moment of mass consumption where we buy even what we don’t need, by sheer impulse. So, today, we want you to know that you can make responsible consumption in sales, so you don’t have to regret it later.
Review what we really may need
And it’s true. We usually have closets and drawers full of clothes, accessories and objects that we do not use. What do we want more for?
So the best thing before sales is to review everything we have and do an analysis of what we can continue to use. So, in this way, we don’t buy more than we really should. In the case of clothing, changing the winter and summer wardrobe is very positive, because so we can really analyze what clothes we have.
Don’t be in a hurry to buy
During sales, we’ve been taught that it’s all over right away. That the discounts disappear and the stocks are finished. That is why we are encouraged to consume immediately, without giving us time to reflect and analyze the decision.
That’s why it’s okay if you don’t buy the first day. It’s preferable to go see what you find, be able to compare and think if you really want it and need it. Reflecting on the purchase decision, at least for at least 48 hours, will make us buy much less and make consumption much more sustainable.
Say NO to push notifications
Another measure not to be so tempted is to disable notifications of all those apps that encourage us to buy. In this way, we will not receive so much information and we will not be created some fictitious needs that we do not really have.
Check out the actual discount
First of all, because sometimes, we let ourselves be guided by the signs of “discounts up to a…”. But, this does not mean that the rebate applied to the product you buy is that. It may be smaller.
But, you also have to check the price tags because, even if it is discounted… are you willing to pay what that product costs, even if it has a discount? You don’t have to buy for the simple fact that a product is downgraded.
Recycle what you’re going to replace
It’s true that resisting isn’t always that easy. But, if you’re buying new clothes or replacing an appliance, don’t forget to donate what you no longer use (if it’s still good), or recycle it.
There are people who will be happy to give a second life to what you no longer use. Therefore, look for alternatives so that the impact of your consumption has a positive effect on society.
Follow the budget
And finally, it sounds silly, but you have to keep that in mind. Set a maximum to spend during sales and try not to be too high. And don’t get over it.
This way, you’ll be able to buy no more than your account and you’ll be having a much more sustainable consumption habit.