Doing the grocery shopping is a task that most of us dread, especially if you have young children with you it can be a recipe for a toddler meltdown. So more and more of us are opting instead for online grocery shopping for convenience, but does this save you money or can you in fact end up spending more and getting less?
Doing an online shop does mean that you can go and check what you have in the cupboards so you could save money on only buying the essentials.
The problem is that comparable shopping online can be trickier as it can be easy to mistake the sizes of items so you can’t necessarily work out which products offer the best value.
The temptation with online shopping is to just re-order your last grocery shop with simply hitting one button however this does not account for things that were on offer but are now back to full price so you are unlikely to get the best value for money in doing this.
In my opinion online shopping does save you time and hassle but not money.
Shopping, for some people, is something that they do not really enjoy and they only do it when they really have to. For other people, shopping is a hobby and they would quite happily spend all day Saturday in and out of different shops without even taking a break. Shopping with kids on the other hand, can be a living nightmare. If you take a new born baby out with you, the chances are they will sleep the majority of the time unless they want to be fed, which is not really much hassle. Once the child gets to the point when they are awake a lot more, shopping can become somewhat harder and you often find that you can only go out for an hour or so at a time.
There are something that you can try and do to make the experience more pleasant for all such as make sure that the children have had a sleep and have eaten as hungry children equals grouchy children. Try not to stay in one place for too long, children like stimulation and get bored very quickly. Often giving them a toy or a snack is enough to keep them occupied long enough for you to get done what you need to.
There’s so many headphones out there to purchase nowadays, it’s hard to work out what you should be looking for when investing in a pair. We put it down to two main things, great sound and comfort.
Of course the main reason you purchase headphones is to listen to audio. It’s an added advantage if this audio sounds good, as it enhances the user experience and also value for money. Before purchasing any, a lot of retail stores have booths where you can now test our headphones. See what you prefer, bass or more treble. Everyone’s ears are different.
Comfort is extremely important, as you don’t want a pair which hurt your ears or hurt your head. This may not be important for short intervals of usage, but if they’re going to be regularly used for long-periods of time, then you definitely need to think about comfort.
Buying shoes isn’t as easy as you would think. You need to think about style, comfort, quality and cost, but overall it’s about the practicality and whether it’s fit for purpose.
First you have to think about the sole. Would you prefer a leather or rubber sole? Leather is classic, but rubber offers more grip. You need to work out the environment in which these shoes will be worn, before making a decision.
Picking a colour should be easy right? Well you’d think that, but it isn’t. You need to consider what colour trousers you’ll be accompanying your shoes with. And last but not least, you need tot hink about the dreaded belt! You cannot have a belt which clashes with your shoes. Colour co-ordination is key. Never forget.
There’s not one individual out there who doesn’t like payday. We all anticipate it, we wait for it to arrive and when it does we don’t’ know what to spend our money on (or maybe you do). Clothing outlets are always immensely busy at the end of the month, and this is all due to it being payday.
People may see clothes throughout a month and think ‘I’ll wait for payday’. If you’re this type of individual then you’re probably used to the rush, and it can actually be rather exciting. January’s payday for many people is tomorrow (the last day of the month) and it can be time to visit the shops and buy the clothes that you’re restrained from buying.
You may even find that the items you want to purchase have been reduced and that’s what waiting can do. You must remember, whoever, that many people will be out and about on payday and the weekend after, so if you’re visiting the sops, make sure you get there early.