Pick some time, like 30 days, and anytime you are tempted to go buy anything, "shop" in your own home first! Really look around and see if you already have the item, or something similar. I was surprised that many times I already had a very similar item and I didn't need to buy anything new!
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Rather than buying from the coffee shop, make your own coffee at home and add flavored creamers. Or buy a milk frother and coffee syrups to make your own lattes and cappucinos. Invest in a great travel mug and you are good to go! Yummy and money saving!
Milk Frothers are small immersion style blenders. You can find them on amazon.com for around $10. Simply warm milk in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Use the frother to get some great foam, add brewed coffee and any assortment of coffee syrups (vanilla, hazelnut, chocolate syrup, etc)!
My DW and I would faithfully make lists of what we needed when we went shopping. About 75% of the time, the list remained on the table. We started using the NOTE function on our cell phones when we thought of something we needed. Since we "don't leave home without it", we never have to guess when
Every Sunday night I like to make a list of all the stuff I will eat for the next 7 days by browsing spark receipes and staying within budget I go to the store with an exact list of everything I need, I dont stray from the list which helps me avoid buying unhealthy fooda that I dont need.
Also never go shopping hungry, that way you avoid impulses even more
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