9 Thoughtful Shopping Tips Towards Eid Al-Fitr
Windowofworld.com – Getting ready for Eid shopping is quite exhausting and fun at the same time. By fasting in the Holy Month of Ramadan, work and family, you may be pressed for time when shopping for necessities on Eid. But by being a little more organized, you can find what you need. The following are some tips that can help you save more money on shopping before Eid.
1. Make a List
Making a list of what is needed be it for gifts or groceries will help keep you on track. This is a way so that you don’t forget and shop for Eid needs faster. When buying a gift, write down the item with the name of the person so that you don’t get confused or miss anything. Get online when you have time and look for different Eid fashions especially when buying clothes for teens and young people.
2. Time Settings
When fasting, your energy levels will be low, so try shopping when you feel a little more energized. Trying to avoid the crowds can be hard to do when shopping late at night or after breaking your fast, so it’s best to avoid rush hour depending on where you live.
3. Have a Shopping Plan
When you’re in a rush, you may end up wasting your time driving from one place to another and passing through the crowds. This will end up making you irritable and exhausted. Try to choose a shopping complex or an Eid bazaar that is located nearby.
4. Shopping with Friends or Family
When shopping with other people, you can split tasks with each other and get things done quickly especially if each one has a list. You can ask a friend to help you, and can also help them finish their own shopping.
5. Adjust to the Budget
When doing last-minute shopping, stick to a rough budget to avoid unnecessarily overspending. Take advantage of attractive discounts and special Eid offers available during this month. You will find more of these offers towards the end of the month.
Don’t be afraid to haggle especially during Eid or even retail stores, as most places will offer deals all month long. However, you don’t have to visit a lot of shops if you don’t get good deals.
7. Avoid Impulsive Purchases
It’s easy to get tired and buy the most accessible items where you’re going to spend a lot of money. This is why you should go shopping when you feel more energized by the rough plan at hand.
8. Buy Something Online
When looking for clothing online or anything else you need, remember to check how long it takes to deliver. Make sure the items you receive are on time. This way you can avoid the stress of large crowds and shop your way, even if you don’t have the time.
9. Preparing Sahur and Iftar
Ramadan is a busy month and planning meals for sahur and breaking the fast can be time-consuming especially when you need to shop for Eid. Freeze a few meals and snacks or prepare half a meal earlier in the day to give yourself more time.
So, here are some tips to keep you frugal when shopping ahead of Eid. Keep it thrifty, friends of Fimela!