May 29, 2017
Memorial Day Sales come at the perfect time of year—the beginning of the summer season. If you’ve been following me on Instagram then you already know that I really enjoy shopping the Memorial Day Sales. I sport my summer capsule wardrobe for 3 months, starting June 1, which makes the timing for Memorial Day sales perfect for me. If I wait until Fourth of July, when seasonal merchandise gets the clearance sale treatment, I’ll already be halfway through the summer season. And besides, by mid-summer, I’m already starting to think about upcoming back-to-school sales and my fall capsule wardrobe.
While I enjoy shopping during this holiday weekend, I don’t want to spend the entire weekend visiting the stores. To ensure that my shopping sessions are short and fast I follow these 3 steps:
- Create a shopping list. A shopping list helps me to stay focused and ensure that I don’t forget to buy something my wardrobe needs to function well.
- Plan ahead. I review the sales offers and inventory from retailers websites, before I go to visit the stores in person. Sunny days and mild temperatures is perfect for outdoor shopping excursions, but I don’t want to wander outlet malls aimlessly as I try to figure out where to go. Knowing in advance which retailers have stock I may be interested in shortens the amount of time I spend at a mall.
- Set a time limit. Because I don’t want to spend all day shopping, upon my arrival I immediately decide how long I am going to shop. Knowing I only have a few hours to shop helps me to stay committed to shopping for the items on my list and prevents me from overloading my brain with too many choices or decisions on what to buy.
Shopping lists, planning ahead, and setting time limits helps me shop faster and smarter so that I can spend the rest of my holiday weekend doing something fun, like doing this.
What are your favorite tips for shopping the Memorial Day Sales?