“The average person uses time to buy money. The rich uses money to buy time.”
Save Time With Smart Shopping
Don’t you agree that time is money? Most people would spend their lives earning money, in essence exchanging their time for money. But, how can you save some time, with smart shopping?
In these times, work schedules, family and social commitments, and ordinary errands seem to occupy every minute of our week. Fortunately, we live in a time where there are numerous shopping options that let us purchase exactly what we need in a very time-efficient manner.
One of the best ways to purchase what you need is by mail order. Nearly every store has a companion catalog that sells most of the goods available in the store. Clothes, household furnishings, specialty foods and drinks, and gardening supplies are just a few of the things that you can order over the phone and have them shipped directly to the door, eliminating several weekend errands.
While mail order has been around for a long time, the Internet phenomenon has exploded during the last five years or so. There’s very little that you can’t order on the Internet. Books, CDs, clothes, household and kitchen furnishings, and pet food are just a few of the items that can be purchased online.
Both shopping venues can save you money because you may not have to pay sales taxes, depending on what state you live in. If you purchase a minimum amount of goods, you may receive free shipping.
If you have a gift to buy, especially for someone who lives out of town, the Internet or a catalog is a particularly good shopping tactic. You can look at numerous specialty shops in a matter of minutes, which will save you a lot of time compared with driving from store to store. You can have the present wrapped and shipped, further making it a time-efficient way of shopping.
If you aren’t technologically oriented or just need to shop for ordinary items, find out if our local retail store will let you order items over the phone and have your purchase delivered. Often, drugstores provide this service, because they have older customers who may not be well enough to come into the store for their purchases. Grocery stores and specialty stores such as pets stores are some other places that may offer delivery.
With the time you have saved from shopping, you can now used this ‘new found’ time to do other things which you love, but never had the ‘time’ to do so. So, go on as you can now meet up with your long lost friend, play with you dog, or play the Playstation with your family!