We all buy toiletries, whether that is just basic shower gel and deodorant or lots of cosmetics, perfumes, creams and hair products. How we look and smell can be important to us and even be a big part of our self esteem and so we may not want to cut down on the amount of products that we buy. This is understandable but if it is costing us a lot of money, then it is worth thinking about whether there are any things that we can do which will make it more affordable or just ways that we can spend less.
Use up old Products
It is a good idea to have a root through the bathroom cabinet, your handbag and bedroom drawers and see what you have there. You could be surprised that you will find quite a few different products. You may have even forgotten that they were there and you could use them up and save money. Of course, eventually you will need to buy new things but this will certainly save some money and therefore be helpful to start with. They may also be different brands to what you are using now and you might prefer them and they could be cheaper.
It can be a really good plan to start comparing prices a lot more. We will often stick to the same brands because we like them, but this could mean that we are paying a lot more than necessary. We could look for special offers on those brands and take advantage of buying them when they are cheaper. We could also look for retailers that sell them cheaper so that we pay less too. However, it can also be wise to take a look at what other brands are available. Often shops own brands can be a lot cheaper but we may think that these are not as good. This may be the case but unless we actually try them out we will never know. Therefore, it can be a really good idea to experiment with trying out a few different brands to see how we get on with them. If you are reluctant to buy a whole item that you may not use, then ask friends and family whether they have tried them. They may even have some that you could try out to help you to decide whether to switch to that brand. If something is almost as good but significantly cheaper then you may decide that it offers so much better value for money that it is worth buying. You may even find that you discover and cheaper brand that is actually better value for money.
Buy Less Items
It can be a good idea to think about whether you can make do with less items. Sometimes we buy a lot of different things when perhaps it is not really necessary to use it all. Consider whether everything that you use is really necessary or whether it is a good idea to think about cutting down in some areas so that you can save money. Every time you are about to buy an item, ask yourself whether you really think that you need it or whether you think that is an item that it is really necessary for you to have. For example, do you need perfume or body spray as well as deodorant, do you need concealer and foundation, do you need a top coat on your nail polish or do you need several different types of moisturiser. It is good to think it through and make sure that you are not paying more than necessary.