Sensory overload in the city or when shopping online – and parts that you don’t actually need quickly find their way into the shopping trolley. FOCUS online reveals the simple trick you can use to prevent unnecessary spending.

A bad buy is not only annoying with the rising prices – it is also not particularly sustainable. But it often happens anyway and it is only when you get home that you realize that the item you bought does not actually meet your expectations at all. It is not really used either – and the money was spent unnecessarily.

For example, expensive trousers end up in the furthest corner of the wardrobe, waiting to be worn at some point.

Nevertheless, many people find it difficult to protect themselves from bad purchases. The 1 euro rule can help to avoid bad purchases from now on.

Especially with items of clothing or objects that you do not have in your hand every day, it is worth thinking about the possible expense once again.

It helps if you take the time to do your shopping. In this way you prevent stress and unnecessary short-circuit reactions. In addition, rules for saving when shopping make sense that are easy to follow.

The unnecessary purchase of trousers from above, for example, could easily have been avoided with the 1 euro rule. Suppose the trousers had cost 100 euros: If you follow the savings trick, you will ask yourself before you pay whether the trousers will actually be worn 100 times.

To calculate tagging of the garment at 1 euro per day. If the answer is no, you should put the pants back and save the money. Because then the purchase is not worth its price.

Do you have a 5 euro note in your pocket? Then put it aside. Five euros less in the wallet are usually hardly decisive and can be saved elsewhere. If you collect the 5-euro bills over a longer period of time, the savings almost automatically grow on the side.

Especially when the 1-euro rule is less useful for a weekly shop, the trick with the five-note bill helps at this point.