Buy less crap

The ones who sell you the product, the add agencies, the salesmen, the producers, spent a great deal of time finding believable reasons for you to buy their products. Their claims might be true, but most likely, they are an exaggeration at best. Therefore, always challenge what the label says before buying anything. Asking at least 3 questions will make you think 3 times before buying and lower the chances of getting crap.



Challenge the claims about the benefits of the product. Product might have no benefits at all or even harm you.
Ask yourself some of the questions about the benefits of the product! You will definitely overthink some of your purchases.

Can the promised effect be achieved cheaper, with cleaner ingredients, or without any products?
Is the fancy chemical loaded face serum better than just using an organic oil?
Is the eye cream different from the face cream?
Is hair cream different from hair conditioner?
What can the iPad do what my iPhone and mac book together can’t?
Do I need a different disinfectant in the bathroom or can I use the I use in the kitchen?
Can I use the hand cream on my feet too or do I need a special one?
Are the preservatives in the dish necessary?
Does a microwave really safe my time or can I prep food even faster and healthier without?
Does the coffee make me more awake or is it an illusion?
Does milk contain calcium that my body can use or does milk depletes the calcium from my bones?
Should the diet pills a part of a long term healthy diet?
Will I look better with a fake tan than without?


Some products claim to be better than similar cheaper products advertising with superior quality. Challenge those claims! If the claims are misleading, you will end up with a more expensive and worst product.
Is the lettuce that is labeled “local” better for your health than the organic one?
Is the all natural juice all organic and free of additives?
Is the face cream that contains 99 vitamins contain harmful chemicals?
Are the vanilla scented candles relaxing or will they produce chemical clouds in my room?
Does the coke make you not care about your problems?
Will a diet product help me loose weight? And what does it contain that I cannot even pronounce?
Is a new plastic storage product a proper way to store my food? what about the chemicals? Could they leak into my food?
Are silicon muffin moulds really goo for baking, what could be wrong with them?
Is there such thing as teflon that doesn’t end up in my food? Is white teflon really better? Should I get it? Or should I toss even the one that I already have?


Common tricks are to create an illusion of the product being different and to create the need for the product. But do you really have the need for the product? Be smart, think again before buying.

Is this blood red lipstick any different from the deep red one I already have?
Will I ever light this candle?
Do I need an other pair of flip flops?
Is the cup with a cat on it any different from the 29 cups I already own?
Do the artificial vitamins make this product better compared to the produces without them?
Is the sun dried hand polished pink salt just almost as bad as salt?
Is the dried fruit powder for $29 a small bag from fruit that was picked 2 years ago bag so much more antioxidant than 2 apples?
How often will I use it?
How can I substitute this product with the one I already own?
How much time and money will I spend on it (cleaning, storing)?
Do I have the money for it?
What dream that I have should I save the money better for?

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