Our friends over at Lifehacker have outlined 11 ways to ditch buyers remorse and spend smart from the get go. They're great tips and apply to everything from small gifts for co-workers or larger purchases for your home such as sofas, appliances, or those implulse buys from Fab every few weeks. Here's a few of our favorites:
• Create a Spending Plan: Even if you say you'll set a dollar amount for each person on your list, truly weighing that against all your other purchases and bills is important.
• Know How to Re-Sell Your Stuff: So you bought a sofa and after a few months you're not super in love with it. Returning it is out of the question, but knowing how to sell it again and get your money back on it is worth your time to learn.
• Don't Buy from Places with Rotten Return Policies: This might seem obvious, and even if you only buy what you love, not being able to get your money back can be super frustrating. Especially when you still need a gift for someone and now you're dedicated to a single store, or possibly department within that store.
READ MORE: Buyer's Remorse is Inevitable: How To Make Purchases You Won't Regret from Lifehacker